| May 16, 2010
David and Melissa Miller, Fairhope, a daughter, May 7. Robert and Edna Mae Chappie, Berlin, are the maternal grandparents. Wayne and Carol Miller, Fairhope, are the paternal grandparents.
John Jr. and Heather Hunt, Berlin, a son, May...
| Aug 25, 2009
Celebrating its fourth year in existance, the California Museum released the name of thirteen public figures to be inducted into the California Hall of Fame this December.
The thirteen inductees, among which include entertainer Carol Burnett, film-...
| Jan 3, 2010
Bill Powell, the first African American to build, own and operate a golf course, died Thursday at Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio, following complications from a stroke. He was 93.
"Bill Powell will forever be one of golf's most unforgettable American...
| May 1, 2011
The Chicken Chronicles
(The New Press: 208 pp.,$21.95)
You pick up the book and you enter the slow, dazy world of the writer and her chickens. You put the book down to get something to eat and the spell is loosened. You think, "Chickens?...
| Sep 15, 2010
| 12:47 PM
Out of 460 challenges as reported to the Office for Intellectual Freedom
1. “TTYL; TTFN; L8R, G8R (series), by Lauren Myracle Reasons: Nudity, Sexually Explicit, Offensive Language, Unsuited to Age Group, Drugs
2. “And Tango Makes Three&...
| Sep 15, 2010
| 1:53 PM
Sept. 26-Oct. 2 is National Banned Books Week.Here's numbers 11-20 of the most challenged books of the past decade.
11 Fallen Angels, by Walter Dean Myers
12 It’s Perfectly Normal, by Robie Harris
13 Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey ...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 8:31 PM
Adrienne Rich, a pioneering feminist poet and essayist who challenged what she considered to be the myths of the American dream and subsequently received high literary honors, died Tuesday at her home in Santa Cruz. She was 82.
The cause was...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 3:40 PM
What do I have in common with a growing list of authors that include Salman Rushdie, Lemony Snicket, Gloria Steinem and Alice Walker? If you said we’re regulars at Mario’s deli, you’d be wrong. Except in my case, where you would have...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 11:07 AM
The story goes that Reginald F. Lewis, the remarkably successful Baltimore-born lawyer, businessman and philanthropist, learned the value of saving money from his grandmother. She gave him a tin cup to hold his earnings from delivering papers when he...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 8:18 AM
As the Baltimore Ravens get ready for this weekend's game, folks are geared up for a special playoff edition of Purple Friday, with colorful sweatshirts, caps, shirts, sweaters, etc. For the bookish, here are some favorite purple titles, to get in the...