April 11, 2011 |
Things hadn't gone according to plan — do they ever in war? — and now, Lt. James Barrett was going to make them right. The cavalry officer and his dozen or so men would rescue his colleague, Capt. William McCleave, from those nettlesome rebels hiding near Picacho Peak, and McCleave would be returned to his rightful place with the California Volunteers and regulars. The honor of California, a state that contributed more than 15,000 troops to the Union war effort, was at stake.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1990
Regarding the Jan. 7 letter of Todd (I've Been Married for Six Months) Bisson: Todd, Todd, Todd, Todd, Todd . . . people with six months of marriage under their belts, so to speak, should never, never, never mention it when they are trying to sound like an expert on marital relationships. It ruins your credibility. MARY AMBRIZ, (17 years of marriage and still no expert), Redlands
January 4, 2005
I was appalled that Craig Childs ["Aching Fingers, Concrete Toes," Dec. 28] not only entered an unguarded Anasazi ruin in Arizona but spent the night. Rather than "leave it be," they wandered through a "hive of ancient rooms." Many of our national treasures have been damaged by such thoughtless action. Walking on the rubble can damage the artifacts and structures that can give archeologists insight into ancient and extinct civilizations. Indeed, entering Anasazi ruins is prohibited on public lands.
May 1, 2011 |
As both an actress and a screenwriter, Nia Vardalos finds it's not uncommon for her two sides to be at odds with her instincts. Take her latest work on the Tom Hanks starrer "Larry Crowne. " Vardalos co-wrote the script, about a 50-year-old man who loses his job and has to reinvent himself, with Hanks. In one of the many drafts the two powered through together, Vardalos depicted Crowne as a man with a family. "Of course, my secret plan was that I'd play the sister," says Vardalos, 48, sipping a cappuccino in the lounge at the L'Ermitage Beverly Hills.
October 21, 1985 |
Archeologists working near Bunker Hill said Sunday that they have uncovered hundreds of artifacts in the 350-year-old ruins of the first meeting house in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, where Gov. John Winthrop once lived and ruled. "I think it's one of the most important archeological finds in the country right now," said Mike Roberts, the site's project manager. "This is the heart of Massachusetts."
July 7, 1985 |
An American explorer who has spent more than a quarter of a century exploring South America says he may have made his greatest discovery--a huge stone city that may be one of the largest pre-Columbian ruins ever found. Gene Savoy, 58, returned last week from a 60-day expedition into the Amazonian jungle between Peru's Maranon and Utcubamba rivers 400 miles northeast of Lima. He said he discovered an ancient city stretching for about 50 miles and covering an area of 120 square miles.
May 20, 2011 |
In July, Machu Picchu, Peru's biggest tourist attraction, will mark its 100th anniversary of rediscovery. Hiram Bingham III, a Yale professor, came upon the vine-covered ruins on July 24, 1911. Here, then, as we lead up to the century mark, are 100-plus facts about Machu Picchu, its country, its history and its players. We will post one each day for the next 100 days. 36. And what, really, could be? Here's what Hiram Bingham wrote in Harper's Monthly in 1913 about coming upon Machu Picchu.