March 4, 2011 |
Snakes alive! It seems as though folks in several states just can’t wait for rattlesnakes to awaken from their winter slumber so they can catch 'em, kill 'em, and eat 'em. Rattlesnake hunts, which generally are supervised by state wildlife authorities, take place each spring from Georgia to New Mexico to Pennsylvania. The festivals provide brave souls an opportunity to view the venomous bounty close-up and chow down on their flesh. (Many say it tastes like chicken. Really.
February 25, 2007 |
The first fundraiser was down at the First Assembly of God church, where Bonnie Cleveland stood in the doorway with a collection basket in hand. She told everyone that the church music group's former teen drummer, Ray Girouard -- now Staff Sgt. Raymond L. Girouard -- was in deep trouble. The Army has charged Girouard, 24, with ordering the slayings of three Iraqi detainees in May, then orchestrating a coverup. He's in a Navy brig in Charleston, S.C., awaiting court-martial.
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August 10, 2004 |
Owners of the Sweetwater will keep the funky little nightclub in downtown Mill Valley open after all. Becky Steere said she and her husband, Thom, had recently signed a lease that allows them to continue operating the nationally known nightclub through 2005. The couple believed they might have to close the business after rent and liability costs rose.
May 12, 2003 |
Reading "Sweetwater," a novel by Roxana Robinson ("This Is My Daughter"), is a lot like watching an Olympic diver. We are vaguely aware of the structure and form that holds the diver's efforts together, and yet entranced with the beauty presented. We watch, our breath held, anticipating little errors because we've seen just how difficult such feats are to execute flawlessly. Nail it, we silently urge.
June 16, 2000 |
I actually saw "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song" (1971) during its first run. I was a young white teacher in one of Philadelphia's several all-black, or mostly black, high schools; I also had the distinction of teaching one of the few accredited courses on black American history that year. "Sweet Sweetback" was in its third sold-out week at Philadelphia's Milgram Theater, one of its very few remaining downtown movie houses, and several of my students, mostly male, had seen it repeatedly.
October 13, 1999 |
The Los Angeles band Sweetwater is the beneficiary of twice-removed nostalgia. Thirty years ago, the septet was little more than a footnote in rock, known mainly for being the opening act for the original Woodstock. After a near-fatal car accident derailed the singing career of front-woman Nancy Nevins, Sweetwater broke up for nearly three decades before reemerging in 1995.