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  • Clair E. George dies at 81; spy was pardoned for Iran-Contra lies

    Clair E. George, a former CIA covert operations chief who received a presidential pardon in 1992 after being convicted of two counts of lying to Congress in connection with the Iran-Contra scandal during the Reagan administration, has died. He was 81.
  • Of Montreal's new direction

    Of Montreal's new direction
    "Alabee Barnes, this is your lucky day. Your father is going to sing Michael Jackson's 'Thriller'!" announced Kevin Barnes as that song's instantly recognizable opening rang out behind him. It was the end of a long dress rehearsal for the indie- pop...

    GenX cyclists rejoice: R.E.M. trestle may become trail

     
    “Murmur” is among my favorite albums. I even drove to Athens, Ga., in 1987 in hopes of a glimpse of band members. Alas, I had to settle for a bumper sticker from WUOG, the University of Georgia college-rock station that gave R.E.M. early...

    Fred McDaniel, former Leesburg track coach, passes away

     
    Fred McDaniel, a longtime Leesburg High coach/teacher/administrator, died on Sunday. He was 88. McDaniel retired in 1980 after serving as Leesburg's track coach from 1955-1980. He led the Yellow Jackets boys track team to back-to-back Class A

    Sneak preview: Ann Powers on Of Montreal's wild new show

     
    When word got out last spring that the Athens, Ga.-based glam collective Of Montreal would be touring with Atlanta's rising soul goddess Janelle Monae in September, fans of freaky independent culture jumped for joy. Two sets of indie pop's most...