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  • Come join us, say advocates for historic preservation

    I was happy to read recently that Orlando's Amtrak station is getting a $2.1 million spruce-up. Over the years, when I've indulged in dark worries about beloved historic sites and which might inspire me to chain myself to a bulldozer if destruction threatened, that station loomed large.
  • READER SUBMITTED: Hartford Public Librarys Hartford History Center Receives National Leadership Grant

    The Institute for Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) announced that Hartford Public Library (HPL) is the recipient of its National Leadership Grant for Libraries. Selected from over 200 applicants, the HPL is one of only six public libraries across the...

    Sheldon Patinkin, a giant of Chicago comedy and theater, dies at 79

    Sheldon Patinkin, a giant of Chicago comedy and theater, dies at 79
    Sheldon Patinkin, a crucial figure in the development of improvisational comedy in Chicago and a mentor to numerous generations of American and Canadian comedians as well as aspiring theatrical directors and other theater artists, died Sunday at the age...

    Derek Jeter: For So Many, No. 2 Will Always Be No. 1

    Derek Jeter: For So Many, No. 2 Will Always Be No. 1
    NEW YORK — Ryan Tucker was a visitor at Yankee Stadium in June. He had just finished a long, arduous round of chemotherapy for treatment of a brain tumor and the prognosis was good as he was made an honorary Yankee during the team's "Hope Week."...

    Orioles' Chris Davis was caught in crackdown

    Orioles' Chris Davis was caught in crackdown
    Orioles slugger Chris Davis, suspended recently for using a banned stimulant, was caught amid a leaguewide crackdown that began three years ago as players' use of Adderall spiked, according to sports physicians and other experts. Amphetamines — a...