The search for America's best food cities: Chicago
After 24 years in the Big Apple, the James Beard Awards gala — the Oscars of the food world — was snagged by the Windy City this past May. Attendees arriving at O'Hare International Airport were met with banners, and local restaurants fell over ...
June 9, 2015
Memorial Day every day for some
A few minutes in, there wasn't a sound between her occasional pauses but the clock on the wall. Delta Force personnel were in one place with the 160th SOAR (Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Special Forces were in another nearby location with ...
May 24, 2015
Pre-Memorial Day memories shared by famed photog
Westcott began his photography career with the Army Corps of Engineers in Nashville, taking photos of what was to become prisoner of war camps for German and Italian soldiers in Crossville. The Corps, in First on the list was the Nash Copeland ...
May 26, 2015
Cork rises to the top as a high-end design material
Elsewhere, Dutch designer Ilias Ernst has designed a clock for design collaborative Puik Art, using cork as the frame. “You can put cork in a mould to shape it or use a milling machine, where you scrape away the bits you don't want to use. I did the ...
Taking a gamble
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Jimmie Johnson pulled into victory lane after his late-race gamble paid off to win the rain-delayed Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway, then pulled out his cellphone and tried to dial his wife in the first few minutes of Mother's Day....
May 11, 2015
Paul Pierce Saves Washington Wizards from Collapse in Pivotal Game 3 vs ...
After Derrick Rose kept the bank open past regular operating hours Friday night, Pierce extended that window with a patented fade-away jump shot as the final buzzer sounded to give the Washington Wizards a 103-101 Game 3 win over the Atlanta Hawks, ...
May 9, 2015
Atlanta Hawks Reclaiming Elite Status with Rested Wizards Up Next
Even after the Atlanta Hawks' thorough dismantling of the Brooklyn Nets in a series-clinching Game 6 victory on Friday, it would be understandable to think of the Washington Wizards as the favorites in the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs....
May 2, 2015
James Patton died in a helicopter crash in Iraq, and the memory has not dimmed at all for his mother. An intensity drives her not to forget, to not let him fade away – a mission animated by the thought that warriors are never truly gone until they are no longer remembered. She has a wide net of friends in the military community, including fellow Gold Star Families, and whenever she hears that any of them are going to be in Washington, D. C. , she asks them to visit Jimmy's grave in Arlington National Cemetery's... It is a measure of their respect for her that so many do, often going out of their way to do so. Many of them send pictures from their phones and leave mementos as simple as a rock placed on top of his stone, or a bottle of whiskey, or a picture,... On Facebook, she often spells "Sun" as "Son," and her friends have picked up on it and indulged it. To know Sheila Patton is to know that, for her, Memorial Day is every day. Greg Patton, the military way. Awaiting her husband's return from Afghanistan in early 2011 at the head of his Rakkasans of the 101st Airborne Division's 3rd Brigade Combat Team, she had talked at Fort Campbell's Hangar 3 about both her joy at his return and her pain of loss...
"Then I caught her on FaceTime," Johnson said, "and she was NOT so happy to be on FaceTime with all those people around. Johnson, so dominant on mile-and-a-half tracks, held off Kevin Harvick as the clock struck midnight heading into Sunday. Most of the leaders had been conserving fuel after pitting with 58 to go, right on the upper end of the pit window, when Ricky Stenhouse Jr. got into the wall with 12 laps left. Johnson was among those who pressed their luck by staying on the track, while Harvick went in for right-side tires and fuel, and Martin Truex Jr. got a splash of gas. Johnson built a lead on the restart with six laps left, but Harvick sped around Earnhardt on his fresh tires down the front stretch, setting his sights on the lead. Harvick bobbled just slightly at one point on the back stretch, though, giving Johnson a little more space. The six-time series champion maintained it the rest of the way to win for the third time this season and his third race at Kansas Speedway. "The 48 and 88 didn't have the speed, and they gambled and had enough cars in between us that we didn't have enough laps to get around them," Harvick said. You know half of them are going to come in and half are going to stay out.
Washington entered the fourth quarter with a 19-point advantage and built that lead to 21. By all accounts, the Wizards were in the clear. Atlanta's waving-the-white-flag group consisting of Dennis Schroder, Shelvin Mack, Kyle Korver, Mike Scott and Mike Muscala entered, the benches all but cleared. The Hawks went on 17-0 fourth-quarter run buoyed by seven straight defensive stops and erased Washington's 21-point lead entirely after Muscala drained a game-tying three with 14 seconds to play. In three quarters' time, the Wizards' confidence had seemingly sky-rocketed. They were doing what appeared improbable For the postseason, Washington's now getting outscored by a playoff-worst 36 points in fourth quarters. Now, some of that staggering figure can be chalked up to garbage time ball against the Toronto Raptors that relegated starters to the bench, but the fact remains that Washington needs to find sources of balance with Wall out. Even a few minutes of complacency sans Wall can doom the Wizards, and now they know it. It was nearly a lesson learned the hard way, but they have Pierce's ice-cold bloodstream to thank for teaching them which practices will and won't be... Hell, they almost won by playing one exceptional quarter that masked three inept ones.
Bank holiday sale is a heady mix
BENNICKS' bank holiday sale featured two early air rifles, the first a German militia pattern ... antiques and collectors' section included a nicely carved, fusee movement wall clock, its 12-inch dial signed Holland, Nottingham, which ticked away at ...
June 3, 2015
Summer Fun Zooms in at Garth’s June Eclectic Auction
Set in oak ... German Baptist Communal Society founded in 1732, has a presale estimate of $300-600. Offered together in one lot, a Budweiser and New Bachelor Cigar advertising prints should bring $150-300. Nothing makes a statement quite like a tall case ...
May 25, 2015
Blair Kamin has been the Chicago Tribune’s architecture critic since 1992. A graduate of Amherst College and the Yale University School of Architecture, he has also been a fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. The ...
May 6, 2013
Strasser & Rohde, No.379: A German oak wall regulator, circa 1910
Please contact department for further details.** Lot Notes COMPARATIVE LITERATURE: See Derek Roberts, Precision Pendulum Clocks, France, Germany, America and Recent Advancements, Schiffer, 2004, pp.153-177. Comparable cases (Style 5) are illustrated on pp.
November 28, 2005