December 5, 2004 |
Thirty-two pastry chefs in Naples, Italy, unveiled what they say is the biggest Nativity scene ever made entirely of chocolate. More than 4,500 hours and almost 7,300 pounds of chocolate went into creating the creche, which is 19 feet wide, nearly 10 feet high and completely edible. Pastry chefs, carpenters, sculptors and painters pooled their skills to produce the elaborate scene of hills, caves, houses and more than 100 figures of shepherds, animals and townspeople.
October 8, 1985 |
Here is a partial list of Americans believed to be aboard the hijacked cruise ship Achille Lauro. It was compiled from information provided by relatives and friends in the United States, interviews with passengers in Cairo and from the ship company's headquarters in Naples, Italy. Ages and hometowns are listed where available. Chasser, Sophie, Hollywood, Fla. Hodes, Mildred, 64, Springfield, N.J. Klinghoffer, Leon, 69, New York Klinghoffer, Marilyn, 58, New York Meskins, Seymour, 71, Union, N.J.
October 9, 1985 |
Here is a partial list of Americans believed to be aboard the hijacked Achille Lauro, compiled from information provided by relatives and friends in the United States, interviews with passengers in Cairo and from the ship company in Naples, Italy. Ages and hometowns are listed where available. Chasser, Sophie, 69 Hollywood, Fla. Hodes, Mildred, 64, Springfield, N.J. Klinghoffer, Leon, 69, New York. Klinghoffer, Marilyn, 58, New York. Meskins, Seymour, 71, Union, N.J.
April 14, 1988 |
At least one U.S. sailor was killed and several others were injured today when a car-bomb blast rocked a U.S. servicemen's club in Naples, Italy, the Navy said. A spokesman for the U.S. Consulate in Naples said that according to preliminary records, four to five people were killed and about 20 injured in the blast just outside the USO club in the port area of the southern Italian city.
July 30, 2006 |
Authorities were investigating the disappearance of a Florida woman from a cruise ship sailing along the coast of Italy, relatives said. Family members identified the woman as Elizabeth Kay Galeana, 22, of Naples, Fla., reported missing Tuesday from Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas. Royal Caribbean confirmed only that the missing woman was from the United States. The ship was en route to Naples, Italy, from the port of Civitavecchia, near Rome, according to the cruise line.
October 30, 1990
Teresa De Francisci, 92, the model for Miss Liberty on the 1921 silver dollar. The dollar, created by Mrs. De Francisci's husband, Anthony, marked the return of peace after World War I. It was issued from 1921 to 1928 and again in 1934-35 before becoming a collector's item. On the 50th anniversary of the coin, Mrs. De Francisci was honored by coin collectors with a plaque inscribed, "To a Lady of Peace." Born near Naples, Italy, she sailed to America at 4 and grew up in Clinton, Mass.
September 30, 2012 |
"The Last Days of Pompeii: Decadence, Apocalypse, Resurrection," which opened recently at the Getty Villa at the edge of Malibu, includes a small Andy Warhol painting commissioned in 1985 by a gallery in Naples, Italy. The canvas is rather ugly. But fame was a primary Warhol motif, and its subject - an erupting Mt. Vesuvius - ranks as a rock-star volcano. Vesuvius probably hasn't done as much damage as Krakatau (west of Java), which sent powerful shock waves all around the globe when it blew up with cataclysmic force in the Pacific in 1883.