November 25, 2001 |
The first tower at the World Trade Center had just collapsed and the other was still burning and, in the whirlwind of crisis, John O'Shaughnessy was summoned from his job at the Nassau County, N. Y., jail into active duty with the U. S. Coast Guard. Even after 15 years in the Coast Guard Reserve, O'Shaughnessy had never expected his life to be interrupted in this way, but then, who could have foreseen the Sept. 11 attacks?
October 25, 2012 |
The New York Islanders finally have a new home and it's in Brooklyn, the borough that is suddenly a hotbed of pro sports 55 years after baseball's Dodgers headed west. After seven months of negotiations, and offers to move the team out of New York, owner Charles Wang announced that the Islanders will relocate about 25 miles west once their lease expires at Nassau Coliseum after the 2014-15 season. Since the day the Islanders entered the NHL in 1972, the Coliseum in Uniondale has been the place for them.
October 17, 1999 |
Without explanation, the captain whirled the snorkeling boat sharply to the left, then laconically called, "Better get your flippers on fast!" I did. "Jump," he said. I did, and landed in about 30 feet of translucent water. I jammed my mask onto my face and peeked below. Nine steel-gray, torpedo-shaped bodies hung in the water just in front of and below me. Two of them had babies swimming close to their bellies. My heart raced.
February 19, 1995 |
Culminating a bizarre trial, a jury on Friday found Colin Ferguson guilty of murder in the December 1993 massacre on a Long Island Rail Road train in which six commuters were shot to death and 19 others were wounded. Ferguson, who acted as his own counsel and pleaded innocent over the strenuous objections of his lawyers who wanted an insanity defense, stood passively as repeated guilty counts of murder and attempted murder were read. He now faces a possible maximum sentence of life in prison.
January 25, 2014 |
Something in us loves a pirate. Of all the world's brigands, the pirate is the most romantic, the one whose way of life represents a breezy alternative to our drudging own. What child does not know how many men sit on a dead man's chest? They have been in the movies at least since D.W. Griffith's "The Pirate's Gold" in 1906, and you lately may have felt the franchise that is "Pirates of the Caribbean" brush your shoulder as it made its way through the marketplace. There has been the occasional TV movie, as well, but a full-fledged pirate series has been long in coming.
January 27, 2014 |
The nation's biggest domestic carrier is going international. Southwest Airlines announced Monday plans to leave U.S. airspace in July with flights to three Caribbean beach cities in time for the summer travel season. The move by the Dallas-based airline was expected since Southwest acquired AirTran Airways in 2011. AirTran already serves destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean. Southwest's first flights to Aruba, Montego Bay, Jamaica, and Nassau, Bahamas, will depart from Atlanta, Baltimore/Washington D.C. and Orlando.
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February 18, 2005 |
Actor Brian Kelly, who starred as Porter Ricks in the popular 1960s' NBC television series "Flipper," has died. He was 73. Kelly died Saturday of pneumonia in Voorhees, N.J., according to a family friend. Kelly was born Feb. 14, 1931, in Detroit, the son of Harry F. Kelly, who later served as governor of Michigan and as a justice on the Michigan Supreme Court.
November 4, 2013 |
Lucille Ball took Robert Osborne under her wing more than 50 years ago when the Turner Classic Movies host was a fledgling young actor in Hollywood. The legendary "I Love Lucy'" star ended up changing the course of Osborne's life. Osborne's acting career was slowly building in the late 1950s. He was under contract to Ball and Desi Arnaz's Desilu Productions and had guest-star roles on TV series. He even appeared on the pilot episode of "The Beverly Hillbillies. " But one day, Ball took the native of Colfax, Wash., aside and told him, "you could be an actor, and I think you could be a success at it," recalled Osborne, 81. "But it's not going to make you happy.
February 15, 2011 |
I just returned with my family from our three-night Bahamian cruise aboard the Disney Dream, where I blogged daily from the ship about our experiences and took photos . It was the first cruise for my family, Disney or otherwise. We found the ship’s décor luxurious and the entertainment mostly top-notch. The food and service were hit or miss, and at times, the pampering didn’t live up to the top-dollar price tag. But all in all, we had a great time. [ Updated at 12:15 p.m. Feb. 15 : After we left Nassau, a major fire broke out Monday in the popular Bay Street shopping area, damaging the Bacardi Building, shown in one of my photos, and other structures, the Tribune in the Bahamas reported.