| Jun 26, 2013
| 12:24 AM
Dec. 1978: Comedian Phyllis Diller surveying her wardrobe in her 18x30-foot closet....
| Sep 10, 2013
If you watched television in Southern California in the 1970s and beyond, it was impossible to miss Cal Worthington, the lanky pitchman in the cowboy hat touting deals on a sprawling car lot with his "dog Spot."
"Spot," however, was anything but a dog...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 8:51 PM
When a Frank C. Ashford painting was sent to Minneapolis to be restored, the Dacotah Prairie Museum found it had one more Ashford painting than it thought.
The museum has long owned an original Ashford oil painting called “Portrait of a Young...
| Apr 14, 2013
Pleasanton, Calif., is — no surprise here — a pleasant small city east of San Francisco Bay that was off the beaten track for much of the 20th century and avoided the redevelopment that destroyed the cores of many older cities. Its downtown...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Legendary Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill famously coined the phrase "All politics is local," but for dedicated staff and volunteers at historical societies across the city and suburbs, so is all history.
They are the ones who keep the flame of the...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 1:22 PM
Ralph F. Paul of Greenville Township was the guest of honor during Hillcrest Grange's May 22 meeting when the organization's members celebrated the Pocahontas area resident's 90th birthday.
This spring when the honoree and his wife, the former...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 4:32 PM
From the Canning vs. National Labor Relations Board (pdf) opinion U.S. Court of Appeals in DC: (citations omitted) It is undisputed that the purported appointments of the three members were not made “by and with the Advice and Consent of......
| Dec 16, 2012
| 2:43 AM
Holiday shoppers on Michigan Avenue this month can get a unique gift: Viewing parts of the Wrigley Building that haven't been visible to the public since the "fraternal twin" towers were completed in 1921 and 1924.
The ongoing renovations, which have...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 8:53 PM
Crossing the threshold into the grand entry hall of the Mediterranean-style house in Beverly Hills is like stepping into a time capsule.
Up for sale for the first time since it was built in 1925 for its original owners, the elegantly understated house...
| Oct 31, 2012
"When it comes to our foreign policy, you seem to want to import the foreign policies of the 1980s, just like the social policies of the 1950s and the economic policies of the 1920s," President Barack Obama told Mitt Romney in their final debate.
| May 18, 2012
| 4:54 PM
Several details from a lengthy interview with Newport News retiree and former shipyard designer Russell Derring didn't make it into a lengthy May 10 profile.
Derring, 101, started his shipbuilding career in 1929, and as an apprentice installed pipes on...