| Mar 13, 2012
| 1:49 PM
ETOWAH COUNTY, AL (KTLA) -- Alabama prosecutors will seek the death penalty against a grandmother who authorities say forced her granddaughter to run as punishment for eating chocolate, an official said Tuesday.
Joyce Garrard, 46, is facing a capital...
| May 10, 2012
| 4:41 PM
Two new faces on LCAD board
The Laguna College of Art & Design's board of trustees has elected two new members, Suzanne Chonette and Nancy Bushnell, officials announced this week.
Chonette graduated with a bachelor's in 1990 from the Art Institute of...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 9:41 AM
Very Rev. Douglas McCaleb
Title: Dean of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Miami.
Other community posts: Member, Partnership for Homeless, Episcopal Charities, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.
Education: Bachelor's of arts degree, University of...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 8:54 PM
Just over three months ago, I said "Adiós" to everything that was comfortable and familiar and left home for a sabbatical immersion in Central America.
I was on a quest to learn Spanish, but it didn't take me long to figure out this adventure was not...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 1:20 PM
Norway is home to perhaps the most inmate-friendly prison in the world (as mentioned previously in "News of the Weird"), but the correctional system has an imminent crisis, as Anders Behring Breivik (the confessed killer of 77 people last year) is nearing...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 7:52 AM
The nominees for the 84th annual Academy Awards were finally announced.
The nine nominated movies for the best picture of the year are:"The Artist","The Descendants","Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close","The Help", "HUGO", "Midnight in Paris","...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 10:47 AM
All my friends think I wake up early for the Oscar nominations. It’s baffling how little they know me. I love nothing more in life than sleeping in. And why wake up early to pull an Elvis and shoot the TV screen at the idiotic nominations that...
| May 19, 2009
| 3:16 PM
How can the pope claim to be always right?
He can't, and doesn't. As the head of the worldwide church, his opinions carry strong authority. But only when he delivers a pronouncement ex cathedra -- from the chair of Peter, believed to be the first pope --...
| Jan 4, 2009
"The Journals of John Cheever" edited by Robert Gottlieb (Vintage)
"Good Friday. I neither fast nor make any observations of this somber time. I roam from the post office to the church, unsober. The central altar is dark, but on the left the priest has...
| Sep 28, 2008
When I set out to visit the smallest countries in Europe, I put Luxembourg at the top of the list. Among the Continent's mini-states, it comes to mind maybe as quickly as Fredonia, from the 1933 Marx Brothers movie, "Duck Soup."
Then I opened my atlas...
| May 11, 2008
MOST California schoolchildren learn the basic facts about the state's mission history in the fourth grade. Established from 1769 to 1823 by Franciscan monks from Spain to spread the Roman Catholic faith among the area's Native American population, the...
| Jun 14, 2010
| 4:34 PM
The International Board for the Global Day of Prayer has chosen Jacksonville-First CoastÂ to serve as the worldwide anchor city for the 2011 religious event.Â The annual event will take place on Pentecost Sunday, June 12, 2011 at Jacksonville Munic...