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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
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.
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.
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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?"