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February 2013 Edition

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Sylvester Stallone supports assault weapon ban

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Sylvester Stallone says that despite his "Rambo" image and new shoot-em-up film "Bullet to the Head," he's in favor of new national gun control legislation.

Correction: WTC-Arts Center story

NEW YORK (AP) - In a story Jan. 31 about a planned arts center at the World Trade Center site, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Lower Manhattan Development Corp., erroneously reported the organization appropriated $99 million for below-ground construction and design. The money is for construction above ground only.

Clarification: Inauguration-Celebrities story

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a Jan. 21 story about the inauguration of President Obama, The Associated Press reported that the singer Beyonce performed an "impressive rendition of the national anthem." Facing questions about whether she lip-synced the song at the event, she disclosed on Jan. 31 that she had sung along with a pre-recorded track of her singing the anthem.

Correction: School Shooting-Children's Museum

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - In a Jan. 29 story about a planned children's museum in Newtown, Conn., The Associated Press erroneously reported that the Association of Children's Museums launched a national fundraising effort. Museums across the nation are raising money for the project, but the association is not involved.

NBC News president Steve Capus stepping down

NEW YORK (AP) - NBC News President Steve Capus, who presided over years of strong ratings at the news division but was hurt by the downfall of the "Today" show, said Friday that he was resigning.

Hawaii lawmakers propose shielding celeb privacy

HONOLULU (AP) - More than two-thirds of Hawaii's state senators have signed onto a bill to protect celebrities from paparazzi, giving famous faces power to sue over unwanted beach photos and other snapshots on the islands.

Happy hour at Hounddog's

Hounddog's, the north-of-campus spot fondly known as Home of the Smokin' Joe's crust, has a special available every day between 4-9 p.m. that includes a pitcher of beer and a pizza for $10. Ten bucks!

Capital Style Web Scavenger Hunt

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Patty Andrews of Andrews Sisters dead at 94

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Patty Andrews, the last surviving member of the singing Andrews Sisters trio whose hits such as the rollicking "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B" and the poignant "I Can Dream, Can't I?" captured the home-front spirit of World War II, died Wednesday. She was 94.

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Co-found of Saffire women's blues trio dies in Va.

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Pianist and vocalist Ann Rabson, co-founder of the trio Saffire_The Uppity Blues Women, died Wednesday in Virginia after a battle with cancer, her label announced. She was 67.

Fried Chicken at Park Creek Kitchen

Everybody has their favorite place to get fried chicken, that crackly, juicy magical meal. I've now found my own. Out of a quaint restaurant situated along a retail strip in Upper Arlington, chef Jeff Headley at Park Creek Kitchen makes what can only be described as a masterful take on this classic dish.

Kennedy Center plans 1st expansion since opening

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is planning its first major expansion since it opened in 1971 as a "living memorial" to President John F. Kennedy, with new features including pavilions to house rehearsal halls and classrooms, a memorial garden and a floating stage on the Potomac River.

Correction: SAG Awards-Quotes story

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In a Jan. 27 story compiling winners' reactions to the Screen Actors Guild Awards, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Penelope Wilton accepted the cast award for "Downton Abbey." Phyllis Logan accepted the award. Also, "Downton Abbey" was misspelled in the story.

After Beyonce, a question: Can reality compete?

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The breathtaking model on your magazine cover: Of course she's not that thin and unblemished. That reality show you never miss? You're shocked - shocked that its real-life drama isn't 100 percent unscripted. And that diva who may or may not have mouthed the words to the national anthem to her own prerecorded voice? Yeah, well, so what? It was a big moment, and she wanted to sound her best.

Taylor Swift talks sexier look, new tour

NEW YORK (AP) - Taylor Swift says you can expect some of her bolder choices of late - from her music to her sexier image - to be incorporated in her upcoming tour.

Chris Brown investigated for possible assault

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) - Grammy-winning singer Chris Brown is under investigation for an alleged assault in a West Hollywood parking lot, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said early Monday.

Applegate wins Newbery; Klassen takes Caldecott

NEW YORK (AP) - Katherine Applegate's "The One and Only Ivan" won the John Newbery Medal for the outstanding book of 2012, while Jon Klassen's "This Is Not My Hat" received the Randolph Caldecott Medal for outstanding illustration, the American Library Association announced Monday.

Applegate wins Newbery for 'One and Only Ivan'

NEW YORK (AP) - Katherine Applegate's "The One and Only Ivan" has won the John Newbery Medal for the outstanding book of 2012. John Klassen's "This Is Not My Hat" received the Randolph Caldecott Medal for outstanding illustration.

Columbus Flea Market Returns

After successful spring, summer and fall events, Columbus Flea is hosting its first-ever Winter Flea on Saturday, Feb. 2.

Dick Van Dyke honored for lifetime achievement

LOS ANGELES (AP) - He's acted, danced and sang his way through movies, television and the stage, making Dick Van Dyke an entertainment triple-threat long before Hollywood used such hyphenates.

'Argo,' Lawrence, Day-Lewis win at SAG

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The CIA thriller "Argo" continues to steamroll through awards season, winning the top honor for overall cast performance at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Dick Van Dyke honored for lifetime achievement

LOS ANGELES (AP) - He's acted, danced and sang his way through movies, television and the stage, making Dick Van Dyke an entertainment triple-threat long before Hollywood used such hyphenates.

Family of JFK aide sells presidential memorabilia

BOSTON (AP) - The family of a former special assistant to President John F. Kennedy is auctioning hundreds of photographs, documents, gifts and other memorabilia that once belonged to the late president.

Obama, Hillary Clinton to give joint interview

NEW YORK (AP) - The White House says President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will give their first joint interview to the television news show "60 Minutes," and it will air Sunday.

'Not to be published' Diana photo sells for $18K

AMHERST, N.H. (AP) - A photo marked "not to be published" that shows a teenage Diana Spencer before she became Princess of Wales has been sold by a New Hampshire auction house for more than $18,000.

Restaurant Revamp: Hungry Soul Cafe

The restaurant-in-a-parking-garage formerly known as Inn Between has been rebranded as Hungry Soul Cafe, and I finally made it over to check out the lunch specials that've been tempting me for a while now.

Found Closing Its Doors

By Kristy Eckert

It's a tearful goodbye, this one, for several women whose worlds intersected in a little shop and consider their lives all the better because of it.

Powell home décor boutique Found is closing its doors at the end of March.

For six years, the upscale...

Linda Pugach, blinded in infamous NYC crime, dies

NEW YORK (AP) - Linda Pugach, who was blinded in 1959 when her lover hired hit men to throw lye in her face - and became a media sensation after later marrying him - has died, her husband said Thursday. She was 75.

Southfork Ranch draws 'Dallas' fans old and new

PARKER, Texas (AP) - The white two-story home with stately pillars overlooking a green Texas pasture where longhorns roam is instantly recognizable: This is the power seat of television's famous Ewing family.

Win a Bollywood Party

Bleu & Fig is giving away a Bollywood party like the one featured in the latest issue of Capital Style!

Fashion student turns out Earth-friendly clothing, accessories

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Armed with an eye for style and a heart for the environment, Charlotte Latin senior Alexis Giger launched a do-it-yourself blog, ecouturieracg.wordpress.com, in September, aimed at "reducing your environmental impact fashionably."

Dolsot Bibimbap at Restaurant Silla

Silla's one of the longest-operating Korean restaurants in town, the place where many people got their first taste of Korean specialties like bulgogi. Their bibimbap is one of my go-to comfort food favorites.

Sundance stars sound off on gun violence in film

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) - The Sundance Film Festival isn't home to many shoot-em-up movies, but action-oriented actors at the festival are facing questions about Hollywood's role in American gun violence.

Jean Paul Gaultier shows off spicy couture

PARIS (AP) - Did "Life of Pi" inspire Jean Paul Gaultier's latest collection? Or was it exotic Bombay dreaming that led to his quirky, theatrical, spring summer 2013 couture show?

Girls' Night In

Le Flair Boutique in Dublin is hosting a Girls' Night In on Thursday, Jan. 24.

Armani and Chanel draw in celebs at couture day 2

PARIS (AP) - The red-carpet glamor of haute couture - with its dripping paillettes, glistening silks and exorbitant price tag - makes it a natural bedfellow for A-list actresses the world over.

Walters expects to leave hospital soon

NEW YORK (AP) - Barbara Walters says she expects to be home from the hospital soon after taking a spill at a Saturday night party at the British ambassador's home in Washington.

Limited Brands Detox

Limited Brands is helping the environment by committing to the Greenpeace Detox.

Strong at Heart 5K

Lace up your sneakers and head to Easton Town Center for the Feb. 9 Strong at Heart 5K.

Beyonce, Hudson do star turns at inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) - Beyonce drew a loud cheer at the inauguration Monday even before her impressive rendition of the national anthem. But in the role she played four years ago singing for the president and first lady at the inaugural ball was her "Dreamgirls" co-star Jennifer Hudson.

First lady starts 2nd term style in Thom Browne

WASHINGTON (AP) - The first family headed out to Monday's inaugural festivities with Michelle Obama leading a very coordinated fashion parade in a navy-silk, checkered-patterned coat and dress by Thom Browne that were inspired by a menswear necktie.

New documentary targets critics of fracking

PITTSBURGH (AP) - "FrackNation" is a new documentary that attacks opponents of fracking for oil and gas, but it also raises a bigger question: Is it possible to criticize environmentalists without being a tool for big industry?

Stroll for Epilepsy

Walk the mall and support a good cause: The 10th annual Stroll for Epilepsy at Polaris Fashion Place is Saturday, Jan. 26.

Latinos take on bigger role in Obama inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) - Latinos are taking a more prominent role in President Barack Obama's second inauguration, from the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice swearing in the vice president to a star-studded concert celebrating Latino culture.

Latinos take on bigger role in Obama inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) - Latinos are taking a more prominent role in President Barack Obama's second inauguration, from the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice swearing in the vice president to a star-studded celebration of Latino culture.

Chastain films take top 2 spots at box office

NEW YORK (AP) - Jessica Chastain easily outmuscled Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mark Wahlberg over the weekend, topping the box office with both her supernatural horror film "Mama" and the Oscar-nominated Osama bin Laden hunt thriller "Zero Dark Thirty."

Alex Pelosi's Sundance debut has political angle

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) - Alexandra Pelosi was beaming: She had just made her Sundance Film Festival debut with the HBO documentary "Fall to Grace," about former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey; her mother, Rep. Nancy Pelosi was on hand to witness it; and Sundance's founder and Pelosi's hero, Robert Redford, made it a point to stop by to witness the event.

Obama girls rock out with military kids at concert

WASHINGTON (AP) - Usher sang "Yeah!" Katy Perry donned star and stripes for "Firework." And a ballroom full of lucky kids got to rock out with Sasha and Malia Obama at Saturday's Kids' Inaugural Concert, a star-studded event that honors America's military families.

Obama girls rock out with military kids at concert

WASHINGTON (AP) - Usher sang "Yeah!" Katy Perry donned star and stripes for "Firework." And a ballroom full of lucky kids got to rock out with Sasha and Malia Obama at Saturday's Kids' Inaugural Concert, a star-studded event that honors America's military families.

Damir Doma gets monk-chic in slouchy show

PARIS (AP) - Croatian-born designer Damir Doma went to his roots to explore the patterns of East Europe in a slouchy, texture-rich menswear collection for fall-winter 2013.

Hermes lets clothes do the talking in classy show

PARIS (AP) - Hermes has become a byword for simple, unpretentious luxury. With panache, veteran menswear designer Veronique Nichanian proved this again in a classy and masculine showing for fall-winter 2013. A more muted palette than last season was broken up with bright flashes of golden yellow.

Fashion for Freedom

Roughly 200 people attended the Minka's Furs event at Scioto Reserve Country Club to benefit victims of child sex trafficking, raising more than $15,000

Correction: Italy-Milan Fashion Week-Calvin Klein

MILAN (AP) - In a story Jan. 13 about Milan Fashion Week, The Associated Press misspelled the surname of the creative director for Calvin Klein. It is Italo Zucchelli, not Zuchelli. The story also misidentified the runway collection brand. It is Calvin Klein Collection.

Bling & Beverages

Treat yourself to a girls night out at Bling & Beverages, hosted by Garth's Auctions in Delaware on Thursday, Jan. 24.

Dear Abby's legacy: Wit, warmth, and snappy advice

NEW YORK (AP) - Two men had recently bought a house together in San Francisco, and the neighbors were annoyed. The men were entertaining "a very suspicious mixture of people," the neighbors wrote, asking: "How can we improve the neighborhood?"

Colorado movie theater reopens in somber ceremony

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - The Colorado theater where 12 people were killed and dozens injured in a shooting rampage last year reopened Thursday with a somber remembrance ceremony and a screening of the latest "Hobbit" film for survivors - but the pain was too much, the idea too horrific, for many Aurora victims to attend.

Beef Carpaccio at Manifesto

Last weekend, I embarked on a culinary adventure that will be fully documented in our next cover story, to be called 24 Small Plates in 24 Hours. One of my very favorite dishes of the day also happened to be the most expensive, this absolutely stunning plate of Kobe beef carpaccio ($18) from the new Manifesto.

Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon tour Pa. gas drilling sites

MONTROSE, Pa. (AP) - Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon and Susan Sarandon spoke out against fracking Thursday during a tour of natural-gas drilling sites in northeastern Pennsylvania, warning about what they view as the danger to air, water and human health.

'Dear Abby' advice columnist dies at age 94

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Pauline Friedman Phillips, who as Dear Abby dispensed snappy, sometimes saucy advice on love, marriage and meddling mothers-in-law to millions of newspaper readers around the world and opened the way for the likes of Dr. Ruth, Dr. Phil and Oprah, has died. She was 94.

Barrymore nurturing beauty brand Flower with care

NEW YORK (AP) - Drew Barrymore, an accomplished actress, producer and director, is launching her own beauty brand. Maybe, she says, it's the next chapter now that she's married art consultant Will Koppelman and they have a 4-month-old daughter, Olive.

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