Thursday, January 31, 2002
Tech & Science
New Tools Are Freeing TV Journalists To Roam
For all its utility in showing a correspondent on the front lines, the videophone did not show much action there.
Blazing A Trail Before A Single Tree Falls
Today ski trail design is an exacting art.
Put Yourself In The Picture
Collecting art isn't just for the rich and famous. All it takes to get started is a bit of cash and a lot of gallery browsing.
A Welcome Home
Architect returns to make crime-riddled East L.A. projects of his youth more attractive and livable.
Frappe Society: The Trend To Blend
Time was, you could tell a cookie from a candy bar, a spoon from a fork, a restaurant from a playground and a hot dog from a hen. But then began the blending of America.
Celeb Web Logs: Too Much Information?
Become one of Mariah Carey's "lambs" and peak into her stream of consciousness, read RuPaul's descriptions of jaunts to drag-queen joints or scan Moby's account of removing a toothpaste stain from the crotch of his pants.
Wednesday, January 30, 2002
A Few Rounds Of Applause For George W. Bush
George W. Bush managed to make the first State of the Union speech of the new recession a fairly triumphal event.
The Press's Businesses...
Yes, there should continue to be a fundamental difference between the public accountability of government and business. But publicly owned corporations ought to be made more accessible and accountable.
Tech & Science
Of Trek And TiVo
Modern gadgetry looks like something from Star Trek. But it usually works like something from Gilligan's Island.
When a doctor assured me AIDS would soon end my life, I stopped planning for one. That was 20 years ago.
One Faith, Two Minds
Feeling snubbed by Muslim immigrants who are defining the faith for the U.S. public, African American Muslims are calling attention to the way they, too, practice their beliefs.
Stephen King To Leave Horror Writing
"You get to a point where you get to the edges of a room, and you can go back and go where you've been, and bascially recycle stuff."
Tuesday, January 29, 2002
Tech & Science
It Adds Up To Beauty
Equations are the cornerstone on which the edifice of science rests. Yet, they can be as exquisite as the finest poetry.
In a trend that dangerously tips the scales, the NFL has nearly six times as many 300-pounders as a decade ago.
After The Gold Dust
The dot-coms were bust, but the Chemical Brothers are still office-partying like it's 1999.
Currency Events: A Great Leap Backward?
Across China, people are grumbling about the decision to put Mao on all of its new bills.
Now, Fear Of Flying Is More Than A Phobia
For most Americans, deciding to travel by air has become a far more complicated and anxiety-laced process.
Monday, January 28, 2002
Into The Punditry Vacuum, Fresh Wind
A new study says that the media's outpouring of analysis, opinion and speculation in the war on terrorism now exceeds the level during the Monica Lewinsky scandal, a low-water mark for journalistic prestige.
What's A Recovery Without Jobs?
While it may be true technically that the economy is executing a modest turnaround, it remains to be seen just how secure that next paycheck is for millions of working Americans.
Tech & Science
When Automatic's Teller Ran Dry
The rise and fall of Plastic.com.
BBC's 'Reality' Show May Be Cruel And Unusual Television
Program based on Stanford Prison Experiment.
Why I Think The Smithsonian Is Misguided
The present administration of the Smithsonian Institution seems to view "the life of the mind with astonishing indifference."
Hometown Boy Makes Waves
The truly achieved writers are the ones one who deceive themselves so well that they can pursue a lie that becomes true in spite of its implacable falsity.
At Grand Canyon, No Way To Run A Railroad
As this sublime hole in the ground succumbs to its second century of mass tourism, there is a weird new wrinkle in the love-it-to-death romance between the Grand Canyon and the nearly five million people who descend upon it every year.
Sunday, January 27, 2002
Ready For Take-Off?
America's heavy debt burden will hinder a full economic recovery.
The Propaganda War
America is right, but its image matters.
Out Of Step With Democracy
Many take a dim view of closing the nation's front porch for security.
Planet Of The Privileged
Oh, the pull of Planet Enron.
'I Want To Go Home'
Detainee Tony Oulai awaits end of 4-month legal limbo.
Tech & Science
Perhaps the ironic aspect of the struggle for survival is how easily organisms can be harmed by that which they desire.
A Cantonese Soap Opera
For years Hong Kong's leading broadcaster has been trying to grow outside its home market without much success. But if TVB can break into China, the company could become the hottest media stock in Asia.
It Could Be You
These days, while talent is no bar to celebrity, it's hardly a prerequisite. In fact, many have no obvious talent — just like the rest of us.
From penthouse perches to covered porches, city chickens are sitting pretty.
Welcome to the new generation of game shows. "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" has been followed by "Who Wants to Be a Sadomascochist."
This Doesn't Add Up
Now that doctors are just employees and lawyers regularly cross over to run the businesses they're paid to counsel, the acccountant occupies a unique place, not just in the professional world, but in the psychology of the country.
Quiet, Please. This Is A Library After All
The problem with the new library is the redesigned third floor. Not only does the room feel cramped; it is also incongruously noisy.
007 Dis(Gold)members Austin Powers
Forget Dr. Evil and Mini-Me, it's apparently James Bond that poses the biggest threat to Austin Powers.
Saturday, January 26, 2002
Friday, January 25, 2002
Tech & Science
The Wonders Of Saliva
It protects our teeth, fights infection and is sorely missed when absent. Scientists are fascinated by its medical potential.
The Reluctant Icon
As a widow of Sept. 11 with a new baby, I am on America's patriotic payroll. I didn't want the job, but I earn every penny I receive.
The Queen Of Buzz Goes Silent? Doubtful
Both respected and reviled, TIna Brown ponders the next phase of her career.
Mothers who have endured their own child's illness reach out through the Heart to Heart Fund.
Service Is Needed In Layaway
Kmart is a mess. And so it would be sorely missed.
In Remembrance Of Sorrow From Other Times
In the debate over the remembrance of Sept. 11, it's worth pondering how other memorials in New York conveyed their message across the generations.
Making Artful Images Out Of Science
The intersection of art and science in David Goldes' work over the last decade bears the mark of an insider-outsider.
Peace Of Autumnal Fire
There is borne in time
A season outrageously sublime
When the earth veritably comes alive
In vitality where senses thrive.
Dumbest Warning Labels Get Their Due
As a public service, we bring you the following safety messages: Don't use a CD as a catapult weapon, and be aware that those manufactured fireplace logs carry a risk of fire.
Thursday, January 24, 2002
Amazon Rises, Kmart Falls
A few years ago, if you had predicted that by the beginning of 2002, Amazon.com would be showing a profit and Kmart would be operating under bankruptcy protection, you would have been articulating something close to the conventional wisdom about the future of retail.
Tech & Science
Drawn To The Hearth's Electronic Glow
It used to be just a family room. Now it has screen, sound and seating to rival the multiplex.
Stand And Deliver
Climbing roses, bearing a bounty of colorful blooms, rise up and fan out where space is tight.
A Slice Of American Life
Any way you slice it, pie is as American as, well, as pie.
Encounters With Glaciers In Switzerland
The Swiss village of Saas-Fee offers reliable snow conditions — and a few tricky moments.
Getting A Date For Amelia
I felt bad about trying to sell Amelia, so I thought I could make it up to her by getting her a date. I figured, she may be a tard, but even a tard ought to be able to find somebody to love. So I told her, "Amelia, I'm sorry I took you out on the street the other day and tried to sell you for a dollar, but I'm going to make it up to you." She smiled, but I don't think she really understood.
Wednesday, January 23, 2002
Tuesday, January 22, 2002
See how the first dark takes the city in its arms
and carries it into what yesterday we called the future.
Monday, January 21, 2002
History For $ale
Larry Small wants to remake the National Museum of American History, and he's banking on a set of big-time donors to help. Will they end up privatizing the American past?
Martha Is Dancing In Butternut Time
And now Martha dances through the kitchen to the sink where she sways in time to the melody running through her head. Outside, the dew is still on the grass but the sky is that clear, hard blue that happens only in autumn, and it promises to be a fine day.
Sunday, January 20, 2002
Hey, I'm Doing My Best
President George Bush is a year old today. Surprisingly, our low expectations of him have been confounded by his strong leadership.
Whatever capitalism's fate, somebody's already working on an alternative.
Tech & Science
Scientis' Panel Endorses Cloning To Create Stem Cells
The influential National Academy of Science says producing human clones should be illegal.
Sexism And The City
Should City women be able to handle sexist behaviour as part of the deal in return for their exorbitant bonuses?
Your Daddy Was A Donar
As a child, Melissa always felt there was something not quite right. At 32, she found out that she was conceived through donor insemination. Now she wants to find her real father — and she's not the only one.
Ready, Set, Rewind
Studios are playing it safe with numerous sequels, prequels and reworkings of tried-and-true themes.
Teh Fabulous Baker Boy
Who just happens to be Britney Spears' money man.
Anime, Japanese Cinema's Second Golden Age
After a decade or two as an underground phenomenon in the United States, anime is slowly emerging into the light of day.
Going For The Orange Julius
It's not only about looking good. If you're just looking good, you'll probably be able to get a cone or a soft pretzel, but definitely not an Orange Julius.
Saturday, January 19, 2002
To Get Rich Is Glorious
China's middle class is expanding rapidly. But what does it want?
Riding The Sugarland Express
The past is still on track for train buffs as the steam locomotives of yesteryear chug on.
Saturday Mourning TV: Cable Captures The Kids
The television battle for kids is over. Cable has won. Further, a common kids culture - the Saturday morning cartoon ritual, when millions of children watched the same shows at the same time - is becoming a collateral victim of the changes.
Office Workers Haunted By Views Of Terror Site
For the thousands of people who have been able to return to their offices ringing the site, myriad more intimate decisions and adjustments are made every day, including the no longer ordinary matter of simply looking out one's window.
Friday, January 18, 2002
Loose Lips, Pink Slips
How President Bush made the White House leak-proof.
Red, White And Blue, For Starters
Firefighters memorial sparks a diverse debate.
Tech & Science
It May Finally Be Showtime For DVRs
Over this holiday season, some analysts saw TiVo round a corner with the public.
Have The Fashion Police Handle Airport Profiling
One of the ways that the skies might be made safer is to install a fashion and cosmetics consultant at the gate area.
Forget The Force — "The Lord" Rules!
I, too, once loved "Star Wars." Then I grew up and learned to appreciate "The Lord of the Rings."
Both Timeless And Timely: 'Roots' At Quarter-Century
Viewed today, "Roots" remains a great drama with nothing Disneyfied or softened about it.
Neighbour Returned Witnesses' Cold Call
A mother of three children became so fed up with Jehovah's Witnesses calling at her home that she interrupted their Sunday service by banging on their church door and offering them free magazines.
Thursday, January 17, 2002
The Essentials Of A Washington Scandal
Enron has possibility. But something's still missing.
Tech & Science
Clocks That Won't Miss A Second In 20 Million Years
For scientists who build atomic clocks, time flies in increment of one nine-billionth of a second.
Films leap to life and beckon movie-goers from the walls with help from this artist.
Irving Penn's nudes.
How X Factors In The Equation
A new roller coaster at Six Flags suspends riders beside the track. Fast? Yes. But it's over fast, too.
Wok The Dog
What's wrong with eating man's best friend?
One Shy Of A Bunch
It's the story of a man named Brady. So why is he no longer in the picture?
When I was learning words
and you were in the bath
there was a flurry of small birds
and in the aftermath
Wednesday, January 16, 2002
A Corporate Welfare State Nightmare
The Enron scandal exposes how the U.S. political system is bought and paid for.
Tech & Science
New Side To Face-Recognition Technology: Identifying Victims
Facial recognition has been in development for decades, but recent advances in computer power and software have made the systems less expensive and more accurate.
An Experience That Lights Up The Soul
Did you see who was handed a flame?
Plagiarism? So What?
Here's what: Stephen Ambrose blew a chance to do real history.
Something Old, Something Neue
'The Fantasticks' closes, the impressive Neue Galerie opens, and New York regains its never-sit-still rhythm.
Small Plates, Big Flavor
Breaking the tyranny of the traditional menu.
Waiter, Pleasae Put A Lid On It
The demands of the information age, and the American desire to turn all human encounters into a form of therapy, have given rise to a new breed of waiter.
An Artist's Success At 14, Despite Autism
In the strange world of outsider art, Jonathan Lerman, at 14, is already an insider.
Sharan Strange is the author of Ash, winner of the 2000 Barnard New Women Poets Prize, selected by Sonia Sanchez (Beacon Press, 2001).
Tuesday, January 15, 2002
The Inherent Danger Of Flying
Shoe bombs and suicidal 15-year-olds are heightening fears about airline security. But aside from creating more chaos at airports, what can we do?
The Lure Of THe Unfathomable
Why are so many people paying hard-earned cash for books they can barely begin to understand?
Can grand old theaters survive the age of the multiplex?
Camera-Ready Inside Joshua Tree
In the desert, developing photo skills and an appreciation for barren beauty.
Recent events led many to consider their mortality, some for the first time. But does such fleeting reflection really do any good?
The Maths Master
The Egg That Went To Tanglewood
The lights came on for intermission, conversations rose all around. Suddenly, the people directly behind us were completely silent. Then, someone said, "Who would bring an egg to a concert?"
Ring Of Truth To Old Wives' Tale?
'Feed a cold, starve a fever' may make sense, say immunologists.
Monday, January 14, 2002
Harvard's Gates Of Power
The latest silliness at Harvard makes it possible — difficult but possible — to feel a twinge of sympathy for the men and women who are trying to run this country's institutions of higher education.
Staying On Offense
It shouldn't take more than one Pearl Harbor to wake a generation.
Bringing Up Genius
When Greg Smith passed his mother and father intellectually at 5, they took it stride. But then the world beat down his door, offering opportunity and danger in equal measure. What's a parent to do.
Negotiating The Darkness, Fortified By Poets' Strength
We prayed in gratitude and fury and desperate petition. We watched hours of news. And we read poetry.
Sunday, January 13, 2002
Price Of Power
He has won the Afghan war, but President Bush's peace is threatened by the Enron scandal.
Messier And Messier
Seducing Hollywood still seems to mean enraging the French film industry.
Enron? We're Missing The Point
So if Enron's fall doesn't really matter in macroeconomics terms, why should we care? Because the corporate culture that bred the failure has undermined trust in the integrity of the public markets.
Tech & Science
Ron Miles wants to put a bug in your ear. More specifically, a bug's ear, or rather a replica of one.
For Women, To Soar Is Rare, To Fall Is Human
It is not enough for women to succeed in business. They also must fail.
A Frozen Sperm Riddle
What are the inheritance rights of children conceived posthumously, with frozen sperm, years after their father's death?
A Chinese Writer Blooms In Ipoh
Who's that 30-year Malaysian writer making waves on the Chinese literary scene?
Dave Thomas, scourge of the health nuts.
Faces And Tickers And Blurbs, Oh My!
Anyone who tries to listen to the anchor while reading the various tickers all over the screen may come away thinking that bin Laden looks elegant at 35, while Julia Roberts remains at large.
Maya Angelou Pens Her Sentiments For Hallmark
"Challenging and daring" to craft two-sentence sentiments.
Saturday, January 12, 2002
What Is America's Place In The World Now?
Ask the most prominent strategic thinkers around, and they will all agree that pretty much every cherished notion about America's role in the world must be revised — except, of course, their own.
London Invaded By Foreign Chefs
Why some new foreign restaurants are creating a real buzz.
Hank Donat: He Left His In S.F. Web Site
He still finds his heart beating faster and his breath catching in his throat when he comes across a beautiful sunset at the Marina or feels a warm breeze in Noe valley or meets a kooky character in Union Square.
Why Stephen Ambrose is a vampire.
Vacation Shots: Time To Go Digital?
Though digital photography poses more challenges to the user than film, the bar is coming down as it becomes easier to take, share, store and print digital images.
Play It Again, And Again
In the world of the piano lounge, Herman Hupfeld is king.
A Quick Spin Of The Wheel In Las Vegas
Las Vegas is the kind of place, I discovered, where you desperately want someone to elbow when the outrageous happens — and it happens often.
Friday, January 11, 2002
'Everybody's Been Shot'
Americans are exquisitely sensitive — just not to each other.
The Dangers Of Overstimulation
The right time to jump-start the economy may already have passed.
The Seven Circles Of SUV
It's time, I think, that we updated the list of the damned that Dante described in "The Divine Comedy."
Tron's 20th Anniversay
This year marks the twentieth anniversary of "Tron" — and a fine time to revisit this groundbreaking cult film.
Send In The iKlowns
At Macworld, out-of-work dot-commers pose as marauding clowns. The authorities are not amused.
Art, After A Fashion
Dressed up exhibits look at clothes' place in world.
Thursday, January 10, 2002
Rascally Marc Racicot
The way has been paved for a president able to hasten Washington's seemingly inexorable ethical decline with no hypocrisy whatsoever.
Tech & Science
The Curse Of Complexity
The lack of standardization among new devices forces exasperated users to adapt.
In search of the perfect duck confit.
Sex And The Kitchen
Ms Lawson certainly does play to the camera, but beneath that satin veneer is a true cook with a valuable message and a groundbreaking show.
When The Going Gets Tough, Some Go Shopping At Museums
The success of high-end merchandise offered a small dash of comfort in what was otherwise a bleak holiday shopping season in New York's museum stores.
Wednesday, January 9, 2002
Tech & Science
Divided We Stand
When war comes home, so must war strategy. Lesson one: Disperse vulnerabilities - which means breaking up everything from the energy industry to air travel to, yes, operating systems.
Cryptography could give us data privacy today. Only no one's aasking for it.
A Marvel Of Scince, Hawking Turns 60
One of his most astonishing achievements may simply be that he has survived.
A Head For Bread
Franck-Herve Commereuc at Le Pain du Jour is fixated on making the perfect baguette. His secret? Make 'em sing.
Colors Flies Over The Cuckoo's Nest
The Benetton publication's latest issue on mental illness puts respectable newsmagazine to shame.
"Lord Of The Rings" Vs. "Star Wars"
Peter Jackson's glorified video trivia game doesn't hold up to the grandly human epic that defined a generation.
Dave, America's Hamburger Helper
There are more than 6,000 Wendy's restaurants now, yet it seemed like Dave could have been working behind the counter of any of them.
Tuesday, January 8, 2002
Tech & Science
In Dark Matter, New Hints Of A Universal Glue
Sometimes, defying its wont, science makes the cosmos look a little simpler.
How All THe News Fit
The world turned upside down after Sept. 11th, and, as a small but noticeable side effect, so did the sports section of the Times.
The Sky Line
How New York can learn from Oklahoma City.
Springing To Action
Adopting Hong Kong's style of martial arts scenes, with their ballet-like moves, has helped movie makers revive a genre with less graphic violence.
The Six Letter Word
Randall Kennedy explores the history of the inflammatory racial slur.
A Harvard Education
One of the minor tragedies of modern America has been the transofmration of the college president from public intellectual to fund-raising bureaucrat.
Monday, January 7, 2002
State Of The Pundit
As Mort Sahl used to say, "Is there anybody I haven't offended?"
Tech & Science
The Battle Of The Boxes: PC Vs. TV
The rivalry between the PC and TV over which is destined to become the hearth of the home will take on new urgency when three prominent technology executives sketch out competing visions of their digital product lines.
Long befure the multiplex, there was the cluster of igloo-shaped domes called Century 21-25 in San Jose.
America Reboots In History's Crashes
In this decade, as a powerful, stumbling United States proclaims yet again our "loss of innocence," historians should be as important as physicists were in the 1950s.
Poetry In Motion
Poetic license aside, can sports and poetry really coexist?
Jerry Seinfeld, Still Quip On The Draw
"So," said Jerry Seinfeld, sauntering onstage at the Kennedy Center on Saturday night, "we meet again."
The Quaker And The Marine
When her husband left for Afghanistan, she set out to find peace.
Sunday, January 6, 2002
An Obligation To Question Prevailing Wisdom
Vigorous debate is especially needed when our country is at war.
America As Reflected In Its Leader
Something more unusual has happened to the nation's perception of its president.
Something In The Air On Flight 363
Aw, shucks, dang, doggone and gosh-darn.
Tech & Science
With All Thy Getting, Get Understanding
Science is a celebration of the human spirit.
'The Future Of Ideas': Protecting The Old With Copyright Law
America's concern with protecting intellecutal property has become an oppressive obsession.
Fireplaces - and flames - are back in fashion. This time round, however, they are no simple holes in the wall but real works of art.
The Actress, The Producer And Their Porn Revolution
Steven Hirsch recognized that VCRs could bring adult movies to a new market — couples. But first he needed a different kind of star.
George Divoky's Planet
This is a story about global warming and a scientist named George Divoky, who studies a colony of Arctic seabirds on a remote barrier island off the northern coast of Alaska.
Since Sept 11, College Park Airport has been grounded in absurdity.
Sept. 11 Myths Embellished As They Speed Across The Web
All the stories were urgent and riveting — and untrue.
Saturday, January 5, 2002
How Bush's shallowness makes him a good war president.
Spiffing Up The Gray Lady
Could the newspaper's new headquarters bring the skyscraper back into play in New York City?
Seattle Still Rocks
Despite recent setbacks, the city remains a hip urban playground, loaded with vibrant cultural attractions and surrounded by glorious natural scenery.
In Salt Lake City, Time For The 'Healing Games'
The history of polygamy is part of an image officials hope to change when visitors see the region's beauty and frontier charm.
Abdullah? Or Abdullah Abdullah?
The two camps don't agree on the Afghan foreign minister's preference.
Friday, January 4, 2002
Listening To Our Inner Ashcrofts
The right to go too far and the right to put it badly may not seem like terribly crucial rights, but they are.
Tech & Science
Public Money, Private Code
The drive to license academic research for profit is tifling the spread of software that could be of universal benefit.
Strolling Through A Museum, A Brief Walk Through Time
We were walking through the universe, traipsing back to time's beginning and exploring the edges of cosmic knowledge.
How To Make The Country's Most Dangerous Job Safer
Having demonstrated a strong commitment to the ethical treatment of animals, the McDonald's Corporation should now demonstrate the same level of concern for the human beings who work in the nation's slaughterhouses.
Without obligations to sponsors, cable TV series can be honest and raw, and can build dramatic tension.
On The Fornt Lines, Cashiers Propel The Euro's Advance
If Europe's conversion to the euro is going better than expected, one reason is Gisela Oleinik and her remarkable cash register.
Burn Your Maps
A short story.
Chicago Humorist Conjures Up A Seamy Harry Potter Parody
If Harry Potter went bad, he'd turn into Barry Trotter.
A Democratic Dog That Was Everyone's Buddy
Clintons' Lab killed by car in New York.
Thursday, January 3, 2002
Tech & Science
Two Maryland biotechnology companies and about 10 others worldwide are aiming to defeat bacteria once thought conquered by antibiotics.
Toy Story: Looking For Lessons
Some parents may cringe at the notion of pricey electronics' becoming more popular than Play-Doh. But LeapFrog is bounding ahead, propelled by the financial muscle of its majority owner, the global education conglomerate Knowledge Universe.
How high-skill immigration makes everyone better off.
A Market-Fresh Look
Architectural team faced the challenge of updating a beloved L.A. landmark.
Simmons professor Sophie Freud, granddaughter of Sigmund, has her own theories, and they don't involve psychoanalysis.
Red Sky At Morning
As fires lick at Sydney, residents pack and hope.
Hong Kong's Apple Daily Brings Back Pornography Page At Readers' Request
In the end, the sex was too good to give up.
Wednesday, January 2, 2002
Tech & Science
The Universe Might Last Forever, Astronomers Say, But Life Might Not
If recent astronomical observations are correct, the future of life and the universe will be far bleaker.
Altman Lives For 'Action'
"The saddest words," Robert Altman was saying, "are when somebody says they 'saw' my movie. That means they saw it once. That's not seeing it."
No Playful Chads To Lighten Up The Year
201's list of top terms will probably be more on the serious side such as "ground zero" and "anthrax."
Touring Times Square
The lost seediness can still be found, if you're with the king of 42nd Street.
The Critic Gets His Licks In
The Post's David Segal finagles his ultimate rock band fantasy.
At Ease On The Maryland Shore
My destination was the Five Gables Inn and Spa; my plan, a one-night getaway for some serious body-pampering.
Crepes: A Modern Turn On The Dessert Course
Nothing more than very thin cakes filled with sweetness crepes are the antithesis of the overwrought dessert.
The New KRON Makes A Weak First Impression
On its first official day as an independent station KRON didn't do Bay Area television viewers any favors.
Tuesday, January 1, 2002
How Islam Lost Its Way
Yesterday's achievements were golden; Today, reason has been eclipsed.
Tech & Science
Will The Sun Shine Again On The Tech Industry In The Coming Year?
Don't count tech out. It has managed to bounce back reliably many times before and will again.
A Hit Man's Guilt
John Patrick Sheridan was lucky. He murdered 'Big Mac' McKenna and got away with it. Then he heard about the dying man's last words.
Penguins Threatened By Iceberg Weather Changes
Two massive icebergs in Antarctica's Ross Sea have altered local weather conditions enough to endanger some of the continent's penguin breeding colonies.
For 2002, A Word From Palindromists: Yay
Backward-and-forward aficionados are excited about the oh-so reversible year — "a thing of beauty."
OneDay: A Holiday Whose Time Has Come?
D.C. activist Linda Grover wishes all the world a peaceful new year's.
Fertility Inc.: Clinics Race To Lure Clients
The market was already saturated, and the doctors realized that even though they were experts in infertility and had recruited a leading embryologist to work her magic with sperm and eggs, they could not just sit back and wait for patients to appear.
CNC: Extra, Extra, Read All The Ads (On The Front Page)
From the editorial side of the paper, CNC editor-in-chief Kevin Convey said most editorial folks think of page one as a place for news only. At the same time, he said, they would much rather see front-page ads than layoffs.