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Starting out as an assistant director on “I love Lucy” in the late 50s probably wasn’t a bad introduction to Jay Sandrich’s television career behind the camera. “I wrote a letter to Lucy’s company (Desilu) and was invited for an interview,” recalled Sandrich from Los Angeles. He was immediately...
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Chris Pine, left, and Gal Gadot in a scene from "Wonder Woman."  Clay Enos/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP
Wonder Woman comics have been in publication since 1941. Now, in 2017, her first big screen movie, ‘Wonder Woman’ has hit theaters. While this movie has the capability to be great there is the capability for the Wonder Woman character to be dumbed down and made feminine and silly.  Wonder Woman...
Editor, Daily News My brother-in-law, Dave, aka Hondo Henderson, has told me of the days when he was at Mahar Regional High School. He and his friends got out of school and would go to the banks of the Millers River to see what color it was that day: blue, yellow, rust or a mix. It was a...
Compliments to the N.C. Department of Transportation, which has been planting red poppies along many of the state’s highways. The plantings — done in cooperation with Susi Hamilton and her state Department of Natural and Cultural Resources — are a subtle salute to the American soldiers who died...
The U.S. Mint will issue two new coin products this week. To order coins from them, visit their website at www.usmint.gov, or call them at 800-USA-MINT. Today, June 5, the Ozark National Scenic Riverways (Missouri) Quarter will debut. These will be sold in rolls and bags of circulation quality...
DEAR ABBY: My former spouse and I are divorced and share a 3-year-old daughter. Soon after the baby was born, my ex came out as transgender and now lives as a woman. I have always been supportive of her transition, adopting her new name, feminine pronouns, etc., but now she wants something I’m...
This weekend is a great time to take a friend or family member fishing! If, like most people, you have been bummed out about the cold, damp weather you can use it to your advantage and go fishing. You won’t need a fishing license to fish any public freshwater lake, pond, reservoir, river or stream...
DEAR PET TALK: The weather is really nice and I want to give my dog exercise. I have a leash, but he chews it and jumps a lot. How do I work on getting him to walk on a leash? — WOULD-BE DOGWALKER ——— DEAR WOULD-BE DOGWALKER: First, consider this: it’s a lot easier to walk a dog on a leash...
Until Thursday afternoon, none of the bad decisions President Donald Trump has made since his inauguration actually posed an existential threat to the planet. But by announcing he would pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement on climate change, Trump crossed that dire threshold. It was...
DEAR ABBY: I work as a runner in a law firm, which means I do pickups, make deliveries and do any other out-of-office tasks the lawyers or other staff need. Part of my job involves picking up lunch for the office. Sometimes the office manager will give me cash from the firm account to pay, other...

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