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Andrew Carnegie

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  • Bookmark: Take a chance on these moguls' biographies

    How'd they do it? That is often thought to be the primary motivation behind our fascination with the life stories of business behemoths: a curiosity about the means — both noble and scurrilous — by which mammoth fortunes are made. "Steve...
  • Developer gives $45M for heart center

    Developer gives $45M for heart center
    LA JOLLA, Calif. -- Scripps Health announced Wednesday a $45 million donation from area developer and philanthropist Conrad Prebys to fund construction of its cardiovascular center at the Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla campus. The donation is the...
  • Don't be agast (or even aghast)! Tribune once trifled with standard spelling

    Don't be agast (or even aghast)! Tribune once trifled with standard spelling
    For more than 40 years, the Tribune crusaded against an "unspeakable offense," a "monster cruelty": English spelling. From Jan. 28, 1934, to Sept. 28, 1975, the newspaper adopted a system of simplified spelling, a cause dearly felt by publisher Col....
  • Alastair Martin dies at 94; longtime amateur tennis champion

    Alastair Martin dies at 94; longtime amateur tennis champion
    Alastair Martin, a longtime amateur tennis champion who helped transform the game by opening major tournaments to professionals, died Jan. 12 of natural causes at his home in Katonah, N.Y. He was 94. Martin was a longtime champion of court tennis, a...
  • Oxnard

    Oxnard
    For the last decade, Oxnard has been trying to shirk its stigma as the place you drive past on the 101 to head to more glamorous destinations such as Santa Barbara. A thriving agricultural area (made famous by its annual California Strawberry Festival...
  • Lummis Quits Library Job

     
    March 5, 1910: This was one of those days when there were too many good stories to focus on one: Charles Lummis resigns as city librarian … a veterinarian's assistant dies a horrible death after being bitten by a diseased dog … Andrew Carnegie is...
  • Eater will pay you $25 to shut down your food blog

     
    If you've ever thought about starting your own food blog, today is the day to do it. Why? Because Eater, in conjunction with the launch of Eater National, will pay you $25 to shut it down. Is Eater's offer awesome,......
  • Carnegie Hall Tenant Wants $10 Mil to Move Out

    NEW YORK - How do you get out of Carnegie Hall? Forget practice _ and ask for $10 million. That's what a 96-year-old photographer wants to move out of her rent-controlled apartment above the famed hall where she's lived since 1949. Editta (eh-DEE'-...
  • 'Banquet at Delmonico's' by Barry Werth

    'Banquet at Delmonico's' by Barry Werth
    -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Evolutionist: In the Calendar section on Jan. 11, a photo caption with the review of the book "Banquet at Delmonico's" mentioned Charles Darwin and his fellow evolutionist, Herbert Spencer, but did not make clear...
  • 'Rebirth of a Nation' by Jackson Lears

    'Rebirth of a Nation' by Jackson Lears
    Jackson Lears is a formidable, compellingly original cultural and intellectual historian. In "No Place of Grace: Antimodernism and the Transformation of American Culture, 1880-1920," Lears skillfully delineated the role of aesthetic radicals -- notably...
  • 'Eco Barons: The Dreamers, Schemers and Millionaires Who Are Saving Our Planet' by Edward Humes

    Eco Barons The Dreamers, Schemers and Millionaires Who are Saving Our Planet Edward Humes Ecco: 368 pp., $25.99 Excepting the facts that the title is absurd and the premise conceptually fractured, this is a fine little book: a collection of starry-...