May 7, 2001 |
With her second consecutive championship in hand, Venus Williams turned her attention to Martina Hingis and the No. 1 ranking. Williams swamped Meghann Shaughnessy, 6-3, 6-0, Sunday at Hamburg, Germany to take the Betty Barclay Cup in her first tournament since winning the Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, Fla. The top-seeded Williams, ranked No. 2 in the world, needed only 54 minutes to win her 17th career title. She lost only 12 games in the $565,000 tournament. "I really want to be No.
February 11, 2010
Momofuku's Crack Pie Total time: 1 1/2 hours, plus cooling and chilling times Servings: Makes 2 pies (6 to 8 servings each) Note: Adapted from Momofuku. This pie calls for 2 (10-inch) pie tins. You can substitute 9-inch pie tins, but note that the pies will require additional baking time, about 5 minutes, due to the increased thickness of the filling. Cookie for crust 2/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon (3 ounces) flour Scant 1/8 teaspoon baking powder Scant 1/8 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (1 stick)
July 6, 1989 |
Basic vanilla custard sauce is a mixture of eggs, sugar, milk, salt and flavoring cooked in a double boiler until thickened but still pourable. It's also referred to as stirred custard, boiled custard, soft custard, light custard or creme anglaise. This type of custard must be cooked slowly over simmering water, stirring constantly. Don't try to hurry the cooking by raising the temperature--intense heat will cause the eggs to curdle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1997 |
A frantic search for a youngster feared abducted Wednesday morning from a local elementary school ended several hours later when police learned the boy's mother had covertly taken him to her home in Spain, police said. Dozens of officers conducted a house-to-house search around Mariners Elementary and scanned local streets after a teacher reported that 7-year-old Daniel Miller was missing, said Police Sgt. John Desmond.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1990 |
Convicted tax evader Nancy Hoover Hunter was moved suddenly Friday from a downtown San Diego jail to a federal prison in Northern California, a transfer that caught even her defense attorneys by surprise. Robert Brewer, Hunter's San Diego defense lawyer, said he was "furious" when he learned that Hunter had been transferred Friday morning from the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown San Diego to a federal prison in Pleasanton, Calif., about 35 miles east of San Franciso.
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.
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)
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."