| Dec 23, 2012
Not long after she came home to find her entire front yard raked by an anonymous Samaritan, Alisa Blanchette buckled her four children into the car and headed toward the McDonald's in Manteno.
We're going to do something nice for someone else, she...
| Aug 27, 2012
Jerry Nelson, the puppeteer best known for giving voice to Count von Count, the silly but instructional vampire mathematician on television's "Sesame Street," died Thursday at his home in Cape Cod, Mass., the Sesame Workshop announced. He was 78....
| Aug 27, 2012
| 12:45 PM
If you've ever attended an Ozomatli concert, you know it's sort of like being swept up in a Disneyland parade for adults. The unclassifiable L.A. band -- OK, call its members Latino-hip-hop-reggae-rockers, if you must -- is known for a kinetically feel-...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 3:18 PM
No need to bone up on the Mormon prophet Joseph Smith before attending "The Book of Mormon" at the Pantages Theatre. Just know that this exceedingly naughty, though in the end disarmingly nice, show is devised by the minds behind "South Park" and that...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 9:27 AM
Green Bay television station NBC26 made fun of the infamous replacement referees who botched Monday night's football game by using a replacement weather guy on its show.
The substitute weatherman sounded like a "Sesame Street" character and said that...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 9:33 AM
Last night's presidential debate was a controversial one, as most modern political events tend to be these days. One of the biggest talkers coming out of the first debate was GOP contender Mitt Romney straight up admitting that he's going to cut PBS...
| Oct 7, 2012
Two of the more memorable observations to come out of Mitt Romney during the first presidential debate had to do with fibs and Big Bird. The candidate said that as the father of sons, he knows that repeating a lie doesn't make it true. As to the latter?...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 3:31 PM
Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo on "Sesame Street," is taking a leave of absence from the show in the aftermath of allegations that he had sex with an underage boy, which surfaced Monday on the website TMZ.
The Baltimore-born Clash has vehemently denied...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 8:12 AM
It's a relatively quiet week, eventwise at Orlando's theme parks and attractions.
+ It truly is last call today for the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, even though disneyworld.com has moved on to the 2013 festival already. The park is open...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 4:36 AM
WEATHER: Showers, with a high near 52. Tonight is expected to be mostly clear, low around 38.
TRAFFIC: Check our traffic updates for this morning's issues.
Voice of Elmo leaves 'Sesame Street' after underage sex accusations: Baltimore-born...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 11:38 AM
A claim that "Sesame Street" puppeteer Kevin Clash had sex with a minor has been withdrawn.
The 23-year-old man who had said he was 16 when he began a romantic relationship with Clash — the voice of Elmo — recanted Tuesday through his...