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  • Bob Banner dies at 89; Emmy-winning producer

    Bob Banner dies at 89; Emmy-winning producer
    Bob Banner, an Emmy Award-winning television producer and director whose credits included "The Garry Moore Show," "Candid Camera" and "Solid Gold" and who gave a career boost to a young Carol Burnett years before becoming executive producer of her popular comedy variety show, has died. He was 89.
  • The life and fate of Alger Hiss remains a hot topic among readers

    "The other curious thing about the Hiss case is the psychology of believing that Hiss was a spy, which requires abandoning much of what we know about rational thought." — Newspaper columnist Molly Ivins in 1996 I knew that my Alger Hiss column...

    Check out the YA Fest celebrating young adult fiction

     
    Jennifer Murgia has always found young adult fiction more compelling than standard adult books. “I really enjoy teen fiction,” says the Palmer Township mother of two. “Kids are so impressionable at that age and think they can change...

    France to consider bill allowing same-sex marriage

     
    The French Cabinet approved a draft bill legalizing same-sex marriage, which now goes to the legislature for consideration.

    Julia Child at 80

    At 80, Julia Child is still a champion of the good life. And with more than 40 years of fine dining under her belt--which fits quite trimly--she's a powerful argument for having your genoise and eating it too. "I eat properly, and that makes a...