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Joza Karas, a Czechoslovakian-born violin teacher who spent decades tracking down and reviving musical compositions written by Jews in the Nazi concentration camp Theresienstadt, died Nov. 28 at his home in Bloomfield, Conn. He was 82 and had congestive...
Tags: Politics, Theater, West Hartford, Tony Kushner, Czech Republic
For 55 years, he was known to the world at large only as HM or Henry M., the survivor of brain surgery that went catastrophically wrong, leaving him with a form of amnesia that prevented him from collecting any new memories and living in a pre-1953 world....
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersDeclaring that "it is time for a new generation of leadership" in America, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for president Monday, wrapping the young politician in the mantle of America's best-known political dynasty. He was joined in a...
States and many U.S. territories have tourism offices to help visitors. When requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible. Alabama: Alabama Bureau of Tourism & Travel, 401 Adams Ave., Suite 126, P.O. Box 4927, Montgomery, AL 36103; (800) 252-...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThese are perilous times for customers of airlines, cruise lines and tour companies that may be financially wobbly. When Aloha Airlines, ATA and GrandLuxe Rail Journeys this year stopped operations, thousands of travelers were stranded -- and...
To qualify for Medicare funding, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services requires transplant centers to perform a certain number of transplants annually and achieve a specific unadjusted survival rate for patients one year after surgery....
Nora O'Brien, an NBC Universal program executive working on the series "Parenthood," died Wednesday after collapsing while on location in Berkeley. She was 44. The cast and crew of "Parenthood," a remake of the 1989 Steve Martin film, had taken an...
Were it not for Noah Webster Jr., the farm boy from West Hartford, Conn., who would have been 250 on Thursday, Americans might all be reading their newspapers from back to front today. As the War for Independence was winding down, the linguistic...
Tags: Death, Politics, James Murray, West Hartford, Jefferson Davis
Today's question: Has the IRS ever gone too far in pushing back against political speech by clergy? Previously, Lynn and Stanley discussed the Constitution’s position on pulpit politics, how far ministers can delve into politics without inviting...
Special to The TimesEXHAUSTED parents, collapsed on sofas in college admissions offices, tell one another this urban legend while waiting for the next campus tour. It's about one family who took their teenager to visit a dozen schools in Pennsylvania in three days. They...
THE U.S. government has backed off a Dec. 31 deadline for requiring travelers to present a passport or "other accepted document" to enter or re-enter the U.S. from the Caribbean, Bermuda and Central and South America. Such travelers will have until Dec....
"A Return to Wartime Philippines" [Special Asia Issue, Aug. 7] was quite a bittersweet nostalgia trip for me. Like the author's mother, Leanne Blinzler Noe, I lived in the Philippines from 1938 to 1947. All my experiences parallel hers. However, I...
Tags: Death, Philippines, West Hartford
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