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Burgess: Who’s the most famous North Dakotan?

January 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — For a state that claims to be “legendary,” you’d think there would be more famous people.
Spurred by a recent debate about the historical merits of Lawrence Welk’s boyhood home, a reporter set out last week to ask a lot of people a…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Burgess: Who’s the most famous North Dakotan?

January 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — For a state that claims to be “legendary,” you’d think there would be more famous people.
Spurred by a recent debate about the historical merits of Lawrence Welk’s boyhood home, a reporter set out last week to ask a lot of people a…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

‘Twilight’ actor thrills Wagner students

October 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

WAGNER — Actor Chaske Spencer joked easily with students Wednesday at Wagner High School.

“I’m not going to take off my shirt,” he said, dismissing their urgings.

The 6-foot-3 Spencer, 38, is best known among his youthful fans for his r…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

OUR OPINION: Stupendous deed, sublime modesty

August 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Neil Armstrong actually resisted celebrity. And in the modern age, celebrity sings a siren song more tempting than any heard by Navy pilot Armstrong’s predecessors, the sailors of ancient Greece. Continue Reading

The stars align for Shirley MacLaine

June 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

In her nearly 60 years in show business, Shirley MacLaine has played some unforgettable roles, met some legendary characters and had some memorable meals. And sometimes all three happened at once. Continue Reading

An original essay on unoriginality

January 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Dubravka Ugresic does not like karaoke. That doesn’t stop her from trying it, just as her resistance to celebrity doesn’t stop her from putting her head through a cutout on a Hollywood studio tour so that she can be photographed with Clark Gable. Continue Reading

Celebrity chefs to tempt taste buds

February 3, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

Dinners are Feb. 11 and 12 at 6:30 p.m.
WORTHINGTON If plane fare to someplace sand-scattered and sunny is beyond your grasp in the midst of this frigid winter, maybe an evening of excellent food in a historical facility closer to home will help warm your heart.
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Charlie Sheen returns to rehab, production of his show ‘Two and a Half Men’ put on hold

January 29, 2011 in INFORUM

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Actor Tony Curtis dies at Las Vegas-area home

September 30, 2010 in INFORUM

LAS VEGAS Tony Curtis, the Bronx tailor’s son who became a 1950s movie heartthrob and then a respected actor with such films as “Sweet Smell of Success,” ‘The Defiant Ones” and “Some Like It Hot,” has died. He was 85. Continue Reading