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  • Women have a thirst for Jewish learning

    According to Rabbi Steven Newman, Mollie Gross, 98, of Pembroke Pines, and Dulett Sands, 62, of Miramar, are typical of the 425 or so members of the Village Reform Congregation, the Reform temple in Century Village of Pembroke Pines. Newman said: "It's...
  • Saving Jamestown's historic church tower

    One of English America's most iconic early colonial structures may have dodged a potentially disastrous cold-weather wrecking ball this past winter when near-record freezing temperatures caused new lime mortar joints to fail instead of splitting off large...
  • Red Klotz, Washington Generals founder, dies at 93

    Louis "Red" Klotz, a Philadelphian whose basketball life spanned much of the game's history and produced a historic legacy of losing, died Saturday at 93 at his Margate home. Mr. Klotz won championships at South Philadelphia High, with the barnstorming...
  • Hampton proceeding with second phase in contraband camp dig

    Hampton proceeding with second phase in contraband camp dig
    HAMPTON — The city will pitch in public dollars and solicit private donations to help fund the second phase of an archaeological dig at the location of the Grand Contraband Camp downtown. Archaeologists working on the site close to Lincoln...
  • World Cup's 11 most impressive players leave lasting impression

    What a tournament. Marcelo's own goal in his home country's opener provided a foreboding start to World Cup 2014. But the quadrennial soccer showcase went on to produce thrill after thrill, culminating in 22-year-old Mario Goetze's extra-time winner...
  • Top archaeologists meet at Bacon's Castle

     Top archaeologists meet at Bacon's Castle
    SURRY — Bacon's Castle in Surry is certainly known for its intriguing gatherings, and this weekend, history repeated itself. Preservation Virginia, the nonprofit organization charged with helping to preserve and advocate for historical places like...
  • Why some Americans are more 'independent' than others

    To the editor: The Fourth of July means something different to everyone, but not until I read the words of Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony did I realize that the problems that were evident more than 160 years ago are similar to the problems we are...
  • A look inside Allentown Masonic Temple, an architectural gem in the news

    Taking the elevator at the Allentown Masonic Temple is a bit like stepping into a time machine. Step in and you'll share the space with temple employee, Dale Shenberger, who closes the gates on the door and depresses the switch on the floor with his...
  • New pavilion transforms Franklin Institute

    Generations of children have clambered through the narrow ventricles of the Franklin Institute's Giant Heart, hearing its amplified "lub-dub, lub-dub" beating as they learn about how the heart functions. Now kids can learn about the brain in an...
  • Tom Shillea dazzles with platinum

    There is something especially interesting in the way photographer Tom Shillea presents a full-length portrait of actress Sissy Spacek paired with a photo of a drag queen on top of a piano. He does it again with a portrait of Coretta Scott King. Odd...
  • 100 years after big league debut, Babe Ruth is still larger than life

    100 years after big league debut, Babe Ruth is still larger than life
    It is easy now to identify the most famous name from the baseball box score dated July 11, 1914. However, one hundred summers ago at Boston's Fenway Park, the annotation "Ruth" was not historically significant. The baby-faced pitcher, only months...