| May 1, 2013
| 5:41 PM
The Board of Public Works gave the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene the green light Wednesday to move forward with the emergency demolition of 18 vacant buildings at the Henryton State Hospital Center in Carroll County.
The center, which...
| May 20, 2013
| 12:51 PM
Kirk Douglas will be paying tribute to his old friend and frequent co-star Burt Lancaster at the UCLA Film & Television Archive's June 7 screening of their classic 1957 western, “Gunfight at the O.K. Corral” at the Billy Wilder Theater in...
| May 22, 2013
| 2:52 PM
An article in the May 24, 1913, edition of The Argus reported the damage to an area farm due to an early morning fire.
A large barrack on the Wilton Farm, Wilkens avenue and Maiden Choice road, George J. Zaiser, owner, was destroyed by fire early...
| May 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
CANNES, France — For the better part of two decades, director James Gray has been making textured dramas about people, often immigrants and their children, who experience all manner of frustration and struggle.
It prepared him well for the...
| May 25, 2013
| 11:40 AM
Audrey Niffenegger has always been a renaissance woman. Best known as the author of the best-selling novels "The Time Traveler's Wife" (2003) and "Her Fearful Symmetry" (2009), Niffenegger, a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, is also...
| 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 10, 2013
| 7:33 PM
M. Scott Carpenter, a college dropout and local ne'er-do-well who became the second American to orbit Earth, wasn't proud of the way his teen years took off.
"The local papers that say I was just a normal boy are trying to think of something not bad...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 7:00 AM
British actress Vivien Leigh had that undefinable star quality. For 30 years, the exquisitely beautiful Leigh captivated film and theater audiences with her well-crafted, magnetic performances.
In fact, Leigh won lead actress Oscars for creating two...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 3:00 AM
JINAN, China — This squat concrete building was once a chicken coop, but now it's part of a farm with an entirely different kind of livestock — millions of cockroaches.
Inside, squirming masses of the reddish-brown insects dart between...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 5:39 PM
With each scrape of the Florida Panhandle soil by an excavator's metal claw, anthropologists are moving a step closer to unraveling a century of mystery over the fates of missing boys from an infamous reform school.
Some of those sent to the Arthur G....
| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:30 PM
John Frost: A Quiet Mastery
The Irvine Museum, 239 pages
Thank God for archivists. The other week, I read a column in the Orange County Register by Sharon Henry, who sought to find the story behind Helen Stanley, whose name appears...