October 22, 2008 |
Fears that mold has infiltrated Leonardo da Vinci's Codex Atlanticus, the largest collection of drawings and writings by the Renaissance master, are groundless, officials said Tuesday. The Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan, Italy, where the roughly 1,120-page Codex is housed, said a microbiologic analysis of the document excludes "a biological onslaught." Some scholars warned last year that the Codex, which contains drawings and writings from 1478 to 1519 on topics ranging from flying machines to weapons, mathematics and botany, had been infiltrated by mold.
March 18, 2004
Is it just my fuzzy memory, or do I recall other presidential election years when the hot-and-heavy mudslinging didn't really get rolling until after the party conventions? Here we are in the middle of March, and Sen. John Kerry is the presumptive Democratic nominee. Yet he and President Bush are already going at it tooth and nail, as if the election were eight days away instead of nearly eight months away. Gentlemen, please! Will we have to put up with this onslaught for the entire eight months?
December 30, 2003
DALLAS at KINGS Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Fox Sports Net This could be for the Pacific Division lead, which was held or shared by the Kings the last six weeks. The Stars have been improving in net and defensively, the two key elements for playoff success. Goalie Marty Turco's streak of giving up two goals or fewer ended Saturday at eight games, and he has been steady. The Kings have stayed in the thick of the West scramble despite an onslaught of injuries, but they'll need sharper goaltending to fend off onrushing teams such as the Stars and Sharks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 1987
The INS is acting on behalf of the American public and the action it is taking should have been undertaken long ago. I believe one of the prime motivating factors behind the new immigration law was the general population's frustration and dismay over the widespread problems presented by the onslaught of illegal aliens, particularly poor Latinos, in recent years. Millions, perhaps billions, of dollars of the American taxpayer's money has been spent in a futile effort to control this onslaught.
May 23, 2009
Re "Survivor of Dachau worked tirelessly to assist Soviet Jews," Obituary, May 18 Thank you for remembering Si Frumkin. A former Soviet Jewish refugee, I met Si in the early 1980s, during the decade that witnessed relentless Soviet Communist onslaught and the subsequent demise of the dysfunctional empire. Si exerted tremendous efforts to help Soviet Jews escape the bleak realities and stark anti-Semitism of the Soviet Union (thus ripping the Iron Curtain his own way), but he was also sympathetic to the cause of freedom throughout the world.
June 3, 1990 |
EVERYBODY IN LA JOLLA knew the Brodericks. Daniel T. Broderick III and his wife, Betty, seemed to have a classic society-page marriage. Dan was a celebrity in local legal circles. Armed with degrees from both Harvard Law School and Cornell School of Medicine, the prominent malpractice attorney was aggressive, persuasive and cunning--a $1-million-a-year lawyer at the top of his game.