January 19, 2012 |
When I spent some months in Venice, Italy, years ago, my friend Paolo would show up at dinner parties with prosciutto. I'm not talking about a paper packet of sliced ham but a whole prosciutto di San Daniele, the famous ham from Friuli, cured with the foot on. The host would hand him a glass of Prosecco, he'd pull his well-traveled prosciutto out of the bag and proceed to carve off slices as his contribution to the cicchetti (antipasti) spread. Brilliant. And after, it would go home with him to be trotted out for the next dinner party.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1985 |
La Habra police Sunday morning arrested a 26-year-old man on suspicion of the attempted murder of his brother. Sgt. Tom Machado said the suspect, William Richard Kelly, was arrested without incident after residents of an apartment complex in La Habra notified officers of shots being fired in one of the apartments. Machado said William Kelly had been in an argument about 7 a.m. Sunday with his brother, John Kelly, 23, at the apartment the two men share in the 600 block of Ridgeway Lane.
December 4, 1998 |
Mark Bethke is a U.S. Forest Service ranger in cool khakis. He's standing on a mountain powdered with snow, squinting into a soft December sun at the Jeffrey pines bound for a blaze of artificially lit glory. Oh, they are not so pretty, these pines with gaps between branches big enough to hang a chain saw or two. Charlie Brown trees, really--even Bethke admits this, in his simpatico earth-toned uniform.
March 12, 1995 |
On a bitter-cold January day in San Francisco, hundreds of extras gather on a narrow Chinatown street colorfully decorated with streaming banners and floats for a Chinese New Year's parade. Director William Friedkin, who staged celebrated chase scenes for "The French Connection" and "To Live and Die in L.A.," has worked up another one for his latest movie, "Jade," leading to this densely populated street. "Please, we're about to shoot," an assistant director shouts into a bullhorn.
November 3, 1994
David Caruso's final appearance on "NYPD Blue" Tuesday night helped generate the highest ratings in the show's history, ABC reported Wednesday. The police drama was seen by about 28.8 million people, ABC said, representing 34% of the available audience. The episode ended with Caruso's character, Det. John Kelly, being transferred to a desk job in another precinct--a move necessitated by Caruso's decision to leave the series to pursue a movie career.
May 18, 1985 |
The British Foreign Office said Friday that it has protested to Saudi Arabia the flogging of a British engineer who is jailed there for making beer and wine. John Kelly, from Bristol, west of London, received 50 lashes with a cane Thursday and will be given 200 more blows before his 2 1/2-year sentence is over, a Foreign Office spokesman said.