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Robert Burns

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  • Matt Weinstock, Jan. 19, 1960

    Mass Hysteria No one knows how it started but one day last week the rumor swept through an L.A. junior high school that the Russians were going to drop an atom bomb on the city at noon. Probably some youngster remarked mischievously, "Wouldn't it be funny if t
  • Matt Weinstock, Jan. 23, 1960

    Life at the Outpost A couple named Janet and George, who moved recently from the lowlands to a home in the Hollywood Hills reached by a short private road, invited some friends to dinner the other night. All the guests arrived on time except a doctor...

    Drinking (and making) Scotch on Robert Burns Day

    Celebrate the birthday of Scotland's favorite son Wednesday, also known as Burns Day, after the 18th century Romantic poet Robert Burns. Known for his lilting lyricism, storied love affairs and fondness for haggis, Burns also enjoyed a good glass of...

    Details given of mishandling of Quran at Guantanamo Bay

    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon released new details yesterday about mishandling of the Quran at the Guantanamo Bay prison for terrorism suspects, confirming that a soldier deliberately kicked the Muslim holy book and that an interrogator stepped on a Quran and...

    On the literary trail in Scotland

     On the literary trail in Scotland
    WIGTOWN, Scotland — "You're on the road to nowhere." The roads were getting narrower and narrower on the drive through southwestern Scotland. We had left behind the divided highway outside Glasgow, and then, somewhere near the towns with signs...