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  • Did Babe Ruth's called shot happen?

    Did Babe Ruth's called shot happen?
    The line rang, and a woman answered. "Hello, Justice Stevens' office," she said. I introduced myself as a reporter for the Chicago Tribune. I told her that I was planning to be in Washington, D.C., and wanted to set up an interview with U.S. Supreme Court...
  • James Schlesinger dies at 85; former Defense secretary and CIA chief

    James Schlesinger dies at 85; former Defense secretary and CIA chief
    James R. Schlesinger, the hawkish and sometimes overbearingly erudite conservative whose controversial Washington career included serving as U.S. secretary of Defense under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford before becoming the nation's first Energy...
  • College Sports History: It Starts With Yale-Harvard Regatta

    College Sports History: It Starts With Yale-Harvard Regatta
    The Yale-Harvard Regatta is two years shy of its 150th anniversary and, as such, is the oldest collegiate sports event in the United States. Yale-Harvard football is old, too, but the regatta predates that by 23 years. The first race came about...
  • Donald Rumsfeld remains a mystery in 'The Unknown Known'

    Donald Rumsfeld smiles, spins and passes the buck as he spars with Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Errol Morris in "The Unknown Known." Rumsfeld has the certitude of a man so dismissive of any questioning of his thinking and decision-making in...
  • Jules Witcover: A footnote in presidential history

    WASHINGTON -- In reporting the death at 86 the other day of Howard "Bo" Callaway, a former Secretary of the Army in the Nixon and Ford administrations, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution called him "the first superstar" of the Georgia Republican Party. In...
  • A too-early look at the 2016 presidential race: Bet on a dark horse

    Of course it's too early to talk about 2016. Now that we've gotten that out of the way.... The most interesting dynamic so far is that the Democrats are behaving like Republicans — and vice versa. Since 1940, with the arguable exception of Barry...
  • Liz Blackwelder dies at 93; rode in Bicentennial Wagon Train

    Liz Blackwelder dies at 93; rode in Bicentennial Wagon Train
    Liz Blackwelder saddled her horse in Pomona, put on her wide-brimmed hat and started riding east across the United States. She hit winter weather in Arizona and northern New Mexico, trudging on through snow and temperatures so low that icicles formed on...
  • La Canada History: Snow fell one week, then highs reached 86-degrees the next

    La Canada History: Snow fell one week, then highs reached 86-degrees the next
    Ten Years Ago The La Caņada Flintridge City Council was given a preview of a $100-million master plan to upgrade facilities at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The plan called for three new main buildings to replace many of the pre-1960 buildings,...
  • Obama issues a campaign-ready budget proposal

    Obama issues a campaign-ready budget proposal
    WASHINGTON — Looking beyond the deficit battles and financial crises of years past, President Obama put forward a $3.9-trillion budget proposal Tuesday that set out a wish list of programs on education, infrastructure, job training and urban...
  • Bill Thomas, a Times editor during the glory times, dies

    Bill Thomas, a Times editor during the glory times, dies
    There are real-life newspaper editors like the ones you see in the movies, the ones who swagger and swashbuckle and cuss and scrap. Bill Thomas was not one of those editors. He was urbane, dapper, cool and collected, an editor to match the...
  • Obama's mortifying embrace of checkbook diplomacy

    How stupid can you be and still be a U.S. ambassador? I went to Wikipedia to find out. I looked up George Tsunis, President Barack Obama's nominee to be ambassador to Norway, who embarrassed himself at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign...
  • Shirley Temple Black, iconic child star, dies at 85

    Shirley Temple Black, iconic child star, dies at 85
    Shirley Temple Black, who as the most popular child movie star of all time lifted a filmgoing nation’s spirits during the Depression and then grew up to be a diplomat, has died. She was 85. Black died late Monday at her home in Woodside, Calif.,...