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Special to The TimesOn the flank of a slight hill on the west side of the Rio Grande, I stand beside a 6-foot-tall concrete cross and, for a moment, hold history in the palm of my hand. The place is a rough field that in some other climate might have been called a pasture....
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Special to The Los Angeles TimesDespite her legendary status, Pocahontas is all but ignored. VIRGINIA Jamestown, Va. — RACHEL SECAN came to Jamestown wearing her Pocahontas costume and pink snow boots. She was hoping to see something about her favorite Indian princess. Why...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe checks are in the mail -- and in some bank accounts. The Department of the Treasury has signed those little slips of paper designed to give many of us a piece of the $168-billion stimulus package that is supposed to kick-start our flagging economy....
Hartford Courant Staff WriterFrom the heavy guns of a seacoast fort through battle-scarred Yorktown and the swampy outskirts of Richmond, the Virginia Peninsula tells the story of a massive war campaign and the evolution of warfare. Along this finger of land cut by the York and...
KIRKPATRICK SALE is the author of 12 books, including "After Eden: The Evolution of Human Domination."AS WILLIAM STRACHEY, later secretary to the little colony of Jamestown, put it in his account of the settlement, "Captain [Christopher] Newport had sight of an extended plaine & spot of earth, which thrust out into the depth, & middle of the channel ....
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Tom Stanley-Becker's attack on the Advanced Placement-industrial complex, "Bursting the AP bubble," inspired many students and teachers to write in. (See the letters that that made the ink-and-paper medium here.) Here, three students and one former AP U....
Mark O'Connor sat in the small theater at UCLA as three earnest young music students -- a violinist, a cellist and a pianist -- determinedly worked through one movement of his Piano Trio No. 1, a piece commissioned and recorded by the Eroica Trio, one...
Retained by none other than Sir Walter Raleigh, John White first traveled to North America in 1585, landing on the shores of what is now North Carolina. In a series of watercolors, he opened up the New World: Algonquin Indians and their villages, the...
Ellie Nesler, the mother who took the law into her own hands in a Northern California courtroom by shooting to death the man who allegedly molested her young son, has died. She was 56. Nesler died Friday morning at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento,...
KITTY KELLEY, author of "The Royals," is working on a biography of Oprah Winfrey.THE OXFORD UNION last week staged a most provocative debate, one that might have embarrassed the British monarch. Days before Queen Elizabeth II was scheduled to arrive in the U.S., the debating society considered whether the colonies were even worthy...
Times Staff WriterMost great drives are about cruising the open road with the wind in your hair and scenery so stunning that you don't bother with a camera because you know the view will live forever in your memory. California Highway 49 is not one of those drives. Sure,...
Times Staff WriterBalance the comforts of a cruise with vigorous mountain biking on a nine-day trip through the southern Caribbean Islands departing Feb. 4. Cyclists traveling on the Norwegian Spirit will visit Barbados, Grenada, St. Lucia, Tortola and Antigua. Mornings...
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