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October 21, 2013
Streetcar timeline 2006 - Idea for project raised by redevelopment agency 2010 - Cost estimate set at $100 million to $125 million 2012 - New estimate of $125 million includes buffer 2012 - 72.9% of downtown voters approve tax district February 2013 - City transportation agency requests new estimate September 2013 - City Council learns cost could be $327.8 million
August 29, 2010
A W.S. Merwin timeline 1927: William Stanley Merwin is born in New York City. He spends his childhood in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The son of a Presbyterian minister, Merwin starts writing church hymns for his father at the age of 5. 1944: Merwin enters Princeton University and studies with critic R.P. Blackmur (whose teaching assistant was John Berryman) and is a classmate of Galway Kinnell's. After graduation, Merwin moves to Majorca and tutors Robert Graves' son; eventually he settles in London, meeting T.S. Eliot and writing for the BBC. 1952: At 24, Merwin publishes his first book of verse, "A Mask for Janus," as part of the Yale Younger Poets series edited by W.H. Auden.
July 15, 2012
Where does reality end and fantasy begin? In the case of Abraham Lincoln, the dividing line is pretty easy to spot: Take a look at the following timeline, which draws on fact and on material from Stephen L. Carter's novel "The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln. " April 9, 1865: Robert E. Lee surrenders to U.S. Grant, ending the Civil War. Lincoln is intent on fulfilling the goal of his second inaugural address: "With malice toward none … let us strive ... to bind up the nation's wounds.
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August 11, 2013
1996: Purdue introduces OxyContin for pain management. 2002: Amid growing reports of addiction and overdose deaths associated with OxyContin, Purdue launches an internal program to identify potential reckless prescribers. 2007: Purdue pays more than $600 million to settle government charges that it trained its sales representatives to mislead physicians about the risks of addiction and overdose from OxyContin. 2010: A tamper-resistant reformulation of OxyContin is released.
April 10, 2010
'The justice in the bow tie' April 20, 1920: Born John Paul Stevens in Chicago, the youngest of four sons to a successful hotel owner. 1941: Graduates Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Chicago with a bachelor's degree in English literature. June 7, 1942: Marries Elizabeth Jane Sheeren; they have four children (John Joseph, Kathryn, Elizabeth Jane and Susan Roberta). 1942: Begins three years of service in the U.S. Naval Reserve, earning a Bronze Star as a code-breaker.
August 13, 2012 |
While the closing ceremony of the London Olympics allegedly marked historic viewership on Sunday, the silver medal in entertainment news undoubtedly went to Jennifer Aniston's engagement. Accepting a ring from boyfriend Justin Theroux, news of their promise to marry comes as a thrilling new chapter for Aniston fans: the potential end of the wrenching Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie triangle that's been lining tabloid pockets since 2005. Headlines like "Has Jen finally found her happy ending?"