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  • My Fuzzy Friend: Mafia and Buddha became instant friends

    My Fuzzy Friend: Mafia and Buddha became instant friends
    •Name: Laura Pascoe-Healy •Age: 34 •Hometown: Germansville •Type of pets: Dogs •Names: Mafia and Buddha •Ages: Mature adults •Breeds: Chihuahua/terrier and beagle/terrier mixes •Male or females: Males...
  • Feds: 'We used everything' to catch family shoplifting ring

    Feds: 'We used everything' to catch family shoplifting ring
    The suburban Chicago family stole with startling efficiency from toy stores, booksellers and coffee shops from Maryland to Texas, its matriarch often dressed in a bulky black dress outfitted with compartments for stuffing large merchandise, federal...
  • Concerts

      **************** March 10, 2014 - Burbank, CA - Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated bands Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry will hit the road in June for an extensive summer amphitheatre and arena tour. Also on the bill, performing an acoustic set, are...
  • No ordinary Joe: Fans go wild for G.I. Joe

    MINNEAPOLIS As a veteran of countless military campaigns and death-defying adventures, G.I. Joe has seen it all. He's captured pygmy gorillas and hunted white tigers, fought terrorists at home and worked to save the world from environmental disaster....
  • TV Picks: 'None of the Above,' 'The Numbers Game,' 'Doll & Em'

    TV Picks: 'None of the Above,' 'The Numbers Game,' 'Doll & Em'
    "None of the Above" and "The Numbers Game" (National Geographic Channel, Mondays). A brace of stunt-science shows -- edutainment is the word. And is actually a word. (First known use: 1973.) Like the network's "Brain Games" and "Duck Quacks Don't Echo,"...
  • For the L.A. Derby Dolls, elbow room for self-improvement

    For the L.A. Derby Dolls, elbow room for self-improvement
    Some girls choose soccer or cheerleading. Ivy Wolk chose roller derby. "This is it, this is for me," the petite, wide-eyed 9-year-old said to her mom the first time she saw the Los Angeles Derby Dolls hit the track, and one another, two years ago....
  • Mike Kelley's riveting adolescent stage

     Mike Kelley's riveting adolescent stage
    By 1991, Mike Kelley had emerged as a crucial artist in Los Angeles, at the head of a pack that had pushed into prominence in the previous decade. His riveting sculptures reassembled from ratty stuffed animals, crocheted dolls and other tattered...
  • South Windsor Boy Asks For Donations To Animal Shelter, Not Birthday Gifts

    South Windsor Boy Asks For Donations To Animal Shelter, Not Birthday Gifts
    SOUTH WINDSOR - A local boy is celebrating his eighth birthday by honoring his deceased dog. Instead of toys and video games, Aiden Deptula is asking for rawhides, marrow bones, and Dentastix that he plans to donate to Tyler Regional Animal Control...
  • Narrowing the construction gap [Commentary]

    Narrowing the construction gap [Commentary]
    In an effort to be trendy and to tap into a market that appears ripe for the picking, toy companies are newly trying to attract a female audience to building toys, blocks and gears that can be put together to make buildings and inventions. Ostensibly, the...
  • Hatfield toymaker looks to "Family Guy" for inspiration

     
    K’Nex Brands, the Hatfield-based toymaker announced it is now making a line of its building toys patterned after the Fox animated series "Family Guy." K’Nex, a company that makes popular building sets and is the only construction toy company...
  • Parents @ Play: I want to grow up. Now.

    Children learn a lot about the world by imitating us and by "us," we mean anyone who's even a little older than they are. It isn't until a few decades later, when they have children and a mortgage of their own, that they discover that being a grown-up...