| Dec 8, 2011
| 11:26 PM
"I think what made it special tonight was the kids," Ervin "Magic" Johnson said. "This is just going to be icing on the cake. When those kids are hollering your name, they never saw me play basketball."
Johnson is talking about kids outside the Memorial...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 1:41 PM
Clay Lacy, a veteran pilot, air race champion and aviation entrepreneur who introduced the first corporate jet service in the western United States, received the Howard HughesMemorial Award Wednesday night from the Aero Club of Southern California.
| Jan 9, 2012
100 Years Ago
In the new year of 1912 changes in ownership of the land continued with hundreds of acreage for sale in Howard County, as advertised in the Ellicott City Times:
"FOR SALE; SANTA FE FARM the home of the late Mrs....
| Oct 19, 2009
Richard Whitcomb, a mechanical engineer who changed the way we fly today with three design innovations that made airplanes fly farther and faster using less fuel, has died. He was 88.
Whitcomb died of pneumonia Tuesday in Newport News, Va.
| Feb 18, 2008
SKYWALKER RANCH, Calif. -- What does an Oscar nomination sound like? For Randy Thom, it sounds like chalk raking down a blackboard combined with a stallion's whinny and an elephant trumpeting. It can also sound like 200 gas ovens flaring to life in unison...
| Mar 24, 2010
Robert M. White was a 38-year-old U.S. Air Force major and record-setting test pilot at Edwards Air Force Base in 1962 when he joined the elite ranks of America's four astronauts.
But Mercury astronauts Alan Shepard, Virgil Grissom, John Glenn and...
| Apr 19, 2010
Fred J. Ascani, a retired Air Force major general and former test pilot at Edwards Air Force Base who set a world speed record in an F-86 jet fighter in 1951 and later oversaw the development of a supersonic bomber, has died. He was 92.
Ascani, a B-17...
| Dec 1, 2009
Celebrity watchers in Sacramento got a thrill Tuesday night when Hollywood star, Carol Burnett walked the red carpet outside the California Museum at 10th and O streets.
The entertainment great was one of 13 people inducted into the 2009 California...
| Sep 29, 2008
The front hall of the National Air and Space Museum is a temple to man-made wonders. Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St.. Louis is here, suspended in mock flight near the Bell. X-1 that Chuck Yeager flew to break the sound barrier.
But it's what sits...
| Aug 29, 2007
It's the end of time, at least as far as AT&T is concerned.
The brief note in customers' bills hardly does justice to the momentousness of the decision. "Service withdrawal," it blandly declares. "Effective September 2007, Time of Day information service...
| Sep 14, 2008
| 4:24 PM
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin greets supporters at a campaign rally at the Pony Express Pavillion in Mills Park in Carson City, Nevada on September 13, 2008. (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images) by Jill Zuckman Carson City, Nev. - At the Pony......