September 21, 2003
At the end of the six months Hart Crane spent on Isle of Pines, off the coast of Cuba, from May to October of 1926, a hurricane passed over the island and all but destroyed Villa Casas, the defunct plantation his maternal grandfather had built. One of the reasons Crane had gone to the Caribbean was to undertake repairs on the house and grounds that his grandmother and mother had long neglected. But the storm more or less settled the fate of the family estate, as well as put an end to the most productive period of writing Crane would ever experience.
November 18, 1991
INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- Eddie Delahoussaye won both $200,000 divisions of the Hollywood Derby yesterday aboard Eternity Star and Olympio.
March 1, 2003
Daniel Taradash, 90, who won an Oscar for his screenplay adaptation of James Jones' best-selling novel From Here to Eternity, died of cancer Feb. 22 at a Los Angeles hospital. Best known for adapting sprawling novels and Broadway plays, Taradash's screenwriting credits include writing or co-writing adaptations of Clifford Odets' Golden Boy, William Inge's Picnic and James Michener's Hawaii. But From Here to Eternity, the 1953 film version of Jones' novel about Army life in Hawaii during the months leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor, was the one movie for which Taradash said he received the most compliments.
January 22, 1994
Just when it seemed safe to enter the afterlife, eternal damnation has returned.That glowing light at the end of the tunnel, the story goes, might be a blast furnace.Hell -- after practically vanishing from public thought in recent decades -- is making a comeback in a rush of new books, philosophical debates and accounts of near-death experiences.It also has been remodeled.Since Dante left, the place has been overhauled by everyone from Catholic priests and a Tennessee cardiologist to "Far Side" cartoonist Gary Larson.
March 7, 1991
Silver liningBrrrrr. The frosty economic climate is nipping at the toes of hundreds of local businesses, occasionally even freezing the life out of the unprotected. Certain retailers, though, find the harsh conditions bracingly refreshing: Gage Menswear, for one. The discount store is surviving and thriving, and growing beyond its Baltimore borders to a new location at Valley Centre, 9616 Reisterstown Road in Owings Mills."1990 was a very tough year for most, but we experienced a double-digit increase in volume," says buyer Bill Glazer.
March 31, 1996
HAVRE de GRACE -- Sunday morning. The morning of the Seventh Day.Depending on the nature of the household and the habits of its occupants, this might be the time for a hickory-smoked cholesterol fix. For a jog down quiet suburban streets. For earnest banalities on Washington interview shows. For sleeping in.For some, Sunday morning means nice clothes and formal Sunday services, the comfort of familiar prayers and sacred music. For others, not necessarily the less devout, it can be an occasion for more private reflections on life, on time, on eternity, on death.