| Jun 17, 2011
| 10:37 AM
WEST SUFFIELD -- As soon as Tim and Cara Beneski heard the news on Sept. 26, 2008, they called their sons to "The Island," their king size bed that is haven for family time.
"We told them Paul Newman had passed away," Cara said. "They were hysterical, so...
| Jun 19, 2011
From "King Lear" to "Leave it to Beaver," works of fiction have featured memorable dads. Here's a Father's Day sampler:
1. Chevy Chase plays Clark Griswold in four "Vacation" feature films, but Clark's two kids are played by different actors in each....
| Jan 5, 2012
| 6:22 PM
Several groups are angling to seize control of Baltimore's Grand Prix as city officials seek a new management team in the wake of the financial collapse of the company that organized the inaugural race.
At least two teams — each headed by a...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 1:41 PM
I spent yesterday at the U.S. Courthouse in New Haven. I'd been drafted for jury service before but this was the first time I'd been called for a federal trial. I served the local Superior Court in 2006, but the people involved decided to settle before...
| Feb 1, 2012
Bass player with Peter, Paul and Mary
Dick Kniss, 74, who played stand-up bass with the folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary and co-wrote the John Denver hit "Sunshine on My Shoulders," died Wednesday of pulmonary disease at a hospital near his...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Frostburg State has been dealt a pair of blows, and the season hasn’t even started.
A pair of starters in junior midfielder Lucas Flaig and sophomore defenseman Zach Burkhardt have been lost for the season after sustaining injuries. Flaig underwent...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 1:58 PM
On Sunday, Feb. 19, "The Simpsons" marks an extraordinary feat -- its 500th episode.
The characters, which began as droopier versions in 20-second cartoons on "The Tracey Ullman Show," have evolved, as creator Matt Groening and star Dan Castellaneta...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 11:35 AM
Mother Dolores Hart, who lives a cloistered life at the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethelhem, CT, will walk the red carpet Sunday in support of the Oscar-nominated documentary, "God Is The Bigger Elvis," about her life.Here is Frank Rizzo's interview from...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 9:42 PM
On Sunday, Hollywood celebrates itself and honors its own. All eyes (or most of them anyway) will be on the presentations of the Academy Awards.
But do the Oscars always end up in the right hands? Opinions abound on this topic, and what follows is only...
| Oct 11, 2011
Former bass player with rock band Weezer
Mikey Welsh, 40, the former bass player for the alternative rock band Weezer, was found dead in a Chicago hotel room Saturday, police said.
Chicago police spokeswoman Laura Kubiak said employees of...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 1:56 PM
Andy Rooney is my TV roll model, and he will be for the rest of my life. He joins the list of my other late, great roll models: Dr. Seuss, Sparky Schulz, Bill Mauldin, Doug Marlette, Jeff MacNelly, Tibor Gergely, H.A. Rey, Norman Rockwell, John Steinbeck,...