February 18, 2001 |
No doubt Henry Luce would have been pained to contemplate it, but the era that the founder of Time was pleased to dub the "American century" became the Jewish century in American history. Before the 20th century, the Jewish presence in America, although of long standing, was relatively small. It was 1654 when the first Jewish settlers arrived in North America. The 1820s brought the first large-scale migrations from Prussia, Bohemia and elsewhere in Central Europe.
February 10, 2001 |
Shares of Lucent Technologies Inc. fell sharply Friday after reports that the Securities and Exchange Commission has launched an investigation of Lucent's accounting practices. An SEC official, speaking on condition of anonymity, subsequently confirmed that the agency is conducting an investigation but did not provide details.
January 12, 2001 |
The top network news story of the year 2000, according to two separate studies, was the presidential election in all its various guises, from campaign to post-election legal wrangling. In one study, done by Andrew Tyndall's New York-based ADT Research, the election accounted for 21% of weekday coverage on ABC, CBS and NBC nightly newscasts. Beyond that, though, the two surveys--the other was done by the Washington-based Center for Media and Public Affairs--differ in their conclusions.
November 2, 2000 |
What kind of year was 2000 on the LPGA Tour? You could answer that question in two words: Karrie Webb. Actually, if you look at the last two years on the women's pro golf tour, the book on the LPGA has been stuck on a Webb page. Last year, Webb won six times and had 22 top-10 finishes, won her first major, won the Vare Trophy for the second time and was the player of the year for the first time. If last year was a Webb domination, this year was even more of the same.
February 19, 2000 |
It's not easy to spot, squeezed between international check-in counters here at Rome's busy airport. But for Roman Catholic sinners in transit, the tiny chapel near the VIP lounge offers quick-stop salvation. Catholic authorities have put the airport chapel on a temporary par with Rome's four great basilicas: St. Peter's, St. John Lateran, St. Paul's Outside the Walls and St. Mary Major.
January 10, 2000 |
Even by Maui's standards, Tiger Woods is riding an incredible wave. And there's no indication he's about to get knocked off. Pushed into a heart-stopping playoff by two-time U.S. Open champion Ernie Els, Woods kept alive golf's longest winning streak in 46 years Sunday with a 40-foot birdie putt on the second sudden-death hole to win the Mercedes Championship.