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  • Auto salesman Bob Bell, known for TV commercials, dies at 78

    Auto salesman Bob Bell, known for TV commercials, dies at 78
    Robert Lee "Bob" Bell, who began his career in auto sales in the 1950s and went on to own the Bob Bell Automotive Group, one of the state's largest car dealers, died Sunday of leukemia at theUniversity of Maryland Medical Center.
  • Narcissus, men and myths: I, me, my

    by Mark Silva Of all the repetitive talking points at the core of the most rabid criticism for the president of the United States - the suggestion that President Barack Obama is nothing without his TelePrompTer, the suggestion that he...

    Obama throws first pitch at Washington Nationals' game, keeping a 100-year-old tradition [Updated]

    Back in the day, when Dwight D. Eisenhower was in the White House, Lyndon Johnson was Senate majority leader and Sam Rayburn was speaker of the House, Americans still held their public officials in esteem. So it was a running...

    JFK Says 'No Pictures, Please'

    July 11, 1960: In the photo above, Sen. John F. Kennedy (D-Mass.) tells photographer Joe Kennedy “No pictures, please” while sitting with Vel Phillips on July 10, 1960. The photo was taken during a rally at Shrine Auditorium led by the Rev. Martin...

    The Kennedys' Moment of Glory

    Photograph by Larry Sharkey / Los Angeles Times July 15, 1960: Preceded by photographers, John F. Kennedy leads his entourage into the Coliseum. I believe the fellow in the lower left is Stanley Tretick, who frequently photographed Kennedy. Los Angeles...