| Oct 12, 2012
| 12:39 PM
Clarence Edward Beard, a retired Baltimore County public schools vocal music teacher, died of kidney failure Sept. 28 at his Pikesville home. He was 97.
Born in Westminster, he was raised on his parents' dairy farm. He was a 1932 graduate of...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 1:49 PM
For a few moments this weekend, the world thought they had a chance to go head to head with Michael Phelps -- on Words With Friends, that is.
The Olympian accidentally revealed his screen name for the game, sending it out to his nearly 200,000 Twitter...
| Jun 27, 2012
My mom nearly started a revolt at her assisted living facility.
She called me at work recently, upset that a water cooler had disappeared from the dining room. Having been led to believe that it was not coming back, she and another resident conspired...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 4:46 AM
Watch out London -- the much-anticipated vacation has arrived and the first half of the trip seems to be going a lot smoother than we expected.
The London crew
LuAnn, Carole, and Sonja arrive in London only to be greeted by a lovely British gentleman...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 11:58 AM
Marion Elizabeth McKenzie Petit July 13, 2012 Beloved wife and mother, Marion Elizabeth McKenzie Petit died at the age of 92 in La Canada, California. She was born to J. Wallace McKenzie and Wilhelmina Fitger McKenzie on December 13, 1919, in Great Falls,...
| Jul 26, 2012
*1/2 (out of four)
To each their own and all, but the Chicago-made romantic comedy “Qwerty” possesses a pretty warped perception of behavior that could be regarded as charming.
When Scrabble devotee Zoe (Dana Pupkin) calls her boyfriend...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 12:59 PM
I have recently met a woman I am falling madly in love with. As a divorced guy at the age of forty I never thought I would say that again. I have dated, a lot, and I just figured love was something that didn't exist for me. We do everything together,...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 11:36 AM
One of the big perks of my job is the occasional opportunity to meet and interview people in the entertainment world that I've long admired. Among those with whom I've chatted are Mickey Rooney, Debbie Reynolds, Diane Keaton, Martin Milner and Mike...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 10:51 AM
After a brief bout with cancer, Solveig Albertson Dahl passed away December 20, 2012 in her San Luis Obispo home, surrounded by her five loving children. Born August 10, 1927 in Fargo,
North Dakota, she was a longtime resident of Glendale, where she...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 7:16 AM
Baking as an act of redemption and reinvention has cropped up rather frequently in the American cultural landscape recently — think Keri Russell as an abused wife who finds her purpose in pies in "Waitress" or Kristen Wiig's thwarted bakery owner in...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 5:47 AM
“Grammarnoir 5: The Shame of the Prose” is a four-part serial, running on Mondays from February 11 until the thrilling conclusion on March 4, National Grammar Day. Grammarnoir is a work of fiction. Any resemblance of characters to any...