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  • Famed UNLV coach gets tribute only Las Vegas could swing

    The Las Vegas Strip dimmed its lights late Wednesday night to honor legendary University of Nevada, Las Vegas men's basketball Coach Jerry Tarkanian who died Feb. 11 at the age of 84. The major Las Vegas Strip casino-hotels plus a few off-Strip...
  • Macotte's legal problems deepen with sixth suit filed by employee

    Macotte's legal problems deepen with sixth suit filed by employee
    A Mascotte utility department employee became the sixth person to sue her employer last week after the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled there is "reasonable cause" to believe managers harassed her because she is black. Alana Wilson, who...
  • Preston faces challenge from Battle to keep Deerfield District 2 seat

    Preston faces challenge from Battle to keep Deerfield  District 2 seat
    DEERFIELD BEACH —Vice Mayor Ben Preston and activist Gloria Battle are competing for a second time for a commission seat in District 2. Preston defeated Battle in a 2011 special election for the seat that represents areas west of Dixie Highway,...
  • Oscars 2015: How best picture nominees rank at the box office

    Oscars 2015: How best picture nominees rank at the box office
    The Academy Awards are next week, and two of the eight best picture nominees still hold spots in the top 10 at the box office: "American Sniper" and "The Imitation Game." "The Grand Budapest Hotel" made its debut in March, far earlier than the limited...
  • Health Calendar for Feb. 10

    Events, screenings, tests and support groups around the county. EVENTS EXTENDED HOURS: Enroll Lake County! is offering extended hours on the final weekend of the enrollment period before the Feb. 15 deadline. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are...
  • 'Driving the King' explores civil rights movement circa 1955

    Driving the King by Ravi Howard; HarperCollins (336 pages, $25.99) Montgomery, Ala., November 1945: One of Alabama's favorite sons, rising music star Nat King Cole, returns for a rare hometown performance. Well, not everyone's favorite, as it turns...
  • History lesson on Christianity falls short at prayer breakfast

    There is no doubt that President Obama's remarks about Christianity at the National Prayer Breakfast last week were historically accurate. But they were also — let's face it — glib, facile and patronizing. I must immediately dissociate...
  • British academy awards hand trophies to 'Boyhood,' Redmayne and 'Grand Budapest Hotel'

    Slow-cooked coming-of-age tale "Boyhood" took the best film and director trophies at the British Academy Film Awards on Sunday, while Wes Anderson's candy-colored comedy "The Grand Budapest Hotel" won the biggest haul of prizes, with five. Both are...
  • Health Calendar for Feb. 17

    Health Calendar for Feb. 17
    Health events, screenings and support groups. EVENTS OPEN HOUSE: Rolling Hills Campus will hold a Winter Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 22 at 3521 16th St., Zion. There will be light refreshments and door prizes. Details, (847) 379-8176 or visit...
  • Hollywood more interested in the story than in the facts

    Never mind the war between left and right over the politics of "American Sniper." What about the war between fact and fiction? In the Clint Eastwood-directed box-office juggernaut ($260 million and counting), adapted from Navy SEAL Chris Kyle's account...
  • Va. city to consider ending observance of Lee-Jackson day

    Charlottesville is considering an end to the local observance of Virginia's Lee-Jackson day, which celebrates two Confederate generals. The City Council is expected to take up the proposal on Tuesday, according to The Daily Progress (http://bit.ly/...