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  • About Tom Yantz

    My first set of golf clubs was a sawed-off set of my dad's. I remember playing all day for $1.50 -- 36 holes at least - at Edgewood Golf Club in Cromwell, the current site of the Travelers Championship. If I wasn't playing, a great day would be making...
  • Mayor Ballard dedicates bridge to Medal of Honor recipients Wednesday

    Mayor Ballard dedicates bridge to Medal of Honor recipients Wednesday
    Mayor Greg Ballard declared Wednesday ‘Medal of Honor Bridge Day.’    The mayor, along with Sgt. Sammy Davis, dedicated the bridge over the White River to Medal of Honor recipients. Congressional Medal of Honor recipients gathered at the...
  • A few words with ... Zooey Deschanel, Darlene Love and Dr. Travis Taylor

    Zooey Deschanel of "New Girl" on Fox Q: What initially told you that "New Girl" was something you'd like to do, potentially for a long time? A: (Series creator) Liz Meriwether and I have a special sort of weird connection. The stuff she writes, I really...
  • Oscars 2012: An effort to be inclusive

    With open arms, the Oscars welcomed diversity back to its ceremony, but the embrace turned out to be more awkward than warm. Last year's Academy Awards were roundly criticized by several observers for its notable lack of diversity. Actor Samuel L....
  • Gayle on the Go for Saturday, July 28

    Saturday @7p.m. The Steppers Ball The Centre @ Sycamore Plaza 5000 Clark Avenue Lakewood 310 800 0453 www.CelebritySteppers.com Can you Chicago Step? You don't know what I'm talking about? Then you might want to step on over to the Chicago Steppers...
  • A different, less expensive side of Las Vegas

    -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Las Vegas: An article in Sunday's Travel section about attractions off the Las Vegas Strip said the Peppermill Inn was two miles from the Strip. The lounge is on the Strip. — -------------------- Let's face...
  • 'I Used to Be Somebody' by Bob Wynn as told to Tom O'Connell & Johanna Miller

    'I Used to Be Somebody' by Bob Wynn as told to Tom O'Connell & Johanna Miller
    This book crossed my desk with a self-deprecating letter in which the 77-year-old author doubted very highly that anyone actually cared about his 40-plus years producing and directing television shows and extravaganzas for NBC, ABC, CBS and PBS. A...
  • Soupy Sales dies at 83; slapstick comic had hit TV show in 1960s

    Soupy Sales dies at 83; slapstick comic had hit TV show in 1960s
    Soupy Sales, a comic with a gift for slapstick who attained cult-like popularity in the 1960s with a pie-throwing routine that became his signature, has died. He was 83. Sales had numerous ailments and died Thursday at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, said...
  • John Harris Burt dies at 91; former rector at Pasadena's All Saints Episcopal Church

    John Harris Burt dies at 91; former rector at Pasadena's All Saints Episcopal Church
    John Harris Burt, a retired bishop who advanced a tradition of social activism at Pasadena’s All Saints Episcopal Church with his bold support of the civil rights movement when he was rector in the 1960s, died Oct. 20 at his home on Lake Superior...
  • Aaron Schroeder dies at 83; prolific songwriter for Elvis Presley and others

    Aaron Schroeder dies at 83; prolific songwriter for Elvis Presley and others
    Aaron Schroeder, a songwriter, independent music publisher and record producer who co-wrote 17 songs for Elvis Presley, including “It’s Now or Never,” has died. He was 83. Schroeder, who had a rare form of dementia for about 18 years,...
  • Pierre Cossette dies at 85; 'father' of the Grammy Awards telecast

    Pierre Cossette, the avuncular old-school talent agent, manager, music mogul and Broadway producer often called the father of the Grammy Awards telecast for persuading nervous TV executives to put "longhairs with high heels and makeup" on a live...
  • Sam Butera dies at 81; 1950s-'60s tenor saxophonist

    Sam Butera dies at 81; 1950s-'60s tenor saxophonist
    Sam Butera, a hard-swinging tenor saxophonist who formed a rowdy and successful onstage partnership with entertainers Louis Prima and Keely Smith in the 1950s, died Wednesday at a hospital in Las Vegas. He was 81. He had Alzheimer's disease, according to...