July 30, 2000
The best that history has to give us is the enthusiasm which it arouses. The history of knowledge is a great fugue in which the voices of the various nations appear one after the other. The writing of history is a method of getting rid of the past. No nation acquires the power of judgment unless it can pass judgment upon itself. But to this great privilege it can only attain at a very late stage.
June 23, 2002 |
Question: We bought a condo in California because we did not want the bother of having to hire gardeners and other responsibilities that come with owning a home. We paid for it in full so we would not have a mortgage. We bought the largest unit in a prime location and installed state-of-the-art fixtures and appliances, wood floors and copper plumbing. But we learned quickly the other homeowners didn't like us because we did not partake in association activities.
May 13, 1986 |
A federal judge ruled Monday that lawsuits stemming from the lethal release of chemical gas in 1984 from a Union Carbide Corp. plant in Bhopal, India, should be heard in Indian courts, and he moved to dismiss billions of dollars in damage claims filed in the United States. But U.S. District Judge John F. Keenan imposed several conditions designed to subject Union Carbide, the prime defendant in the cases, to the procedures and reach of American courts, even if the cases are tried in India.
March 31, 1985 |
Barbara Millard, the embattled 27-year-old president and chief operating officer of ComputerLand Corp., jabbed a ruby-red fingernail at a classified ad that appeared recently in the San Francisco Chronicle's business opportunities section. "Look at this," sighed the stylish daughter of the company's reclusive and strong-willed 52-year-old founder, William Millard. The advertisement that had drawn her attention was succinct and to the point.
February 24, 1995 |
When Greg Louganis hit his head on the diving board and spilled his blood into the pool at the 1988 Olympic Games, did he have an obligation to disclose to doctors who treated him and to other athletes using the pool that he was HIV-positive?
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December 9, 1993 |
If it please the court, let us stipulate to a few things upfront: First, Zsa Zsa Gabor does n ot look so fat that it would take three or four strong men to lift her onto a horse. And Elke Sommer does not resemble a bald-headed, Hollywood has-been who hangs out in seedy bars and has to sell hand-knitted pullover sweaters to eke out a living.
May 24, 2013 |
"Can you give mommy a cue? Are you hungry?" 21-year-old Alexis Neiers cooed to her crying newborn in the middle of a faux-upscale Calabasas restaurant last week. "When she puts her hands in her mouth, she's hungry. Right now, she's just tired. Maybe a little constipated. " None of the other diners paid much attention to Neiers - former reality TV star, recovering addict and convicted felon - as she pulled her daughter, Harper, to her breast and began to feed the 3-week-old. It was a moment of utter normalcy for Neiers, who shot to notoriety in 2009 when she was arrested and charged with being a part of a group of celebrity-obsessed young burglary suspects that came to be known as the "Bling Ring.
June 24, 1997 |
A Superior Court jury in Los Angeles has awarded $2.5 million to a former executive of bankrupt Newport Beach home builder Baldwin Co. after finding that the owners reneged on a promise to make him a partner in the company. The jury found that brothers James and Alfred Baldwin breached their contract with Robert B. Burns, who headed their company's Los Angeles-Ventura division. However, the jury awarded damages only against James Baldwin, who directly supervised Burns' division.
February 28, 2012 |
I've been to Disneyland hundreds of times over the last two decades and have been writing the Funland theme park blog for about four years now. As a result, people are always asking me how to do everything at Disneyland in a single day. The short answer is you probably can't. It can be a struggle for even hard-core fans with military assault-like strategies. The longer answer is there's lots of ways to maximize your time in the park and get on the most rides possible. PHOTOS: How to do Disneyland in a day So in honor of Disneyland's 24-hour Leap Day celebration , here are my seven tips for tackling Disneyland in a day: Tip 1: If you're trying to get the most out of your day at Disneyland , I always recommend arriving just before the park opens in the morning, staying until the park closes at night and taking a long break in the heat of the afternoon at your hotel pool or cocktail bar. It may sound like a long day, but you'll get more done in the first two hours and the last two hours of your day than if you spent 15 hours straight at the park.