January 16, 2008 |
In times of war, they have proved safer than radios, more nimble than humans, more fuel-efficient than aircraft. Depending on the price of birdseed. Their exploits, though, have tended to go underappreciated here in London, where Mayor Ken Livingstone's long-running war with the lowly pigeon over who controls the territory of Trafalgar Square has tended to obscure the otherwise heroic stature of the ubiquitous waddlers. No more.
November 24, 1994 |
In the 80 years since he arrived in New York with only the clothes on his back, Antonio Rodriguez has retired from two different careers, served in two World Wars and seen 15 U.S. presidents. In August, Rodriguez, of Torrance, celebrated his 100th birthday. And last month he received a medal from the Department of Veterans Affairs commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of World War I. About 100 living WWI veterans in Southern California have been awarded the medals.
May 1, 1985 |
Chancellor Helmut Kohl issued a plea Tuesday for understanding of the controversial plan for President Reagan to visit a German military cemetery and predicted that history will judge the visit positively. "I would like to speak to you in a quarter of a year about who will have been proven right in the American public -- the President or his critics," Kohl said during a wide-ranging 75-minute interview with The Times. "I am betting on the President."
October 13, 1988 |
The white-brick monastery across a busy street from a Shell service station seems an unlikely place for a confrontation that now involves Mother Teresa, the Nobel Peace Prize winner, and that ultimately may be decided by Pope John Paul II. It is a dispute so heated that police have been summoned twice to separate feuding nuns.
July 8, 2001 |
Moki Mac River Expeditions floats the Colorado and Green rivers in Utah and Arizona every day of the summer, but this year it is offering a 52-mile adults-only canoe trip down the Green River. Dates available include Sept. 4 to 9, 11 to 16, 18 to 23, and 25 to 30. These trips will depart from Mineral Canyon, outside Green River, Utah, and proceed for four days downriver.
November 28, 1994 |
"I've always told all of you I was not nearly as radical as some of my friends," Rep. Newt Gingrich said in a post-election speech in which he backed away from a colleague's proposal to scrap the federal income tax in favor of a national sales tax. But the very next day, the Georgia Republican who is in line to become Speaker of the House took a strikingly different tack.