April 26, 2009 |
On April 13, the Washington Nationals played their first home game of the season in front of more than 40,000 fans at Nationals Park. Yes, yes, yes, they lost, but that doesn't change the fact that to many, the home opener is the official start of spring. And it brings the first sounds of spring: the bat's crack , the vendor's call, the perfect emerald grass. On April 18, the Great Falls Little League in Virginia brought in, oh, 1,000 people to see 565 players in a scene that wasn't so different in form and function: There were player introductions,...
January 25, 2013 |
With "The World Until Yesterday," polymath and best-selling writer Jared Diamond is back with a sweeping and potentially controversial new work that aims to show readers what is missing from modern life. A professor of geography at UCLA, Diamond has attracted criticism for his insistence that environmental factors explain the rise and fall of many great civilizations. In the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Guns, Germs, and Steel," he argued that the advent of settled...
October 23, 2009 |
The Fairfax County Police on Thursday released surveillance video of the robbery that took place in a Tysons Corner jewelry store on Monday evening. At around 8:20 p.m., police said, two men entered the Movado store in Tysons Corner Center, smashing a glass case and stuffing handfuls of diamond jewelry into a bag before escaping. One store employee was treated for non-life-threatening injuries during the robbery, police said. Anyone with information about the heist is asked to call Crime Solvers at...
August 7, 2008 |
Ricky Humrick had it all planned out. Sort of. The 21-year-old had attended the Bowie Baysox game last Thursday in hopes of winning the diamond ring that was being given away at a promotional event at the ballpark. "I'm supposed to give it to my mom, but I think I'm going to give it to her," Humrick said, referring to girlfriend Meredith McGilvrey, 20, of Bowie. McGilvrey's plans were more concrete. "If I win or he wins, I'm going to keep it," she said. "I'm going to have to run from his mom, so...
May 15, 2013 |
May 14, 2013 |
GENEVA — Sotheby's auctioned off $78 million in jewels Tuesday night, fetching just under $3 million for a fancy yellow diamond belonging to actress Gina Lollobrigida that was once owned by a shah of Persia and she hoped would now bring more support for stem cell research. The auction house said the diamond was a highlight in a collection of 23 jewels that the 85-year-old actress, who starred opposite Humphrey Bogart, Frank Sinatra and other top actors in the...