April 29, 1990 |
Gregory McNamee's essays--many of them book reviews published in such journals as the Bloomsbury Review--all center on a sense that the chaos of our times must be related to the fact that our century is coming to an end. Richard Nixon functions in McNamee's vision of America as a central icon of absurdity, proof positive that anything is possible when the world makes no sense.
June 10, 2001 |
For the first time in years, Albert Belle has the entire spring and summer to do as he pleases. Instead of plotting ways to solve opposing pitchers, he's enjoying another sport. Pushed out of baseball in March because of a degenerative right hip, Belle has spent much of his free time on the golf course. The former slugger hasn't been in contact with many of his former peers, although recently he made a surprise phone call to Chicago White Sox manager Jerry Manuel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 2000
A public memorial service for Bill Keene, longtime traffic and weather broadcaster for radio station KNX-AM (1070) who died Wednesday at age 73, will be held Saturday April 15, at 11 a.m. at Calamigos Ranch, 327 S. Latigo Canyon Road in Malibu. Keene requested that in lieu of flowers donations be sent to Northwest Medical Center, Attn: Administration/Chapel Fund, 6200 N. La Cholla Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85741.
HOME & GARDEN
April 20, 1996 |
These mail-order companies carry open-pollinated heirloom seeds: * Bountiful Gardens, 18001 Shafer Ranch Road, Willits, CA 95490, (717) 459-6410. * Landis Valley Heirloom Seed Project, 2451 Kissel Hill Road, Lancaster, PA 17601, (717) 569-0401. * Native Seeds/SEARCH, 2509 N. Campbell Ave., No. 325, Tucson, AZ 85719, (520) 327-9123. * Seeds of Change, P.O. Box 15700, Santa Fe, NM 87505, (505) 438-8080. * Tomato Growers Supply Company, P.O. Box 2237, Fort Myers, FL 33902, (813) 768-1119.
April 2, 2000
A number of readers have asked where they can learn more about straw bale houses, featured in last Sunday's Real Estate section. Here are some resources: California Straw Building Assn. The Tides Center 115 Angelita Ave. Pacifica, CA 94044-3104 (805) 546-4274 http://www.strawbuilding.org Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology 1612 K St. NW, Suite 202 Washington, DC 20006 (202) 293-2898 http://solstice.crest.org/index.shtml Out on Bale 1037 E. Linden St.
February 9, 1997 |
For estate and health planning, these are some of the more familiar legal documents: * California Natural Death Act Declaration: States your wishes regarding life-sustaining treatment. * Durable power of attorney for health care: With a broader scope than the Natural Death Act Declaration, it names your agent for health care decisions and creates an opportunity to discuss desires and values with that person.
HOME & GARDEN
August 27, 1994 |
Can ancestral Native American diets provide the clue to controlling adult-onset diabetes? Native Seeds-SEARCH of Tucson, one of the country's most respected seed-preservation groups, is so sure of it that the current catalogue offers what are described as "a number of diabetes-control foods" that can be grown or purchased in the Southwest, where Native Americans have one of the nation's highest rates of diabetes.
April 6, 2000 |
The phone hasn't stopped ringing with the question "Where can I get a moringa tree?" since a story, "A Common Tree With Rare Power," appeared in the March 27 edition of The Times. When I went to the nursery this past weekend, the sales staff asked me, "What is this moringa tree that everyone is asking us about?"
November 20, 1986
A victory over Seattle-Pacific on Saturday night at North Campus Stadium would give the Cal State Northridge soccer team a school-record unbeaten streak of 13-0-1. The Matadors are 12-0-1 in their last 13 games. Northridge had a bye in the first round of the NCAA West Regional last week. Seattle-Pacific outlasted Chico State, 1-0, in a game decided after 11 rounds of penalty kicks. CSUN last played Seattle-Pacific in the playoffs a season ago.