October 11, 2013 |
ROME - At least 27 people drowned Friday in the Mediterranean Sea after a boat packed with more than 240 would-be migrants capsized south of the Italian island of Lampedusa, scene of another deadly sinking last week. Military aircraft from Italy and Malta dropped inflatable life rafts to scores of people in the water, as ships raced to the site of the accident. An Italian navy spokesman said 221 people were rescued by vessels from both countries, with the injured taken to Lampedusa by helicopter.
November 28, 1989 |
Joe Polidano was thinking of the prawns in garlic butter he would serve for lunch that day, but mostly he was thinking about The Plane. He savored an image of the droop-winged U.S. Air Force Galaxy C5-B transport jet: a monster wrapped in green-and-black camouflage paint. Thirty-six wheels in the landing gear; a reporter for the Malta Times had counted them. Page 1 story. "From one plane they took two 40-foot containers! This whole bar's not 40 feet. One plane!" Joe Polidano marveled.
November 12, 1989
The latest issue of Traveling in Style magazine, compiled biannually by Travel Editor Jerry Hulse, appeared in the Oct. 22 edition of The Times and brought the usual assortment of "reviews" from readers. Herewith a sampling of their comments: Congratulations on yet another highly enjoyable issue. My wife and I took great pleasure in the article by Nick Clooney ("Memories Are Made of This"); we especially enjoyed Jerry Hulse's story ("Sheer Grace: A Visit to Madewood, Queen of the Bayou")
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December 1, 1985 |
Friends, family and officials gathered here Saturday to bury Scarlett Marie Rogenkamp, the only American killed in the hijacking of an Egyptian airliner last weekend. At a graveside ceremony, an Air Force officer presented Rogenkamp's parents with a posthumous Purple Heart, honoring her service as a civilian Air Force employee. The Purple Heart, said Col. John C. Novak, "recognizes her contribution to world peace . . .
October 2, 2011 |
Sen. John McCain, who visited Libya with other Republican senators last week, said as the military mission there winds down the U.S. should consider helping the North African country cope with its “horrendous” casualties. The Arizona senator proposed sending some of the injured to the U.S. Army hospital in Landstuhl, Germany, or sending a U.S. hospital ship either to Libya, or, if that was too dangerous, to Malta, a European island nation south of Sicily. He said the revolution that toppled Moammar Kadafi had left 25,000 people dead, 3,000 maimed and 60,000 wounded.
December 3, 1989 |
The gale-force winds and crashing waves that swept over the seaborne summit here Saturday were more than a humbling demonstration that even the mighty are vulnerable to the weather. It was also a symbolic reminder that even the nuclear superpowers are fast losing their ability to control a world that they used to bestride like the Colossus. While President Bush and Soviet President Mikhail S.
June 20, 2000 |
Six locations popular as tax havens with Americans and Europeans have promised to end within five years the practices that gave them that reputation.
July 25, 1985 |
Tentative plans for a North American tour by the Soviet Red Army hockey team, including a game in Los Angeles and highlighted by a 10th anniversary game of the celebrated Red Army-Montreal Canadien matchup, were announced Wednesday by Al Eagleson. It was on Dec. 31, 1975, during the Red Army's first extended series against National Hockey League opposition that the Soviet army team and Montreal Canadiens played a 3-3 tie in the Forum at Montreal.
July 24, 1986 |
Question: I have an extensive collection of U.S. stamps: blocks and sheets, all mint. Also, an almost complete collection of Vatican and Israel tab stamps, all mint and all book mounted. Is this a good time for me to sell? If so, what is the best way for me to get top dollar?--J.H. Answer: No, this is a bad time to sell valuable stamps. The stamp market has been sliding down for about five years and lately seems to have reached bottom, but of course nobody can be sure.
July 8, 2013 |
ROME -- Against a backdrop of growing anti-immigration sentiment in Europe, Pope Francis on Monday used his first papal trip outside the Vatican to denounce the "globalization of indifference" to migrants, calling their suffering "a painful thorn in my heart. " The pontiff traveled to the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa to drop a wreath of flowers into the Mediterranean in mourning for the thousands of migrants and asylum seekers who have drowned while sailing from Africa to Europe in search of a better life.