Latest John Hughes Stories

2008-08-01 09:00:41

By Jeff Vice Deseret News It had to happen eventually. With at least 20 years behind them, the 1980s are seen as having a seriously kitschy quality -- at least as much as '50s, '60s and '70s. That explains why VH1 had an often-cheeky, extremely popular pseudo-documentary series titled "I Love the 80's" that explored the best and worst of the decade. And that also explains why there's now a series of DVD releases also titled "I Love the 80's" (Paramount Home Video, $14.98 per disc) that...

2008-07-23 12:00:48

By Debbie Ingram, Dothan Eagle, Ala. Jul. 23--Folks in Geneva want the waters of the Little Choctawhatchee and Pea Rivers to remain free flowing. Many are against any efforts to build a reservoir on the rivers at this point in time, as approved last month by the Choctawhatchee, Pea and Yellow Rivers Watershed Management Authority. Many Wiregrass officials support the construction of a regional reservoir as a future long-term water source for the Wiregrass. But on Monday night, Geneva...

2008-07-02 09:00:39

By Harold Valentine, Tampa Tribune, Fla. Jul. 2--LAKE MAGDALENE -- LAKE MAGDALENE -- It's a matter of mental health. Lake Magdalene resident John Hughes, 44, picked up the alto saxophone in his late 20s while unhappily married to his first wife and working a stressful managerial position. He later switched to tenor saxophone and honed his chops at bars in Shreveport, La. "It was a matter of sanity," Hughes said. "I was in a job I couldn't stand and I had no real outlet." Hughes has...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.