Holly Dog, our Golden Retriever who died last week just shy of her 12th birthday, was versatile. Among other things, she was good at napping, licking dirty plates in the dishwasher, digging holes and, after she had sinned, looking innocent.
A reader questioned why we ran photographs in Tuesday’s paper of three young men charged in the death of a 13-year-old in Raleigh but didn’t run a photo of a man suspected of stealing a batch of lottery tickets from a convenience store. Police released a security-camera photo of the suspect in the convenience store.
Brian Grazer is one of Hollywood’s top producers. Among his movies: “Splash,” “Apollo 13,” “A Beautiful Mind,” and “8 Mile.” Grazer is relentlessly creative and inquisitive. For more than 35 years, he has sought interesting people from various professions for what he calls “curiosity conversations.” He shared a bowl of ice cream with Princess Diana and asked Michael Jackson to take off his white gloves.
A new book co-written by Richard Stradling of The News & Observer shows how Cleveland’s environmental problems were intertwined with the city’s social problems. U.S. mayors eventually figured out that cities needed to become more centered on people and their talents.
When the city editor of the Dayton Daily News was asked why his paper didn’t report on the Wright brothers’ flights in a pasture eight miles from town, the editor said, “I guess the truth is that we were just plain dumb.”
It’s been more than a decade since John Railey was part of a team of Winston-Salem Journal reporters who revealed the inner workings of the state’s eugenics program. But Railey has never let go of the story.
Austin Tice's commitment to action prompted him to report from Syria and photograph its battles. The former Marine captain and law student has been missing since 2012. Now, a massive media campaign is trying to raise awareness about Tice's disappearance.
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