| Dec 29, 2014
CLERMONT — Madison Bumgarner got Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year award. With all due respect to him, Russell Wilson, Rory McIlroy and other stars, I'll take Sid Beckwith.
He plays golf six days a week and has a girlfriend. Those factors...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 1:42 PM
Spain's richest and most-titled aristocrat, the flamboyant Duchess of Alba, who was once a childhood playmate of Britain's queen and went on to become one of Europe's most eccentric fashionistas, died Thursday at her home in Seville. She was 88.
| Dec 10, 2014
| 10:58 AM
Expect a lot of publicity about Time magazine’s choice of “The Ebola Fighters” as person of the year. That’s right, “person,” not “persons.” That seems odd because in 2005 Bill and Melinda Gates and Bono...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 6:09 PM
Of the original 102 Pilgrims who arrived in North America aboard the Mayflower in the fall of 1620, only about half survived to celebrate the first Thanksgiving, in November 1621. The rest perished through starvation and lack of shelter. The survivors...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 3:04 PM
It was a Malawi holiday for Madonna.
The music icon spent her Thanksgiving in the African nation from which her adopted children David Banda and Mercy James hail. There she promoted her charity Raising Malawi and met with the Malawian President Peter...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 12:21 PM
Shirley Deane Cammack, a retired Kernan Hospital worker who was in the British intelligence service during the Cold War, died of cancer Nov. 19 while on vacation with her family at Culebra Island, Puerto Rico. The former Dickeyville resident was 80....
| Dec 3, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"A WOMAN should be two things: classy and fabulous," said Coco Chanel.
I have loved Judi Dench since I discovered her on British TV and then met her through my elegant friend, George Trescher, who was a devout anglophile.
She is a delightful person, not...
| Dec 4, 2014
Several defense contractors in Hampton Roads have won additional work from the Defense Department in recent weeks. The following list of contract awards is based on Pentagon press releases from Oct. 30 to Dec. 1.
Ship repair: General Dynamics...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 8:57 AM
The diva sat at the conference table, pen in hand, taking notes and occasionally offering comments on administrative matters and programming ideas. Twelve hours earlier, she'd been elsewhere in the building: on the stage singing one of her signature roles...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 8:53 AM
Devotees of early Romantic Italian opera must have thought they had died and gone to bel canto heaven last week, when two masterpieces of that genre, neither of them overly familiar, opened in downtown Chicago within three days of each other.
| Dec 9, 2014
| 10:46 AM
British royalty meets American royalty! Prince William and wife Catherine hobnobbed with LeBron James, Beyonce and Jay Z on Monday night in the good old U.S. of A.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took in their first NBA game, a matchup between King...