| Nov 13, 2013
I don't know how many watched the Dolphins-Bucs game on ESPN on Monday night, much less the preview show. But if you watched it, you may have seen a wonderful five-minute segment on former Lehigh wide receiver Ryan Spadola, who is now on the Miami...
| Jul 16, 2011
'Remanded" -- taken into custody. In his career as a New York prosecutor and a federal prosecutor in California, Donald Heller has asked the court to remand guilty defendants countless times. He helped put away Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, who tried to...
| May 15, 2011
The High-Flying Life of Evel Knievel: American Showman, Daredevil, and Legend
Doubleday: 400 pp., $27.50
For men of a certain age, Evel Knievel is a touchstone of innocence lost, vaguely held in the memory bank as an emblem of how...
| May 29, 2011
Penguin Press: 586 pp., $36
Henry Kissinger was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 1973 for negotiating the Paris peace accords that established a ceasefire in the Vietnam War and let the United States extricate itself from that...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 10:36 AM
Warren Harding died here" doesn't quite have the tourist draw of "Washington slept here," but for the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, the distinction of being the only hotel where a president of the United States drew his last breath is enough to put it...
| Nov 25, 2012
Sure, you could go to the beach again. Or you could turn your back on the Pacific and head instead for a desert land of date shakes and camel races, jumbo windmills and creationist dinosaurs, native palms and gay parties, mountain views and midcentury...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 10:17 AM
At Little Rock National Airport, it's two for the price of one. No, we're not talking about airfares, but Clintons.
The Arkansas capital's Municipal Airport Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to rename the airport in honor of the former president and...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Some thoughts from the cheap seats about the Pope’s abdication:
The former Cardinal Ratzinger accepted the heavy mantle of the Papacy with great reluctance. He reportedly prayed not to be chosen for the role, convinced he was inadequate for...
| May 21, 2011
Nathaniel Davis, a longtime diplomat who was the American ambassador to Chile when President Salvador Allende was deposed in a bloody coup, died of cancer Monday in Claremont. He was 86.
His death was announced by Claremont's Harvey Mudd College, where...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 3:50 PM
The retrial of Rod Blagojevich has ended for the day after the former governor made another flat denial that he tried to swap a cabinet post for himself in exchange for appointing someone to the U.S. Senate.
Blagojevich said he did not offer a trade...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 1:14 PM
Interesting that President Obama would pick the last liberal Republican president to hitch up his re-election campaign train.
Back in the day when I voted for Republicans for president, TR was one of my inspirations. He was strong, manly, handsome and...