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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....
  • Florida gets double-whammy as John Theus, Derrick Henry pick Georgia

    Florida gets double-whammy as John Theus, Derrick Henry pick Georgia
    The Florida Gators picked up their 14th commitment of the 2012 recruiting class with the pledge of Boiling Springs (N.C.) Crest safety Rhaheim Ledbetter on Friday morning. A happy day in Gainesville, no doubt. That all changed Friday night. A pair of...
  • USC commit LB Kent Turene of Lauderdale Lakes Boyd Anderson visiting Georgia, Tennessee

    USC commit LB Kent Turene of Lauderdale Lakes Boyd Anderson visiting Georgia, Tennessee
    It seemed like an odd commitment at the time, but amid all the turmoil that went on this past summer at USC, Lauderdale Lakes Boyd Anderson linebacker Kent Turene was unfazed. He committed to the Trojans and was quite sure of himself at the time. Now...
  • R.E.M. calls it quits

    R.E.M. calls it quits
    After more than three decades as a band, R.E.M. is breaking up. In a terse announcement Wednesday at the band’s official Web site, remhq.com, the trio of Michael Stipe, Peter Buck and Mike Mills said they “have decided to call it a day as a...
  • R.E.M. breaks up, leaves behind career that balanced hits, integrity

    R.E.M. breaks up, leaves behind career that balanced hits, integrity
    R.E.M. broke up Wednesday, with an exit nearly as modest as its entrance. You couldn’t get much more humble than touring America in a beat-up van out of the decidedly un-hip environs of Athens, Ga., in 1980. And when the band went out this week, it...
  • Ten @ 10: Ten food television shows you should be watching

    Ten @ 10: Ten food television shows you should be watching
    We may be living in the golden age of food television. Twenty years ago, you had to wait for Julia Child and a few others every week on PBS. Today, it's such a hot commodity that ABC is canceling soap operas and replacing them with a foodie version of...
  • 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...
  • 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......
  • University of Georgia set to debut new bulldog mascot, Uga VIII, after the death of Uga VII

     
    ATHENS, Ga. — After playing its first six games with an interim mascot, Georgia will introduce Uga VIII before Saturday's homecoming game against Vanderbilt. Georgia has had "Russ" as the interim mascot since Uga VII's death last year. Uga VIII's......
  • Ludacris offers homecoming soundtrack at UCF Arena

     
    And now, with a few words of wisdom for those impressionable University of Central Florida students: Ludacris! “UCF knows how to party!” the rapper exclaimed as introduction to “Everybody Drunk” in the midst of his rowdy 80-minute s...