| Dec 11, 2012
| 11:18 AM
The announcement last week that South Carolina's Jim DeMint is leaving his Senate seat to run the Heritage Foundation caused some in Washington to wishfully think that perhaps the move might usher in a more congenial, if not cooperative, outlook in the U....
| Dec 15, 2012
| 5:52 PM
In August 2001, Dick Butkus was approached with a deal.
If he would record a radio advertisement, he would be given an EBCT heart scan. The scan normally would have cost about $15,000 and insurance didn't cover it.
"What the hell," Butkus said. "I hadn'...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 10:23 AM
The Library of Congress announced the names of 25 films Wednesday that are to be enshrined in its National Film Registry. Of those 25, 5-1/2 were based on books or stories. The half? Read on.
The 1983 film "A Christmas Story" -- with Ralphie, a frozen...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 1:21 PM
Though we’re only 33 percent of the way through, there’s already a new face atop the Peninsula District girls’ standings. Though some of us (as in, yours truly) actually picked Kecoughtan in the preseason.
Either way, one thing seems...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 1:53 PM
BETTIE HAINES MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT
Results from the Peninsula Tennis Patrons Association outdoor hard-court tournament at Briarfield Park in Hampton. Rated divisions are based on National Tennis Rating Program's 7-point scale:
Men's 4.5 singles...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 12:01 PM
Mark Hildenbrand beat Chris Cruz 6-3, 6-1 in a matchup of left-handers to win the men's 4.5-rated singles championship Sunday in the Bettie Haines Memorial Tournament at Briarfield Park in Hampton.
Tsuneo Kageya (men's 4.0), Dillan Dodson (men's 3.5) and...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 5:47 PM
Sometime between last week's musings about bears freely roaming our neighborhoods and Sunday's closing ceremony of the London Summer Olympics, I came across a nearly 30-year-old account of a visit to La Cañada by a member of the British royal family who...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 5:15 PM
As far back as Louis Lumière's 1895 "Workers Leaving the Lumiere Factory in Lyon" 46-second short, work has been a central theme in motion pictures.¶There have been stark dramas about officer workers as drones (King Vidor's 1928 "The Crowd"), satires...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 4:32 PM
As political campaigns gear up for the final push to November, we are about to be subjected to a propaganda onslaught of epic proportions. Making an intelligent choice among candidates will take discipline.
Some campaigns will actually impart the...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 11:10 AM
Margaret Cho and Rich Little are two comedians who've been at it for a long time. Well, one much longer than the other: Cho burst onto the scene 20 years ago with her biting critiques of social and political problems, focusing on close-to-home issues...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 8:27 PM
Numerous novels and nonfiction books depict aspects of deception, trickery and illusion. Here are a few samples of books that debunk the idea that "what you see is what you get."
"Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil" by Tom...