August 24, 2003 |
My folks were going on a vacation, but they weren't planning to take me. "A dog could be a problem," Mom said. "Oh, please. " Sue threw her arms around me. "I'll take care of Brownie every minute. " Actually, I'd take care of her . I thumped my tail hopefully. So that's how I got to go in the car with my folks all the way to Montana. I loved the air, the scents, the excitement. We stayed in a motel with little cabins. Sue and I raced around in a meadow by a lake.
July 13, 2003 |
July 13, 1957, Los Angeles Dear Diary, Dad and I had quite an adventure in Death Valley last week. "I'm going to photograph desert life for Look magazine, Barbara," he said to me. "How about coming along?" "Sure!" I answered. I packed T-shirts, pedal pushers, sturdy saddle shoes and a straw hat. Dad put bottles of water and lots of Nehi orange soda in the Chevy since we needed to have plenty of liquid. Then I went to the library and checked out three good books on the California desert.
July 2, 2003
Recipe: Blueberry cream pie Total time: 1 hour, plus 4 to 6 hours final chilling time (or overnight) Servings: 8 3 egg yolks 2/3 cup plus 4 tablespoons sugar, divided 3 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch, divided 1 tablespoon flour 1/4teaspoon salt 1 1/2cups milk 1 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 (6-ounce) packages blueberries, divided 9-inch pie pecan shortbread crust, chilled (see below)
December 12, 2002 |
The year 2002 is the second-warmest in recorded history, according to NASA scientists who monitor global air temperatures. A record-breaking stretch of warmth in recent years -- with 2001 now going down as the third-warmest year on record and 1998 still holding the all-time record -- has scientists and climate experts concerned that greenhouse gases are warming the planet more quickly than previously expected. "Studying these annual temperature data, one gets the unmistakable feeling that temperature is rising and that the rise is gaining momentum," said Lester R. Brown, an economist and president of the Earth Policy Institute in Washington.
December 6, 1999 |
To win two of the biggest games of 1999, the Indianapolis Colts and St. Louis Rams both played similarly aggressive first-half football Sunday, repeatedly interspersing first-down passes with passing-down runs. Proving that offense-minded teams can win that way that early--in an NFL game's first 30 minutes--Indianapolis got ahead of Miami by 14 points in the second quarter, when St. Louis opened a 21-point lead on Carolina. The Rams needed a big fourth-quarter defensive play--an interception-touchdown--to hang on, 34-21, and win the NFC West title.
November 22, 1999 |
The thing that makes 1999 different in pro football is that it's the year of the young quarterback. And for the NFL's numerous new young leaders, the learning curve has been a league-wide happening. In one conspicuous case Sunday, the new Miami quarterback, Damon Huard, grew up on national television. In the first half against New England, he couldn't make a first down in the first quarter but caught the hang of it in the second quarter and drove the Dolphins into a 10-10 halftime tie. Learning some more in the third quarter, Huard drove the Dolphins in front with two touchdowns that made it 24-10, a lead that stood up through the rest of the NFL's game of the week, though Huard left with a broken nose.