Added by MomsMinuteBlogger on November 30, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments
Our Journey With Asperger's Syndrome
By Keri E Smith
When Taylor was about a year old, I started noticing things that didn't seem quite "normal". When he would have temper tantrums, he would throw himself backwards with such force, it scared me that he would really hurt his head. When he was walking, he would walk on his tip-toes. These things, most kids grow out of by the time they are 3, but Taylor didn't. He still walks like that sometimes at almost 12 years…Continue
Added by Assistant Editor on November 28, 2010 at 7:06pm — No Comments
Randy Quaid said if it weren't for Canada's refugee system, he and his wife would be dead.
The actor made the comment Tuesday as he entered his immigration and refugee board hearing in Vancouver, where he and his wife Evi were picked up last month on an outstanding warrant in the United States.
The pair quickly claimed refugee status and their hearings have been conducted amid their bizarre claims of being hunted by what they call "Hollywood star whackers."
They say many…Continue
Added by Robin Mebane on November 24, 2010 at 12:59am — No Comments
The publisher of Sarah Palin's forthcoming book filed a lawsuit against Gawker Media on Friday for leaking pages of "America By Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag" before its release next week.
The legal complaint was filed Friday in federal court in Manhattan, said a spokeswoman for HarperCollins Publishers. The filing came two days after Gawker published images of 21 of the book's pages and its dedication page. In response, Palin tweeted, "Isn't that illegal?"
Added by Robin Mebane on November 20, 2010 at 11:26pm — No Comments
Rocker Patti Smith was among the major winners of the U.S. National Book Awards on Wednesday for her memoir "Just Kids," choking up with tears before urging book publishers not to let technology kill traditional books.
Tom Wolfe, whose list of best-sellers includes "The Bonfire of the Vanities," "The Right Stuff" and "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test," was awarded the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.
Jaimy Gordon beat authors such as Peter Carey and…Continue
Added by Robin Mebane on November 18, 2010 at 1:24am — No Comments
The Beatles are finally coming to iTunes.
Apple Inc. said Tuesday its iTunes service will start selling music from the Fab Four, in an agreement with the Beatles' recording label, EMI, and its management company, Apple Corps Ltd.
As of Tuesday, Apple will sell 13 remastered Beatles studio albums, the two-volume "Past Masters" set and the classic "Red" and "Blue" collections. People can buy individual songs for $1.29 apiece or download entire albums, at $12.99 for a single album…Continue
Added by Robin Mebane on November 16, 2010 at 6:36am — No Comments
More than 40 broomstick-riding teams are competing in the two-day Quidditch world cup tournament in New York City.
Long a fictional fixture of the Harry Potter novels and movies about teenage wizards, the sport features players who fly on broomsticks. But in real life, the rules have been adapted to a ground game for "muggles" — humans without magical powers.
Teams from around the world that competed in a Manhattan park Saturday with rules similar to the sport created by J.K.…Continue
Added by Robin Mebane on November 13, 2010 at 8:33pm — No Comments
A new production of Elektra in Geneva pares back the stage business to focus on the overwhelming music of Richard Strauss in his shattering drama of obsession and revenge.
The bleakly oppressive sets put New Orleans soprano Jeanne-Michele Charbonnet as Elektra -- one of the most demanding roles in opera -- at the center of attention.
Her powerful but richly lyrical rendition of a role she has sung in Warsaw, London and Berlin garnered repeated cheers from the first-night…Continue
Added by Robin Mebane on November 11, 2010 at 11:04pm — No Comments
Choosing a ride on toy that offers value for money and looks like something our child would ride is normally the first starting. Factor in the safety advice from the manufacturers and it can get very confusing.
Some parents just opt for the bright shiny one their child was clambering to get at,…Continue
Added by Karen Wood on November 3, 2010 at 7:10am — No Comments