September 18, 2008
The CW has started fast this fall, and tonight it returns two more series, Smallville and Supernatural, before the network season officially gets under way. In Smallville, the Justice League goes looking for Clark (Tom Welling) in the Arctic. Meanwhile, on Supernatural, Dean (Jensen Ackles) is freed from Hell. Smallville airs at 8 p.m., followed by Supernatural at 9 p.m. on CW. ** for both. THAT'S A CAKE: Tonight, Baltimore-based Ace of Cakes features a confectionary version of the Lincoln Memorial.
July 7, 1994
WE print the following with no editorial comment other than an admonition to let sleeping spirits sleep.KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (Reuter) -- Malaysia has approved a new national research center to study the supernatural, the New Straits Times reported, amid complaints that agitated spirits are increasingly wrecking people's lives."
April 16, 1992
WEEPING CHURCH statues and portraits? Priests suffering from stigmata? Esoteric messages from saints and the supernatural? Granted, this makes great copy, but media attention to such phenomena only serves to bestow undeserved legitimacy on so-called "supernatural occurances" and feed irrational beliefs.The fact is, all the reported phenomena can be explained entirely in physical or natural terms -- if the observers are objective, rational and analytical. For example, paint solvents are known to leach out of surfaces under certain conditions of humidity and temperature.
August 4, 2007
ALICE BORCHARDT, 67 Wrote romance novels Alice Borchardt, who began a second career writing historical romance novels after she worked as a nurse for many years, died July 24 at her home in Houston. The cause was cancer, said her husband, Clifford. "Alice loved to write," Anne Rice said in a statement to the Los Angeles Times. "She had a natural ear for beautiful language and was a natural storyteller." Ms. Borchardt was in her mid-50s when the first of her seven novels was published.
December 4, 1990
RICHMOND, Va. -- Boston College's Doug Able swears that he is not supernatural, that he only looked that way last night against Maryland."If I was supernatural, I would be starting," he said with a laugh.Perhaps, but his finish helped spark the Eagles in their comeback win.Able, a 6-foot-6 senior forward who was a co-captain at Calvert Hall, scored 20 points, including 12 in the last 10 minutes."It [the comeback] was a combination of myself trying hard along with [freshman center] Billy Curley and [senior reserve guard]
October 5, 2007
The men who've made the movie version of Susan Cooper's fantasy novel about Light vs. Dark, The Dark is Rising, have tinkered with everything in the book, altering the nationality, age and family of the young immortal hero, as well as adding a potential Judas character and gaudy magical transformations. So why didn't the makers of The Seeker: The Dark is Rising go all the way and change the villain - the Dark's main man - from a fearsome horseman known as the Rider to something we haven't seen before?