July 25, 1999
When was the last time your child eagerly sat down to write a letter or excitedly ran to the mailbox hoping for mail? Chances are if your child hasn't written many letters, she won't be getting many in return, either. Now, with the "Letter Writer Starter Set," children can learn how they can have fun, keep in touch and be heard -- by letter.This book, for ages 7 to 11, is written in a format children can read and enjoy by themselves. The pages contain cartoon characters with bubble sayings guiding the budding writer with clever ideas and effective suggestions.
October 6, 1996
Hermine Baron, 83, one of America's top-ranked female bridge players, died of cancer in Los Angeles on Sept. 27.For the past 22 years, Mrs. Baron of Los Angeles had more master points than any other female player, ending with 22,645 and the title of grand life master. From 1975 to 1983, she was ranked second among all players by the American Contract Bridge League, and was 10th when she died.In 1964 and 1970, she won the McKenney Trophy, awarded for winning the most points in a year. In 1964, she set a points record.
September 8, 1996
North Avenue Day to feature merchants' sale, mortgage 0) adviceInner City Community Development Corp. and the Hilton-North Merchants Association are sponsoring North Avenue Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.A free housing seminar is scheduled at the Walbrook branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 3201 W. North Ave. Topics will include getting started in the home buying process, reverse equity mortgages and rehabilitation/repair loans. Lenders will be present.The West North Avenue merchants' sidewalk sale will take place in the 3100 block of West North Avenue.
November 7, 1995
Reader's Digest, the magazine of the middlebrow, and the Public Broadcasting Service, often considered the television programmer to the elite, announced yesterday that they were joining forces to produce, acquire and distribute new television programs throughout the world.With a $75 million investment from the Reader's Digest Association Inc. over five years, programs will be developed based on material from the company's magazines and books, as well as from the ideas of independent producers or public television stations.
April 30, 1995
There is "Shoeless Joe" and "The Iowa Baseball Confederacy" and I'm working on "If Wishes were Horses," that will make a trilogy. I'm working on a mystery novel, "Conflicting Statements," it's set in Palm Springs. I've been kicking it around for six years. Right now it's optioned for a movie. I started it with Holly Hunter in mind, but then she did "The Piano," and got really famous. I've got many more on the go - what I call my "South American Butterfly Winter"; I've got 300 pages of notes on that.
April 30, 1995
If you were to ask me how I came to set my toilet on fire, I would answer you in two simple words: Reader's Digest.I am referring specifically to the February 1995 issue of Reader's Digest, which was sent to me by alert reader Jeff Jerrell, who had spotted a startling article originally written for Health magazine by Mary Roach.The article is about germs, which are extremely tiny organisms -- many of them smaller than the artist formerly known as Prince -- that can be found in huge quantities virtually everywhere.