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  • Monuments to the New Deal can be found here

    Seventy-five years after the New Deal began to wind down, many of the public works projects the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration brought to Depression-era Hampton Roads through such programs as the Works Progress Administration and Civilian...
  • At the center of it all, part 6: Brenda Head has spent 52 years at the Daily Press

    Editor's note: This week, to mark the move to a new headquarters at City Center at Oyster Point, the Daily Press is writing about its history and place on the Peninsula. John F. Kennedy was president when Brenda Head began her a 52-year — and...
  • Georgia Tech, Mississippi State set records during Orange Bowl

    Georgia Tech, Mississippi State set records during Orange Bowl
    MIAMI GARDENS — In the aftermath of Wednesday night's 81st Orange Bowl, Mississippi State and Georgia Tech shattered or tied many Orange Bowl records. Georgia Tech's Justin Thomas, the game's most valuable player, tied the record for most...
  • James Gibney: Jolie's 'Unbroken' tells half of Japan's war story

    In the just-released film "Unbroken," as in real life, U.S. Army Air Corps Lt. Louis Zamperini was beaten, starved and forced to work as a slave laborer by his Japanese captors. Things could have been worse. Like some other war prisoners held by the...
  • Bowie a pop hit for MCA, which ponders what's next

    Bowie a pop hit for MCA, which ponders what's next
    The Museum of Contemporary Art's blockbuster "David Bowie Is" exhibit closes Sunday and, therefore, you have only a handful of days left to experience the following uncommon phenomena: packed MCA galleries. Moreover, because the show was designed to...
  • History's 'Sons of Liberty' foment the American Revolution

    History's 'Sons of Liberty' foment the American Revolution
    Long before the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, there was a group of radical young men who fomented rebellion against the British monarchy. They represented all tiers of society, from well-heeled lawyers to humble craftsmen. They met...
  • Animals

    AUDUBON SOCIETY'S CENTER FOR BIRDS OF PREY: conservation, education and raptor rehabilitation facility: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday (except holidays); 1101 Audubon Way, Maitland; $5 adults, $4 ages 3-12; 407-644-0190. BLACK HAMMOCK ADVENTURES:...
  • New look at Rouse murders stirs chilling memories

    New look at Rouse murders stirs chilling memories
    A film crew has been prowling around Libertyville, digging up history on the Rouse murders and awakening youthful memories that still give me chills. In June 1980, I was finishing my junior year at Libertyville High School when my dad read the...
  • Traffic woes, porn, and Bondi: Letters

    Traffic woes, porn, and Bondi: Letters
    Fix traffic woes Don Pittman's Wednesday letter is right on target ("Synchronize traffic lights"). I grew up in Orlando and have driven in quite a few cities around the planet, and our traffic control is the worst — even in comparison to major...
  • 2014 Top 10 Sports Stories: Crescenta Valley High football enjoys perfect season

    2014 Top 10 Sports Stories: Crescenta Valley High football enjoys perfect season
    Rare championships, rising stardom and strong team and individual efforts highligted a banner 2014 sports season locally. Although many of the stories deserve recognition, a select few stood out among the others. Chosen by the News-Press, here is a list...
  • Daily Press History: A 34-year career of moments both funny, poignant

    Editor's note: This week, to mark the move to a new headquarters at City Center at Oyster Point, the Daily Press is writing about its history and place on the Peninsula. When I hired on at the Daily Press and The Times-Herald newspapers as a 21-year-old...