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  • Child Of The Senate, Now One Of The Old Guard, U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd Prepares For Departure

    Child Of The Senate, Now One Of The Old Guard, U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd Prepares For Departure
    Seated before a bank of cameras in the clubby, wood-paneled confines of a Senate hearing room one morning last week, Christopher J. Dodd looked completely at home. The silver-haired senator was poised to take the gavel for the final time as chairman of...
  • Peter J. Gomes dies at 68; Harvard's longtime spiritual leader

    Peter J. Gomes dies at 68; Harvard's longtime spiritual leader
    In a sermon some years ago, the Rev. Peter J. Gomes, Harvard University's longtime spiritual leader, offered a precise, if unconventional, definition of hell. He said hell is "being defined by your circumstances, and believing that definition." Gomes,...
  • Gene McDaniels dies at 76; pop singer and songwriter

    Gene McDaniels dies at 76; pop singer and songwriter
    Gene McDaniels, who emerged as a pop singing star in the early 1960s with hits such as "A Hundred Pounds of Clay" and "Tower of Strength" and a decade later wrote Roberta Flack's No. 1 hit "Feel Like Makin' Love," has died. He was 76. McDaniels, whose...
  • Kay Mills dies at 69; journalist and award-winning author

    Kay Mills dies at 69; journalist and award-winning author
    Kay Mills, a widely respected journalist and award-winning author whose books reflected her deep interest in women's issues and the civil rights movement, died Thursday at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica. She was 69. The cause was a heart...
  • "The Pursuit of Other Interests" by Jim Kokoris

    "The Pursuit of Other Interests" by Jim Kokoris
    "The Pursuit of Other Interests" By Jim Kokoris St. Martin’s Press, $24.99 Novels set against the backdrop of hard economic times will come and go as the economy flourishes or declines, but novels about getting fired are forever. That fear is...
  • Slightly weaker Hurricane Irene aims for North Carolina; TD 10 forms in Atlantic

    Slightly weaker Hurricane Irene aims for North Carolina; TD 10 forms in Atlantic
    Hurricane Irene is moving north-northeast across eastern North Carolina at 13 mph with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. At 2 p.m., Irene was about 45 miles west-northwest of Cape Hatteras, N.C., and about 96 miles south of Norfolk, Va. Because of...
  • "Like the Willow Tree: The Diary of Lydia Amelia Pierce" by Lois Lowry

    "Like the Willow Tree: The Diary of Lydia Amelia Pierce" by Lois Lowry
    "Like the Willow Tree: The Diary of Lydia Amelia Pierce" By Lois Lowry Scholastic, $12.99, ages 9-12 The newest versions of the "Dear America" books, a series of fictional diaries, offer a personal way into important American moments. The focus here is...
  • "Maine" by J. Courtney Sullivan

    "Maine" by J. Courtney Sullivan
    Second novels can break the heart. Those robust, provocative first novels that seize the lapels often seem to invite pale imitation, leaving readers desperate to escape the straitjacket of promise. An uncommon writer, J. Courtney Sullivan has defied...
  • Review: 'The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes' by Marcus Sakey

    Review: 'The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes' by Marcus Sakey
    Four years ago Chicago transplant Marcus Sakey was the new kid on the block when his novel “The Blade Itself” put his name on bookshelves. This first novel and the three books that followed imprinted his adopted city in the minds of crime...
  • "The Romeo and Juliet Code" by Phoebe Stone

    "The Romeo and Juliet Code" by Phoebe Stone
    "The Romeo and Juliet Code" By Phoebe Stone Arthur A. Levine, $16.99, ages 10-13 You'll look at the title and the cover - blue-jean-clad legs, pink sneakers and black sneakers, a blanket on the grass - and think: star-crossed young lovers. And you...
  • Travel Picks: Top 10 seafood spots for July 4

    Travel Picks: Top 10 seafood spots for July 4
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - July 4 is the ultimate summer weekend - long days, warm weather, fireworks and the beach are all part of what makes American Independence Day special. In honor of this great American holiday online travel adviser Cheapflights (www....