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  • Box office top 20: Clint Eastwood's 'American Sniper' hits $107 million over holiday weekend

    The record wide-release opening of "American Sniper" was even bigger than estimated. Clint Eastwood's war drama took in $107 million over the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. The result is the biggest January weekend ever and easily the...
  • New books about slavery, cotton and commerce

    In the South of my childhood, a field of cotton on a sunny fall day was a beautiful sight the whitest of white bolls against a blue sky. Unless you were picking it. Before the age of mechanized cultivation, my parents hand-picked cotton on their parents'...
  • Timing of Jackson-Lee event just coincidence?

    Timing of Jackson-Lee event just coincidence?
    In your article "Protestors urge Confederate group to move event held on MLK weekend" (Jan. 17), members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans were quoted as saying that they have been holding their commemoration of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson on...
  • Mayor pledges that the best to yet to come

    Mayor pledges that the best to yet to come
    In his final state of the city address, Mayor Kenneth Bradley said Winter Park has had a lot to be proud of in recent years – and that those accomplishments are a sign of even better things on the way. “Winter Park is great because the...
  • Church sponsors celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    The Windsor community came together at the Windsor Town Hall on Monday, Jan. 19, for The Archer Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church's annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration event. Among those in attendance were reverends and choirs from various churches,...
  • Quickly, Jan. 13: 'Who robs a Radio Shack?'

    Cannot help but think that Martin Luther King Jr. would have expected President Obama to represent the United States at the Paris Unity Rally. Sometimes I cannot understand what Obama’s strategy for the remainder of his term is going to be. This...
  • Arkansas bill would remove Robert E. Lee from MLK Day

    Two Arkansas legislators said Wednesday it is inappropriate to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and the leader of the Confederate Army on the same day and proposed ending the state's decades-old tradition of honoring Robert E. Lee. Arkansas is one of just...
  • Rev. Mary Apicella brings southern hospitality to pastor role at Brooklyn's Federated Church of Christ

    Dressed in a black preaching robe and colorful stole, the Rev. Mary Apicella began her sermon at the Federated Church of Christ in Brooklyn on Jan. 11. She was using the gospel of Mark, her favorite, to tell a story. Literally. Apicella's voice became the...
  • Intended as tribute, casino's MLK Jr. Day menu offends some

    Intended as tribute, casino's MLK Jr. Day menu offends some
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — A restaurant in an Atlantic City casino intended to honor Martin Luther King Jr. on his birthday by offering fried chicken, collard greens, and macaroni and cheese, a casino official said Tuesday. Some Twitter users...
  • KKK propaganda blankets Orange County neighborhood

    KKK propaganda blankets Orange County neighborhood
    Some residents in Santa Ana awoke on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday to find fliers disparaging King and advertising the Klu Klux Klan, authorities said. According to the Santa Ana Police Department, about 40 homes near the 2600 block of North...
  • Wolf to become 47th governor amid budget crisis

    Wolf to become 47th governor amid budget crisis
    HARRISBURG — Tom Wolf was here Monday. But he wasn't outside the state Capitol, overseeing construction of the stage where he will take the oath of office Tuesday as Pennsylvania's 47th governor. He was less than a mile away, volunteering in a...