| Jul 5, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Former WBEZ-FM 91.5 PR director Merillee Clark Redmond has sent over this remembrance Carole Nolan, who transformed the station from a sleepy, part-time classroom-of-the-air outlet to a full-service public radion station, died early this morning at age...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Carroll Spinney, who has played Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since (Sesame Street's) inception, earned more than $314,000 in compensation in 2011, according to the organization's 990 form.....Jonathan Berr, MSN Money The column puts the Big Bird issue...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 12:52 PM
Stanley Harrison, a communications and writing teacher who edited a scholarly journal about H.L. Mencken, died of cardiac arrest after a stroke April 5 at the home of a friend in Miami Beach, Fla. He was 81 and lived in Florida and Woodbine.
Born in East...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 3:00 AM
For the last 20 years, the charming Grover Norquist has been perhaps the most successful of American political entrepreneurs, having used a letterhead and small office to secure "no tax" pledges from a near-majority of Congress members and myriads of...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 1:34 PM
What, exactly, does Mitt Romney have against Big Bird?
Well, he doesn't want the feathered 8-foot-tall bird on the federal dole. At least not when he's president.
Romney, the 2012 Republican candidate and former governor of Massachusetts, has taken...
| Oct 7, 2012
Two of the more memorable observations to come out of Mitt Romney during the first presidential debate had to do with fibs and Big Bird. The candidate said that as the father of sons, he knows that repeating a lie doesn't make it true. As to the latter?...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 11:53 AM
In its attempt to turn the tables on Mitt Romney following the Republican presidential nominee's big win in the first presidential debate, President Obama's campaign has sought to enlist Big Bird.
The president has repeatedly reminded supporters at...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 7:30 AM
A recent editorial states that the Corporation for Public Broadcasting "gets all of $450 million" in federal funding, as if this amount were peanuts ("Big lies and Big Bird," Oct 8).
But $450 million could hire 9,000 teachers at $50,000 per year. Surely,...
| May 12, 2012
| 10:11 PM
Robby Henson says he knows period history films cut against the grain of Hollywood — they don’t fit nicely into the popcorn-movie category for teen audiences.
“But a good story is what the best screenplays are based on, and history...
| May 29, 2012
MIAMI — When Citrix Systems redesigned its Fort Lauderdale, Fla., offices last fall, managers had a mission in mind: Kick-start creativity by getting employees to talk more and sit less.
The new layout encourages workers to move around,...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 11:21 PM
A letter urging Janet Napolitano, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, to be directly involved in a solution to expedite northbound pedestrian traffic affected by high temperatures is expected to be signed by the Imperial County Board of...