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Shirley

Shirley
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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  • Mother of American held by Islamic State pleads for his life

    Mother of American held by Islamic State pleads for his life
    In what is becoming an increasingly public negotiation over the fate of an American journalist, the mother of Steven J. Sotloff, who is being held by the militant group Islamic State, released a video Wednesday pleading for his release. Shirley Sotloff,...
  • In video to militants, captive American's mother pleads for his life

    In video to militants, captive American's mother pleads for his life
    In what is becoming an increasingly public negotiation over the fate of American journalist Steven J. Sotloff, who is being held by the militant group Islamic State, his mother released a video Wednesday pleading for his release. Shirley Sotloff appears...
  • For Sotloff family, quiet waiting for news of kidnapped journalist

    It was a day of quiet waiting Thursday for the family of Steven Sotloff, a Pinecrest journalist abducted by Muslim jihadists in Syria who on Tuesday threatened to kill him. "He's still alive, so there is nothing to say," his mother, Shirley Sotloff, told...
  • 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," Agnès 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...