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  • At Kutztown U, foreign languages not so foreign to high school competitors

    At Kutztown U, foreign languages not so foreign to high school competitors
    Students from the predominantly Hispanic Roberto Clemente Charter School in Allentown came in second in one Spanish vocabulary contest at Kutztown University's World Language Day Thursday. Their teacher, Nadia Olivari, joked that they would have won if...
  • From Latin American To Polish Varieties, Blood Sausage Plentiful In Connecticut

    From Latin American To Polish Varieties, Blood Sausage Plentiful In  Connecticut
    Outside of Criollisimo Restaurant on Arch Street in New Britain, on a sandwich board advertising the specials of the day, the magic word, "Morcilla," could be seen down the sidewalk. Inside, waiting at the counter was Diane Alverio, publisher of the...
  • 10 for the road: Getting adventurous

    10 for the road: Getting adventurous
    10 for the road: Getting adventurous Best adventure travel for 2014, according to Lonely Planet (tinyurl.com/nscx2jo): • Mountain biking, Avoriaz, France • Sailing, Cape Horn, Chile • Ice Marathon, Antarctica • Swimming,...
  • 'British Indy Jones' on quest to find South Florida's Jewish history

    'British Indy Jones' on quest to find South Florida's Jewish history
    After tangling with snakes and dodging gunfire while venturing into remote and dangerous regions, he's become known as the British Indiana Jones. But instead of trying to find the Holy Grail, Tudor Parfitt's passion is tracing the ancestral history of...
  • 'Cher: Strong Enough' -- New book tells of her fabulous, but ill-fated, TV series

    "I KNOW there's a huge Cher black market out there. But that's just the way it is. There's a black market for just about everyone in show business -- the difference with Cher is that there is so much more to sell illegally! It's a testament to the...
  • Indomina Ramping Up with $26 Million in Funding (EXCLUSIVE)

    Indomina Media International and Comerica Bank have closed a $26 million revolving production loan to finance Indomina's slate of feature films. Most of the films will be shot in the Dominican Republic at the new Pinewood Indomina Studios, which features...
  • Maribel Santana de Martinez, Hartford

    Maribel Santana de Martinez, Hartford
    Her nickname is "La Genuina" among her Spanish-speaking friends. "It's like a genius, but I don't know why they call me that," said Maribel Santana de Martinez modestly. Martinez was spotted outside Hartford's Old State House sporting a custom-message T-...
  • In need of an honest debate on immigration reform

    In need of an honest debate on immigration reform
    This debate over immigration has degenerated into a tiresome slander fest.  From the far reaches of one side comes the charge that immigration reformers only want to destroy our values by throwing open the nation's doors to moochers while feathering...
  • Skirball's 'Transatlantico' film series spotlights a shared history

     Skirball's 'Transatlantico' film series spotlights a shared history
    When the Skirball Cultural Center launched its Latin Jewish film series seven years ago, it caught some members of both ethnic groups by surprise. "People acted just shocked that there were Jews south of the border," said Jordan Peimer, the Skirball's...
  • Pinewood to Open Studios in Wales; Inks $50 million Prod'n Pact

    LONDON -- Pinewood Shepperton, Europe's largest provider of stage and studio space, is to open a production facility in South Wales, to be called Pinewood Studio Wales. The move is yet another sign that the U.K. production sector is in good health....
  • Amanda Knox again found guilty in 2007 slaying of roommate in Italy

    FLORENCE, Italy -- American student Amanda Knox and her Italian former boyfriend were found guilty on Thursday in the 2007 slaying of her British roommate, Meredith Kercher. It was the third verdict in the case for Knox, 26, and Raffaele Sollecito, 29,...
  • Jury starts deliberating in Amanda Knox appeal

    Jury starts deliberating in Amanda Knox appeal
    FLORENCE, Italy -- Lawyers for American student Amanda Knox warned jurors not to overlook mistakes made by investigators as deliberations began here Thursday in Knox's new appeal of her conviction for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher....