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Archive for October 25th, 2012

  • Obamacare imposes heavy costs

    October 25, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

    Government regulations, even reasonable ones, are essentially hidden taxes. They are costs imposed by government. Someone pays the cost of implementing them, and for the consequences they spawn. We often note that it is people who ultimately pay taxes. Not...

  • Serena Williams beats Li Na at WTA Championships

    October 25, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Na Li of China returns a shot to Serena Williams of the US during their tennis match on the second day of the WTA championship in Istanbul, Turkey, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. (AP Photo) ISTANBUL (AP) — Serena Williams proved Wednesday at the WTA...

  • Reading ‘Gone with the Wind’ in Pyongyang

    October 25, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    In this Aug. 8, 2012 photo, a library copy of the American classic novel “Gone With The Wind” sits on a table inside the Grand People’s Study House in Pyongyang, North Korea. To come across Margaret Mitchell’s 1936 Civil War epic in...

  • NY Philharmonic renews director Gilbert’s contract

    October 25, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this Nov. 14, 2008 file photo, Alan Gilbert leads the New York Philharmonic in during a performance at Carnegie Hall in New York. The New York Philharmonic announced on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, that Gilbert’s contract as music director will...

  • Alicia Keys launches storytelling app for kids

    October 25, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – This March 5, 2012 file photo shows performer Alicia Keys attending the Stella McCartney fashion house presentation for Women’s Fall-Winter, ready-to-wear 2013 fashion collection, during Paris Fashion week. After giving birth to her son,...

  • Producing team win rights to stage ‘Rear Window’

    October 25, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – This 1954 file photo released by Paramount Pictures shows Jimmy Stewart, left, and Grace Kelly in Alfred Hitchcock’s film, “Rear Window.” A producing team has won the theatrical stage rights to “Rear Window,” the noir tale...

  • Bobby Brown arrested in Los Angeles; DUI suspicion

    October 25, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this Feb. 18, 2012 file photo, singer Bobby Brown, former husband of the late Whitney Houston performs at Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Conn. Brown has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving for the second time this year. Police say...

  • ‘Tempest’ at Met: The magic’s in the music

    October 25, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    In this Oct. 15, 2012 photo provided by the Metropolitan Opera, Alek Shrader is Ferdinand and Isabel Leonard plays Caliban during a dress rehearsal of Thomas Adès’s “The Tempest,” at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. (AP...

  • Mass. pharmacy dodged reprimand after protest

    October 25, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Dr. Madeleine Biondolillo, Director of the Mass. Bureau of Healthcare Safety, addresses reporters during a news conference regarding the Massachusetts pharmacy responsible for the meningitis outbreak during a news conference at the Statehouse in Boston,...

  • Holiday gadgets: Samsung launches Note II phone

    October 25, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Kevin Packingham, chief product officer for Samsung Mobile USA, demonstrates the new Samsung Galaxy Note II during a launch event, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, in New York. Aside from the 5.5 inch screen, the Note comes with a stylus and runs the latest version...