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June 15, 2008 Not long ago, I found myself seated with a pimp and three high-priced escorts, the kind favored by the former governor of the great state of New York. I was in a lawn chair while the four of them were in a hot tub -- what is the word? --...
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Times Staff WriterThe year 2002 is the second-warmest in recorded history, according to NASA scientists who monitor global air temperatures. A record-breaking stretch of warmth in recent years -- with 2001 now going down as the third-warmest year on record and 1998...
For every traveler who has a special need or interest, there are agencies, Web sites and other resources that can help. YOUTH AFS Intercultural Programs Inc.: It has work, community service and study programs for students 16 and older and young adults....
The to-do list goes something like this: Scale way back on all earthly possessions, ridding yourself of books, pots and pans. Move to a much smaller place 3,000 miles away. And slap your name on a restaurant. It's a pretty ambitious schedule if, say, you'...
Times Staff WriterOne brother will be installed Saturday as the leader of a newly liberated Afghanistan. The other will be planning his newest restaurant in America. Both are members of the Popalzoi, a tribe whose Durrani ancestors--part of the larger Pushtun clan--...
Tags: Philosophy, Family, Afghanistan, National Security, Pakistan
EXPERIENCE Los Angeles Times, senior Washington correspondent, 1996-; deputy bureau chief, 1981-96; news editor, 1977-80; staff writer, covering energy, HEW and Watergate special prosecutor, 1973-77; Midwest bureau chief, 1970-72; staff writer,...
Total time: 1 hour, 25 minutes Servings: 8 to 10 Note: This coffeecake, served at Gordon's Cafe & Wine Bar, originated at Rosie's Bakery in Cambridge, Mass. Streusel 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans 1/4 teaspoon salt 2...
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Celebration: A benefit is the appetizer in a series of food-laden fetes before Julia Child's big day.Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSAN FRANCISCO -- It's not every day that an American icon turns 90, and, strictly speaking, she hasn't. But when the icon is Julia Child, can there really be a wrong time for a celebratory "bon appetit"? "Well, I think it's all pretty nice, don't you?...
Tags: Salads, Roast Beef, Family, Chocolate Cake, Entertainment
Times Staff WriterThere's Napa, the valley. And then there's Napa, the city. Napa, the valley, is the realm of chef Thomas Keller's French Laundry in Yountville and Francis Ford Coppola's Niebaum-Coppola winery in Rutherford, of the luxe Meadowood resort in St. Helena and...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterMONTECITO, Calif. -- We knock on the door of Julia Child's condominium half an hour early. She appears after a minute. "Hello, dearie," she says and apologizes for being busy. She points us toward the living room. "Here's the paper. I'll be out when I'm...
Tags: Soups, Butter, World War II (1939-1945), Family, Gaming
Special to The Times; James Gilden writes the Internet Traveler column for the Sunday Travel section. Contact him at www.theinternettraveler.com.The next generation of long-haul airplanes will be bigger. They will be faster. They will fly farther. But will they be more comfortable? That's an important question for travelers concerned about seat size, entertainment options and other factors...
Times Staff WriterCAMBRIDGE, Mass. — In the summer of 1976, John F. Kerry's run as a young man of destiny seemed in danger of running its course. He'd skipped around his home state in a hunt for political office, only to get clobbered in his quest for a House seat....
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