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  • CELEBRITY TRAVELER: Houseboating trip most fun for comedian

    CELEBRITY TRAVELER: Houseboating trip most fun for comedian
    On his latest project "Sinbad: It's Just Family," the 54-year-old comedian/actor takes a stab at reality television, letting the WE TV cameras into his home to record life in his household. The stars of the show include wife Meredith Fuller and their...
  • Remembering the Freedom Rides 50 years later

    Remembering the Freedom Rides 50 years later
    As the bus leaves Atlanta, Dennis Climpson is eager for conversation. He wants to talk about college football this Sunday morning, but I have a question for him. "Have you ever heard of the Freedom Rides?" I ask. Fifty years ago next month, a group of 15...
  • The myth of ripped muscles and calorie burns

    The myth of ripped muscles and calorie burns
    Whenever I hear about some amazing way to boost resting metabolism, my male-bovine-droppings detector goes berserk. Take the perennially popular one stating that 1 pound of muscle burns an extra 50 calories a day while at rest — so if you gain 10...
  • Reunion regression

    Reunion regression
    As Tara Hoffman gears up for her 20th high school reunion this summer, she's looking forward less to memory lane than to shedding the snobby reputation that got her voted "most likely to marry the next Donald Trump." Now a working mother of two with a...
  • Drug companies pay $25 million to Illinois doctors

    Drug companies pay $25 million to Illinois doctors
    At least three dozen doctors in Illinois received payments and perks exceeding $100,000 from drug companies between 2009 and early 2011, according to an updated database that now includes information from a dozen pharmaceutical firms. Doctors in the...
  • Omarr's Daily Astrological Forecast September 8, 2011

    BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor David Lee Smith was born in Birmingham, Ala., on this day in 1963. This birthday guy is probably best known for playing Rick Stetler on "CSI: Miami" from 2003-10. Smith has also appeared in films such as "The Man From Earth," "Zodiac"...
  • Book review: 'Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family' by Condoleezza Rice

    Book review: 'Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family' by Condoleezza Rice
    As national security advisor and then secretary of State to President George W. Bush, Condoleezza Rice never displayed any doubt or admitted any errors in the White House decisions that led to war in Iraq. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD:...
  • Book review: 'The Grace of Silence: A Memoir' by Michele Norris

    Book review: 'The Grace of Silence: A Memoir' by Michele Norris
    I wish NPR reporter Michele Norris hadn't called "The Grace of Silence," her tribute to her parents, a "memoir." The book is, at once, much less and much more. Gracefully written and carefully researched, it offers up long-buried family secrets as a...
  • Rabbi tells of King's courage under fire

    Rabbi tells of King's courage under fire
    Rabbi Israel S. Dresner was gripped with fear when an angry mob surrounded the house where he'd gone to meet the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. It was 1962, and Dresner was with King in Albany, Ga., to organize and demonstrate against civil rights abuses...
  • Oxford American magazine celebrates the Year of Alabama Music

     
    Like Narnia or some of Shakespeare's fantastical lands, Alabama is a place whose gateways and byroads are often not immediately visible. This is true of the landscape, whose thick forests give way to meandering prairies and watery deltas; and of......
  • Another whooping crane killed: $6,000 reward posted

     
    It is a mystery to me why anyone would want to harm whooping cranes, but we have yet another report that one of the ultralight-led cranes has been found shot to death — this time in Alabama. Here's the story from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service:...
  • 'The Nat King Cole TV Show' coming to iTunes on Feb. 15

     
    Nat King Cole fans have a Valentine's week treat in store this year: His estate will begin posting episodes of his groundbreaking 1950s series “The Nat King Cole TV Show” for digital downloading on iTunes. For a too-brief period in......