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.
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.
November 9, 2008 |
On Veterans Day, Americans are asked to do something for the country besides voting and paying taxes: We are enjoined to think of those who fought in faraway places -- the Philippines, North Africa, Europe, Vietnam and Iraq. Most of them came home, but some did not, even in death. The remains of more than 120,000 war dead rest in American military cemeteries abroad, beneath rows of white marble crosses and Stars of David.