Latest John Stories

2009-01-20 07:40:00

CAMDEN, S.C., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Anyone who has suffered a rocky relationship knows that words left unspoken can cause more damage than confrontational conversations. In her new novel, "Things Not Said" (published by AuthorHouse - http://www.authorhouse.com), Mitzi G. Tzerman introduces readers to three characters dealing with personal tragedy whose lives impact each other more than they realize. Tzerman whisks readers to the South, where the beautiful beaches and rich history of...

2008-10-07 15:00:26

IN SHORT What: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Where: TV2 When: 9.30pm, Wednesday -------------------- RETURNING to TV2 on the heels of its United States release is the second series of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, continuing the saga of what happens when Sarah Connor (Lena Headey) stops running and goes on the offensive against an ever-evolving technological enemy. Still fugitives from the law, Sarah and her son, John (Thomas Dekker), are confronted with...

2008-07-04 03:00:16

They will chop down Sherwood Forest at Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy after the comedy "The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood" closes this weekend. The show is a youth production of a script that introduces a Monty Pythonesque quality into the tale of Robin, his Merry Men, Lady Marian, Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham. Show times are 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in TCT's Oldfather Theatre. Tickets, which are $8, are on sale at 357-5211 or topekacivictheatre.com. The...

2008-06-28 09:02:24

By Jeff Miers, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Jun. 28--NIAGARA FALLS -- If you've been to New Orleans, you understand. The music doesn't beat you over the head; it works its way up through the soles of your shoes, gets your knees wobbling, finally hits your hips with a real (but subtle) power, makes its way to your heart, and finally, after taking full possession of your body, asks admittance to your brain-box. People talk about "soul music" all the time, but so often, the term is tossed...

2008-06-26 12:02:50

By Bill Blankenship By Bill Blankenship THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL Don't get your tights in a knot, but this isn't the usual Robin Hood story. There is a Monty Pythonesque quality to "The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood," the Mary Lynn Dobson comedy that Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy youth will stage starting Friday. Just like the knights in "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" used coconut shell halves to create hoof beats, Robin and his Merry Men do their battles with wooden spoons....

2006-07-28 15:53:23

By Peter Henderson NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - The psychedelic rhythm and blues dean of New Orleans says he's full of anger. Dr. John, a man who has performed with voodoo priestesses and snakes that appeared to groove to his music, is better known for funky tunes like 1973's "Right Place, Wrong Time" than for expressing outrage. But 11 months after Hurricane Katrina ravaged his native city, the precarious situation of young New Orleans musicians struggling to find cheap housing, gigs...

2006-05-08 15:47:38

By Richard C. Lewis PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (Reuters) - More than a dozen families on Monday recounted the horror of losing loved ones in a Rhode Island nightclub fire that killed 100 people as sentencing began for the man blamed for starting the blaze. One woman told the packed courtroom how she had called her dead brother's and sister-in-law's cell phones dozens of times since their deaths just to hear their recorded voices again. "The last time I saw my son he was as black as the...

2006-04-28 22:31:32

By Jeffrey Jones NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Bob Dylan treated thousands of sun-baked fans to a rocking set of classics like "All Along the Watchtower" and "Like a Rolling Stone" to open New Orleans' first post-Katrina music festival, one the city hopes will kick-start its recovery. The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival started on Friday with a gravel-voiced Dylan leading his sextet on organ through reworked versions of the tunes that defined his early career. Other big names...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'