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  • Multimedia show has 3 generations of pioneer family

    Author Patrick Smith Rick Smith "A Land Remembered" multimedia show Leesburg Public Library The Friends of the Leesburg Library will sponsor a free multimedia show on the work of the late Patrick Smith, who wrote about the pioneer days of Florida's...
  • Conviction upheld in 1988 killing of racing legend Mickey Thompson

    Conviction upheld in 1988 killing of racing legend Mickey Thompson
    A state appellate court upheld the conviction Monday of a man serving two life terms in prison for the 1988 killing of racing legend Mickey Thompson and his wife. A three-judge panel from the 2nd District Court of Appeal rejected the arguments by ...
  • 'American Sniper' again dominates box office; 'Mortdecai' flops

    “American Sniper” held down its No. 1 spot and crossed the $200-million mark at the domestic box office this weekend, surpassing all three newcomers including the Johnny Depp film "Mortdecai," which proved to be a dud. Propelled by a...
  • SAG Awards 2015: 'Downton Abbey' wins for ensemble in TV drama series

    SAG Awards 2015: 'Downton Abbey' wins for ensemble in TV drama series
    "Downton Abbey" won the Screen Actors Guild Award on Sunday for performance by an ensemble in a television drama series.  The PBS period piece beat "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO), "Homeland" (Showtime), "House of Cards" (Netflix) and "Game of Thrones" (HBO)....
  • Character Mortdecai has much in common with creator Kyril Bonfiglioli

    The indelible Charlie Mortdecai, literary offspring of the English novelist Kyril Bonfiglioli, was featured in three marvelously funny novels before his creator died, of cirrhosis, at the age of 56. This past weekend he made the voyage from page to...
  • Double standard? Charlie Hebdo hailed for free speech as dozens arrested for defending terror

    When cartoonists at a French publication that had poked fun at the Prophet Muhammad were shot dead, millions around the world felt it as an attack on freedom of speech. Since the rampage that left four dead at a kosher supermarket and 12 at the Charlie...
  • ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ adds Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Tye Sheridan

     
    “Game of Thrones” star Sophie Turner is leading a trio of new actors joining Bryan Singer's upcoming “X-Men: Apocalypse.” Turner […]...
  • 'Doc' Hurley Book Launch At hartford Library Moved To Feb. 18

     'Doc' Hurley Book Launch At hartford Library Moved To Feb. 18
    Walter "Doc" Hurley, who died in 2014 at age 91, was indeed a legend in Hartford. A star athlete at Weaver High School, he became a Marine and attended Virginia State University and went on to become an educator, administrator and sports coach in...
  • France must abandon pell-mell accommodation of Islam

    France must abandon pell-mell accommodation of Islam
    Prime Minister Manuel Valls has declared France is at war with radical Islam, but his government may have to take on Islam altogether. Certainly, it must abandon its pell-mell accommodation of immigrant cultures that threaten French civilization. Slow...
  • Experts excavate 3 unidentified graves in Madrid chapel as Spain hunts for Cervantes' remains

    Forensic experts began excavating graves and examining bones Saturday in a tiny chapel in Madrid, hoping to solve the centuries-old mystery of exactly where the great Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes was laid to rest. The author of "Don Quixote" was...
  • 'Ghettoside' focuses on one L.A. murder to make case for more policing

    'Ghettoside' focuses on one L.A. murder to make case for more policing
    Any observer of urban policing will note a sharp contradiction. On the one hand, police forces across the country have become more progressive. Officials have made great efforts to bring women and minorities into the ranks. Departments have adopted...