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  • John Kass: 'American Sniper' criticism makes for amusing theater

    I've got to admit that it has been a barrel of fun watching the political left get its "Je suis Charlie" all tied up in knots over the movie "American Sniper." They're tweeting and making angry faces, insisting that the movie is not appropriate history....
  • Tommy Mason, first draft pick in Vikings' history, dead at 75

    Tommy Mason, the first draft pick in Vikings history, died Thursday morning in Newport Beach, Calif., at the age of 75. No cause of death was released but Mason had been in hospice care. Mason played six seasons at running back for the Vikings,...
  • Dan Duquette ranked 17th best general manager in baseball history

    Dan Duquette ranked 17th best general manager in baseball history
    As speculation swirls about Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette and his future with the organization, a pair of baseball writers have put his career accomplishments into a wider view, along with the rest of baseball’s executives. On a...
  • Datebook

    Sunday, Jan. 25 Frozen fest Embrace the winter with Frozen Fest, a family-oriented festival, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Robinson Nature Center, 6692 Cedar Lane, Columbia. Activities include ice cream making and movie screenings in the NatureSphere. $10...
  • Gerry Witoshynsky, Pembroke Pines historian, dies at 86

    Gerry Witoshynsky, Pembroke Pines historian, dies at 86
    Geraldine "Gerry" Witoshynsky could recite the history of Pembroke Pines chapter and verse. The city's official historian spent years lovingly sorting newspaper stories and snapping her own photos to document and file away. "I thought because no one else...
  • New executive shares love of history

    New executive shares love of history
    The new executive director of the Glen Ellyn Historical Society sees lots of potential in the group's showpiece — Stacy's Tavern — and hopes to share her lifelong love of history with the community. "That's a very unique facility to have,"...
  • Black History Month: Family-friendly websites offer learning opportunities

     Black History Month: Family-friendly websites offer learning opportunities
    Museums throughout the United States are making it easier than ever to learn more about the African-American experience — especially now, in time for February, which is Black History Month. Museums and other organizations have taken the initiative...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: JC Steinbrunner

    Me, My Shelf and I: JC Steinbrunner
    JC Steinbrunner doesn’t shy away from 3,000-page tomes. In fact, several of the books in his Civil War–centric collection could serve double duty as doorstops. The painter and founder of the Salon Series — who lives in Lakeview with...
  • Warriors' Stephen Curry No. 1 in NBA All-Star balloting.

    OAKLAND, Calif. Warriors point guard Stephen Curry was named an All-Star starter for the Western Conference for a second straight season Thursday. "I'm definitely blessed to play this game being healthy and playing at a high level, and for people to...
  • Malmedy Massacre survivor to speak at Veterans History Project

    Malmedy Massacre survivor to speak at Veterans History Project
    A survivor of the Malmedy Massacre during World War II's Battle of the Bulge will speak Thursday at the Lehigh Valley Veterans History Project meeting in Allentown. Harold W. Billow, a 21-year-old member of the Army's 285th Field Artillery Observation...
  • East Stroudsburg University men's basketball team seeks strong finish

    East Stroudsburg University men's basketball team seeks strong finish
    With the first half of division play winding down, the East Stroudsburg University men again sit atop the PSAC East standings. Senior Matt Tobin wasn't awarding the Warriors extra credit for holding first place when he was asked to grade his team's play...