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  • Concert Review: Huntington's APA puts twist on Beatles' album

    Concert Review: Huntington's APA puts twist on Beatles' album
    In 1966, John Lennon made an infamous — and, by his reckoning, misunderstood — comment that the Beatles were "more popular than Jesus now." Thursday night in Huntington Beach, the Fab Four met religion again, and it was evident which side...
  • ARCHIVE: Battling Parkinson's disease, Virginia Tech athletic director Jim Weaver finds inspiration in his 5-year-old son (June 18, 2006)

    Her reach was instinctive, like stretching for the snooze button. No need to look. Hold hands as often as Traci and Jim Weaver, and the fingers interlock naturally. Except this time Traci's right hand didn't connect with Jim's left. This time Traci's...
  • Teel Time: Virginia Tech AD Jim Weaver retiring for health reasons

    Teel Time: Virginia Tech AD Jim Weaver retiring for health reasons
    Jim Weaver, who presided over the most successful era in Virginia Tech sports history, is retiring at year’s end because of ongoing health problems. Sharon McCloskey, a long-time associate athletic director at the school, will serve as interim...
  • Lou Scheimer, Filmation Founder, Dies at 84

    Emmy-winning animation giant Lou Scheimer, founder of Filmation Studios, which produced toon series including "Fat Albert & the Cosby Kids," "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" and even the animated version of "Star Trek," died Thursday. He was 85....
  • NFL players' brains at work show early signs of concussions' toll

    Watching the brains of former football players at work on a demanding mental task, researchers believe they have identified an early warning sign of concussions' cumulative toll, and the cognitive trouble it may portend. The study found only modest...
  • The Valley Line: Fall is the time for fundraisers

    The Valley Line: Fall is the time for fundraisers
    On Monday morning, Veterans Day, I was so focused on my computer screen that it seemed that the rest of the world had disappeared. Like a pesky fly, a low but persistent sound penetrated my consciousness. I was taken out of time and place because it...
  • Woman with Bell's palsy dresses up as a not-impressed McKayla Maroney

    College student Leslie Barrett was diagnosed with Bell’s palsy in August, but she didn't let the disease that's temporarily paralyzing her face ruin her Halloween. In fact, she used the holiday as a chance to help herself cope. A year after...
  • AFI Fest 2013 wraps up a memorable, star-studded scene

     AFI Fest 2013 wraps up a memorable, star-studded scene
    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...
  • A pacemaker in the brain for spinal cord injury?

    Deep-brain stimulation, a technique used for more than a decade to manage the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, may help restore greater function and more natural movement to patients with spinal cord injuries that have left at least a few nerves intact,...
  • Carnett: Private moments with the Master of Menace

    Most of the characters he portrayed died screaming. His demeanor and manner of speaking gave one the distinct impression that he was an upper-crust Englishman — the accent was formal and his voice richly, even creepily, sonorous. In actuality,...
  • Howard County health briefs

    Calendar Dance classes: Presented by Vantage House, a continuum-of-care retirement community, held from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. every Thursday in the Vantage House auditorium, 5400 Vantage Point Road in Columbia. Dance has shown to improve balance, gait and...