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  • Michael Brown laid to rest with recollections and calls to action

    ST. LOUIS Shortly before Michael Brown died, his stepmother was admitted to the hospital. He became convinced she wasn't going to make it. "Because I've been dreaming about death," Cal Brown recalled her stepson saying, recounting a conversation at his...
  • Foley's brutal, thuggish murder

    For God's sake, would news outlets please refrain from calling the brutal, vicious,  thuggish murder of James Foley an "execution"? That is absurd.  "Execution" implies at least a modicum of the rule of law, judicial oversight and a legitimate state...
  • Obama's small-screen world view [Commentary]

    Obama's small-screen world view [Commentary]
    Does the president think the world is a TV show? One of the things you learn watching television as a kid is that the hero wins. No matter how dire things look, the star is going to be OK. MacGyver always defuses the bomb with some saltwater taffy...
  • Ferguson highlights generational gap between youth, civil rights-era marchers

    Ferguson highlights generational gap between youth, civil rights-era marchers
    It hasn't been so easy for traditional civil rights-era activists in this small St. Louis suburb in recent weeks, where the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer has put them on all-too-familiar turf: challenging...
  • Jackie Robinson West a reason for hope in Chicago

     Jackie Robinson West a reason for hope in Chicago
    By the time Cedric Watson navigated through TV news trucks creating congestion outside his house across from Jackie Robinson Park on the Far South Side, he already was late for a physical therapy appointment Monday in Tinley Park. He finally arrived...
  • David Haugh: Jackie Robinson West a reason for hope in Chicago

    By the time Cedric Watson navigated through TV news trucks creating congestion outside his house across from Jackie Robinson Park on the far South Side, he already was late for a physical therapy appointment Monday in Tinley Park. He finally arrived with...
  • Teen killed in Northeast Baltimore, second in as many days

    Teen killed in Northeast Baltimore, second in as many days
    Blood smeared the white door and concrete slab outside a rowhouse where a teenager was gunned down early Thursday, the second 17-year-old killed in Baltimore in as many days. The killings of Keith Powell in Northeast Baltimore early Thursday and...
  • Review: 'Powers of Two' by Joshua Wolf Shenk

    Who wouldn't want to keep reading a book that opens with an intimate, real-time replication of the creative process that brought us the Beatles? On March 29, 1967, around two p.m., John Lennon came to Paul McCartney's house in London, and they headed up...
  • A look at HS football games on TV

    If you want to see whether Miramar will beat St. Thomas Aquinas for the fourth consecutive year, you’ll have to buy a ticket for the Sept. 20 game at Miramar. That matchup isn’t set to be televised, but you can check out some other high...
  • Bethune-Cookman QB Quentin Williams looks for big senior year

    Bethune-Cookman QB Quentin Williams looks for big senior year
    DAYTONA BEACH — When Quentin Williams arrived at Bethune-Cookman University in 2011, he was used to being the Big Man On Campus. He came in with flashy accolades as Florida's Mr. Football. He was fresh off guiding Tampa Jefferson to a Class 3A...
  • Rioting requires police response [Letter]

    Rioting requires police response [Letter]
    As an Army officer in the late 1960s, I was trained in riot control, responding to the race riots in Washington, D.C. after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and just before my departure to Vietnam. I have a simple solution. You see the use of...