| 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 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...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 2:59 PM
Not since Mel Brooks served up the movies of Alfred Hitchcock like so much chopped liver in "High Anxiety" has the master of suspense been more comically garroted than he is in "The 39 Steps," the latest attraction at the Laguna Playhouse.
And, as he did...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 4:48 PM
Mark Hildenbrand overcame Mike Anderson 6-3, 7-6 (7-2) in a duel of veteran left-handers Sunday to win the Octoberfest Classic's men's 4.5-rated singles championship at Huntington Park in Newport News.
Anderson was trying to force his third-setter of the...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 7:30 AM
Before WWII, a large number of people were against America's involvement in the wars in Europe and Asia. After Pearl Harbor, however, that argument disappeared, and virtually everyone got involved. Sons of rich families enlisted. The Kennedys, for...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 12:55 PM
On Oct. 31, 2012, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell announced that Virginia was one of seven states to receive a $45,000 grant from the National Governors Association to participate in a Prescription Drug Abuse Reduction Police Academy.
Prescription drug abuse...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 5:28 PM
With their sharp thinking and irreverent courtroom shenanigans, Jared Franklin and Peter Bash won many cases in the first season of TNT's "Franklin & Bash," and the show won many fans and earned a second season.
A large part of the show's success is...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 10:57 AM
Andy Griffith, one of the stars who put CBS on top of the TV world in the 1960s with an easy-going but culturally-packed sitcom that ran for eight seasons during that stormy decade in American life, died Tuesday at 86 at his North Carolina home in Roanoke...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 7:31 PM
On the evening of July 2, Bill Bentinck, 87, was led from his Palm Springs home in handcuffs, in mourning and in shock.
The body of his wife of 25 years, Lynda, was still in the house, but there was no time to grieve. After telling police that his...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 10:55 AM
Talk about a high profile cast -- and somewhat of a family affair, too...
Members of the Naughton Family as well as Westport's extended theatrical family will make up the cast of a reading of Philip Barry's "The Philadelphia Stopry," part of Westport...
| Nov 18, 2012
Norma Shearer's silk sheets sat for years in a Los Angeles garage, with no one to admire the embroidered monogram: NST, for Norma Shearer Thalberg.
The starlet's Louis Vuitton steamer trunks waited in vain to voyage. One was dedicated solely to...