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  • Cruising Through History, A 3-State Tour From Watch Hill

    Cruising Through History, A 3-State Tour From Watch Hill
    This timeless trip begins with a classic ride. "The car is a 1913 Model T," says Captain Jack Spratt, as he greets his guests at Rhode Island's famed Ocean House. His old Ford takes folks on a scenic drive through Watch Hill, but that's not all.  At...
  • Let Them Drive As You Drink Up The History Of Beer With Boston Brew Tour

    Let Them Drive As You Drink Up The History Of Beer With Boston Brew Tour
    With the wild success of both the UConn men's and women's basketball teams, there is reason to celebrate of late, so why not give fans another opportunity to raise a glass. In Cambridge, Mass., the Boston Brew Tour beckons. This one is for the adults....
  • A history of staying cool on the go

    By Nate In the midst of the worst heat wave of the summer thus far here's a quick look at the history of automotive air conditioning, courtesy of car expert Jim MacPherson.   -The first factory-installed air conditioners were enjoyed by a handful of...
  • Daytrippers: Touring Fenway Park

    Daytrippers: Touring Fenway Park
    On Yawkey Way in Boston, the pitch is simple: Come to Fenway Park and see baseball history. Babe Ruth played here. (Just ask a Red Sox fan about “The Curse of the Bambino.”) So did Ted Williams and Jimmie Foxx, Smoky Joe Wood, Johnny Pesky,...
  • Padres win third straight extra-inning game

    Padres win third straight extra-inning game SAN DIEGO -- San Diego Padres manager Bud Black called it an "unexplainable event." Certainly it has never happened in the 45-season history of the franchise. Right fielder Will Venable raced home from...
  • Navy and Newport News Shipbuilding poised to honor John Warner

    Navy and Newport News Shipbuilding poised to honor John Warner
    Newport News Shipbuilding will christen the Navy's newest submarine Saturday in a ceremony that will more than mark a construction milestone. It will celebrate the legacy of retired U.S. Sen. John Warner, one of Virginia's most venerated leaders. Warner...
  • Fever survive late push from Sky

    The Sports Xchange By Paul D. Bowker, The Sports Xchange Fever survive late push from Sky INDIANAPOLIS -- The playoff experience of a team that won the WNBA championship just two years ago shined brightly for the Indiana Fever in the opener of their...
  • ‘Doctor Who': Samuel Anderson begins his journey with the Doctor

     
    Samuel Anderson found out he'd landed a gig on “Doctor Who” the day after Thanksgiving last year. He was hanging […]...
  • Summer Day Trips: Edenton, N.C., offers plenty of historic charm on the water

    "One of America's prettiest towns" is the designation Edenton, N.C., earned from Forbes.com. From shops selling funky and eclectic art and a scenic waterfront that includes a restored 1886 lighthouse to historic homes and delicious food, Edenton more...
  • Karen A. Stuart, archivist

    Karen A. Stuart, archivist
    Karen A. Stuart, a Library of Congress archivist who had been head librarian at the Maryland Historical Society, where she was also associate editor of Maryland Historical Magazine, died of cancer Aug. 19 at Stella Maris Hospice. She was 59. "As head...
  • Outside Tallahassee, Bradley's is worth long commute

    Outside Tallahassee, Bradley's is worth long commute
    On a previous visit to Tallahassee, your travel correspondent found himself snarled in a rush-hour traffic jam, not the best way to conclude an otherwise fine afternoon at Florida's Capitol and the Museum of Florida History. When I returned last week, I...