News archive from 15 March 2015, page 5

Magical moments when the Iditarod came through our little town

Magical moments when the Iditarod came through our little town

NOME -- The air was different when the planes started landing on river ice. The sun was higher and brighter. Television crews and Pat O’Brien walked through our little town, signing things like my aunt’s gas tank on her three-wheeler. My friends and I...

 

'Sister and I in Alaska' both significant and a lot of fun for readers

Sister and I in Alaska By Emily Carr; Figure 1 Publishing; 128 pages; 2014; $22.95 The Canadian artist Emily Carr was well into middle age before she rose to prominence as one of her nation’s foremost painters in the years leading up to World War II....

 
Why Elton John plans to #BoycottDolceGabbana

Why Elton John plans to #BoycottDolceGabbana

Elton John wrote, "I shall never wear Dolce and Gabbana ever again." The musician, and other members of the LGBT community, are using the #BoycottDolceGabbana hashtag to express outrage over what Italian designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano...

 
In spotlight, Md. lawmakers take on paid sick leave

In spotlight, Md. lawmakers take on paid sick leave

SALISBURY, Md. — The fight between expanding workers' rights and the drive for fiscal conservatism is taking on another element this year in Maryland's state capital. The General Assembly in Annapolis, Md., is reviewing legislation to mandate certain...

 
Rep. Gowdy: House may subpoena Clinton e-mails

Rep. Gowdy: House may subpoena Clinton e-mails

WASHINGTON -- The Republican leading the House investigation into the Benghazi terror attacks suggested Sunday that the full House may vote to subpoena Hillary Rodham Clinton's e-mails. Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., said if Clinton does not turn over her...

 
'It Follows': Box office curse will only grow

'It Follows': Box office curse will only grow

It's best to be on the look-out for It Follows. The new horror film by director David Robert Mitchell made a big mark during a very limited opening this past weekend — a weekend which featured a Friday the 13th. It Follows opened on four screens,...

 
In 'iZombie,' brains are just part of the menu

In 'iZombie,' brains are just part of the menu

Brains are a culinary delicacy in many parts of the world. Just not on the Vancouver set of CW's iZombie. As an undead sleuth/morgue worker on the new drama Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET/PT), Liv Moore (Rose McIver) eats brain matter in ramen, tacos and even a...

 
Funding, focus lacking for health care that gets results

Funding, focus lacking for health care that gets results

As the Affordable Care Act pushes doctors and hospitals to join forces to slash health care costs, those with the least-expensive solutions say they're still largely being ignored. Community health groups and companies that specialize in healthy...

 
Adrian Grenier brings cred to social good advocate role at Dell

Adrian Grenier brings cred to social good advocate role at Dell

Entourage actor Adrian Grenier is Dell's first social good advocate. AUSTIN - When Dell named Adrian Grenier its first Social Good Advocate, it picked the perfect poster boy -- but not for his good looks. The Entourage star is neck deep in eco-based...

 
Elisabeth Moss enters new stage with 'Heidi'

Elisabeth Moss enters new stage with 'Heidi'

NEW YORK — As Peggy Olson on AMC's Mad Men, which begins its final run on April 5, actress Elisabeth Moss has traversed much of the tumultuous '60s. Her character has changed with the times, evolving from a Plain Jane secretary into a stylish,...

 
No. 1 Kentucky fends off Arkansas for SEC title

No. 1 Kentucky fends off Arkansas for SEC title

NASHVILLE—All week long, coaches in the Southeastern Conference have marveled at this Kentucky team -- even before the Wildcats won the league tournament in their typically dominant style on Sunday. Florida's Billy Donovan said people need to...

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Elisabeth Moss brings 'Heidi' back to Broadway

Elisabeth Moss brings 'Heidi' back to Broadway

NEW YORK — Can women truly have it all — and how do we define what that means? In 1989, Wendy Wasserstein tackled those questions with The Heidi Chronicles, which follows an art historian over more than two decades as she struggles to find fulfillment...

 
Your retirement fund: Smart ways to withdraw

Your retirement fund: Smart ways to withdraw

Last year I reached a milestone age: 59½, old enough to withdraw money from my individual retirement accounts with no penalty. While this felt bittersweet, it did remind me of the importance of timing when it comes to taking money out of retirement...

 
Tesla CEO Elon Musk vows end to 'range anxiety'

Tesla CEO Elon Musk vows end to 'range anxiety'

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said Sunday that that the electric-car maker is going to announce a solution to one of the biggest drawback to plug-in cars -- the fear of running out of juice before getting to a destination. In a tweet, the high-tech...

 
GE sells Aussie consumer lending unit in $6.3B deal

GE sells Aussie consumer lending unit in $6.3B deal

General Electric is selling another segment of its financial business, transferring its GE Capital consumer-lending operation in Australia and New Zealand to a group of investors in a deal valued at roughly $6.3 billion. Buyers include Varde Partners,...

 
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