April 27, 1995
Robin Marie Williams' $15,000 bracelet -- a diamond-studded engagement gift from her fiance -- disappeared two weeks ago as she left the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse after serving jury duty.It was lost forever, she thought.But today, Ms. Williams and her bracelet were reunited -- this time forever, she said -- after phone calls from a man who said he had "something you may have lost.""This is so unbelieveable," Ms. Williams, 34, said hours before the bracelet was brought to her Harbor Court apartment by Ahmet Hisim, a prosecutor at the courthouse.
October 8, 2003
Maryland residents who lost food as a result of Isabel may be eligible for reimbursement from the state - but they must apply by tomorrow for the money. People with serious damage to their homes may qualify for a modified food stamp program, the equivalent of a month's worth of stamps. Regular food stamp recipients in 14 of the hardest-hit counties have already received half a month's worth of food stamps. Food stamp recipients who live in other parts of the state that weren't as severely damaged - including Baltimore - and lost food during Isabel can also apply by tomorrow for the extra half-month of food stamps.
January 31, 1993
Rail Europe, the company that represents most European railroads in this country, has introduced a free protection program for buyers whose Eurailpasses are lost or stolen.The company stepped in to fill at least part of a gap when the railroads that participate in the Eurailpass -- which allows unlimited train travel in 17 countries -- this month dropped their policy of replacing lost and stolen passes.An official said the high number of lost-pass claims forced the railroads to tighten and finally discontinue its policy.
December 28, 2007
From the messy opener in Cincinnati to Sunday's debacle in Seattle, the Ravens have simply lost their grip on the season, as well as on the ball. The Ravens have lost 25 fumbles this season, which leads the NFL (by eight) and shatters the team record (by six). To make matters worse, these fumbles have come at critical times and have come from usually reliable players. With the Ravens down 12-10 in the opener in Cincinnati, quarterback Steve McNair's throwing arm was hit, and the ball fell into the hands of linebacker Landon Johnson, who returned it 34 yards for a touchdown.
September 11, 1995
NEW YORK -- If you've taken a big investment loss, maybe it wasn't just bad luck. Sometimes your broker sells you risky investments you never should have had. In that case, you might be able to get some money back.* A man with no investment experience went to a broker whoadvised him to trade options. The broker said option trading was safe, because he'd make money whether the market went up or down. Based on that lie, the client put up about $85,000 and lost it all in about six months. The arbitration panel hasn't yet delivered its decision.
August 7, 2005
ESSAYS A Field Guide to Getting Lost By Rebecca Solnit. Viking. 240 pages. Rebecca Solnit is a conglomerating writer, melding borrowed history with contemplation, curiosity with a pastiche of facts, snatches of contemporary song with passages lifted from Dante. Many compare this author of books like Wanderlust and River of Shadows to Susan Sontag, but I tend to think that she has more in common with Annie Dillard, whose thoughts often turn to the power of nature and whose prose is often graced with lyricism.