September 1, 1997 |
She didn't have platinum albums filled with songs that spoke to a generation. There was no body of work that embodied an era. Rather, Princess Diana's life touched. People of a variety of ages say they felt a very personal kinship with her life, even when it became dented and tarnished by life's harsher realities. Women around her age, especially, couldn't help comparing their life to hers, through her young marriage, children, in-law problems, self-esteem issues and messy divorce.
July 15, 2001 |
A man plowed his car into a crowd at the finish line of Saturday's stage of the Tour de France, injuring four, one seriously, race officials said. The driver was denied entry at an area for accredited personnel when he tried to greet French star Laurent Jalabert after his victory, officials said. Then the man returned to his car, drove at high speed and smashed through several barriers into a group of people, said Patrice Clerc, president of the company that owns the Tour de France.
September 3, 1997 |
A Beverly Hills waiter was there all night. A few mourners stood in the hot sun on crutches. People brought their mothers and their children and scraps of paper on which they had scribbled the thoughts they wanted to express in the black-leather-bound book with engraved gold letters on the front that read simply, Condolence Book. Dear Beautiful Princess, I came here today to thank you for your example. You did good works when you didn't have to.
September 1, 1997 |
"A perfect woman, nobly planned, to warn, to comfort and command, and yet a spirit still, and bright, with something of angelic light. Rest in peace, dear lady." So read the handwritten note--quoting a William Wordsworth poem--tacked to the gate of Kensington Palace, home of Diana, the princess of Wales.
December 3, 1996 |
France on Monday asked Zaire to lift the diplomatic immunity of its ambassador so that authorities might bring charges against him in the deaths of two boys killed when he hit them with a car he was driving. Public outrage in the small Riviera town where the boys lived led French officials to take the step against Ambassador Ramazani Baya, who remains in Paris.
September 24, 1998 |
Former bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones, the sole survivor of the car crash that killed Princess Diana, filed suit against the Ritz Hotel and the Etoile-Limousine car service for "endangering the lives of others." At the time of the Aug. 31, 1997, crash, Rees-Jones was an employee of Ritz owner Mohammed Fayed, the father of Diana's friend Dodi Fayed, who also died in the crash.