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As Folk Music Returns to Roots, Some Try to Bury Them

November 19, 2018
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ACTON, Mass.  It’s Folk Music Night at The Den of Iniquity, a coffeehouse in  the basement of an Episcopal Church here that serves as a meeting place for  those whose tastes are offended by the…

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After Bruising Mid-Terms, Congress Relaxes With Laser Tag

November 18, 2018
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ARLINGTON, Virginia.  With Thanksgiving recess approaching, Democratic and Republican legislators adjourned yesterday afternoon for Laser Tag at the Fun Time Play Zone, an indoor arcade in this suburb of Washington, bringing smiles to many facing burn-out from bruising…

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Pope Names Panini Girl Patron Saint of Sandwiches

November 17, 2018
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PANINI, Italy.  Bowing to pressure from an anxious College of Cardinals, Pope Francis today named a teenaged girl from this village the patron saint of sandwiches for her role in the development of the panini,…

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Bumpy Ride as Jet-Lagged Hamsters Try Viagra

November 15, 2018
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Researchers have successfully used Viagra, the male erectile dysfunction drug, to treat jet lag in hamsters.  Reuters I was on a 48-hour turnaround to the west coast to call on Pet Place, Inc., my biggest customer, and…

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My Bossa Nova Years

November 14, 2018
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It is no coincidence that the bossa nova craze coincided with the years in which I achieved my greatest romantic success–first through sixth grades. No music is better suited to inspire thoughts of love than…

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In Pursuit of Sales, Guys Try to Out-Humble Each Other

November 13, 2018
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NANTUCKET, Mass.  It all started with Bob and Tom, two self-described “ordinary guys” who decided to try their hands at making salt water taffy here.  “They were the first to adopt the mantle of the…

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Last of the Great Furniture-in-Mouth Blues Singers

November 12, 2018
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But the group couldn’t transfer that energy from Club Matinee to the recording studio. It is, after all, difficult to capture the sound of a man dancing with a table in his mouth.                     The…

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For One Crime Reporter, Trail of Death is Getting Fishy

November 11, 2018
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BOSTON. Pete Boyle has been a reporter for the better part of three decades on a succession of newspapers here, but he says he has no fear he’ll ever be out of work. “I cover…

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Two-to-One on the Nun

November 9, 2018
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A nun with a gambling addiction has been accused of stealing $128,000 from two parishes where she worked.                                                            Associated Press I had known Sister Carmelita going back to fourth grade.  Back then, the AFL…

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Scooter & Skipper Get a Sea Lion in Their Bed

November 8, 2018
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It’s Thursday night, time for my wife to make time for “Grey’s Anatomy,” since neither one of us can figure out how to tape the damn show.  “I’ll take care of the kids,” I said, kissing…

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