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  • In a word: effulgent

    Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar — another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. This week's word: EFFULGENT In January, despite all the light...
  • Havre de Grace races back in time Saturday for Graw Days

    This Saturday, Oct. 13, Havre de Grace will return to those thrilling and roaring days of yesteryear, as the city holds its fifth annual Graw Days celebration to commemorate its heritage as a one-time horse racing center. Downtown Havre de Grace will...
  • Reading lists were not up for debate in Germany 75 years ago

    100 Years Ago Philly and Fields From the Woodbine social column: "Miss Nellie Conway of Baltimore has been spending several days with Mrs. Samuel Tracey. Revival services have been in progress at Morgan's Chapel for the last two weeks. Mr. Frank...
  • If life hands you lemons, charge $1.50 a glass

    If life hands you lemons, charge $1.50 a glass
    The authorities are coming down hard on kids' lemonade stands this summer. In Georgia, three girls trying to earn enough for a trip to a water park were told they needed $50 a day in business permits. In Wisconsin, the cops busted a pair of sisters who...
  • Robert L. Citron dies at 87; central figure in O.C. bankruptcy

    Robert L. Citron dies at 87; central figure in O.C. bankruptcy
    Robert L. Citron, the Orange County treasurer whose bad bets on exotic Wall Street investments resulted in what at the time was the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, died Wednesday. He was 87. Citron died at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange...
  • Robert Citron, treasurer at center of O.C. bankruptcy, dies

     
    Robert L. Citron, the soft-spoken Orange County treasurer whose bad bets on exotic Wall Street investments resulted in what in 1994 was the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, died Wednesday. He was 87. Until the 1994 financial collapse, Citron....
  • ‘Dog With a Blog’ casts Winter Park actress as mom

     
    W.C. Fields warned actors not to work with kids or animals, but Winter Park's Beth Littleford is ignoring the advice in a big way on “Dog With a Blog.” “When I signed on to do this, my husband looked at me and said, ‘Kids and...
  • Some reasons to visit Philadelphia now

    Some reasons to visit Philadelphia now
    W.C. Fields' gravestone doesn't really read, "On the whole, I'd rather be in Philadelphia." But the comic actor loved to poke fun at his native city. When I was a student in Philly way back when, I did too. There wasn't much to do. It seemed like every...
  • SAG Awards: 'The Help' wins big

    SAG Awards: 'The Help' wins big
    The Screen Actors Guild handed out three of its five film awards Sunday night to performers in the 1960s civil rights drama "The Help," injecting a little excitement into the Oscar race. The cast of the film received the group's top honor, the SAG...
  • Edith Fellows dies at 88; child actress

    Edith Fellows dies at 88; child actress
    Child actress Edith Fellows had made about 30 films by the age of 13 when she starred in a heart-wrenching, high-profile 1936 custody case, which was driven, she later said, by "my money — past, present and future." Abandoned as an infant by her...
  • Grace Bradley Boyd dies at 97; actress, widow of William 'Hopalong Cassidy' Boyd

    Grace Bradley Boyd dies at 97; actress, widow of William 'Hopalong Cassidy' Boyd
    Grace Bradley Boyd, an actress who came to Hollywood as a Paramount contract player in the early 1930s but abandoned her career after marrying the love of her life, William "Hopalong Cassidy" Boyd, has died. She was 97. Boyd, the keeper of the "Hoppy"...
  • Merry Prankster

     
    Joking around with George Clooney—no, seriously—as his A-list friends tell tales on his wicked sense of humor...