| Dec 9, 2013
| 10:36 PM
Eleanor Parker, a versatile leading lady of the 1940s, '50s and '60s who earned three Oscar nominations — none of which were for her best-known role as the baroness in "The Sound of Music" — died Monday in Palm Springs of complications of...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 7:29 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — In a misty rain that African officials said symbolized the departure of a great leader, mourners wept at South Africa’s state memorial for Nelson Mandela, but also sang, danced and ululated to celebrate the man...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 10:54 AM
Mac McGarry, the avuncular TV quizmaster of “It’s Academic” who spent several decades pitching teenage contestants in Baltimore and Washington fastball trivia questions about topics as diverse as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, Chubby Checker...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 9:49 AM
I'm hearing that a dog flu is going around. What symptoms should I look for, and when should I take my pet to the vet if he's sick?
There was an increase in the number of cases of dog flu, or canine influenza, in Montgomery County in August. This is a...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 1:19 PM
There was a time when Christian charities would raise money by showing films of their good works in church basements.
Then Russ Reid, a marketing man who specialized in religious groups, came up with a bold plan for World Vision, a client that sought to...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 10:26 PM
Chief mechanic for 7 Indy 500 winners
George Bignotti, 97, who set a record as the chief mechanic for seven winners of the Indianapolis 500, died in his sleep of natural causes Fridayin Las Vegas, his daughter Mary Mendez said.
| Oct 3, 2013
| 5:50 PM
Republican lawmakers are determined to protect the American people from what they call "socialized medicine" and what the rest of the world calls affordable and accessible healthcare.
What seldom comes up in this discussion, though, is what exactly we'...
| Oct 6, 2013
Every love story should have a Jimmy Stewart moment. Tony and Doris Provenzano have theirs, and we'll get to it in a minute.
They'll celebrate their 68th wedding anniversary in December. It's a marriage that overcame D-Day, not to mention hardship and...
| Oct 6, 2013
Re "Why healthcare is better overseas," Column, Oct. 4
Probably the main reason healthcare seems so much easier and cheaper abroad is that governments are in charge. In the U.S., the system we have mostly places corporate profits above health. Health-...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:48 PM
Innovative director of
opera, film, theater
Patrice Chereau, 68, a celebrated French actor and director in film, theater and opera who was renowned for cutting-edge productions, died Monday in Paris of complications related to...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 9:02 AM
Stanley Kauffmann, the longtime film and theater critic of The New Republic who in the 20th century helped define movie reviews as an intellectual form, has died. He was 97.
Kauffmann died from complications of pneumonia in New York. A tribute will be...