Toledo holds off Watson to prevail at Pebble Beach

...Watson had 65 on Saturday at Pebble Beach. He won the 1982 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach and took the PGA Tour's Bing Crosby event at the course in 1977 and 1978.Colin Montgomerie closed with 73 to tie for third at 7-under with Vijay Singh...

Bob Hope introduced new style of humor to America

...Zoglin writes.From childhood, Zoglin loved Hope for his films, including the classic Road comedies he made with Bing Crosby, and the zippy monologues that were a staple of his TV specials.Then the idea for a biography struck as Zoglin researched...

Child star Shirley Temple dies at 85

...draw from 1935 to 1938, a record no other child star has come near. She beat out such grown-ups as Clark Gable, Bing Crosby, Robert Taylor, Gary Cooper and Joan Crawford. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranking of the top 50 screen...

News comes in big, small doses each week

...today's Your Faith section. If your church isn't listed, let us know. An updated list will be in Tuesday's editions.Had we checked, I would have been warmer and drier, but left with no idea what Bing Crosby was singing about.

Kirby: Holiday spirit never makes it to the roads

...the best!"Pam Harmon writes, "My favorite Christmas song is The Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth duo sung by Bing Crosby and David Bowie. Who would have thought that two singers with such opposing styles would blend so beautifully? It...

Travel: Rocking out in Seattle

...and independent, true revolutions in sound were born in the city ? the home of Nirvana, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Bing Crosby and Macklemore.Grunge is one of the city's claims to musical fame, but the musical history isn't entirely summed...

Ex-House Speaker Foley dead

...pioneer stock on both sides of the family.His father, Ralph, was a beloved judge for decades and a school classmate of Bing Crosby's. Ralph Foley's father, Cornelius, brought the family to Spokane in 1907 with the Great Northern Railroad...

Na Yeon Choi leads U.S. Women's Open by six shots

...for the round.The final round will be played at Pebble Beach Golf Links, where Kite has won twice. He won the 1983 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am and the 1992 U.S. Open there. Kite is a 10-time winner on the Champions Tour, but hasn't...

Dine & Dish: Good food, and plenty of it, at Luigi's

As I slipped a couple of quarters into the amber-glass fronted jukebox, Bing Crosby's voice filled the air: "Sweet and lovely, sweeter than the roses in May," he warbled.Crosby recorded the song in 1931...

Andy Williams, 'Moon River' singer, dead at 84

...sportscaster named Ronald Reagan, who would later praise Williams as a "national treasure."The brothers joined Bing Crosby in recording the hit "Swinging on a Star" in 1944 for Crosby's film "Going My Way," and Andy, barely a teenager...