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  • Sunday reading -- the best of the blogs

     
    One of the most gorgeous blog posts I've ever seen showed up last week on Aran Goyoaga's Cannelle et Vanille website -- it's a recipe for Sophie Dahl's Eton Mess and watermelon radishes.Wait until you see what she does with......
  • Dr. Ross J. Brechner, ophthalmologist and state epidemiologist, dies at 71

    Dr. Ross J. Brechner, ophthalmologist and state epidemiologist, dies at 71
    Dr. Ross Joseph Brechner, a mathematician turned ophthalmologist who abandoned private practice for a second career in public health, died Aug. 4 of heart disease at his Catonsville home. He was 71. "Ross was a fine ophthalmologist who changed careers...
  • Watch out for these two

     
    Dear Mr. Roylance, (Written with tongue in cheek.) My lady friend and I are concerned we may have become the harbingers of bad weather to places we have visited on vacations within the past five years. Cases in point: In......
  • 'Top Chef Masters' cast announced

     
    For the next season of Top Chef, it's all about the well-known, not the unknown, as 24 chefs vie for the prize on Top Chef Masters, which debuts June 10.You can read the full press release here. Neil Patrick Harris,......
  • La. reports 4 W. Nile virus deaths

    SLIDELL, La. - An outbreak of West Nile virus has infected 58 Louisiana residents and killed four, prompting the governor to declare an emergency yesterday and ask for federal aid for more mosquito spraying across this hot, humid and swampy state. The...
  • New Orleans Bourbon Street shooting: Person of interest in custody

    A 20-year-old man named as a person of interest in the Sunday shooting on New Orleans' Bourbon Street was jailed Wednesday, police confirmed. Justin Odom was booked on shoplifting and traffic infraction charges in the Jefferson Parish jail,...
  • New Orleans Bourbon Street shooting: Police looking for man in video

    New Orleans Bourbon Street shooting: Police looking for man in video
    New Orleans police have posted video of a person of interest in Sunday’s shooting on Bourbon Street, and a 10th victim has come forward. The person shown in the surveillance footage is not currently a suspect, but his behavior looks suspicious,...
  • Shooting on New Orleans' Bourbon Street injures 9; 'He ran right by me'

    Nine people were injured, two critically, in a shooting in New Orleans' French Quarter early Sunday, police said. The 2:45 a.m. shooting in the 700 block of the celebrated Bourbon Street stemmed from an armed conflict between two men, Police Supt. Ronal...
  • Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu teams up with father for campaign ad

    One of Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu’s greatest assets in her difficult reelection battle is her family legacy, and a folksy new ad featuring her father shows that she intends to remind voters of her deep political roots. Landrieu’s father,...
  • What sort of casino suits the city of Chicago?

    What sort of casino suits the city of Chicago?
    In March 2003, an executive from Park Place Entertainment, then the owner of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, stood inside the casino. His company had just spent $95 million to build the 4,000-seat Colosseum theater as the new home of superstar Celine Dion....
  • PASSINGS: Donald L. Taffner, Wardell Quezergue, Eve Brent

    PASSINGS: Donald L. Taffner, Wardell Quezergue, Eve Brent
    Donald L. Taffner Distributor brought British TV shows to U.S. Donald L. Taffner, 80, an independent television distributor and producer who adapted and delivered "The Benny Hill Show" and other British comedy programs for U.S. broadcasts, died...
  • Elmer 'Geronimo' Pratt dies at 63; former Black Panther whose murder conviction was overturned

    Elmer 'Geronimo' Pratt dies at 63; former Black Panther whose murder conviction was overturned
    Elmer G. "Geronimo" Pratt, a former Los Angeles Black Panther Party leader whose 1972 murder conviction was overturned after he spent 27 years in prison for a crime he said he did not commit, has died. He was 63. Pratt, whose case became for many a...