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  • The 'Downton Abbey' / 'Mad Men' connection

     
    From comments: Since 'Mad Men' and 'Downton Abbey' seem to be popular here, I'll note that 'Mad Men' is equidistant to 'Downton Abbey' as it is to today. My work: 2013-1968=45 1968-1923=45 Equidistance is an increasingly startling concept as you......
  • Phyllis Diller’s closet

     
    Dec. 1978: Comedian Phyllis Diller surveying her wardrobe in her 18x30-foot closet....
  • Frank Neuhauser dies at 97; first national spelling bee winner

    Frank Neuhauser dies at 97; first national spelling bee winner
    The word had already baffled one contestant when Frank Neuhauser confidently spelled it right — "G-L-A-D-I-O-L-U-S" — to win the first national spelling bee in 1925. Luck was his ally. Although he had studied for months with his mill-worker...
  • Medicare Part D is a bad model

    Janice Likens' letter (" Rep. Harris want to privatize Medicare," May 16) reports that Congressman Andy Harris " explained that the new and improved Medicare would function like the Part D Prescription Drug program." This surely raises questions about his...
  • Len Small: Perhaps the dirtiest Illinois governor of them all

    Len Small: Perhaps the dirtiest Illinois governor of them all
    Illinois voters have a weak track record. Or maybe we pick honest people who quickly get corrupted once in power. Or maybe we're just unlucky. The facts are these: Since 1900, we have elected 20 men as the state's chief executive. Six of them —...
  • 'Living right' for 102 years

     'Living right' for 102 years
    Bob Parkinson began teaching Sunday school when he was still a teenager. Back then, Calvin Coolidge was president and Parkinson lived on a South Dakota cattle ranch, a long way from Glendale First United Methodist Church, where he has since become a...
  • Laws redirect thieves from prison to jail

    Recent changes to state law will result in many theft-related crimes formerly charged as felonies to be handled as misdemeanors. Locally, this means many thieves who commit property crimes in La Cañada Flintridge and surrounding areas will be spending...
  • Aquille Carr looks to elevate game as basketball legend grows

    Aquille Carr looks to elevate game as basketball legend grows
    February 4, 2012 It's late in the first half of a tournament game, more than 3,000 basketball fans have filled the auditorium, and as the Patterson High Clippers of Baltimore toss the ball inbounds and head up the court, a spectator leans over to...
  • Baltimore vs. DC hoops challenge this weekend

    Baltimore vs. DC hoops challenge this weekend
    For 15 years the best girls and boys basketball teams in Baltimore City have tipped off against the best of Washington, D.C. in early December. To see some of the best public school basketball of the young season, head over to Lake Clifton Friday and...
  • DC Hot Spots - Art Soiree Winter Wonderland

    DC Hot Spots - Art Soiree Winter Wonderland
    DC Hot Spots covered the 2nd annual Art Soiree Winter Wonderland: Celebrating Women in Art on December 2, 2011 The 2nd annual Winter Wonderland Art Soiree was held this year at The Washington Club, a private social club located in the historic...
  • Tobacco and candy at the post office

    The candy and tobacco store that opened in the city’s main post office in the late 1940s was part of a nationwide movement to provide work for persons living with a disability. In 1947, Postmaster Max L. Green, with assistance from the state and...