| Apr 6, 2013
| 5:43 PM
WINDBER — Five days and a 102-page completed script later, two writers have been "paroled" from the Grand Midway Hotel.
Chris Mancuso and Brian J. Cano were "freed" Saturday by their jailer — creative mind and owner of the Windber landmark,...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 7:02 PM
Harry Reems, who starred with Linda Lovelace in the 1972 pornographic film "Deep Throat" and became a cause celebre in Hollywood after he was convicted on federal obscenity charges related to the movie, has died. He was 65.
Reems, who had pancreatic...
| Mar 3, 2013
Jerry Buss may be gone, but Jerry Buss hasn't gone anywhere.
Jerry Buss may have died on Feb. 18 at age 80, but Jerry Buss lives.
When watching the Lakers makes you howl, when watching the NBA makes you smile, when watching anything in professional...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 9:21 AM
WASHINGTON -- If second-term presidents feel liberated by re-election to pursue bolder agendas, first ladies often become more comfortable to be their own person.
Witness Laura Bush, who in her husband's second term discovered that she, too, had a voice...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 5:16 PM
The hand that once wrote about daily NBA schedules on a greaseboard in the Lakers' locker room now composes daily specials on a surfboard propped against a sunset-colored truck.
Kona Sunset Shrimp Tacos, two for $7.
The distinctive voice that once...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 10:31 AM
Oscar hosts are supposed to be irreverent and edgy, otherwise they are instantly accused of boring us silly. So Seth MacFarlane must have been surprised by the rolling backlash from his performance at last week's Academy Awards.
In a gathering storm...
| Mar 3, 2013
The frozen fields of Wyoming came first. Long before the championship trophies. Before the glitz and glamour. Jerry Buss was still a teenager, digging ditches beside his stepfather, when he dreamed of bigger things.
It was youthful ambition — a...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 2:46 PM
When Jerry Buss bought the Lakers in 1979, he wanted to build a championship team. He also wanted to put on a show.
The new owner gave courtside seats to movie stars. He hired pretty women to dance during timeouts. He spent freely on big stars and...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 11:07 AM
Highlights from backstage at the Oscars:
The “Argo” trio of Ben Affleck, George Clooney and Grant Heslov took the stage, and Affleck was asked when he felt was tipping point for his movie’s victory.
| Feb 23, 2013
Like to laugh, don't care why or where. Don't care the occasion, formal or otherwise, though the formal ones always — to quote Jack Nicholson — "bring out the devil in me."
Like to laugh with people and at people and for people, which is...
| Feb 23, 2013
While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article: