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  • Pete Postlethwaite dies at 64; actor was nominated for an Oscar for 'In the Name of the Father'

    Pete Postlethwaite dies at 64; actor was nominated for an Oscar for 'In the Name of the Father'
    When British actor Pete Postlethwaite was studying at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in the 1970s, the head of the school predicted he would fare well as an actor but couldn't resist telling him that he had a face like a "stone archway." "It's all in...
  • No Names In Amistad Story?

    The Page 1 story "Audits Find Fiscal Lapses" [Aug. 9] on the fiscal mismanagement of Amistad America Inc. is important. It delivers several facts: significant evidence of inept or misuse of generous state funding for an emblematic Connecticut tourist...
  • Don't Forget Charter School Successes

    As the troubling story unfolds about the Hartford-based charter network FUSE, attention is rightly centered on problems that demand correction. The issues around hiring practices and ethical behavior need to be addressed urgently and deliberately...
  • Audits: As Amistad Finances Collapsed, State Money Kept Flowing

    Audits: As Amistad Finances Collapsed, State Money Kept Flowing
    When the cash began running out at the nonprofit Amistad America Inc., officials defaulted on bank loans, skimped on bills, borrowed from employees and used state grant money as a temporary loan against other grants, a series of audits released Friday...
  • Watch Robin Williams' Oscars speech; Affleck, Damon pay tribute

    Watch Robin Williams' Oscars speech; Affleck, Damon pay tribute
    Robin Williams' emotional Oscars speech recalls an actor at the top of his game. The comedian, who was found dead Monday after an apparent suicide by hanging, won the 1998 Academy Award for supporting actor for his role as mourning psychology teacher...
  • Cisneros Media Targets U.S. Auds with 'Trapped on a Telenovela' Comedy

    Cisneros Media is the latest Latin American media heavyweight to target the U.S. market, setting a deal to develop an English-language comedy "American Girl Trapped on a Telenovela" with gameshow vet Jeff Sutphen. "Trapped on a Telenovela" centers on...
  • Pryor Helped Set Education Reform On Right Track

    Pryor Helped Set Education Reform On Right Track
    When Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was elected four years ago, Connecticut had the worst achievement gap between poor minority students and suburban white students in the country. In addition, overall test scores were flat, and the state was consistently...
  • Pryor Tells Superintendents: 'You Are On The Right Track'

    Pryor Tells Superintendents: 'You Are On The Right Track'
    HARTFORD — A day after announcing his plans to leave soon, state Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor addressed superintendents at their annual back-to-school meeting Tuesday, pointing to progress made during his watch and urging them to go forward...
  • Detienen en Paraguay a médico brasileño condenado a 278 años por delitos sexuales

    ASUNCIÓN (Reuters) - Agentes paraguayos detuvieron el martes en Asunción a un médico brasileño condenado a 278 años de prisión en su país por delitos sexuales que se encontraba prófugo desde 2011. Roger Abdelmassih, un especialista en fertilización,...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Feb. 22, 2009

    Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Feb. 22, 2009
    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || weeks on list || || 1. || The Associate by John Grisham (Doubleday : $27.95) A dark secret forces a law school graduate to take a job at a corrupt law firm that could cost him his life. || 2 || || 2. || Diary of a...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for the week of March 15, 2009

    Los Angeles Times bestsellers for the week of March 15, 2009
    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || weeks on list || || 1. || Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney (Amulet: $12.95) Greg's dad enlists him in organized sports in order to toughen him up. || 7 || || 2. || Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer...