December 22, 2012 |
COLOGNE, Germany - On a street corner in the old part of Cologne, a boy of 9 or 10 approximates Christmas songs on his trumpet. Around him, the elaborate huts of the Altstadt Christmas market play a siren song audible only to ladies of a certain age and their long-suffering husbands. Booths selling the usual beeswax candles, Russian dolls and kitchen utensils made of olive wood you can find at any market are interspersed with those offering Battenberg lace, lamps made of wood veneer and various other hand-crafted items.
September 12, 1985 |
Question: I know you've answered this before, but I need some guidance on the value of National Geographic issues. I have some in my collection that date back to the early part of this century and want to know their approximate value.--D.S. Answer: You should check with more than one dealer before attempting to ascertain approximate value. Condition, of course, is one major factor that will help determine your collection's value.
December 10, 1992 |
You'd be hard-pressed to find a kitchen gadget that blends form and function as delightfully as Christmas cookie-cutters. Forms range from bells to pot-bellied Santas, and from reindeer to five-pointed stars. Their function: to produce some of the sweetest calorie-laden morsels short of grandma's fudge.
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June 11, 2012 |
SAN FRANCISCO - There was the leather pouch, crafted in prison, that according to family lore may have contained a message about the escapees' hide-out. There were the flowers, which arrived reliably on special occasions at their childhood home - with no card attached. And when Clarence and John Anglin's mother died in 1978, two men masquerading as women were said to have attended her Florida funeral, despite a swarm of FBI agents nearby. Fifty years after the Anglins joined Frank Lee Morris and slipped away from Alcatraz - the wind-battered federal penitentiary in San Francisco Bay - on a raft made of raincoats, tantalizing new morsels trickled out Monday to deepen the enduring mystery of their escape.
April 27, 2007 |
Hogs that ate feed containing the chemical blamed for the deaths of at least 16 pets will be destroyed and their owners compensated, U.S. government officials said Thursday. As many as 6,000 hogs now under quarantine may be affected. "It's the best course of action to humanely slaughter them," said Kenneth Peterson, assistant administrator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service. Meat from the animals also will be destroyed, officials said.
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September 16, 1992 |
To most adults, the latest exhibit at the Discovery Museum of Orange County would appear to be nothing more than a plain white bungalow filled with old furniture. But for preschoolers, the exhibit is a way to show them just how much things have changed in the past 100 years. The cottage replicates a quaint Victorian abode, complete with an old-fashioned tea table, archaic kitchen utensils and a garden. Nowhere will the youngsters find anything resembling a television.
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November 29, 1991 |
Nestled in the heart of central Orange sits a group of shops most people refer to as the Orange Antique Mall, but Katy Drumm, who manages one of the oldest shops there, has a different title for it--"the antique capital of Southern California." "We have more (antique) shops in a four-block walking radius than anywhere else," said Drumm, who manages Orange Circle Antique Mall.
January 23, 2012 |
Department store giant Macy'sis going to court to block Martha Stewart Living's new deal with rivalJ.C. Penney. In a suit filed Monday in New York State Supreme Court, Macy's alleged that the deal, which will bring Martha Stewart products to Penney stores by early next year, violates a previous agreement handingMacy'sexclusive rights to sell certain branded products in its stores, Bloomberg reported. J.C. Penneyspent $38.5 million last December acquiring a 16.6% share of the company founded by lifestyle guru Martha Stewart.
December 22, 2003 |
Entire families were buried alive in the mudslides that have killed at least 89 people in the eastern Philippines, said rescuers who were searching Sunday for more than 125 people who were still missing. At least 71 of those killed were in the hard-hit central province of Southern Leyte, according to the National Disaster Coordination Center. The death toll was expected to rise as reports continued to be funneled to the government.
December 8, 2011 |
Martha Stewart is headed for J.C. Penney. The company started by the lifestyle maven has made a 10-year deal with J.C. Penney Co. that will bring her products to the department store chain beginning in February 2013. Penney spent $38.5 million, or $3.50 a share, buying a 16.6% share in Stewart's Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc., according to a news release put out by the two companies. Penney will also have a presence on Martha Stewart Living's board. The Stewart products will be showcased in distinct retail spaces in the stores, the companies said.