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2008-09-20 21:00:00

By Karen Price KIMBERLEY NIXON is adamant that she won't be watching Scarlett Johansson in the movie that helped bring her worldwide fame, Girl With A Pearl Earring. While Nixon is about to take on the role of servant girl Griet in the new stage version, she says she doesn't want to be influenced by the Hollywood star who played the same role in the film. "I decided I didn't want to watch it because I don't want things to creep in - I want the part to be my own, "says the Royal Welsh...

2008-09-13 03:00:25

By McCandless, Amy Thompson Davies, Gareth See Government Grow: Education Politics from Johnson to Reagan Lawrence: University Press of Kansas 387 pp., $39.95 ISBN 978-0-7006-1532-2 Publication Date: September 2007 Most historians of American politics characterize the 1970s and 1980s as decades of "sustained reaction against Great Society liberalism" (1). Presidents Nixon, Ford, and Reagan advocated steep cuts in federal spending and regulation, and public opinion appeared to favor less...

2008-09-02 03:00:12

By Grendstad, Gunnar Presidential scholars hypothesize that presidential contestedness increases among recent presidents only because of unfinished research or within historical eras because of growing governing problems. Applying unused data from studies of scholarly assessments of presidential performance, this analysis disconfirms the recency hypothesis and confirms the era hypothesis. Presidential contestedness increases after each of the least contested presidents: George Washington,...

2008-08-17 18:00:29

By Paul Farhi The Washington Post The first scandal of the Beijing Olympics is in, and the loser, apparently, is China. As the assembled global media reported this week, Chinese officials last week quietly made a little switch at the opening ceremonies, replacing a 7-year-old singer with a child deemed more attractive, who passed off the first girl's recording as her own on TV. Which raises a question: Lip-syncing is an international scandal? One answer: Under the circumstances, maybe...

2008-08-06 09:00:37

By Valerie Phillips Deseret News Kelsey Nixon isn't "The Next Food Network Star," but viewers are likely to see her somewhere on the small screen in the future. Aaron McCargo Jr., a Philadelphia hospital chef, won the reality series July 26, and his six-episode series, "Big Daddy's House," began airing Sunday on the Food Network. However, Nixon was among the last four finalists, and could still win the Fan Favorite poll on www.food network.com, which would give her a set of kitchen...

2008-08-02 00:00:19

By Anthony Breznican Hollywood is getting presidential this election year, but will moviegoers say they approve this message? Films about U.S. presidents -- past, present and fictional -- start this week. "Swing Vote," opening today, stars Kevin Costner as a blue- collar worker who becomes the focus of two candidates (Kelsey Grammer and Dennis Hopper) after an Election Day tie and a ballot error traced back to his vote. "Frost/Nixon," based on the play by Peter Morgan (screenwriter of...

2008-07-31 12:00:52

Former Nixon administration telecommunications guru Clay T. Whitehead has died of prostate cancer in Washington at the age of 69. Whitehead was perhaps best known for his role in creating the Open Skies policy as director of the White House Office of Telecommunications Policy from 1970 to 1974. His efforts helped lead to a domestic satellite system bringing cable TV systems and reduced-cost long-distance telephone service for millions of Americans. He was also known for his often...

2008-07-30 06:00:38

By Anthony Breznican Hollywood is getting presidential this election year, but will moviegoers say they approve this message? Films about U.S. presidents -- past, present and fictional -- start this week. *Swing Vote, opening Friday, stars Kevin Costner as a blue-collar worker who becomes the focus of two candidates (Kelsey Grammer and Dennis Hopper) after an Election Day tie and a ballot error traced back to his vote. *Frost/Nixon, based on the play by Peter Morgan...

2008-07-24 06:01:05

By Carol Marbin Miller, The Miami Herald Jul. 24--He had an aunt who raised him from infancy whom he calls Mom. He had caseworkers and doctors and a high-ranking administrator from Florida's child welfare agency all working on his behalf. What he didn't have: a "champion." Days after Jackson Memorial Hospital stepped in to provide a lifesaving liver to a disabled foster child who had been removed from a Central Florida hospital's organ waiting list, Department of Children & Families...

2008-07-20 03:00:25

By Jason Noble, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jul. 20--JEFFERSON CITY -- The Missouri attorney general's office Friday asked a judge to appoint a special assistant attorney general in the pending lawsuit against Gov. Matt Blunt over e-mail records. Cole County Circuit Court Judge Richard Callahan recently dismissed the suit, ruling that the plaintiff, former Missouri Highway Patrol chief Mel Fisher, did not have standing. Fisher was appointed last year by Attorney General Jay Nixon to...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.