| Jan 4, 2011
| 4:04 PM
Emanuel "Manny" Mandel was 7 years old when he and his mother were sent to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany, but he said his memory of it is "crystal clear."
While the implications of that train ride were unclear to him at the time, the 75-...
| Jan 8, 2011
| 6:07 PM
If a sport involved a ball, Joe Shaffer liked watching it.
In his younger days, Joe did more than just watch the ball. The left-handed hurler known as “Lefty” pitched for Hagerstown High School until his graduation in 1934.
During his senior...
| Sep 11, 2010
| 5:42 PM
Within the last decade, the concept of steampunk has begun to break away from being a niche subgenre and entered the mainstream. What is steampunk? Steampunk is blends reality and science fiction, presenting an alternate Victorian-era England or the...
| Feb 8, 2011
Maria Altmann, who escaped Nazi-occupied Vienna as a newlywed and returned to wage a triumphant fight to recover Gustav Klimt's iconic gold portrait of her remarkable aunt, has died. She was 94.
Altmann died Monday at her Cheviot Hills home after a...
| Feb 27, 2011
For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is through their website only. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-...
| Mar 2, 2011
| 4:36 AM
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Budapest's mayor says Elvis Presley will be declared a posthumous honorary citizen of Hungary's capital and a city landmark will be named after him.
Mayor Istvan Tarlos said Wednesday that Elvis will be commemorated...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 2:44 AM
Some private schools in our area are experiencing an enrollment boom ... only a couple months after Indiana's controversial voucher program went into effect.
So far, 3,400 students across Indiana are enrolled in private schools using taxpayer dollars....
| Oct 20, 2011
In every October there comes a day when you must reacquaint yourself with your oven. The outdoor grill is left to gather cobwebs, not so much from neglect (this is Los Angeles, after all) but because being in the kitchen, near the feel and smell of...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 9:56 PM
Two films dealing with war and politics in the tinderbox of the Middle East are coming to Newport-Mesa for one-night special screenings.
The city of Costa Mesa on Friday night will host a screening of "Patrol Base Jaker" at the Triangle Square Cinemas....
| Nov 2, 2011
| 10:24 AM
The sweets craze is nothing new to Chicagoans. We've eaten our way through the cupcake craze and the doughnut craze.
How about chimney cakes? Though this pastry originated in Hungary (specifically Translyvania, which is in modern-day Romania) and is...
| Sep 19, 2011
Kurt Sanderling, who led the Leningrad Philharmonic and the East Berlin Symphony Orchestra under Soviet rule and won admirers in the West later in his career as a guest conductor for orchestras in London, Los Angeles and elsewhere, has died. He was 98....
| Nov 10, 2011
| 7:50 PM
First of two parts
Donald E. Miller graduated from Emmaus High School in 1940 and worked at a knitting mill until he was drafted.
A flight engineer in the Army Air Forces, he trained with a B-17 crew that went to England in the summer of 1944 and flew...