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  • Heads up on road closures for Sunday's marathon

    Heads up on road closures for Sunday's marathon
    The Lehigh Valley Health Network Via Marathon will be run Sunday morning, closing a number of roads as it makes its way through the Lehigh Valley from Salisbury Township to Easton. Via of the Lehigh Valley, which helps children and adults with...
  • Sunday's Bulletin Board

    Sunday Back in the Day Senior Prom, 4 to 9 p.m. at E. Pat Larkins Community Center, 520 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Pompano Beach. 954-786-4585. Blue Jeans Blues, 8 p.m. at Blue Jeans Lounge, 3320 NE 33rd St., Fort Lauderdale. $5. Call 954-306-6330....
  • Friday's Bulletin Board

    Friday Arachne's Labyrinth, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery, 3501 SW Davie Road, Davie. Free. Call 954-201-6984. Beach Party, 10 a.m. at Northeast Focal Point Senior Center, 227 NW Second St., Deerfield Beach. Free. Call 954-480-4447....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Clarence Page: Police misjudge anger in Ferguson's black community

    Televised scenes of fires and looters ravaging storefront buildings in Ferguson, Mo., brought flashbacks in my memory to other urban riots a half-century ago — and to lessons that Ferguson officials failed to learn. Among them: Never underestimate...
  • Should Tinker Field stay or be demolished?

    Should Tinker Field stay or be demolished?
    In regards to Tinker Field, I'm going to paraphrase The Clash: "Should it stay or should it go?" Around the time Germany and England were fighting World War I, baseball was beginning to be played at what is today Tinker Field. Named after Hall of Fame...
  • Peniel E. Joseph: Ferguson protests expose a civil-rights generational divide

    Peniel E. Joseph: Ferguson protests expose a civil-rights generational divide
    This past week's racial crisis in Ferguson, Mo., has uncovered a divide within the black community — one based on generation, class and the cloudy political vision offered by African-American politics in the Obama age. When asked who is the leader...
  • James Alter, Chicago businessman and civic leader, 1922-2014

     James Alter, Chicago businessman and civic leader, 1922-2014
    In war, as a combat aviator during World War II, and in peace, as a businessman, civic leader and powerful player in local politics, James Alter was always fighting the good fight. Mr. Alter, 92, died of congestive heart failure Thursday, Aug. 14, in...
  • Race is still an issue [Letter]

    Race is still an issue [Letter]
    I am slowly losing faith in this nation, my nation, in its seeming inability to put race-related issues in our past. From a racial perspective, it sometimes feels like we are still on a slippery slope. That is simply unconscionable. People still fight...
  • 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...