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Benjamin Franklin

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  • Archivists scramble after men accused of stealing historic documents

    Archivists scramble after men accused of stealing historic documents
    On an invitingly bright summer day, the reading room at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania starts filling up nonetheless as soon as the doors open: professors, Ph.D. candidates and amateur genealogists alike stream in to spend hours perusing the...
  • They'll always have Paris

    They'll always have Paris
    "Paris Was Ours: Thirty-Two Writers Reflect on the City of Light" Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, $15.95 In the introduction, editor Penelope Rowlands recalls when she and her then-boyfriend first arrived in Paris. It took a while for the then-20-year-...
  • State House's historic dome reveals secrets during restoration

    State House's historic dome reveals secrets during restoration
    It's brilliant and blustery atop the tallest building in Annapolis, a bank of white clouds scudding quickly across the sky. John Greenwalt Lee leans against a temporary railing, gazing down with fondness on the town he calls home. A few blocks to the...
  • Franklin County History

    Founded: 1785 History:   Franklin County was founded in 1785 and was named after Benjamin Franklin. Since the 1980s, much of the residential growth has been around Smith Mountain lake, attracting many commuters and many retirees. Franklin County is...
  • Corkboard: National Duck Out for a Drink Day

    Since the earliest days of our foundation, our forefathers and their forefathers have celebrated something resembling National Duck Out of Work for a Drink Day. It's always day of camarederie, merriment, and spending 15 minutes away from what, even...
  • Alonso first-day school tour sets tone for year of academic focus

    Alonso first-day school tour sets tone for year of academic focus
    Breaking from the tradition of beginning the school year with the city's Blue Ribbon recipients and highest performers, Baltimore schools CEO Andrés Alonso personally welcomed back students and staff who will take part in radical transformations at...
  • Learning with a jolt of fun

    NEWPORT BEACH — Mariners Elementary School second-graders came up with answers for who "invented" electricity — Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Edison, they responded — but the question turned out to be a trick. A learning trick, that is....
  • Chasing Down The Muse: You can count on death, taxes and change

    "The only things certain in life are death and taxes." — Benjamin Franklin * Certainties. So many folks say blithely that death and taxes are the only ones. I beg to differ. What about gorgeous days and joy and exhilaration and, well, just the...
  • 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...
  • Marvel-ous misquote

    Marvel-ous misquote
    "We often suffer, but we are never crushed. Even when we don’t know what to do, we never give up." Ahhh yes, you can count on Captain America for words of wisdom. Or can you? The above quote is actually a scripture verse, II Corinthians 4:8....
  • Energy Answers incinerator project would put the health of thousands of Baltimore residents at risk

    Columnist Jay Hancock's effort to take another journalistic swipe at BGE and Constellation Energy leaves the impression that the Energy Answers incinerator planned for Baltimore City is a benign, renewable energy project worth Marylanders' support ("...