December 15, 2004 |
My Christmas fantasy always involves dispensing with gifts, stopping the music and replanting all those doomed trees. But there's no way I would pass up baking cookies with ginger, doctoring eggnog with brandy or indulging in any of the other tasteful aspects of the holiday. Beyond its more obvious meanings, after all, Christmas is really so much about flavor. At least a dozen fruits, spices and liquors are indelibly associated with it.
September 8, 1988 |
County officials are cooking up plans for a 326-acre park near Camarillo that might include an Old West town, a steam-powered railroad, a Mexican rodeo arena, a 1,500-seat amphitheater and nostalgic "Burma Shave" signs intended to whisk visitors back to the frothy past. The proposed park would be located on county-owned land about two miles from Camarillo State Hospital off Lewis Road, said Blake Boyle, deputy director of recreational services for the General Services Agency.
April 23, 2002 |
A British-born Islamic militant drove off with Daniel Pearl in a white car the day the Wall Street Journal reporter disappeared, a taxi driver testified as the militant's trial began in Pakistan. The testimony came after Ahmad Omar Saeed Sheikh and three co-defendants pleaded not guilty to murder, kidnapping and terrorism. Taxi driver Nasir Abbas said he drove Pearl to a hotel. A white car drove up, and, Abbas said, Sheikh "called Pearl, and Pearl got into the car, which whisked him away."
HOME & GARDEN
May 25, 1996 |
When dusting, your aim is to pick up dust, not just move it around. To begin, be choosy about your cleaning rags. Arm yourself with plenty of clean, soft cloths, especially those made of cotton such as old sheets, towels, diapers or undershirts. Cheesecloth and wool are also good. Avoid synthetic fibers, such as those in old lingerie, which are less absorbent. Here are some dusting tips: * Keep your dust cloth clean. Otherwise, dirt particles may scratch your furniture.
April 25, 1988 |
Leona and Harry Helmsley emerged from a silver stretch limousine under slate-gray skies a little more than a week ago to be fingerprinted, photographed, booked and arraigned among drug dealers and thieves in the Manhattan criminal courthouse. Clad in a fire-truck-red coat-dress with blue velvet lapels, Leona Helmsley held her head high, linked arms with her husband and smiled at the mass of reporters outside the courthouse. Asked for comment, they replied only, "Good morning."
December 24, 2010 |
Train travelers can zip from Helsinki, Finland, to St. Petersburg , Russia, in less than four hours, thanks to a new high-speed rail service . Finnish President Tarja Halonen and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin last week inaugurated the new route, the first such link to cross the former Iron Curtain. With top speeds of 140 miles per hour, the new Allegro train shrinks the 250-mile journey from five-and-a-half hours to about three-and-a-half hours. Round-trip fares sold by Rail Europe , (800)
May 2, 1985 |
The Cuisinart food processor, the machine that started it all in 1973, would have fit the description of a "miracle" machine then except for the fact that it couldn't beat egg whites. Its reputation changed slightly a few years ago when cookbook author and food processor columnist Abby Mandel discovered and introduced a method for beating egg whites for satisfactory use in certain recipes, such as spongecakes, mousses, souffles, waffles and fluffy omelets.
February 3, 1991 |
High-flying for weeks, the Granada Hills High basketball team has come back to earth since North Valley League play began. After blowing out several teams and posting big offensive numbers en route to a 15-2 start, Granada Hills (16-5, 5-3 in league play) has lost three of its past four games. "We haven't played up to our capabilities and we've played some good teams," Coach Bob Johnson said when asked to explain the Highlanders' recent funk. "We're not shooting very well.
October 1, 1986 |
Soviet U.N. employee Gennady F. Zakharov, who pleaded no contest to spying charges in a New York court, arrived home today aboard an Aeroflot flight and left the airport by a special exit, fellow passengers said. The regularly scheduled Aeroflot flight from Washington that Zakharov boarded Tuesday in the U.S. capital arrived at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport about 10 a.m., but Zakharov did not emerge from the normal customs channels.
March 7, 1986 |
Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh flew to the Caribbean in a private jet today after being denied entry to Britain as an undesirable and being held overnight at Heathrow Airport, the Home Office said. Rajneesh arrived Thursday night from Greece, which deported him earlier in the day. The Home Office, which issues visas, said four of the six people with the guru were not British nationals and also were denied entry, while two with British citizenship were allowed in.