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  • Driver dies as truck plunges off Bay Bridge

    Driver dies as truck plunges off Bay Bridge
    The driver of a tractor-trailer was killed early yesterday in a three-vehicle crash that sent the 18-wheeler plunging into the Chesapeake Bay — the first time that a vehicle has plummeted from the bridge in its 56-year history, according to...
  • K.C. Johnson's Bulls mailbag

    The Bulls made it through the holidays without losing a coach, so at least they have that going for them. As for me, I skipped the eggnog, but here's a nice batch of holiday answers anyway. Any chance the Bulls go for Brad Miller--say for Gooden and...
  • Peabody instructor part of Obama inauguration

    Moments after Joe Biden is sworn in as vice president of the United States on the West Front of the Capitol and just before Barack Obama takes his oath as president, four classical musicians will perform a work created by John Williams for the history-...
  • Everything you wanted to know about presidential inaugurals

    The Inaugural Ceremony Inaugurations are organized by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies. All presidents must be sworn in, which involves taking the oath of the office. The oath is listed in Article II of the U.S. Constitution: "I...
  • Franklin, Perlman, Ma add musical flourishes to Obama inauguration

    In addition to the traditional marches and flourishes from a military band, the inaugural ceremony included two remarkable musical interludes. The first was provided by Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, whose dynamic, gospel-inflected delivery of "My...
  • 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' and 'Fly Me to the Moon'

    'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' and 'Fly Me to the Moon'
    At what point might animators be arrested for doing work so ugly it causes aesthetic blindness in millions of younglings? It's not a question that comes up every week. But this is the week for it. The two cruddiest animated films of the year, " Star...
  • Reprints are king in parts of book world

    Reprints are king in parts of book world
    People whose lives are tied up with books, as writers, critics, booksellers or readers, are always -- always -- looking for something new. But in the last few years, they've been turning to something old. The publishers specializing in reprints have...
  • Movie Review: 'Miracle at St. Anna'

    In flashes, the World War II saga "Miracle at St. Anna" reminds you of the necessity and invention of director Spike Lee. He may shoot this feature, like many before it, every which way, but he scores just often enough to ensure a few indelible images....
  • Equal-access bill passes

    Amid its flurry of final-day action, the General Assembly unanimously approved a bill requiring schools to provide disabled students access to sports programs, either among themselves or with able-bodied students. Under the measure known as the Fitness...
  • Equal-access bill went too far

    It's a long-held political truism that a legislative body can inflict its worst damage on its citizenry near the close of a session, when passions are high and legislators' attention is scattered toward the twin goals of getting bills passed and getting...
  • Review: 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull'

    Review: 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull'
    It's the summer's most anticipated film, the latest in a beloved series that's earned $1.2 billion in worldwide ticket sales. Add in a premiere at the most prestigious of international film festivals, and the wonder of "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of...