June 12, 1998
Eleven finalists in the 1998 Loren L. Zachary Society National Vocal Competition shared prizes of $34,950 after auditions at the Luckman Complex at Cal State Los Angeles. Joohee Choi, a 29-year-old soprano from New Jersey, took the top prize of $10,000; second-place winner was basso Valerian Ruminski, 30, of Philadelphia, who won $7,500. Arizona tenor James Crowley, 28, was awarded a third prize of $5,450.
July 27, 1999 |
A group headed by billionaire Donald Sturm beat out John Elway and a Saudi Arabian princess Monday, winning the chance to bid for ownership of the Denver Nuggets of the NBA and the Colorado Avalanche of the NHL. The Sturm group offered $461 million for Ascent Entertainment Group's two teams and its new Pepsi Center arena. Wednesday, the Sturm group will compete with Bill Laurie and his wife, Nancy, heiress to the Wal-Mart retail fortune, in a live auction to determine the new owner.
February 29, 1988 |
Second Son by Robert Ferro (Crown: $17.95; 215 pages) Robert Ferro's earlier novel, "The Family of Max Desir," centered around a beloved son of a large family whose ties to each other were very strong.
September 19, 2004 |
When doctors suggest taking along a travel-medicine kit, the emphasis is often on prescription drugs such as antibiotics to quell diarrhea or sleeping pills to ease jet lag. Other remedies, however, are worth considering. Some of the following are herbal, and all are available without a prescription. Check with your primary doctor first, especially if you take medications for chronic conditions such as high blood pressure.
July 11, 2001 |
Some popular herbal medicines can be dangerous and even life-threatening for people undergoing surgery and should not be taken before an operation, according to a review of research released Tuesday. Echinacea, ephedra, garlic, ginkgo, ginseng, kava, St.
February 19, 1991 |
Soviet forces backed by tanks and armored vehicles shot their way into an unofficial Georgian militia base and captured it in the early hours Monday, local journalists and politicians said. It was the first known instance of Soviet military intervention against the Mkhedrioni (horsemen), a well-armed vigilante group formed two years ago on a growing wave of nationalist sentiment in the southern republic. "There was shooting and they captured the base.
November 3, 1999 |
Two thousand years ago, one of the most sought-after ingredients in the Mediterranean was nard, also known as spikenard. You can still find it at some Middle Eastern shops under the name "valerian root." It looks like a tangle of brown wires and has an attractive musky, tarry, resinous aroma that would probably make you think of hair tonic. In fact, it is used in some hair tonics for its aroma, and that was pretty much its ancient use too.
May 1, 2005 |
Gophers have gobbled up her roses, raccoons have snacked on her tulip bulbs and herons have cleaned out her koi pond, but Susan McKinley keeps on gardening. Having moved to Montecito in 1988, just before the last major Southern California drought, she has endured brown years and green years, withered lawns and flower beds awash in nonstop rain. After all this time, McKinley appreciates the survivors and has learned to foil the local wildlife.