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January 14, 1991 | Times Wire Services
Elsie Frum, a survivor of the disastrous Johnstown flood of 1889, one of the nation's worst natural disasters, died in her sleep Wednesday. She was 108. Mrs. Frum was 6 when she and her family escaped the raging floodwaters that pushed a wall of buildings, railway cars, trees and bodies down the Little Conemaugh River and smashed into the city. The May 31, 1889, flood killed 2,209 people and spawned a $10-million centennial celebration during which Mrs. Frum gained celebrity status.
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OPINION
June 15, 2002
Re "Governor Feeling Little Political Fallout From the Dot-Com Bust," June 10: According to your news article, few blame Gov. Gray Davis for the tech crash in Silicon Valley; after all, voters up there "appreciate his tolerant stance on issues such as abortion and gay rights." I guess voters are not blaming Davis for the Chicago fire or the Johnstown flood, but that does not mean our governor has not failed in several other areas. He has led our state from having an $8-billion surplus to a $23.6-billion deficit.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 4, 1991 | MARTIN ZIMMERMAN
"The Johnstown Flood" is simple, elegiac--and packs a dramatic wallop that far exceeds its modest appearance. It airs on "The American Experience" tonight at 9 on KCET Channel 28 and KPBS Channel 15 and at 8 p.m. on KVCR Channel 24.
OPINION
December 26, 1993 | Bruce McCall, Bruce McCall is a frequent contributor to the New Yorker
Question: Where will Triteland amusement centers be located? Answer: Everywhere fun-loving Americans need them most: Little Big Horn, Johnstown, Pa., Selma, Ala. Gettysburg, of course. The Alamo. The Donner Pass. Pearl Harbor, of course. Q: Why do people need amusement centers in these-- A: To take their minds off them! The proven fact is, your Gloomy Guses and nattering nabobs of negativism are a brake on social and economic progress.
NEWS
May 21, 1989 | PETER MATTIACE, Associated Press
A century later, Elsie Frum remembers vividly the steady, shrill whistle of warning and the horrifying wall of water that killed 2,209 people in the Johnstown Flood of 1889. "My father ran into the house and said: 'Run! The dam has broken!' And we ran. We just got out in time," Mrs. Frum recalls. "It was terrible. It sounded like thunder. It took everything, everything in front of it--railroad engines, the roundhouse. It took all the buildings. It looked like an ocean. "Then there was nothing left.
SPORTS
June 17, 1989
Now that the "three-peat" beat has ended in a cacophony of discord, I hope the provincials will not stampede to the wailing wall with a deluge of "what ifs?" Sympathy was markedly in absentia two seasons ago for the crippled Celtics, and I can vividly recall when a hobbled Isiah Thomas was the vital missing Piston in the finale of the championship series. No Laker tears then, so let's not have a Johnstown flood now. FRANK R. WYNNE Los Alamitos
OPINION
June 15, 2002
Re "Governor Feeling Little Political Fallout From the Dot-Com Bust," June 10: According to your news article, few blame Gov. Gray Davis for the tech crash in Silicon Valley; after all, voters up there "appreciate his tolerant stance on issues such as abortion and gay rights." I guess voters are not blaming Davis for the Chicago fire or the Johnstown flood, but that does not mean our governor has not failed in several other areas. He has led our state from having an $8-billion surplus to a $23.6-billion deficit.
SPORTS
October 5, 1986 | Jim Murray
Sweet are the uses of adversity! --SHAKESPEARE, in "As You Like It" Adversity's sweet milk, philosophy. Hang your philosophy! Unless philosophy can make another Juliet. --SHAKESPEARE, in "Romeo and Juliet" The proposition is this: Gene Mauch is (choose one): (a) the best manager in baseball who never got in a World Series, or (b) a bad manager, as proof of which is the fact he never got in a World Series. Gene Mauch is a complicated man.
SPORTS
May 18, 1986 | KEN DENLINGER, The Washington Post
May is the underrated month in sport. Everybody is involved, though in a more orderly way than almost any other time of year. Other months offer higher highs and lower lows; all the emotions are on display in May. Batting second behind the more glamorous April, May pokes baseball ahead better than we often notice. Pro basketball essentially begins in May. Pro hockey ends in May. Pro football begins its long-awaited war of words in a few days: the USFL's lawsuit against the NFL.
OPINION
December 26, 1993 | Bruce McCall, Bruce McCall is a frequent contributor to the New Yorker
Question: Where will Triteland amusement centers be located? Answer: Everywhere fun-loving Americans need them most: Little Big Horn, Johnstown, Pa., Selma, Ala. Gettysburg, of course. The Alamo. The Donner Pass. Pearl Harbor, of course. Q: Why do people need amusement centers in these-- A: To take their minds off them! The proven fact is, your Gloomy Guses and nattering nabobs of negativism are a brake on social and economic progress.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 4, 1991 | MARTIN ZIMMERMAN
"The Johnstown Flood" is simple, elegiac--and packs a dramatic wallop that far exceeds its modest appearance. It airs on "The American Experience" tonight at 9 on KCET Channel 28 and KPBS Channel 15 and at 8 p.m. on KVCR Channel 24.
NEWS
January 14, 1991 | Times Wire Services
Elsie Frum, a survivor of the disastrous Johnstown flood of 1889, one of the nation's worst natural disasters, died in her sleep Wednesday. She was 108. Mrs. Frum was 6 when she and her family escaped the raging floodwaters that pushed a wall of buildings, railway cars, trees and bodies down the Little Conemaugh River and smashed into the city. The May 31, 1889, flood killed 2,209 people and spawned a $10-million centennial celebration during which Mrs. Frum gained celebrity status.
SPORTS
June 17, 1989
Now that the "three-peat" beat has ended in a cacophony of discord, I hope the provincials will not stampede to the wailing wall with a deluge of "what ifs?" Sympathy was markedly in absentia two seasons ago for the crippled Celtics, and I can vividly recall when a hobbled Isiah Thomas was the vital missing Piston in the finale of the championship series. No Laker tears then, so let's not have a Johnstown flood now. FRANK R. WYNNE Los Alamitos
NEWS
May 21, 1989 | PETER MATTIACE, Associated Press
A century later, Elsie Frum remembers vividly the steady, shrill whistle of warning and the horrifying wall of water that killed 2,209 people in the Johnstown Flood of 1889. "My father ran into the house and said: 'Run! The dam has broken!' And we ran. We just got out in time," Mrs. Frum recalls. "It was terrible. It sounded like thunder. It took everything, everything in front of it--railroad engines, the roundhouse. It took all the buildings. It looked like an ocean. "Then there was nothing left.
SPORTS
October 5, 1986 | Jim Murray
Sweet are the uses of adversity! --SHAKESPEARE, in "As You Like It" Adversity's sweet milk, philosophy. Hang your philosophy! Unless philosophy can make another Juliet. --SHAKESPEARE, in "Romeo and Juliet" The proposition is this: Gene Mauch is (choose one): (a) the best manager in baseball who never got in a World Series, or (b) a bad manager, as proof of which is the fact he never got in a World Series. Gene Mauch is a complicated man.
SPORTS
May 18, 1986 | KEN DENLINGER, The Washington Post
May is the underrated month in sport. Everybody is involved, though in a more orderly way than almost any other time of year. Other months offer higher highs and lower lows; all the emotions are on display in May. Batting second behind the more glamorous April, May pokes baseball ahead better than we often notice. Pro basketball essentially begins in May. Pro hockey ends in May. Pro football begins its long-awaited war of words in a few days: the USFL's lawsuit against the NFL.
SPORTS
June 1, 1985
Class will tell as it always has, and once again in championship series No. 9, the Boston Celtics have very early conveyed the usual resounding message to the Lakers: We are the reigning champions and you better believe it! Sure, Game No. 1 was, indeed, the Boston Massacre, Custer's last stand, the San Francisco earthquake and the Johnstown flood all wrapped into one but the Lakers and the local fandom are making brave noises once more. Essentially, it boils down to this: Los Angeles has mowed down a bunch of stiffs in a pitiful division and when they ran into the Celtic front line it was a "crushing reality."
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 1990
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