POLITICS 12/22/2018 04:00 pm ET It took an immigrant to make the ultimate American movie. By Zach Carter “It’s A Wonderful Life” was supposed to mark Frank Capra’s triumphant return to Hollywood. After four years making war films with the Army, he was running his own movie studio on his own terms and had crafted an intensely personal statement with his latest film ― an expression of everything the Sicilian immigrant loved about his adopted country. He called it “my kind of film for my kind of people.” But the people, it seemed, had spurned him. “It’s A Wonderful Life”lost roughly $500,000 at the box office, a staggering sum for a director who began his tenure at Columbia Pictures on films budgeted at $18,000 a flick. The critics were unimpressed. The New York Times called it “too sticky,” a “figment of simple Pollyanna platitudes.” The New Yorker ruled Capra’s sentimental dialogue … [Read more...] about It’s A Wonderful Life: The Miraculous Origins Of A Christmas Classic
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PUBLISHED: 13:16 05 October 2018 | UPDATED: 13:32 05 October 2018 Caroline Culot Your new home for Christmas? The Street, Halvergate, for sale. Pic: www.property-shop.co.uk You may be thinking about marketing your property but feel it is not the right time of the year to consider selling. In fact, it is a really great time to sell your property and get ahead of the crowd, who are waiting to market in the New Year. Sheron Harley, managing director of the Property Shop, discusses. Sheron Harley, The Property Shop. Pic: www.property-shop.co.ukIf you are considering a move, go for it! I hate to say it but it is only 13 weeks until Christmas, so it should give you time to complete on your sale and purchase and be moved in with plenty of time to decorate the tree ready for Christmas.Properties are still selling well at the moment, but we are finding potential purchasers are expecting more and more for their money and discounting properties needing too much … [Read more...] about Now’s the right time to sell your home
By Richard Webner Published 8:00 am CDT, Friday, July 6, 2018 Photo: Jerry Lara /San Antonio Express-News Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 State law allows seniors and the disabled to defer their property taxes, but most mortgage contracts require borrowers to pay their taxes anyway. State law allows seniors and the disabled to defer their property taxes, but most mortgage contracts require borrowers to pay their taxes anyway. Photo: Jerry Lara /San Antonio Express-News Texas lets seniors, disabled defer property taxes, but few mortgage companies allow it 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Like many Texas seniors, local retiree Guy Miller started deferring payment of his property taxes when he turned 65 to help him live on the limited income supplied by his social security checks and his wife’s pension. After … [Read more...] about Texas lets seniors, disabled defer property taxes, but few mortgage companies allow it
Sarah Skidmore Sell, Ap Personal Finance Writer Updated 12:34 am, Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Photo: Tony Gutierrez, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 In this April 9, 2018, photo, Rob Chilton and his wife Saria pose for a photo in their recently purchased home in Frisco, Texas. To cope with rising prices in Dallas, first-time buyers like Rob Chilton and his wife have broadened their search area, even if it lengthens their commutes to work. The couple, who cut back on dining out and other luxuries the past few years to set aside money for a down payment, bought a three-bedroom, two-bath fixer-upper for $335,000 in February. less In this April 9, 2018, photo, Rob Chilton and his wife Saria pose for a photo in their recently purchased home in Frisco, Texas. To cope with rising prices in Dallas, first-time buyers like Rob Chilton and his ... more … [Read more...] about Landing the right house in a tough market for homebuyers
0 Comments Poll: Was the Good Friday Agreement a success or failure? BelfastTelegraph.co.uk We asked our online readers to reveal if they would vote differently now. Here are some of your responses. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/good-friday-agreement/poll-was-the-good-friday-agreement-a-success-or-failure-36793003.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/news-analysis/article36656206.ece/e768c/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-03-01_opi_38948744_I1.JPG Email We asked our online readers to reveal if they would vote differently now. Here are some of your responses. Walton Dallton (68), Belfast In 1998 voted: For Vwote same way again? Yes Why? I don’t ever want to go back into the past, it was horrible. One had to live through it to know it. Gerard Trainor (60), Belfast In 1998, voted: for Vote same way again? yes Why? I think back to what it was like before — endless funerals, riots, shootings and bombings, plastic bullets, British Army and RUC harassment. The … [Read more...] about Poll: Was the Good Friday Agreement a success or failure?