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December 23, 1999 |
In a land of few joyous moments, it was an instant of elation. For a people trapped in a century of darkness, it seemed like redemption itself. Suddenly, unexpectedly, in the fading light of a chilly November day, the Berlin Wall had fallen and East Germans were pouring by the thousands into the West.
April 8, 2003 |
It was business as usual Monday at the Dodger Stadium opener, but things could be changing soon as News Corp. moves closer to selling the franchise. Although the partnership of General Manager Dan Evans and Manager Jim Tracy has produced better-than-expected results, the Dodgers acknowledge there could be changes in the front office and dugout even if the club wins a championship.
March 9, 2003 |
JUPITER, Fla. -- Kevin Brown and Darren Dreifort are returning from major surgery. Kazuhisa Ishii is bouncing back from a traumatic season-ending injury, when his skull was fractured by a line drive in September. Andy Ashby is hoping a blister problem that marred last September doesn't return. Odalis Perez is trying to prove the 300-plus innings he threw last year in winter-league ball, spring training and the regular season didn't sap his arm.
June 27, 1997
The stock market finished lower Thursday as interest rates rose amid uncertainty about next week's key economic developments. The dollar ended mixed, and oil prices fell. Gold edged higher. The Dow Jones industrial average closed down just 35.73 points at 7,654.25, but that was after it saw a 40-point morning gain, then a 96-point loss before recovering over the final hour.
February 4, 1993 |
Monday's resignation of San Diego Symphony executive director Wesley Brustad has added to the uncertainty of the financially fragile orchestra. Although Brustad has agreed to remain in his post until May 1 while a successor is sought, he leaves the board struggling to erase a debt from the 1992 summer season, which Brustad described in the "mid to high $900,000 range." Board president Warren Kessler expressed no anxiety over Brustad's resignation. "We are in the process of formulating a plan . .
October 22, 1999 |
Troy Hudson ended last season as the Clippers' starting point guard and opened training camp with the same title. He has had a solid exhibition season but still hasn't been named an opening-night starter by Coach Chris Ford because Eric Murdock has been slowed by an ankle injury. Many NBA players would have no problem saying they felt unappreciated in the same position. But not Hudson.
March 8, 2001 |
The revolutionary zeal of the PC revolution is rapidly fading, and it's not just because of slow sales or the downturn in the economy. There's a growing sense of malaise in the industry, as people wait for the next big thing, a new "killer app" or something completely novel and unexpected. Meanwhile, despite impressive new features and gadgets, the industry is getting boring and routine. The situation today resembles a quarter-century ago, just before personal computers were introduced.
October 6, 2003 |
Only three Kings participated in Sunday morning's skate, a special assembly for the ailing and injured. As the rest of the team took a day off, forwards Jason Allison and Adam Deadmarsh and defenseman Aaron Miller skated without contact at the King training facility in El Segundo. And with the start of the season drawing near, their frustration was becoming clear.
January 27, 2006
THE OUTCOME OF WEDNESDAY'S Palestinian parliamentary election surprised even its victors. No one expected Hamas, which is dedicated to the destruction of Israel, to win an outright majority, but it took 76 of 132 seats in parliament. Its victory will set back an already stumbling peace process in the Middle East unless Hamas renounces violence and recognizes the Jewish state's right to exist.
January 1, 2008 |
The world's investors rethought the concept of risk in 2007, and the result was a vast divergence in performance among financial markets. Suddenly, to some people Indian stocks looked safer than the U.S. housing market, long considered a pillar of security. Speculators shied away from American junk bonds and small-company stocks but remained ravenous for commodities such as wheat, gold and cotton.