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.
December 7, 2001 |
Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft defended his aggressive and controversial counter-terrorism tactics in a Capitol Hill appearance Thursday but refused to support a change in law that would allow the FBI to determine if illegal immigrants and suspected terrorists have bought guns. The government's detention of more than 1,200 people--most of them illegal immigrants--in the investigation of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, its new power to monitor prison conversations between some detainees and their lawyers, and ongoing law enforcement interviews with 5,000 men--most of whom are Muslim--created few sparks during Ashcroft's highly anticipated four-hour appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
September 14, 2003 |
Carrie and Carl are twins and Laketon's youngest detectives. Today they have a new case to solve. They are in Mr. Reeder's backyard, looking at the mess that somebody made. "I just bought that birdfeeder," Mr. Reeder told them, "and just look at it now. It's broken into a dozen pieces. I know some kid wrecked the whole thing. " "Are you sure it was a kid?" Carrie asked. Frowning fiercely, the old man nodded. "And I'll bet it was Brad Levine, Nick Writz or Ron Billings!
January 11, 2004 |
Rio de Janeiro This is a city of coexisting extremes: Wealth and opulence adjoin poverty and squalor; courtesy counterbalances crime; sensuality shares space with spirituality. The topography pulls you abruptly from sea level to cloud level and beyond, as mountains burst randomly through the cityscape. At times I felt as though I were resting in the hollow of a giant's hand whose massive fingers curled protectively upward. In fact Christ the Redeemer, Cristo Redentor, Rio's signature statue, stands with arms outstretched at the top of Corcovado Mountain, almost a half a mile high.
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.
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.