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  • Virginia H. Griffin, registered nurse

    Virginia H. Griffin, a retired registered nurse and former Roland Park resident, died Sunday of a heart attack at Towsongate Condominiums. Mrs. Griffin would have celebrated her 80th birthday in two weeks, family members said. The daughter of an...
  • Changes ahead in A+E

    Next week we will be making changes to our daily A+E comics/puzzles package as part of our continuing evaluation of reader feedback. First up, we’re adding a puzzle: Jumble Crossword. This easy but entertaining game lets crossword aficionados test...
  • Young woman helps bring chess to new Chicago audiences

    Young woman helps bring chess to new Chicago audiences
    Checkmate, Chicago. Thanks in part to the daughter of Russian immigrants, bar theme nights and the rise of nerd culture, chess is shedding its image as a game for old men in the park or geeky social outcasts. "I think already with this generation, we'...
  • Reel Critics: A rugged and inspiring 'Trail'

    I was privileged to attend the private screening of a captivating new documentary. Catherine Jayasuriya is a very sharp local mom on a major mission. She is the driving force behind "Dusty's Trail," which is vying for a spot in the Newport Beach Film...
  • Election campaign ends with chess match in swing states

    Election campaign ends with chess match in swing states
    After years of planning and months of campaigning, the most expensive presidential race in history comes down to a final five-day whirlwind of speeches and television ads in the eight states still up for grabs. President Barack Obama and Republican...
  • Veterans and soldiers share camaraderie

    Veterans and soldiers share camaraderie
    Maj. Gen. Robert S. Ferrell, commander of Aberdeen Proving Ground, arrived unannounced at an animated gathering of soldiers and veterans at Perry Point Veterans Affairs Hospital in Cecil County. He immediately mingled with the crowd. During what was...
  • John McCarthy dies at 84; the father of artificial intelligence

    John McCarthy dies at 84; the father of artificial intelligence
    In the mid-1950s mathematician John McCarthy issued a call for research on "Automata Studies," but the phrase was so bland that few people understood what he meant. So he came up with a more provocative description of the idea he was promoting. He called...
  • Larry Evans dies at 78; five-time U.S. chess champion and writer

    Larry Evans dies at 78; five-time U.S. chess champion and writer
    Larry Evans was a rarity in competitive chess — a five-time U.S. champion who wrote widely about the game, including a book once considered the chess players' bible. A chess grandmaster, he also gained fame for helping Bobby Fischer train for,...
  • Sylvia Bursztyn dies at 62; created Sunday crossword puzzles for the L.A. Times

    Sylvia Bursztyn, who parlayed her playful spirit and love of language into a 30-year career of creating devilishly clever Sunday crossword puzzles for the Los Angeles Times, has died. She was 62. Bursztyn was found dead at her Granada Hills home on Dec....
  • 'Fish Men' is at its best when chess is front and center

    'Fish Men' is at its best when chess is front and center
    Oxymoronic as the whole notion may seem, chess hustlers are one of the pleasures of urban life. I've watched naive amateur players get taken for hard cash by well-masked intellectual killers in Washington Square Park in New York, Harvard Square in...
  • Book review: 'Three Stations' by Martin Cruz Smith

    Book review: 'Three Stations' by Martin Cruz Smith
    Russia may be nearly 20 years removed from the end of Soviet Communist rule, but the latest events in that country truly bring home the phrase "the more things change, the more they stay the same." Spies are still trying to infiltrate American soil,...