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Labor Day, another of those holidays that conjures up thoughts of family gatherings and barbecues, while hard-working Americans get to enjoy a well-deserved time out! At the same time, it’s clear that those who have lost their jobs of late, for one reason or another, are in no mood to celebrate. Three of those jobless […]

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A Journey of Love Almost Completed

By Rhoda Alben-Aronson, in History

On a recent glorious June day, perfect for a ferry ride, I accompanied my daughter and granddaughter, Jenna, on her fourth grade class trip to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, renowned immigrant gateway to New York City and the land of freedom beyond. As a child, growing up in Brooklyn, my interest in […]

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Dimitri Tiomkin was a celebrated Russian film composer who was best known to the public for scoring westerns. But Tiomkin scored over 130 films in all genres and was also a prolific songwriter. Watch my review of The Dimtri Tiomkin Anthology published by Hal Leonard to learn more about this remarkable musician as you Mark! […]

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Writing a column about the current state of journalism recently triggered memories of a charismatic and brilliant broadcaster of whom you’ve probably never heard. George Hamilton Combs was as elegant and distinguished as the name he was graced with. The son of a nationally-prominent St. Louis churchman, George, like his dad, had a rich and […]

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Author’s note: I penned this article for use in my column in the Southern Pines, NC The Pilot newspaper, but it was rejected by the Opinion Editor when he felt the narrative was directed at the way he performs his job. Not so-and let me gear down to the concept. Original reporting in today’s print […]

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TERRORISM

By J.D. ZUMWALT, in National, Opinion

We have something to discuss and it is urgent. We don’t have long, so we better make it quick. We don’t even have time to figure out who is at fault; we can do that later. The bad guys are here and they are feeling empowered. Here is the real problem, they don’t have rules. […]

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Jazz has made an important contribution to music for motion pictures. Many of the “New Wave” films of the late 1950s and early 1960s featured a remarkable variety of jazz composition and performance. Learn more about the role of jazz in many of these films and a new CD set, “Jazz on Film-The New Wave,” […]

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When former White House Press Secretary James Brady died on Monday, August 4th at age 73, his family attributed his death to a series of unspecified health issues. Indeed, there was sadness just as there was overwhelming sadness and concern thirty-three years ago when, two months into his first term, President Reagan became the target […]

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