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2008-08-02 06:00:00

By Harriet Johnson Brackey, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Aug. 2--Before she was Dawn Summers on Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Georgina Sparks on Gossip Girl, Michelle Trachtenberg was Harriet M. Welsch in Harriet the Spy. And before Harriet the Spy was a 1996 film, it was a not just one of the greatest books ever written, but the kind of book that, if you read and loved it in your childhood, immediately bonds you to others who did, too, to the point that you sort of lose respect for any woman...

2008-08-01 12:00:50

By Ken Kaye, Andrew Ba Tran and Kat, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Aug. 1--Father and son, they often flew together as a team, sharing a love of airplanes, big and small. Duane Anthony Moorer, 49, of Miramar, a seasoned jet captain for UPS, was mentoring Duane Jr., 22, a novice pilot who yearned for an airline career. On Tuesday, while flying from Louisville, Ky., to South Florida, their 53-year-old Piper Apache inexplicably nose-dived into a hilly, wooded area in western North...

2008-08-01 06:00:39

By C. Ron Allen, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Aug. 1--DELRAY BEACH -- To many in south Palm Beach County, Clayton L. Coleman was a teacher, coach, mentor and parent. The "giant of an educator," who taught for almost 50 years -- including 22 years as principal before she retired in 1981 -- died of natural causes at her Delray Beach home on Monday. She was 92. "Dr. Coleman was what we would call a mother to everybody, regardless of their age," said Ruby Louise Jackson King, a former...

2008-08-01 03:00:22

By Sean Piccoli, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Aug. 1--Q-Tip's "The Renaissance" will be released in September, his first album since 1999. "Where have I been?" the former A Tribe Called Quest front man asked. "Working. Between you and me, I was waiting for the time to be right." (Carolyn Cole/TFW TPN / June 25, 2008) When Kanye West and 50 Cent went head-to-head in first-week album sales last year, it was tempting to view the contest as a referendum on rap itself. Did West, the collegian,...

2008-07-31 18:00:26

CHICAGO, July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Steve Charlier has been appointed senior vice president/news and operations for Tribune Broadcasting and Local TV LLC, responsible for overseeing all news production and news operations for the station groups of both companies. The appointment is effective immediately. "Steve is one of the most creative and innovative people in local TV news today," said Ed Wilson, Tribune Broadcasting president. "Between Tribune and Local TV, we're aggressively expanding...

2008-07-31 06:00:55

By Georgia East, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 31--MIAMI -- The numbers confirmed their fears. Research released by the University of Miami on Wednesday showed that Haitian women in Little Haiti are far less likely to get a Pap smear compared with their black and white counterparts. According to the research led by Erin Kobetz, a professor at the University of Miami, only 44 percent of Haitians over the age of 18 in that community have had a Pap smear, compared with 84 percent of...

2008-07-31 06:00:40

Teddy Geiger is only 19, but he sings, writes his own songs and, now, he acts. Geiger makes his big-screen debut as band member Curtis in "The Rocker," starring Rainn Wilson, and plans to release an album in September. He met with teen reporter Ashley Koobir while promoting his movie in Florida this summer. Q: How would you describe "The Rocker"? A: Funny and entertaining. Q: Is it something you would typically watch? A: I know everything that happens and there are no surprises, but I...

2008-07-31 06:00:40

"The Rocker" features a washed-up, ex-band member, a high school band and a story of redemption. Sound familiar? The film has many similarities to the hit film "School of Rock." But "The Rocker" is fully packed with hilarious jokes, famous actors and an entertaining story that trumps "School of Rock" by far. The film begins in the 1980s with the back story of the main character, Robert "Fish" Fishman, who is let go from the band Vesuvius. About 20 years later, a second chance at fame...

2008-07-31 03:00:37

By Kathy Bushouse, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 31--Use a fake address to put your child into another school, and you could land behind bars.With budgets tighter and many suburban schools crowded to capacity, Broward County School District officials hope the threat of prison time will dissuade parents from using false addresses to enroll their children at schools outside their neighborhood. It's always been against district policy, and against Florida law, to use a false address to...

2008-07-31 03:00:37

By Marc Freeman, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 31--A Palm Beach County judge this week dismissed a class-action lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union against local education officials over the county's high school graduation rate. Circuit Judge Jonathan Gerber ruled that the ACLU, on behalf of parents and students, had no right to sue the School Board and Superintendent Art Johnson over a state constitutional requirement to provide students with "a high quality...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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