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  • Robert Sherman dies at 86; songwriter best known for 'Mary Poppins'

    Robert Sherman dies at 86; songwriter best known for 'Mary Poppins'
    At the Academy Awards ceremony in 1965, Robert and Richard Sherman already had accepted their Oscar for best score for "Mary Poppins" when they returned to the stage to pick up another statuette for best song, "Chim Chim Cher-ee." Having already...
  • Freed Chimps Hug, Laugh After 30 Years Of Lab Experiments [VIDEO]

    Freed Chimps Hug, Laugh After 30 Years Of Lab Experiments [VIDEO]
    Touching video shows a group of chimpanzees -- locked away for 30 years undergoing medical experiments -- emerging into the sun for the first time Tuesday, and appearing to hug each other and wave. According to the Daily Mail, the 38 chimps who...
  • Doctors Shocked To See Face In Testicular Tumor Ultrasound

    Doctors Shocked To See Face In Testicular Tumor Ultrasound
    Canadian doctors were startled to see an unsettling face in the ultrasound of a testicular tumor, according to the Toronto Star. "It was very ghoulish, like a man screaming in pain. His mouth was open and it looked like one eye was gouged out," Dr....
  • News of the Weird: Hypnotist Unable to Get Girls Out of His Spell

    News of the Weird: Hypnotist Unable to Get Girls Out of His Spell
    Fern Cooper, 65, and 13 other cataract-surgery patients arrived at Ontario's Oakville Trafalgar Hospital on June 25 to learn that they would not receive the usual anesthesia because the hospital had decided to schedule an "experimental day" to evaluate...
  • What they're saying about the Orioles

    What they're saying about the Orioles
    A look at what some other media outlets are saying about the Orioles: * Jon Paul Morosi of Foxsports.com writes that Adam Jones’ attitude makes him the right player to become the face of the Orioles for years to come: Jones is a respected...
  • Back Story: Is the Sports Legends Museum haunted?

    Back Story: Is the Sports Legends Museum haunted?
    Bolton Hill baseball and travel writer Charlie Vascellaro normally can be found hanging out at ballparks. So the opportunity to spend a night in late April at the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Station after hearing tales about ghostly occupants was...
  • Monster Mash: Google partners with Holocaust museum; 'Phantom of the Opera' celebrates birthday

     
    Partnership: Google has launched an archive retrieval project with Israel's national Holocaust museum, with the goal of facilitating public access to Nazi-era documents and photographs. (Reuters) Music of the night: The Broadway production of "The Phantom...
  • Monster Mash: Valley Performing Arts Center makes big debut; more on looting of museums in Egypt

     
    Gala celebration: The Valley Performing Arts Center in Northridge made its official debut Saturday, with celebrities including Harrison Ford, Calista Flockhart, Beau Bridges and more in attendance. (Los Angeles Times) Chaotic: Officials in Egypt say...
  • EGYPT: Al Jazeera official says web traffic skyrocketed during protests

     
    Tony Burman, Al Jazeera’s head of strategy for the Americas, said traffic to the satelite network's English-language website, where a live stream of its broadcast is available, increased 2,500% during the past week of Egypt coverage. He said up to......
  • Monster Mash: Ansel Adams lawsuits resolved; Pasadena Playhouse announces new season

     
    Making nice: The Ansel Adams Trust and Rick Norsigian have settled their lawsuits over disputed "lost negatives." (Los Angeles Times) Ramping up: The Pasadena Playhouse, still recovering from financial woes, has announced that its new season will...
  • Orlando Magic and NBA News: Friday, April 8

     
    We talk suspensions, beards, 10-second violations, MVP and more in today's links. 1. NBA suspends Dwight Howard after 18th technical foul upheld, Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel The Buzz: Howard will sit out the Magic's game against the Bulls on Sunday. 2....