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Islanders 1980s dynasty star Clark Gillies dies at 67

Jan. 22, 2022 01:37 AM EST

Hall of Famer Clark Gillies, a stalwart on the New York Islanders' dynasty that won four straight Stanley Cup championships in the early 1980s, has died. He was 67. The Islanders announced Gillies' death Friday night, with team president and general manager Lou Lamoriello saying...

Former officer’s art exhibit features portraits of homeless

Jan. 22, 2022 01:13 AM EST

LUDINGTON, Mich. (AP) — What compels a former police officer — once tasked with “cleaning up” the homeless situation in downtown Ann Arbor — to devote his time to humanizing and documenting the lives of those very people through art? Compassion had a lot to do with it,...

Quincy art teacher takes classes on the road

Jan. 22, 2022 01:02 AM EST

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — Rooney fifth-grader Levi Cashman’s birch trees looked a little flat. So did classmate Lyllie Huffman’s. But a few well-placed pencil strokes, added in a recent art class, brought them to life. Adding dimension and detail were...

'Wuhan, I Am Here': Film follows volunteers in sealed city

Jan. 22, 2022 00:18 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The homeless, the sick, the elderly: For people who fell through the cracks of the official system, the then-unprecedented decision to isolate the central Chinese city of Wuhan and its 13 million people was a matter of life or death. Film director Lan Bo hopes to...

Artist Helen Hawkins has only become more prolific with age

Jan. 22, 2022 00:11 AM EST

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — The moment one steps into Helen Hawkins’ home, located on the Cullman/Marshall County line, a colorful display of talent captures the eye. Hawkins, beautiful and petite, exhibits a jubilant zest for life—eager to display the same kind of beauty and vivid...

Oxford artist hits it big, seeks community’s help

Jan. 22, 2022 00:05 AM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Local artist, designer and business owner Timber Heard shot for the stars and hit her target, but she is asking for community support to take her next big step. Heard designs handbags and jewelry pieces and creates custom orders for customers through her...

Earnhardt brings Junior Nation into NASCAR Hall of Fame

Jan. 21, 2022 21:50 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. was voted NASCAR’s most popular driver a record 15 times. He didn’t forget “Junior Nation” on his way into the Hall of Fame. “When I stumbled, you guys were right there ready to lift me back up,” Earnhardt said to...

Weber Grills apologizes for ill-timed meatloaf recipe email

Jan. 21, 2022 21:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Weber picked the wrong day to suggest grilling meatloaf. The outdoor grill maker apologized on Friday for sending a recipe-of-the-week email earlier that day featuring instructions on how to prepare “BBQ Meat Loaf.” The email coincided with news...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jan. 21, 2022 19:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Sens. Chris Coons, D-Del., and Joni Ernst, R-Iowa. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Secretary of State Antony Blinken; Sen....

Louie Anderson, comic, Emmy winner for 'Baskets,' dies at 68

Jan. 21, 2022 19:52 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Louie Anderson, whose four-decade career as a comedian and actor included his unlikely, Emmy-winning performance as mom to twin adult sons in the TV series “Baskets,” died Friday. He was 68. Anderson died at a hospital in Las Vegas of complications from...