July 29, 2015 08:55
Back in 1976 Bruce Jenner’s likeness was everywhere. He was on magazine covers, cereal boxes, and posters, and appeared on talk shows, variety shows, and in movies. Having just won the Olympic gold medal in the Decathlon, and named as the AP’s Male Athlete of....
July 15, 2015 08:42
In 1920, H.L. Menken wrote, “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” University of Michigan professors Arthur Lupia and Jesse Menning echoed those sentiments at a 2006 symposium in Lincoln Nebraska....
July 8, 2015 08:45
That’s one reason I want the State legislature to continue to allow the sheriffs to do background checks because it’s often our 100 sheriffs in North Carolina who know the background of someone who’s maybe involved in domestic violence, or has mental illness problems which federal background checks don’t always show....
July 1, 2015 08:59
Kathy Garver is most famous for her role as orphaned teenager Cissy Davis in the hit comedy Family Affair, which aired on CBS from 1966 to 1971. But Cissy was not Kathy’s first role. In fact, by the time Family Affair premiered, Garver was already a Hollywood veteran who always seemed to play characters younger than her actual age....
June 24, 2015 08:23
Somehow being around horses and cowboys made the job of acting more palatable to tomboy Lana, so much so that as she grew into adulthood, she always jumped at the chance to work in the Western genre, both in film and on television. Her small screen credits included such oaters as “Have Gun Will Travel” “Bonanza”, and “The Wild Wild West....
June 17, 2015 09:53
The North Carolina General Assembly never ceases to amaze me. This is the august body that in 2013 considered jail time an appropriate punishment for any woman who displayed her areola in public. The bill was proposed by a legislator who feared that wild women would overrun our State, displaying their naked breasts....
June 10, 2015 08:07
During his eight seasons as an NFL corner back, Fred Williamson was known as “The Hammer” because of the way he judo chopped receivers with a forearm to the head. That was 50 years ago, and now Williamson is just shy of 80. But make no mistake, The Hammer could still beat up me and 10 of my friends in a street fight with very little effort....
June 3, 2015 07:57
Disneyland says there’s been an outbreak of measles among its patrons. Last week, a Disney DOC said he was not HAPPY about reporting the epidemic, nor BASHFUL about blasting DOPEY parents for bringing their sick kids to the park who are now SNEEZY, SLEEPY, and GRUMPY....
May 27, 2015 08:05
“We’ve learned that by showing a child love, acceptance and respect, that we can, in turn, help change their lives,” said Proehl. “The Foundation teaches the children in our programs through our core values of Play, Opportunity, Work, Excellence, and Respect....

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