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  • 'You Deserve Nothing' by Alexander Maksik

    'You Deserve Nothing' by Alexander Maksik
    Fans of "Good-Bye, Mr. Chips" and "Dead Poets Society" may be drawn to "You Deserve Nothing," for it shares the ever-rich context of a gifted teacher who inspires even troubled students to great success. This first novel, however, set in Paris at an...
  • King of Tonga dies: Flamboyant ruler brought democratic change

     
    King of Tonga dies: The flamboyant king will be remembered for his legacy of democratic change as well as his monocle....
  • New salt and pepper mill from design icon Richard Sapper for Alessi

     
    New Salt and Pepper Mill from design icon Richard Sapper for Alessi...
  • Navy ship returns from 5-month aid mission

    Navy ship returns from 5-month aid mission
    SAN DIEGO -- The amphibious transport dock USS Cleveland returned to San Diego Thursday from a five-month humanitarian mission to the South Pacific. The Cleveland deployed March 21 as the command vessel for "Pacific Partnership,'' in which humanitarian...
  • After drills are done, they sing

    After drills are done, they sing
    CAMP PENDLETON -- Far from their South Pacific island homeland, members of the Tonga Defence Services are training here for hazardous duty in Iraq. Long days are spent doing exercises designed to help them in the uncertain days ahead. There's live-fire...
  • Tonga Hut carries tiki torch high

    Tonga Hut carries tiki torch high
    Like a lot of the better things in Los Angeles, you'd probably miss the Tonga Hut if you weren't looking. It sits on a nondescript stretch of Victory Boulevard in North Hollywood, tucked between a model railroad store and a hydroponic grow shop (for...
  • Foreign tourist boards

    For tourist information on selected foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-1234, dial 0 and ask for the number of the country's U.N. mission or...
  • Pacific-wide tsunami alert lifted

     
    The tsunami from Chile's devastating earthquake hit Japan's main islands and the shores of Russia on Sunday, but the smaller-than-expected waves prompted the lifting of a Pacific-wide alert. Hawaii and other Pacific islands were also spared. Hundreds of...
  • Where to dine on your San Francisco family vacation

    Where to dine on your San Francisco family vacation
    San Francisco has all the national chain stand-bys for kids, including Rainforest Café, Hard Rock Café, Chevy's, Chilis, Benihana and even California Pizza Kitchen. These chains originated in San Francisco then went national. Better yet, why not try...
  • A Tsunami Threatens the Pacific Rim, Warning Issued

    A Tsunami Threatens the Pacific Rim, Warning Issued
    A tsunami threatened the Pacific Rim on Saturday, with an 8.8-magnitude earthquake off Chile sending potentially deadly waves across the ocean at the speed of a jetliner. Sirens blared in Hawaii to alert residents to the impending waves, with authorities...
  • Quake-Triggered Tsunami Rushes Ashore in Hawaii

    Quake-Triggered Tsunami Rushes Ashore in Hawaii
    A tsunami triggered by the Chilean earthquake sent a surge of water ashore in Hawaii, California and islands in the South Pacific on Saturday as the waves continued onto Alaska and parts of Asia. There were no immediate reports of widespread damage,...
  • Foreign government tourist offices

    For tourist information on selected foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-1234, dial 0 and ask for the number of the country's U.N. mission or...