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  • 50 years ago: 'The Homestead' added to Bel Air town limits

    As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, July 12, 1962: The Town of Bel Air grew by 249 acres as a result of a property annexation acquired by the Commissioners of Bel Air. The property known as "The Homestead," a 300-acre farm, was divided...
  • Oscars by the Numbers

     
    Surprising stats from the most famous awards show of them all...
  • 10 things you might not know about security measures

    10 things you might not know about security measures
    World leaders will descend on Chicago for the NATO summit May 20-21, protected by armored vehicles, magnetometers, terrorist watch lists, heavily armed soldiers and police officers. The security may be unprecedented in Chicago history. Here are 10 facts...
  • Graham Norton did not name his dog after Madonna (sort of)

    Graham Norton did not name his dog after Madonna (sort of)
    When I talked to Graham Norton in December, his "scrappy mixed terrier thing" kept interrupting by attacking her loudest toy. Her name, he said, is Madge, which led me to ask if she's named after Madonna. "Well yes, but I didn't do it! I don't want to...
  • Hugo Moser, 82; neurologist's portrayal in `Lorenzo's Oil' belied his real character

    Dr. Hugo Moser, the prominent neurologist who was vilified in the movie "Lorenzo's Oil" but who was known as a compassionate and energetic researcher by the parents of hundreds of children with the rare neurological disease known as adrenoleukodystrophy,...
  • Paul Newman: A Legend Dies At 83

    Paul Newman was a stage actor who became a movie star. A sex symbol who celebrated 50 years of marriage with his second wife. A grieving father who turned to philanthropy after the death of his only son. A citizen activist who campaigned for liberal...
  • International house of Oscar

    International house of Oscar
    Until "No Country for Old Men" took the final two awards of the evening, it was beginning to look like the U.S. was "No Country for Oscar Winners." In an Oscar convocation with the least xenophobic results in years, the Kodak Theatre seemed more like a...
  • Matt Weinstock, Jan. 5, 1960

     
    Pity the Plants All over town it's leotards for the ladies and old but wool-lined army and navy jackets for the men and shocked talk about the icy blasts. A girl named Kathy, 14, on the way to school yesterday, said, "I think this is the coldest it has...
  • 'Alice in Wonderland,' a curious Hollywood history

     
    "ALICE IN WONDERLAND": 27 DAYS Are you ready for a trip down the rabbit hole? Tim Burton, Johnny Depp and Disney are adding a strange new chapter to the Lewis Carroll classic with "Alice in Wonderland," a film that presents......
  • Matt Weinstock, Feb. 27, 1960

     
    Briton's a Stevereno I've been reading the short stories by Peter Ustinov in the Atlantic and wondering how he does it. Acting, speaking, traveling -- and writing superlative fiction, I mean. In the versatility sweepstakes, he's Britain's answer to...
  • Oscars have always welcomed the world

     
    This year's Oscars numbered only one foreign-born winner -- Austria's Christoph Waltz ("Inglorious Basterds") -- among the four acting champs. However, that does not mean the Oscars are guilty of any homegrown bias. After all, six of the 20 acting...
  • Matt Weinstock, March 12, 1960

     
    Bookie Problem A character who goes by the name of Front End Freddy was sounding off the other day about a nasty situation which prevails among bookmakers. "For years around here," he said, "bookies have been arbitrarily limiting their payoff to 15, 6 and...