- Making News: Marlon Brando Dies
He's been called the greatest actor of his generation, but his off-screen life often attracted as much attention as his many roles. Marlon Brando died yesterday at the age of 80. Richard Schickel, film critic for Time magazine and author of Matinee Idylls: Reflections on the Movies, remembers the very private man who came to loathe acting and dreamed of a life in politics.
- Reporter's Notebook: Pristine Native American Site Revealed
The Fremont Indians built homes and granaries as if they-d last for a thousand years, but then the whole culture just disappeared. Two years ago, 74 year-old Waldo Wilcox sold his Range Creek ranch to a historic trust that has now been acquired by the State of Utah. Ron Rood, Utah assistant state archeologist, has more on the attempt to preserve one of the most extensive ancient Indian sites in North America.
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