October 5, 2007
The Rape of Europa horrifies you with its depiction of the Nazis' assault on Western culture but also inspires you with its portrait of dedicated museum workers and archivists and a U.S. Army team known as "monuments men" who saved much of Europe's artistic legacy from destruction. In this cogent documentary, writers-directors Richard Berge, Bonni Cohen and Nicole Newnham, working from Lynn H. Nicholas' groundbreaking 1994 book, take an illuminating and inclusive look at their still-incendiary subject.
September 28, 2007
INTO THE WILD -- (Paramount Vantage) Sean Penn directs a story about a young man (Emile Hirsch) who leaves behind his life for the Alaska wilderness. FEEL THE NOISE -- (Tri-Star) A Harlem rapper (Omarion Grandberry) finds a new beat in the Reggaeton sound. THE JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB -- (Sony Classics) Contemporary Californians start a club to discuss the works of Jane Austen, only to find their relationships begin to match her novels. THE HEARTBREAK KID -- (Paramount Pictures) Ben Stiller rejoins the Farrelly brothers in the tale of a new hubby who meets his soulmate on his honeymoon.
September 10, 2007
From the moment he arrived at McDaniel College in Westminster in late July for training camp, Ravens linebacker Jarret Johnson has had to answer countless questions about being the only new addition to a defense ranked first in the NFL last season. Tonight in the season opener on the road against the Cincinnati Bengals, Johnson will see if he can erase any remaining doubt about replacing Adalius Thomas, a two-time Pro Bowl player who left as a free agent for the New England Patriots. For Johnson, it is just part of the process that began when he was drafted by the Ravens in the fourth round out of Alabama four years ago, eventually played defensive end and linebacker and now is expected to step in where Thomas left off as one of the unit's most versatile players.
February 14, 2007
On February 10, 2007 WOODROW EUROPA; beloved husband of Michelle Europa A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday at VAUGHN C. GREENE FUNERAL SERVICES (RANDALLSTOWN) 8728 LIBERTY Rd., beginning at 2:00 P.M.
June 18, 2006
While other cruise ship passengers lounge in deck chairs, Douglas Ward is peering under his bed, running a finger along a deck to check for dirt, making a mental note at lunch that -- horrors -- the butter is in packets, not in "proper little iced dishes." "I'm not really snooping," he says during a phone interview from his home near Southampton, England. "I'm observing." That's his job. Ward is author of the Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships 2006, which evaluates 269 ships, large and small, budget and luxury.
March 2, 2006
WASHINGTON -- Some of the most ballyhooed missions on NASA's scientific agenda would be postponed indefinitely or perhaps canceled under the agency's new budget proposal, despite its administrator's vow to Congress six months ago that not "one thin dime" would be taken from space science to pay for President Bush's plan to send astronauts to the moon and Mars. The cuts come to $3 billion over the next five years, as NASA's total spending grows by 3.2 percent this year, to $16.8 billion.