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  • Dav Pilkey stretches 'Captain Underpants' series

    Dav Pilkey stretches 'Captain Underpants' series
    This is the story of Dav Pilkey. Pilkey is the guy on the right with the wild hair and fake beard. Lily is the small dog on the left with the green dinosaur suit. Remember that now! Though Lily may require an introduction, Pilkey most likely does not....
  • L.A.'s string of indie labels succeeds with a jack-of-all-trades approach

    L.A.'s string of indie labels succeeds with a jack-of-all-trades approach
    Part of a series of occasional articles. Two weeks ago, rock band Arcade Fire landed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard charts with its third album, "The Suburbs." For the band's devoted fans as well as some online music prognosticators, hitting the top...
  • Monica Lewis sounds her 'Siren'

    Monica Lewis sounds her 'Siren'
    During her heyday in the 1940s and '50s, dimple-cheeked Monica Lewis was known as "America's Singing Sweetheart": She warbled such chart-topping hits as "Autumn Leaves, "I Wish You Love" and "Put the Blame on Mame" and starred on the radio on such...
  • Lina Romay dies at 91; Cugat singer, MGM actress

    Lina Romay dies at 91; Cugat singer, MGM actress
    Lina Romay, whose role as a lead singer with Xavier Cugat's orchestra in the early 1940s led to a career in the movies and a stint decades later as a Spanish-language radio announcer for Hollywood Park, has died. She was 91. Romay died Dec. 17 of natural...
  • Richard P. McKee dies at 62; open government advocate

    Richard P. McKee dies at 62; open government advocate
    Richard P. McKee, a chemistry professor who was so offended by a Glendora official's effort to thwart public comment at a meeting that he became one of California's most effective advocates for open government, died Saturday at his home in La Verne. He...
  • Amy Winehouse dies at 27; iconoclastic British singer-songwriter

    Amy Winehouse dies at 27; iconoclastic British singer-songwriter
    British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse was a phenomenon: a Jewish girl from a London suburb with a retro beehive, a devil-may-care attitude and a voice that channeled Aretha Franklin and Ruth Brown. Music industry figures on both sides of the Atlantic...
  • Miami Dolphins fans say they want ...

    Miami Dolphins fans say they want ...
    1. Congratulations to Ronnie Brown, no doubt an exhausted winner of our latest poll: Which free-agent running back should the Miami Dolphins re-sign? With more than 3,500 votes tabulated, Brown finished with 35.4 percent of the vote (1,242 votes) to Ricky...
  • Edsall Calls Maryland His 'Dream Job'

    Edsall Calls Maryland His 'Dream Job'
    Randy Edsall has done the future before. This time, it was about his past. The architect of the modern UConn football program, Edsall was introduced Monday as the 34th head coach at Maryland, calling the opportunity to work at the school a "dream job"...
  • Maryland hires Texas A&M coach Mark Turgeon

    Maryland hires Texas A&M coach Mark Turgeon
    Maryland on Monday night hired Texas A&M coach Mark Turgeon -- a Larry Brown disciple at Kansas who has been likened to Gary Williams -- to replace Williams as men's basketball coach. Turgeon, 46, was hired after being interviewed by athletic director...
  • Notre Dame shut out on NFL Draft's third day

    Notre Dame shut out on NFL Draft's third day
    In the middle of the sixth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday, former Notre Dame nose guard Ian Williams whipped out his smartphone and spoke for all but one of his fellow ex-teammates. "Beyond (ticked) off right now," Williams posted on his Twitter...
  • Video: Matt Painter talks about his extension with Purdue

    Video: Matt Painter talks about his extension with Purdue
    A whirlwind 48 hours for Purdue basketball fans has ended up right back where it started. At the end of the day, Matt Painter is the head coach of the Boilermakers basketball program, listening to an offer from Missouri but eventually turning it down....