June 28, 2007
People love it for the same reason that the early pioneers couldn't sit still and had to see the world. Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone were just RVers born 200 years too soon."
February 22, 2011
I am in the minority favoring change of the name Negro Mountain to identify the man whose courage and sacrifice so inspired a community they wanted to name a mountain after him, but could not ("Tribute questioned: 'Negro Mountain' called an honor, others see racism," Feb. 21). History would be lost if statues and tributes to another frontiersman, Daniel Boone, were simply titled, "Some White Dude. " So among the options, "Black Brother Bump" or "African-American Apex," I favor "Nemesis Mountain" with or without the caveat "previously known as Negro Mountain" to honor the individual, even if this is just a nickname, for a name lost in time.
June 10, 2001
"The American Boy's Handy Book," by Daniel Carter Beard (The Derrydale Press, 391 pages, $11.95). At first glance, this republication of a more than 100-year-old book is simply an artifact of immense nostalgic charm. Daniel Carter Beard, in the late 1800s, was an indomitable enthusiast - first national commissioner of the Boy Scouts of America, president of the Campfire Girls, the precursor of the Girl Scouts, founder of the Sons of Daniel Boone, and more, more, more. The Handy Book was then -- and now again is -- a brim-full collection of guidance on an immensity of subjects, ranging from knot-tying to boat-making, to outdoor survival without appropriate gear.
May 8, 1991
THE SMELL OF PREAKNESS is in the air, and if you checked out this month's posher than posh Town and Country magazine, you'd have noticed a big spread on last year's Triple Crown Ball.This year's pre-Preakness gala -- with entertainment by comedian Tim Conway et al -- takes place May 16 at the Hyatt Regency to benefit cystic fibrosis. A few tickets are still available for this year's -- not to be missed -- glitzy soiree by calling 771-9000.WE ARE SOOOO excited. Imagine getting to meet one of our very own idols.
March 10, 1996
Today, as part of our series "The Human Brain, So To Speak," we explore the phenomenon of: Brain Sludge.Brain sludge is a term coined by leading scientists to describe the vast collection of moronic things that your brain chooses to remember instead of useful information.For example: Take any group of 100 average Americans, and sing to them, "Come and listen to my story 'bout a man named Jed." At least 97 of them will immediately sing: "A poor mountaineer, barely kept his family fed." They will sing this even if they are attending a funeral.
September 10, 1990
Rochester opens a best-of-seven series for the Triple A Alliance championship tonight against American Association champion Omaha, which beat Nashville last night, 8-7, in the fifth and deciding game. The Red Wings will play the first three games of the championship series at home, then finish on the road.Daniel Boone (11-5), Baltimorean Mike Linskey (7-9) and this year's No. 1 draft choice, Mike Mussina (0-1), are scheduled to pitch the first three games for the Red Wings, with Mickey Weston pitching the first game on the road.