News An image released by the Freeland Police Department of Anthony Lescowitch, in Freeland, Pennsylvania. He was arrested by police shortly after he shared a wanted photo posted by the Freeland Police Department of himself on his Facebook page

After two months on the run from the police, one criminal decided to celebrate by sharing a wanted picture of himself on Facebook - before being arrested hours later.

Obituary: Gershon Legman

GERSHON LEGMAN'S best-known work was a two-volume study of erotic humour, The Rationale of the Dirty Joke, published in 1968, and No Laughing Matter, which followed in 1975. Less well- known was his 1955 exhibition of Japanese origami paperfolding at the Museum of Modern Art in Amsterdam. At the time of his death last month on the French Riviera, he left behind an uncompleted two-million-word autobiography.

Cabaret: Eager to please

MICHAEL FEINSTEIN BARBICAN LONDON

President In Crisis: Church offers guiding hand

SHOULD BILL Clinton feel temptation tugging at his trousers, help will now be on hand from a higher power. The White House has appointed a panel of spiritual advisers who will hold him "accountable for his behaviour" and help him to resist "temptations that have conquered him in the past," members of the group said yesterday.

Obituary: Eugene d'Aquili

EUGENE D'AQUILI was the founder of Biogenetic Structuralism, a way of studying the neurophysiology underlying human behaviour. D'Aquili advanced far beyond the obvious truism that parts of the brain are committed to characteristic behaviours. Concentrating on religious behaviours, he and his colleagues mapped the ways in which different parts of the brain are involved in ritual and religious experiencing.

Preview: silver polish metalanguage 2

"Metalanguage 2" is the misleadingly dull title of an exhibition which is set to dazzle visitors to the Barbican Centre. The ongoing "Inventing America" season has so far featured cultural phenomena as diverse as Cajun music and cookery and an exhibition of Harley Davidson motorbikes. This eclecticism continues unabated from today, with a show by leading American artists and metalsmiths Rachelle Thiewes and Harriete Estel Berman. Both women work primarily in silver - in common with the rest of the "Metalanguage" exhibitors - and use the material to express complementary concerns. Thiewes, from Minnesota, is concerned with bodily adornment, while Pennsylvania- born Berman uses customised domestic appliances to express ironically the place of women in American society (see right). In short it's a fine chance to catch sight of some shining lights of American art - metal gurus, if you like.

Album Review: PERE UBU Pennsylvania

PERE UBU Pennsylvania

Music: Heading for disaster with a snarl of rage

America's forgotten punk visionary sits suspiciously in the corner of his local pub, waiting to tell his story again. David Thomas has been living in Hove for a year now. His huge frame is in a crumpled grey jacket, his pet whippet sliding around him. The controlled rage of his band Pere Ubu's 1975 debut "Heart of Darkness" seems far away. Then he mentions the Test match - at that stage the result was looking iffy.

Weather: The shadowy view from Gobbler's Knob

Yesterday was Groundhog Day in America and 20,000 people gathered in Punxsutawney to await the prediction of the nation's favourite weather prophet: a woodchuck named Phil.

Cold comfort for all on Groundhog Day

The Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators and Weather Prophet Extraordinary has spoken: Punxsatawney Phil, the American groundhog revered by thousands, popped out of his burrow on Gobbler's Knob, saw his own shadow and declared that winter will persist for another six weeks.

Thursday's Book: The Book of Numbers by William Hartston

Thankfully, this book is more concerned with facts than mathematics. Anyone wanting to learn more about or the Fibonacci sequence should turn to the Penguin Dictionary of Curious and Interesting Numbers, a volume which none but propeller-heads will find either curious or interesting.

Tobacco: Smokers trigger cancer countdown

People who smoke for 25 years or more may start a countdown to lung cancer that cannot be stopped by giving up cigarettes, scientists said yesterday. But anti-smoking groups warned that the findings should not be seen as an excuse for not bothering to quit. They said that other studies had shown the benefits of stopping.

The British children who want to end the US death penalty

They call themselves "Juniors for Justice". A group of 11, 12 and 13- year-old crusaders from a remote religious community in southern England are flying to Pennsylvania this week to protest against the death penalty.

An academic cooks his goose

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Passengers stay calm as travel plans are halted

Strikers find sympathy among stranded thousands at Heathrow

Golf

Scotland open the defence of their European Amateur Team title at Port Marnock today, after the most thorough preparation of any of the visiting countries. Under Colin Wood, the new captain, Scotland have taken squads to the tough links twice this year and seen them in varying conditions. Two of the players, Michael Brooks and Barclay Howard, competed for Great Britain and Ireland in the World Team Championships last November and the team also has a Walker Cup man in Graham Rankin and the current Amateur Champion Craig Watson.
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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links