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  • Virtual library to mark contrabands at Monroe

    HAMPTON — A virtual archive telling the African-American story at Fort Monroe and Hampton is being established thanks to a $40,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. State Sen. Mamie Locke, D-Hampton, a driving force behind the...
  • An old diary throws him a curve

    An old diary throws him a curve
    Reporting from Orange, Va. On the 19th page of the diary, I saw it. "Spence Mozingo came to . . . get boards for covering the Tob[acco] house." I clasped the back of my head in disbelief. Francis Taylor, a close cousin of James Madison, had kept a...
  • Ben Franklin's 'self-evident' declaration

     
    by Frank James On this Independence Day, as we pay annual homage to the Declaration of Independence for which Thomas Jefferson gets most of the credit for authoring, let's not forget the signal contribution made by Benjamin Franklin -- entrepreneur,......
  • Supporters of former Marine-turned-Rastafarian assail San Diego County fire board over tax lien

     
    The mood at the rally before the meeting was California mellow: reggae music, dancing and plenty of backcountry bonhomie. But it grew darker when several dozen supporters of Joseph Diliberti, the former Marine turned Rastafarian and tax-protester, crossed...
  • A citizen's required reading for July 4th: The Declaration of Independence (with music)

     
    After all these years do you really know what it says? And a striking special video of the National Anthem by a loyal Ticket reader....
  • Currier & Ives harness-racing exhibit coming to History Center

     
    Here's news of some American icons coming to the History Center (well, not personally, obviously): It's Currier & Ives. The Orange County Regional History Center in Orlando will present The Story of Harness Racing by Currier & Ives, Aug. 27 through Oct...
  • Albin Polasek Museum opens Charles Turzak exhibit

     
    The Albin Polasek Museum opens a new exhibit on Wednesday, highlighting works by Charles Turzak, who lived in Orlando during his retirement. Among the art on display are depictions of Lake Eola and other scenes inspired by his time in Orlando. Here's an...
  • Would curbing desert dust help the Colorado River?

     
    The dark dust thrown up by human activity in the deserts of the southwestern United States hastens the melting of Rocky Mountain snow and ultimately reduces the amount of water flowing into the upper Colorado River by around 5%, scientists......
  • In our pages: David Kipen's Libros Schmibros lending library

     
    It's located in the shadow of a freeway, behind a row of industrial-size windows on the corner of 1st and Cummings streets in eastern Los Angeles: Libros Schmibros, a new lending library. If it's open, you'll find proprietor David Kipen......
  • Farm Sanctuary asks Obama to send pardoned Thanksgiving turkeys to its rescue facility

     
    The humble turkey's connection to American politics dates back at least as far Benjamin Franklin, and more recently, of course, it has figured prominently in an event that has become political tradition: The President's annual pardoning of a bird...
  • Five literary treats to last all year long

     
    Five literary treats that will last through 2011: free short stories, a new app, near-extinct words and author interviews form the Paris Review....