| Dec 17, 2013
In a list heavy with make-good honors, grunge pioneer Nirvana is the sole act among 2014 inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to be recognized in their first year of eligibility.
The Bellingham, Wash.-bred trio will be joined in the Cleveland-...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 10:45 AM
Over the phone to New York City, I ask my sister, "How's swim team?"
"I went this morning," she answers, "and a substitute coach complimented me on my arm turnover. Really made me feel good."
Hiding the sudden lump in my throat, I say, "You're nuts....
| Dec 19, 2013
| 6:00 AM
In a season of outstanding performances wrapped up in awards possibilities, the little gems can too easily be overlooked. So once again, it is time to appreciate some of the actors whose gifts have shone bright in big films this year, even if only for a...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 8:12 PM
A celebration commemorating the life and writing of respected longtime journalist Joseph N. Bell is scheduled for Jan. 21.
The event is set to take place from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m at UC Irvine's University Club, 801 East Peltason Drive, Irvine.
| Nov 14, 2013
The morning after found Jim Weaver at peace and reflective, more convinced than ever of his life-altering decision, and moved by others' response.
Weaver announced Tuesday that he is retiring as Virginia Tech's athletic director. His tenure was...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 6:00 AM
With a calendar date falling just as studios are desperately trying to secure some awards-season traction for their Oscar hopefuls, the AFI Fest has no trouble booking its share of glamorous galas and high-profile events. This year's festival, which...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 4:18 PM
So many Americans experience dangerous fluctuations in heartbeat that about 400,000 times a year a device is implanted in their chests to keep a normal rhythm.
But the defibrillators that send a life-saving electric buzz through the heart can be so...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 4:25 PM
The Burbank Sunrise Kiwanis Club outshined the competition when it celebrated its silver anniversary recently.
The club raised $25,000 and donated it to Providence St. Joseph Foundation during a dinner at DeBell Clubhouse Grill.
The funds will go to the...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 12:34 PM
Richard C. McShane, a retired mechanical engineer, died Tuesday of pneumonia and complications from Parkinson's disease at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The former Pinehurst resident was 83.
Born in Sparrows Point, he was the son of Colegate...
| Jan 31, 2014
John Schneiter succeeded the revered Gay Kintner as Decatur High School's basketball coach after Kintner died at the start of the second half of a Feb. 15, 1960, game against crosstown archrival MacArthur High.
Mr. Schneiter went on to also become one...
| Jan 5, 2014
During one of his final staff meetings as Virginia Tech's athletic director, Jim Weaver revealed how much pain he was enduring, how Parkinson's disease and two failing hips had not only fast-tracked his retirement but also compromised basic, daily living....