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  • A healthy dose of American history

    A healthy dose of American history
    Paul Revere was captured on April 18, 1775, before he could warn the residents of Concord, Mass., that the British were coming. (He did make it to Lexington, Mass.) No Revolutionary War battle was ever fought at Valley Forge, Pa., even though Gen. George...
  • Feds Warn About Wave of Fake $100 Bills

    Feds Warn About Wave of Fake $100 Bills
    Federal agents say that counterfeit $100 bills are popping up at stores across the metro area, with crooks even passing a bogus bill to a Boy Scout troop selling Christmas Trees in Independence. Workers at Boy Scout Troop 492's Christmas Tree lot in...
  • Boys basketball: Patterson Mill, Edgewood earn non-division wins

    The Patterson Mill Huskies boys basketball team picked up a win against a Chesapeake (upper) Division opponent, dispatching the host-team North Harford Hawks, 58-40, Tuesday night. Edgewood also grabbed a Tuesday night victory, beating the Cristo Rey...
  • The rare and ethereal armonica is coming to Baltimore

    The rare and ethereal armonica is coming to Baltimore
    Dennis James, a heralded armonica virtuoso who lives in upstate New York, will visit Baltimore next weekend to be a soloist with two organizations. The story goes that in 1761, when Benjamin Franklin invented the glass instrument he dubbed the "armonica,...
  • Is it time to eliminate the penny?

    Is it time to eliminate the penny?
    Editor's note: Robert Whaples is professor of economics and chair of the Economics Department at Wake Forest University. He is the co-editor of the forthcoming, "The Handbook of Modern Economic History and The Handbook of Major Events in Economic History"...
  • Catasauqua's revolutionary connection

    Catasauqua's revolutionary connection
    If you grew up in the Lehigh Valley you probably learned the name George Taylor in history class. Or maybe you've heard mention of him around the Fourth of July. Taylor, who had homes in Easton and Catasauqua, earned favored-son status in local lore when...
  • Cherry Hill community readies to fight for its high school

    As of Wednesday, the Cherry Hill community has put North Avenue on notice: The gauntlet has been thrown in the battle for Southside Academy High School. In an emotional meeting between Baltimore city school system officials and the high school...
  • Beer Untapped: Your guide to the best bars in South Florida

    Beer Untapped: Your guide to the best bars in South Florida
    Benjamin Franklin said it best: “Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” OK, maybe he didn’t really say that, but it’s still a damn good quote. Here’s a list of local craft beer bars that confirm...
  • What to know about daylight-saving time

    What to know about daylight-saving time
    SAN DIEGO - It's that time of year to move clocks ahead one hour.  Daylight-saving time begins Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 2:00 a.m.   DST is also a good reminder to change the batteries in smoke alarms. Here some other facts about daylight-saving time,...
  • For at-risk students, veteran mentors are a phone call away

    For at-risk students, veteran mentors are a phone call away
    Equipped with a flip phone and 400 free minutes, each member of a group of truant students at Carver Vocational Technical High School knows that at any moment a call could come that changes his or her day — or life. The Baltimore students are...
  • Robert Ballard Advising Search For Amelia Earhart Plane

    Robert Ballard Advising Search For Amelia Earhart Plane
    — Seventy-five years after Amelia Earhart disappeared while attempting to circumnavigate the world, the search for the wreckage of her twin-engine Lockheed Electra will resume this summer. Robert Ballard, the oceanographer who discovered the...