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May 29, 1995
Neta Faye Becker, a longtime Ventura resident and community volunteer, has died. She was 65. Becker, a former real estate agent for Paul, White & Carahan Real Estate Co. in Burbank, was an active parishioner at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Ventura. In addition to working with Bible study programs at the church, Becker was also a Catholic Social Services volunteer and a Pink Lady at Community Memorial Hospital.
March 31, 2002 |
A tornado blew through a small Central Texas community Saturday, damaging houses and injuring at least four people, authorities said. The storm cut a wide swath east of Thornton, said Aubrey Briggs, mayor pro tem of the city of about 500 people about 35 miles east of Waco. "It missed the city. It was pretty widespread and pretty destructive," Briggs said. "My sister-in-law saw it. She said it was just a red cloud. It must have been sucking dirt out of the ground."
May 6, 1987 |
Cather: Early Novels & Stories edited and annotated by Sharon O'Brien (The Library of America: $27.50, 1,336 pages) The Denver poet and essayist Thomas Hornsby Ferril once spoke of the West of his childhood as "a land without grandmothers," and, metaphorically, it was almost certainly true enough. The frontier was then still so recent that families had not yet had time to extend themselves. Yet already those days have come to seem almost immeasurably distant and faded.
May 1, 1997 |
The great thing about a pub crawl in downtown Fullerton is that the pubs are actually within crawling distance of one another--though most people prefer to walk it. Just keep in mind that at evening's end, somebody has to drive home. EVENING 1 Once a sports bar, Downtown Bar and Grill has been radically spruced up.
November 27, 2002 |
The deaths of the two schoolgirls were particularly gruesome. While walking along a narrow rural road to a friend's birthday party, they were crushed by a 50-ton mine-clearing vehicle that was moving during a U.S. Army training exercise. Last week, two GIs accused of negligent homicide in connection with the fatal accident were acquitted in U.S. courts-martial. Ever since, one of the most intense waves of anti-Americanism in recent years has swept through South Korea.
October 17, 1999 |
I am standing on a rise overlooking the San Juan River, outside of Shiprock, N.M., scanning the landscape for a dusty silver trailer shaded by a stand of cottonwoods. It's the home of a hero of mine, Navajo Tribal Police Officer Jim Chee, and the scene has been so clearly described that it's mildly disconcerting not to find it. I put down my field glasses and catch my 13-year-old daughter cutting me a long-suffering look. "Mom," Delia says with exquisite scorn, "give it up. He's fiction."
May 2, 2001 |
The de-Anglicizing of PBS drama moves forward tonight with "The Song of the Lark," an adaptation of American novelist Willa Cather's story about a gifted young woman driven by her passion for music to flee her provincial Colorado home town en route to a career as an opera diva. Verdict? Bring back the Brits.
May 27, 2007 |
"BURY My Heart at Wounded Knee," which premieres on HBO at 9 p.m. Sunday, traces the decline of the Sioux resistance from the defeat of Custer at the Little Big Horn in 1876 through the climactic Wounded Knee massacre in 1890. The two-part film is a major departure from previous dramas about 19th century American Indians -- not least because it grounds their experience in harsh reality rather than myth.
January 6, 2014 |
Using a powerful radio telescope, scientists have spotted an enormous cloud of dust billowing in the center of a supernova - finally. The discovery, announced at the American Astronomical Society, helps to confirm what scientists have long thought - that massive supernova explosions could have provided the dust found in the first galaxies. Early galaxies were dusty places, but where did that dust come from when the universe was still so new? Astronomers hypothesized that supernovae - the end-of-life explosions of stars at least eight times the size of our sun - may have been the source of that ancient, primordial dust.
March 30, 2007 |
Turn the corner onto West Tichenor Street from Wilmington Avenue, no more than a mile from the 91 Freeway in Compton, and here is what you see: the back end of an Arabian horse trotting up the street. Here is what you hear: roosters crowing, chickens clucking. Across the street from the well-tended and carefully rehabilitated home of Danny and Arron Afflalo lives Eddie Stovall. In Stovall's driveway is a horse trailer, in his backyard three horses. "Red Cloud, Cheyenne and Lightning," he says.