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Last week, fire gutted the Century Inn in Scenery Hill, Washington County, Pennsylvania. Built between 1788 and 1794, it was still serving great country cooking three years ago when I…

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Caught in flagrante delicto, a Richard Pryor character challenged his wife, ‘Who you gonna believe — me or your lying eyes?’ Whether it’s on the health effects of tobacco, coal…

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            Singer-songwriter John Prine turned 66 today, Oct. 10.  ‘Happy Birthday!’ to one of the best there is.            I was surprised when WUMB’s Perry Persoff saluted Prine this…

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           We’ve been driving byways for the past 16 days.  This is another report from the road. ***           Energy’s past and present we’ve seen in signs: from upstate…

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