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November 23, 2002 |
For what is thought to be the first time, a Vatican document is being published in Welsh. Significantly, the document is concerned with Christian unity. The document, published in English as "The Search for Christian Unity," is titled in Welsh "Chwilio am Undod Cristnogol."
September 16, 1989 |
Welsh soccer fans rampaged through a seaside suburb early Friday, fighting Greek fans and damaging three taverns before police arrested 14 of them, authorities said. Prosecutor George Koliokostas charged the 14 fans of the Swansea City soccer club with causing damage to property and said they would remain in custody until their trial today before a three-member magistrates' court. The Welsh club lost, 3-2, to Panathinaikos of Athens in a European soccer championship match Wednesday.
November 16, 1986 |
The high-peaked Bethel Congregational Church, seemingly more suited to an American suburb than the Argentine outback, is an artisans' pride of polished pine and crisp red brick. From a fundamentalist altar, four solid ranks of pews stare into yesterday. "When I was a girl, the pews were filled; all of them every Sunday," said Moelona Llwyd Roberts de Drake with a smile at once nostalgic and apologetic. "Now we get only about 20 worshipers, and the Sunday School classes are in Spanish."
September 16, 1994 |
Among the instruments employed by Welsh music group Cusan Tan to achieve its distinctive mix of new and traditional sounds are flute, guitar and Welsh triple harp. Oh, and a meat mallet. "We use kitchen utensils for percussion," said Ann Morgan Jones, reached by phone this week at a rehearsal in Martinez, Calif. "A meat mallet, mortar and pestle, the rim of a pottery jug. . . . They have to be home-groomed sounds."
July 6, 2012 |
It is toward midnight at the Pikey, the lights are fairly low and the Kinks are playing so loudly that you swear you can hear Ray Davies scratching his ears. You are seated beneath one of Ben Watts' photographs of aging Teddy Boys - tattooed Robert Mitchum types in dark, bespoke suits, and you may be drinking something called a Divine Brown, a peculiar mixture of Ancient Age whiskey and Dr Pepper named for the hooker caught with Hugh Grant just a few blocks from here in Hollywood. You will definitely be observing members of the crowd - in their early 20s - who don't sit down to dinner as much as drift from table to table, having a drink here and an appetizer there before vanishing into the night.
July 29, 2009
Re "Meaning of life," Opinion, July 26 I like the idea of "100 Things." Martin Welsh's article got me started on my own list of "100 Things." Happily, at age 79, I realize I am nowhere near any number to make me think of death. Barbara A. Hall Pasadena :: With the greatest respect and appreciation for Welsh's situation and beautiful words, several years ago I decided -- on hearing that paramedics had tried for 30 minutes to resuscitate my 82-year-old mother after she dropped to the floor while making dinner -- that at the appropriate time I would have "DNR" tattooed on my upper lip. I hope Welsh is able to prolong his pleasures in life as long as possible, and that he has the gift of a peaceful transition.