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  • Preview: Connecticut at South Florida

    Very little went right for South Florida in its first season under then-rookie coach Willie Taggart, with one of the few exceptions being how it played at the start of its conference schedule. The Bulls on Friday look to win their American Athletic...
  • The Green Flag: Johnson likely to make statement at Dover

    The Sports Xchange The Green Flag: Johnson likely to make statement at Dover By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange To a trucker, the "rocking chair" is a comfortable place to ride between the lead truck in a convoy and...
  • A still United Kingdom

    News Bulletin: "Scotland has voted No to independence, after millions of voters took to the polls to decide the future of the United Kingdom." My immediate reaction and considered editorial opinion: Whew. Some stories still have a happy ending, and...
  • 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...
  • Big Ten rebounds from poor showings - Part 1

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Michigan State - 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...