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The Raven

By Edgar Allen Poe First published in the New York Evening Mirror on January 29, 1845 Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore – While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping […]

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ a lackadaisical look at a fabulous life

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ a lackadaisical look at a fabulous life

By Chic DiCiccio Freddie Mercury was, by all accounts, an extremely promiscuous, hardcore drinker with a penchant for cocaine. He also happened to be an outwardly lovely person with some deep inner demons due to several personal and public reasons. In short, Freddie was a complex person who chose, whether personally or due to society’s […]

Brown Butter Blondies

Brown Butter Blondies

2 sticks butter 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 eggs, beaten 1 1/2 cups flour 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup chocolate chips Heat oven to 350F. Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat, then continue to cook until […]


Fri 10/26 Napoleon Hill, b. 1883 Mahalia Jackson, b. 1911 Hillary Rodham Clinton, b. 1947 Natalie Merchant, b. 1963 Seth MacFarlane, b. 1973 1881 – Earps & Doc Holiday vs. Clantons in “The Gunfight at the OK Corral.” Sat 10/27 Theodore Roosevelt, b. 1858 Ruby Dee, b. 1924 John Cleese, b. 1939 Fran Lebowitz, b. […]

Local team moving up in National ranks

By Lisa Miller Dallas United Crew sent 21 athletes to Cambridge, MA on Oct. 19-21, to race in the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta. The Head of the Charles is the largest two-day rowing regatta in the world, attracting more than 11,000 athletes and 400,000 spectators. Since its origin in 1965, the Head of […]

World Series creates endless memories

By David Mullen It is World Series time, as the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers meet for the first time since 1916. Well, sort of. The Dodgers were actually called the Robins and were located in Brooklyn. The Red Sox had a young pitcher named George Herman “Babe” Ruth, later to be traded […]

Vol. 10, No. 21

Oct. 16 – 8:16 a.m. 9800 Block, Kingsman Dr. (75228) Fraud: An unknown suspect used the complainant’s bank card at multiple locations. Oct. 16 – 11:16 a.m. 7000 Block, Holly Hill Dr. (75231) Theft of Property: An unknown suspect stole potted plants from the back of the complainant’s townhome. Oct. 16 – 6:33 p.m. 4900 […]

Things are not what they seem

By Nancy Black I knew the moment I looked into my rear-view mirror something was amiss. From my point of view, I was witnessing an obnoxious-looking Jeep — you know, one of those big ones with strobe lights on top, an open cab and huge, over-sized tires? — speeding up behind me on Peavy Road, […]

Frankenstein attacked by cyber bullies

Frankenstein attacked by cyber bullies

By Jane Shouse Score one for the cyber bullies. The Frankenstein dummy has come down. As they have every year for the past 35 plus, my neighbors (let’s call them the Smiths) have hung a dummy over their driveway at Halloween. Its head is a Frankenstein mask; the feet are white socks, and it has […]

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