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  • AC/DC guitarist and songwriter Malcolm Young performing in Bloomington, Minn., in 1985.

    AC/DC Cofounder And Guitarist Malcolm Young Dies, Age 64

    One of the founding members of AC/DC, among the best-selling bands in recorded music history, died Saturday. Guitarist and songwriter Malcolm Young was 64 years old. Young's family, which announced his death in a statement, noted that he had suffered from dementia for several years. The place of his death was not shared, though the statement mentioned that he "passed away peacefully with his family by his bedside."

  • To Save Their Water Supply, Colorado Farmers Taxed Themselves

    The Western U.S. is just starting to recover after a prolonged, 16-year drought. A lack of water can force people to take a hard look at how they use it, and make big changes. That's what happened in southern Colorado, where farmers have tried a bold experiment: They're taxing themselves to...
  • Azzedine Alaia, French Fashion Designer Known As The 'King Of Cling,' Dies

    Azzedine Alaia, the French-Tunisian designer known for his figure-sculpting fashions, has died at 77, the French Federation of Haute Couture and Fashion confirmed on Saturday. In his more than four decades in the fashion industry, Alaia gained a reputation for going rogue; he...

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  • BOARDMAN, Ohio – People need to “dig deeper” and give to have a real impact, businessman Sam Boak Jr. said Friday at the National Philanthropy Day lunch. Boak’s company, Boak & Sons Inc. in Austintown, was among the organizations and individuals recognized at the ceremony, held at Mr. Anthony’s...
  • VIENNA, Ohio – The Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport is holding a public forum to discuss a possible new airline service from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on Dec. 5 at the airport. An executive representative of Southern Airways will attend the event and a complimentary breakfast will be served. “One of the...
  • BOARDMAN, Ohio – A Fall Into Charity Community Open House and Fundraiser to help feed families in the community will take place from 2 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 30 at Forty Two Event Production’s office on 388 McClurg Road. For every $1 or non-perishable food item donated, community members will receive...

Writer's Almanac

  • I Was Reading a Scientific Article by Margaret Atwood

    They have photographed the brain
    and here is the picture, it is full of
    branches as I always suspected,

    each time you arrive the electricity
    of seeing you is a huge
    tree lumbering through my skull, the roots waving.

Composer's Datebook

  • Strauss gets tossed in the deep end

    In 1880, when Hans von Bülow was put in charge of the Meiningen Court Orchestra, exciting things happened. He quickly shaped it into one of Europe's elite ensembles, and invited the big guns of the day, Wagner and Brahms, for collaborations and premieres.