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Entertainment News Archive - March 17, 2008

A long time ago, when wrestlers wore speedos and had back hair, the thumb wrestling ring was a place of heroic deeds, of fair competition, of honor. The bells were polished, the matches were set, and the scores were kept, all by the wise thumbs of the Thumb Wrestling Federation.

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Sean "Diddy" Combs and manager Jimmy "Henchman" Rosemond issued quick and angry denials about a Los Angeles Times report released Monday morning claiming they were behind the 1994 shooting of Tupac Shakur at Quad Recording Studios in Times Square.

By MONTAGUE GAMMON III By Montague Gammon III Correspondent The Little Theatre of Norfolk production of "The Miracle Worker" adequately relates the familiar story of blind and deaf Helen Keller's childhood reintroduction to discipline and communication.

Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.