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  • Discoveries: 'Traveling With Pomegranates' and more

    Discoveries: 'Traveling With Pomegranates' and more
    Traveling With Pomegranates A Mother-Daughter Story Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Kidd Taylor Viking: 282 pp., $25.95 In 1998, Sue Monk Kidd was 49. Her daughter Ann was 22 and had lived away from home for four years. Her mother missed her "almost...
  • Five great ideas for dealing with your taxes in retirement

    Benjamin Franklin famously said that "in this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." With April 15 right around the corner, let's talk about the more palatable of Franklin's two certainties. Taxes don't disappear in...
  • 'Pow-Wow: Charting the Fault Lines in the American Experience -- Two Centuries of Short Fiction,' co-edited by Ishmael Reed and Carla Blank

    Ishmael Reed has made a career of taking the canon and blowing it into smithereens. Poet, essayist, novelist ("Mumbo Jumbo," "The Free-Lance Pallbearers"), the Oakland resident co-founded the Before Columbus Foundation in 1976, with the intention of...
  • Philadelphia

    Philadelphia
    Go here: Philadelphia is known for its charming neighborhoods, its cheesy steak sandwiches, its breweries and food markets, and of course, its links to the birth of our nation. Ben Franklin lived there; so did Betsy Ross. It's where the Founding Fathers...
  • New book picks 10 best of everything for families

    The 10 best places for ice cream, roller coasters, music festivals and wildlife-watching are just a few of the lists you'll find in The 10 Best of Everything Families: An Ultimate Guide for Travelers. The new book ($21.95) from National Geographic, by...
  • 2009 Mummers Release

    2009 Mummers Release December 22, 2008 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE INFORMATION ABOUT THE 2009 NEW YEAR'S DAY MUMMERS PARADE EDITORS: If postponed, the Mummers Parade press credentials issued originally for coverage on New Year's Day will be honored on the...
  • Children / FCC

    The Federal Communications Commission has adopted rules governing television stations' obligations to broadcast programming responsive to the educational and informational needs of children. The Federal Communications Commission also requires that...
  • Students Get Fit With Former NFL Players

    Students Get Fit With Former NFL Players
    Eating healthy and working out are two key components to a healthy life style, and that's just what hundreds of students from New Orleans are focusing on along side former NFL stars. ABC26 News Reporter Vanessa Bolano shows us what they're up to. Tuesday...
  • George Washington, in war and peace

    George Washington, in war and peace
    Washington A Life Ron Chernow Penguin Press: 906 pp., $40 On Dec. 14, 1799, an ominous, fog-like gloom hung over Mount Vernon. Sixty-seven-year-old George Washington was dying. The ex-president, his doctors believed, was suffering from "quinsy" (a...
  • AP Essay: Government Fails Latest Test Of Trust in Gulf

    AP Essay: Government Fails Latest Test Of Trust in Gulf
    Not the president of the United States. Not the chief executive of BP. Not Congress, federal agencies or local elected officials. From its fiery beginning, the Gulf oil spill has stood as a concentrated reminder of why, over four decades, Americans have...
  • Our Readers Write: Kudos to all involved in the Community Breakfast

    Supporting Fiesta Days in La Cañada over the Memorial Day holiday, the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada-AM happily served 620 French toast breakfasts to friends and neighbors on May 29 in Memorial Park. Twenty-five club members, assisted by ten Benjamin Franklin...