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  • Holiday gifts: A baker's dozen of great cookbooks

    Holiday gifts: A baker's dozen of great cookbooks
    Fall is the harvest season, right? That's especially true when it comes to cookbooks, which every year arrive in a seasonal flood that puts apples and pears to shame. By some counts, as many as three-fourths of all cookbooks in the United States are...
  • Henry Carlisle dies at 84; author, translator helped bring Solzhenitsyn's work to Western audiences

    Henry Carlisle dies at 84; author, translator helped bring Solzhenitsyn's work to Western audiences
    Henry Carlisle, a San Francisco author, translator and former editor who with his wife helped bring two works by Alexander Solzhenitsyn to Western audiences, has died. He was 84. Carlisle died of complications from pneumonia July 11 in San Francisco,...
  • William A. Rusher dies at 87; conservative theorist and publisher of National Review

    William A. Rusher dies at 87; conservative theorist and publisher of National Review
    William A. Rusher, a leading theorist and organizer of the modern conservative movement who helped William F. Buckley Jr. build the National Review into one of the American right's most influential journals, died Saturday at a retirement home in San...
  • Martin Marootian dies at 95; lead plaintiff in suit over Armenian genocide victims' insurance policies

    Martin Marootian dies at 95; lead plaintiff in suit over Armenian genocide victims' insurance policies
    Martin Marootian, a retired pharmacist who stood up for Armenian genocide victims as the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit that resulted in a $20-million settlement from New York Life Insurance Co. for failing to honor claims on policies sold to thousands of...
  • Karen Sortito dies at 49; marketing exec negotiated product tie-ins to Bond movies

    Karen Sortito dies at 49; marketing exec negotiated product tie-ins to Bond movies
    Karen Sortito, a movie-marketing executive best known for groundbreaking product tie-ins to James Bond films in the 1990s, has died. She was 49. Sortito died Monday of cancer at her New York City home, said her friend Terry Curtin, co-president of...
  • Theoni Aldredge dies at 78; costume designer

    Theoni Aldredge dies at 78; costume designer
    Theoni V. Aldredge, a preeminent costume designer in theater and film who created wardrobes for more than 300 productions over nearly 50 years, died Friday at a Connecticut hospice, said her husband, actor Tom Aldredge. She was 78. Know for her...
  • Is taking names off the backs of Maryland jerseys a big deal?

    Is taking names off the backs of Maryland jerseys a big deal?
    It didn't take long for new Maryland football coach Randy Edsall to lay down his laws -- and stamp out any individuality -- by telling his players that they weren't allowed to wear do-rags or hats inside the Gossett Football Team House, have their ears...
  • Illinois students inch up ACT scores

    Illinois students inch up ACT scores
    Illinois' Class of 2011 posted the highest average ACT score in a decade — 20.9 — but the performance fell below the national average and most graduates left high school unprepared for key college classes, data released Wednesday show....
  • Moore Scores 41 In Record 89th Straight Win

    Moore Scores 41 In Record 89th Straight Win
    Perhaps it's true that only a scant percentage of the world cares about women's basketball. Maybe even less than that — or so we've heard from the dissenting crowd insulted by the long assault on a legendary men's coach and his team's iconic winning...
  • Bible details gang rules

    As Bethlehem police were investigating a stabbing last year at a Dover Lane home, they came across a backpack with an inch-thick binder stuffed inside. Officers needed only to read the title on the binder's cover to know they had found a key piece of...
  • For Paul Simon, the world is his sound stage

    For Paul Simon, the world is his sound stage
    Two years ago Paul Simon traveled to Kenya with his wife, the singer Edie Brickell, and their three children. The trip wasn't strictly musical: "We went to see the migration of the animals," Simon says. But fans of this Rock and Roll Hall of Famer have...