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Benjamin Franklin

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  • Federal prosecutors consider new charges against alleged document thieves

    Federal prosecutors said in court Friday that they're contemplating additional charges against two New York men accused in multistate thefts of historic documents uncovered this month when police said the pair targeted a Maryland museum. The revelation...
  • Detention hearing delayed for alleged document thief

    A detention hearing for Barry H. Landau, one of two men charged with stealing dozens of valuable historic documents from archives and museums in New York and Maryland, was postponed Monday so federal investigators can search his Manhattan apartment a...
  • Judge rules that indicted document collector can go home pending trial

    A federal judge rejected Friday a last-ditch effort by prosecutors to keep Barry H. Landau behind bars while the New York collector awaits trial on charges he pulled off one of the country's biggest theft of national memorabilia over a span of years. The...
  • Drunkonyms: All the ways we say we're wasted

    Drunkonyms: All the ways we say we're wasted
    The drunk-with-debt metaphors, like our debt itself, don't appear to be going away any time soon. We spend like drunken sailors. The debt-deal is like curing a drunk with vodka. And from columnist Jonah Goldberg this week: "The tea party is like the...
  • 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...
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  • City Lights: Benjamin Franklin: statesman and the bringer of 'Tau-fu'?

    City Lights: Benjamin Franklin: statesman and the bringer of 'Tau-fu'?
    A few years ago, I visited the home of the blues and came away with a theory: If God wants to punish vegans, He sends them to Memphis. I came to that belief after nearly an hour trying to find an animal-free entrée on the posted menus on Beale Street,...
  • Elizabeth S. Trump

    Elizabeth S. Trump
    Elizabeth S. Trump, former longtime director of nurses at Maryland Shock Trauma Center who played a pivotal role in its establishment with Dr. R Adams Cowley more than 50 years ago, died Wednesday of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at her home in the...
  • Going with your gut

     Going with your gut
    When struggling to make decisions, whether it's choosing an ice cream flavor or a spouse, a common piece of advice urges: Go with your gut. But is the gut really all that wise? Where is it even getting its intel? A gut feeling, also known as instinct or...