May 24, 1987
The Voyager flew nonstop around the world but it may not get to the Paris Air Show next month. Spokesman Peter Riva said efforts to raise $425,000 to send the famous aircraft to Paris have been unsuccessful. The aircraft has a wingspan of more than 110 feet--requiring the use of a giant C-5A Galaxy military jet to transport it--and the money is needed to pay for the C-5A. According to Riva, it would be an "absurd risk" to try to fly the Voyager to Paris.
December 1, 2004 |
The Louvre is just too full of art, and relief is now on the way. The French government has announced plans to build the Louvre II, an offshoot of the famed Paris museum, in northern France as a home for much of its art now sitting in storage. Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin said that Lens, in a region hurt by the loss of many industrial sector jobs, won the six-city contest to house the art. The 236,808-square-foot museum will cost about $139 million to build.
March 14, 2006 |
Scores of students stormed one of Paris' most elite schools Monday, hurling stones and cinder blocks at riot police in the latest protest against a government plan to reduce France's sky-high unemployment rate among young adults. About 200 high school and university students swarmed into the College de France to demand that Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin withdraw a measure that makes it easier for companies to fire workers younger than 26 during the first two years of employment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 1997
The Santa Monica Fire Department were host to two Parisian firefighters, who compared trans-Atlantic differences in firefighting techniques. Parisian streets are narrower and curve more than those here, said Willy Preto, 37, whose Parisian rank is comparable to battalion chief. Therefore, Parisian firetrucks are substantially smaller than their American counterparts, he said. Each truck, however, holds about half a dozen firefighters--compared with the average of four in the United States.
March 13, 2003 |
Gunmen sprayed bullets at guards and blew out the wall of a prison in suburban Paris, freeing a reputed gangster suspected of murder and robbery. The spectacular escape of Antonio Ferrara, 30, was the second high-profile jailbreak in France in less than a week. It came after Joseph Menconi, a suspected murderer, escaped from a prison in Corsica.
September 18, 2007 |
France's president opened a new museum of French architecture in Paris on Monday, with exhibits spanning from the cathedrals of the 11th century to the ultramodern constructions of today. The vast Cite de l'architecture et du patrimoine (City of Architecture and Heritage) is housed in a wing of the Chaillot Palace, which overlooks the Eiffel Tower. The site was once home to a little-known museum of French monuments that has been modernized and diversified in a project that began in 1994.
August 29, 1989 |
On a recent morning here, American television star Sandy Duncan pushed a stunt man into the Seine River after whacking him on the head with an umbrella, part of an action sequence for the season opener of her TV sitcom "The Hogan Family." The same spot on the river along the Quai Montebello below Notre Dame Cathedral was reserved a few days later for Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward to stroll hand-in-hand in their new film "Mr. and Mrs.
October 21, 2003 |
Paris Dutch duo Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren could be two of the cleverest designers on the fashion planet. In the 10 years since they met at art school, they have followed a deliberate path, at first creating a sensation by offering high-minded but mostly unwearable collections that commented on the fashion establishment.
June 28, 1991 |
As time draws near for the July presentations of the haute couture fashion shows in Paris, the question of who can attend comes to mind. It's a snap to get in if you're an accredited journalist, a celebrity or a steady customer who's not squeamish about spending as much as $25,000 for a dress. But if you're not among those few, how do you get into these exclusive shows? Buy a seat through a raffle.