November 17, 2011 |
The allure of gold is thousands of years old, but nowadays the precious metal has a youthful look. Gold's spectacular, decade-long run, coupled with the sovereign-debt crisis in Europe, an uncertain outlook for the U.S. dollar and worries of worldwide recession, has tapped a new vein of investors in their 20s and 30s. The popularity of gold among young investors speaks to the metal's impressive role as a place to store wealth — and says...
March 25, 1993 |
The Scene: Twentieth anniversary celebration for the CBS soap opera "The Young and the Restless" Tuesday night at the Four Seasons. Created by William J. Bell and his wife, Lee Phillip Bell, the show premiered March 23, 1973. It has been the No. 1-rated daytime drama for the past 220 weeks, and has won four Emmy Awards for Outstanding Daytime Drama.
January 26, 2001 |
Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly were superstars of rock's first wave, but none of them expressed the innocence and desire of adolescence any more soulfully than Dion DiMucci. You heard traces of his smooth intimacy in the doo-wop exuberance of 1958's "I Wonder Why," the first of his seven Top-40 hits with the Belmonts on Laurie Records. You heard even more of his seductive style in the lonely strains of "A Teenager in Love," another hit with the Belmonts.
July 20, 2002
It's heartwarming to hear that this year's Dodger squad loves and respects one another so much, but it's also mighty hard to picture them making the postseason without some serious upgrades to the bench and the bullpen. Jeff Reboulet, Chad Kreuter, Dave Hansen and Hiram Bocachica are not exactly names that strike fear in opposing pitchers, and opposing batters practically high-five one another with glee whenever Jim Tracy calls Terry Mulholland, Paul Quantrill or Guillermo Mota to the mound.
March 26, 1995 |
Is there any appropriate way to mark the one-year anniversary of Kurt Cobain's suicide? With April 8--the date that Cobain's body was found in his Seattle home--rapidly approaching, the issue is a dilemma for the city's rock community. "We're still mulling it over," says Marco Collins, music director for radio station KNDD-FM ("The End"), which co-sponsored a public vigil at the Seattle Center two days after Cobain's body was discovered.
September 25, 1992 |
Step carefully around the cow droppings as you head down the rutted dirt path, towel in hand, for your 10-minute curative bath in the "miraculous" mineral waters of the Kuldur Spa. A flimsy-looking statue of V. I. Lenin, painted a tinny shade of silver, points you toward the crumbling pink building that houses several dozen baths. Under the dim yellow light inside, you strip off your clothes in a frosted-glass cubicle and turn the rusty taps. A cockroach scurries along the wall.
December 30, 2004 |
Quarterback Kurt Warner plans to leave the New York Giants after this season rather than remain a backup to Eli Manning. "I am not going to be content being a backup, that's just the bottom line," Warner, a two-time league most valuable player, said Wednesday. "I loved my year here, but I am not content being a backup. I think I showed people and did things here and won games and that I have proven I can play and start in this league." Warner, 33, said the Giants know how he feels.
February 3, 1985 |
This was to have been a team that could challenge the Los Angeles Lakers for supremacy in the West. Fans of the Portland Trail Blazers were even talking about a National Basketball Assn. title again. Instead, at least for now, this is a team that could have a hard time making the playoffs. The fans who perennially pack Memorial Coliseum to support the team are growing restless. They remember, with some regret, the off-season decisions that brought Kiki Vandeweghe and Sam Bowie to Portland.
HOME & GARDEN
August 4, 1990 |
Erik Madsen of North Tustin has a "Jack and the Beanstalk" story with a twist. The only difference between Madsen and Jack is that the hero of the fairy tale threw beans out his window. All Madsen did was clear a hillside of brush. "For many years, I'd let one slope in our yard get kind of overgrown," Madsen admitted. "There were geraniums that had been growing there for years and a lot of branches and leaves as well. I also threw cut grass there.
January 18, 1987 |
There was a time after the Treaty of Verdun, a time that lasted for about 1,100 years, when major European wars tended to be fought for pieces of an impossibly long and narrow kingdom--the Low Countries and parts of Germany, France and Italy--awarded to Lothair I in 843. Inside today's Europe, the zone of contest and confrontation lies farther east, in the group of countries that fell under Stalin's dominance after 1945.