| Aug 8, 2014
| 11:15 AM
There have been a few shakeups with staffing at Isle of Wight County Schools over the last few years, but the district is adamant that arts education will remain a big part of the school system’s instruction.
Joel Joyner, a retired Army Sergeant...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Documents, images and consultants' testimony can lend unexpected dimension to a narrative in development. This year's Emmy writing and directing nominees remind us that research changes a story because it changes the storyteller -- it lobs a curve at...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 10:13 AM
Words that make many children frown — "back to school" — are the heartbeat of the promotion schedule this month at Mardi Gras Casino (831 N. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, 954-924-3200, MardiGrasCasinoFL.com). Mondays bring the "Back to...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 1:58 PM
Angel Salazar: He's the guy who played Tony Montana's cocaine-retrieving associate Chi Chi opposite Al Pacino in "Scarface." He's also one of the few male comics who doesn't look bad in a miniskirt. Onstage, Salazar addresses his Cuban and Puerto Rican...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 9:24 AM
Mardi Gras Casino has a back-to-school theme in August and awards cash, bonus play and prizes, including a Teacher's Pet promotion. Mondays
Back to School Electronics Giveaway. Drawing at 9:30 p.m. Entry earning period 2 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. Earn 20...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 9:05 AM
Hey there, just want to let everyone know that I'm back in town after about 12 days off. I flew to Boston to check out a couple of colleges for my son, then saw my girl in New York City, then the lovely Mrs. Sortal and I flew to San Francisco for a week,...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 12:45 PM
Seminole Classic Casino (4150 N. State Road 7, 954-961-3220, SeminoleClassicCasino.com) has a patriotic promotion: free slot play. Players began earning entries on Tuesday. Every 20 minutes from noon to midnight Friday, one person will win $1,000 in...
| Jul 27, 2014
| 10:02 PM
Former Seattle mayor Paul Schell, 76, who led the city during the World Trade Organization protests in 1999, died Sunday at a Seattle hospital, city officials said.
No cause of death was disclosed.
Schell, who served as the city's mayor from 1998 to...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 3:22 PM
In Leesburg, a small group of folks with questions and criticisms about the Leesburg Partnership are using social media to draw attention to their concerns and get some answers — and it's working.
The city has set up a meeting later this month for...
| Jul 10, 2014
It's just one of about 100 costumes that band leader Kenley Shortmus John of Baltimore makes from scratch each year, when his designs will be showcased in the annual Baltimore/Washington One Caribbean Carnival, held this weekend.
| Aug 1, 2014
| 9:39 AM
“Skin Wars,” billed as TV’s first body-painting contest, has a style similar to “Face Off,” a contest for special-effects makeup artists. But that knowledge didn’t help Shannon Holt of Orlando.