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Shirley

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Beginnings: Brooklyn native Walter Shirley caught his first glimpse of the Suffolk County woodlands that would later bear his name during World War I. Shirley was an Army private assigned as a bugler at Camp Upton. One night Shirley snuck out of camp to explore only to get lost in the vast wilderness.
Photo: Cruising down the the Carmans River (in a yellow kayak), Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge, Shirley. (Newsday / Bill Davis)
Beginnings: Brooklyn native Walter Shirley caught his first glimpse of the Suffolk County woodlands that would later bear his name during World War I. Shirley was an Army private assigned as a bugler at Camp Upton. One night Shirley snuck out of camp to explore only to get lost in the vast wilderness.
Photo: Cruising down the the Carmans River (in a yellow kayak), Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge, Shirley. (Newsday / Bill Davis)
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  • Wedded: Jannette Merritt and Michael Phillips

    Wedded: Jannette Merritt and Michael Phillips
    Date: June 14 Her story: Jannette Merritt, 31, grew up in Owings Mills. She is a technical accounts manager at Livefyre, a social content sharing company, in its New York City office. Her father, Otis Merritt III, a retired warden of the Maryland...
  • Demi Moore Replacing Sarah Jessica Parker in 'Wild Oats'

    Demi Moore is set to replace Sarah Jessica Parker in the Weinstein Co. Pic "Wild Oats." Jessica Lange, Shirley MacClaine and Judd Hirsch are also on board, with Andy Tennant directing. Story follows a woman who receives an unexpected windfall check from...
  • Morrie Turner dies at 90; artist created 'Wee Pals' comic strip

    When Morrie Turner was just a cartoon-doodling kid in Oakland, he wrote a fan letter to the creator of the popular comic strip "Terry and the Pirates." In return, Milton Caniff, who later created "Steve Canyon," sent young Turner a typed, six-page...
  • Film auteur Agnes Varda marks her California return with artful glee

    Film auteur Agnes Varda marks her California return with artful glee
    "Let's sit inside," Agn├Ęs Varda proposed. "We'll have a kick." Lifting her cane, the mother of French New Wave cinema began shuffling across the floor of the gallery at the Broad Contemporary Museum at LACMA. Her destination, a few paces away, was her...
  • Marylander of the Year: Benjamin Todd Jealous [Editorial]

    Marylander of the Year: Benjamin Todd Jealous  [Editorial]
    In the spring of 2008, as the prospect that America would elect its first black president became more and more likely, the organization that did as much as any to make that watershed possible had fallen on hard times. The National Association for the...
  • UM researchers take new view in understanding metastatic breast cancer

    UM researchers take new view in understanding metastatic breast cancer
    Breast cancer kills when rogue tumor cells spread through the bloodstream, squeezing through microscopic gaps to inundate organs until they fail. But what if that spread could be prevented, the cells left free-floating to be crushed in capillaries or to...
  • Maltese Falcon sells for more than $4 million at auction

    Maltese Falcon sells for more than $4 million at auction
    In the 1941 film noir "The Maltese Falcon," the priceless relic that Humphrey Bogart's Sam Spade is hunting turns out to be — spoiler alert — a worthless fake. But at a movie memorabilia auction in New York City Monday, the real prop sold...
  • N.Y. postal worker saves twin infants dropped from burning building

    A New York postman delivered a miracle on East 220th Street, catching twin infants tossed by their family from a burning apartment house on Wednesday. Jermaine Shirley, 30, made two clutch catches, rivaling anything ever made in Yankee Stadium, the...
  • Shirley Temple Black Dead at 85

    Shirley Temple, the child star phenomenon of the 1930s who went on to a career in international diplomacy, died Tuesday in California at age 85. A statement from her family provided to news organizations said she died at home in Woodside, Calif., of...
  • Mick's size victory! ... Art and literature attract celebs ... No Baldwin in 'Normal Heart' ... Angela down under

    "A PREREQUISITE, you might say!" So opined Mick Jagger on how he agreed to go on tour with The Rolling Stones again, provided Keith Richards would apologize for claiming in his memoir that Jagger had a tiny p---s! I went downtown near Katz's Deli to a...
  • 'Portrait of Jason': A raconteur gets his moment

    'Portrait of Jason': A raconteur gets his moment
    "Portrait of Jason" begins with a test tone and a blurry image. And then, as the screen slowly comes into focus, the tone stops and you hear a crew member say: "This is Shirley Clarke, 'Portrait of Jason.' Roll one, sound one. Sound rolling, camera...