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  • Review: 'The Man He Became' by James Tobin

    Review: 'The Man He Became' by James Tobin
    In 1921 Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the former assistant secretary of the Navy during the Woodrow Wilson administration and Democratic nominee for vice president the previous year, must have seemed to be a preternaturally fortunate man. Still very much...
  • Syrian civil war heightens polio risk [Commentary]

    Syrian civil war heightens polio risk [Commentary]
    In 1951, my Great Uncle William Kirkpatrick, who had polio, became the first person to be injected with Jonas Salk's experimental polio vaccine. The vaccine would become Salk's gift to the world, but at the time it was untested and undergoing...
  • Five musical reasons to see Charlie Haden at REDCAT Tuesday

    Five musical reasons to see Charlie Haden at REDCAT Tuesday
    You can't talk about modern jazz without talking about Charlie Haden. The bassist who forged a woodsy backbone for groundbreaking recordings with Ornette Coleman and later went on to found the jazz program at CalArts, Haden has been in poor health since...
  • Eleanor Parker dies at 91; played baroness in 'The Sound of Music'

    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...
  • Music documentaries look at the talent just beyond the spotlight

    Elvis. Aretha. The Beatles. These are the titans. Jerome Felder, Spooner Oldham and Freda Kelly? They're the supporting players. Following on last year's Oscar-winning Sixto Rodriguez documentary, "Searching for Sugarman," a fresh set of nonfiction...
  • Remembering actress Eleanor Parker, who portrayed opera great Marjorie Lawrence

    Remembering actress Eleanor Parker, who portrayed opera great Marjorie Lawrence
    Another bright star of old Hollywood is gone. Eleanor Parker, who received three Academy Award nominations, including for her inspired portrayal of soprano Marjorie Lawrence in the 1955 film "Interrupted Melody," died Monday in Palm Springs. She was 91. ...
  • Jazz review: Charlie Haden speaks volumes at REDCAT

    Jazz review: Charlie Haden speaks volumes at REDCAT
    It's a grim reality, but there's one thing you don't expect from Charlie Haden on stage in 2013, and that's a lot of conversation. Stricken by post-polio syndrome since late 2010 (Haden was first diagnosed with a bulbar form of the disease around his...
  • Polio worker, 2 police officers slain in Pakistan

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Two policemen and a polio worker were killed by gunmen in separate incidents in restive northwest Pakistan on Friday, officials said. In the first case, suspected militants fired at two policemen reportedly on their way to guard...
  • Hilary Koprowski dies at 96; developed oral vaccine for polio

    Hilary Koprowski, a Polish-born researcher who developed the first successful oral vaccine for polio, has died. He was 96. Koprowski died of pneumonia April 11 at his Philadelphia home, said his son, Dr. Christopher Koprowski, a radiation oncologist....
  • Rotarians led the fight to eradicate polio

    Rotarians led the fight to eradicate polio
    Your health section recently noted that a Hopkins dean was among those who want to eradicate polio ("Hopkins dean joins effort to eradicate polio," April 21). I believe we all ascribe to that hope. My comment comes from the point of view of all the work...
  • Manchester Rotary Club Hosts Mother's Day Breakfast

    Manchester Rotary Club Hosts Mother's Day Breakfast
    The Manchester Rotary Club is to host a Mother's Day pancake breakfast on Sunday. Doors will be open from 8 a.m. to noon at the Manchester Country Club, 308 South Main St. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, bacon, blueberries and...