March 12, 1994
Knut Anders Haukelid, 82, one of the "Heroes of Telemark" who helped cripple Nazi Germany's atomic weapons program in Norway. During the height of World War II, Haukelid and eight other Norwegian commandos parachuted into the mountains, on what seemed a suicide mission, to destroy a heavy water plant near Rjukan in Telemark County. The group stole into the heavily guarded plant on Feb. 27, 1943, and blew it up just after midnight.
March 20, 1988 |
The dramatic Telemark region of Norway, birthplace of modern skiing, has long been considered a summer getaway by Europeans, what with its fiords, beaches, lakes, rivers and streams. They come here for sailing, windsurfing, fishing, horseback riding, hiking, tennis, mountain scenery and historic villages and towns linked by the 19th-Century Telemark Canal System. All under the glow of the Midnight Sun, which brings 17 hours a day of summer sunlight.
May 25, 2004 |
Sun splashes out of a deep blue sky and down upon the white, nearly treeless slope called Mottolino, where Naheed Henderson pulls on her goggles and releases her edges, swerving her skis down the fall line. Henderson, a deeply tanned 28-year-old outdoor-skills instructor from Victor, Idaho, lets her boards run straight for a few seconds, picking up speed. Just as velocity threatens her control, she launches into a turn that most skiers never make and many never even see.
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February 29, 1996 |
In "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," Lewis Carroll's story of twisted time, space and logic, the adventures begin with the hapless White Rabbit peering at a watch pulled from his waistcoat pocket and mumbling to himself, "Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be late!" His musings could be the rallying cry for the urban world of the late 20th century, where everyone, it seems, could use more time.
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April 29, 1998 |
You've heard of restaurant customers walking off with the silverware. But what about stealing the "A" placard issued by the county health department? It happened one night at Poquito Mas in Westwood. The would-be thieves, a respectable-looking couple, were spotted by an employee. They said it was all a joke, handed back the card and left. But a few days later, the sign was successfully stolen from the Westwood Boulevard eatery.
March 25, 1990 |
Every summer morning before sunrise, a slow trickle of cars begins to wind along this park's Glacier Point Road. As the day warms up the trickle becomes a steady stream, and by late afternoon the parking lot at road's end is usually full. What's the attraction? Most visitors make the 32-mile pilgrimage from the Yosemite Valley floor to Glacier Point for the view. From the edge of an airy overlook, people can look 3,200 feet down into Yosemite Village.