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  • Braves fire GM Wren; Gonzalez's fate to be determined

    One day after being eliminated from the National League wild-card race, the free-falling Braves fired general manager Frank Wren on Monday, the first time in nearly a quarter of a century that the organization known for its stability fired a GM or...
  • Rare 'Quincy' Statue At Yale Center for British Art

    Rare 'Quincy' Statue At Yale Center for British Art
    In 1215, Saher de Quincy, the Earl of Manchester, and 24 other barons forced King John of England to sign the Magna Carta, which limited the king's powers and protected their interests. Since the 1900s, statues of Quincy and other barons have stood in the...
  • Clarence McClain was old school and loyal

     Clarence McClain was old school and loyal
    Some of you may have seen old men wearing hats in funeral homes at wakes, especially the political wakes of old-school Chicago. They wear those battered fedoras or snappy brims that have been pushed down on dry scalps, those old guys sitting in the back...
  • Leukemia diagnosis led to new family ties for Newport News mother

    Leukemia diagnosis led to new family ties for Newport News mother
    Dizziness, nausea, blood clots, extreme fatigue, bone pain and rashes are all part and parcel of leukemia and its treatment. For Newport News resident Patti Minium Moonis, 48, mother of seven, it brought something else — an urgent desire to find her...
  • Big Ten rebounds from poor showings - Part 1

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Wisconsin - INSIDE SLANT Its reputation battered and deeply bruised after a dismal start to the college football season, the Big Ten made a comeback of sorts Saturday. Conference teams rebounded from two weeks...
  • Yankees' Gardner hits historic homer

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - New York Yankees - INSIDE PITCH NEW YORK -- The first home run in team history was hit sometime in 1903 when the New York Yankees were called the Highlanders. The Highlanders hit 18 home runs in their first season...
  • 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 generations of American and Canadian comedians, as well as aspiring theatrical directors and other theater artists, died Sunday at the age of 79,...
  • Donald Miller to speak of latest book, film

    Whether you're a scholar or a truck driver, Donald Miller has a history book for you. "I want you to be able to enjoy it," Miller said, "no matter who you are." That's why a Miller book contains the evidence of mountains of research in hundreds of pages...
  • 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...
  • Paul Konerko's Top 10 moments

     Paul Konerko's Top 10 moments
    Paul Konerko had many great memories in a White Sox uniform, and another famous one wearing street clothes during the victory parade in 2005. As the Sox great's career is winding down to a Sept. 28 finale, here's a compilation of Konerko's Top 10...
  • 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...