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  • Obama Takes Key Battlegrounds to Win Re-election

    Obama Takes Key Battlegrounds to Win Re-election
    President Barack Obama rode a wave of broad support from minorities, women and moderates to win re-election Tuesday by defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney in Democratic strongholds and key battleground states. According to CNN projections,...
  • Class Acts: Ja'hune Taylor of Jones High School

    Class Acts: Ja'hune Taylor of Jones High School
    JA'HUNE TAYLOR HAS BEEN STRAPPING ON THE SHOULDER PADS THE PAST THREE YEARS FOR THE JONES HIGH SCHOOL FALCONS. BUT THIS WEEK'S CLASS ACT OF THE WEEK IS MORE THAN JUST THE CAPTAIN OF THE FOOTBALL TEAM. TAYLOR IS ALSO AN HONOR SOCIETY STUDENT AND...
  • 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...
  • Celebrity traveler: Shodekeh's musical treks

    Celebrity traveler: Shodekeh's musical treks
    It's easy for internationally renowned musician Shodekeh to journey with just carry-on luggage; his instrument travels in his soul. The Baltimore-based beatboxer and vocal percussionist performs in a multitude of genres and music domains, including dance...
  • Day Trip: Springfest heralds summer in Ocean City

    Day Trip: Springfest heralds summer in Ocean City
    Ocean City Springfest Ocean City's Springfest sets summer in motion. The four-day event, in its 22nd year, begins May 3 and features live entertainment headlined by The Fabulous Hubcaps, Loretta Lynn, Eddie Money and Survivor. (Loretta Lynn concert is...
  • Maryhill Museum grows gracefully in rural Eastern Washington

    Maryhill Museum grows gracefully in rural Eastern Washington
    GOLDENDALE, Wash. - Sam Hill, an entrepreneur and businessman, didn't live to see his Eastern Washington hilltop mansion completed as the Maryhill Museum of Art in 1940. But he likely would have been just fine with a recently completed $10 million...
  • Eve Arnold dies at 99; pioneering photojournalist

    Eve Arnold dies at 99; pioneering photojournalist
    Eve Arnold, one of the first woman photojournalists to join the prestigious Magnum Photography Agency in the 1950s and traveled the world for her work but was best known for her candid shots of Hollywood celebrities, has died. She was 99. Arnold died...
  • Jacqueline Piatigorsky dies at 100; chess champion, sculptor

    Jacqueline Piatigorsky dies at 100; chess champion, sculptor
    Jacqueline Piatigorsky was born into the Rothschild banking clan and grew up in a palace in Paris, but her silver spoon came with a ball and shackles. She rarely left her sumptuous homes and was dominated by a callous nanny. She felt invisible to her...
  • Louisiana Red dies at 79; Alabama-born slide guitarist found success in Germany

    Louisiana Red dies at 79; Alabama-born slide guitarist found success in Germany
    Like so many other blues musicians, slide guitarist Louisiana Red long struggled to make a living in his native country, so in the early 1980s he moved to Germany where, to his delight, he found audiences far more receptive to his elemental sound. He...
  • A dramatic new 'Mourning' becomes Remy Bumppo

    A dramatic new 'Mourning' becomes Remy Bumppo
    Not since the old Body Politic days has there been this much excitement on the top floor of 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., now known as the Greenhouse Theater Center. Remy Bumppo Theatre Company's new artistic director, Timothy Douglas, is certainly not coming...
  • '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...