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.

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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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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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America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

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Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

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