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  • 2014 Top 10 Sports Stories: La Cañada High's Kate Hansen introduces nation to luge, dance routine

    2014 Top 10 Sports Stories: La Cañada High's Kate Hansen introduces nation to luge, dance routine
    From Russia to Denver to Fresno and several local places in between, 2014 proved to be an interesting year for several La Cañada Flintridge individuals and high school teams. Although many of the stories deserve recognition, a select few stood out...
  • Between states: Ideas in the Civil War-set play 'The Whipping Man'

    Between states: Ideas in the Civil War-set play 'The Whipping Man'
    Martin Benson deferred his enlistment in Civil War drama for half a century, but now the stage director is bringing a zeal for realism to "The Whipping Man," his first assignment concerning America's bloody — and far from finished —...
  • 10 things you might not know about fear

    10 things you might not know about fear
    Run for your lives! We're threatened by Islamic State terrorists, computer hackers, the Ebola virus and tensions with the Russians that threaten to reawaken the Cold War. But don't be afraid to read these 10 items: 1. Scientists say we get goose bumps...
  • Truth takes a back seat in another historical movie

    WASHINGTON -- As the uproar died down over the Hollywood comedy that depicted the fictitious assassination of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, another movie came under fire for taking liberties with the truth. The film in question, "Selma," seemed to...
  • Ms. Basketball of Illinois 2001 | Marshall's Cappie Pondexter

    Ms. Basketball of Illinois 2001 | Marshall's Cappie Pondexter
    There have been many great girls high school basketball players in Illinois--but only one Cappie. Though she stands a modest 5 feet 9 inches, Marshall's Cappie Pondexter has found a way to stand above everyone else in state history. She is the first...
  • Garth Brooks makes 'Today' show history -- on Elvis' birthday

    Garth Brooks makes 'Today' show history -- on Elvis' birthday
    Garth Brooks is once again doing what Garth Brooks does — making history, and this time he’s done it on Elvis Presley’s birthday. Brooks’ becomes the first guest in the 62-year history of NBC’s “Today” show to...
  • Change is in the air at 'Downton Abbey'

    Change is in the air at 'Downton Abbey'
    The Canadians were not very calm, and they were carrying on quite a bit. But when you've driven more than an hour through the narrow roads of the English countryside on a blustery late summer's day, a brush with Mr. Bates of "Downton Abbey" fame can...
  • Top 3 Moravian Book Shop best-sellers: Books about Pennsylvania

    Top 3 Moravian Book Shop best-sellers: Books about Pennsylvania
    1. HOW TO MAKE MORAVIAN STARS AND OTHER 3-D PAPER STARS By Jeff Rinker (Created by Jeff Rinker, $25) This collection has six paper star projects with the tools and materials needed to make beautiful stars. This guide provides other useful tips such as...
  • How San Diego's, San Francisco's rival 1915 expositions shaped them

    How San Diego's, San Francisco's rival 1915 expositions shaped them
    A hundred years ago, San Francisco had something to prove. Its leaders wanted the world to know they had rebuilt since the earthquake and fires of 1906, and they wanted to woo the travelers and commerce that would be headed west through the just-...
  • VIMS geologists use sediment cores as a window to the past

    VIMS geologists use sediment cores as a window to the past
    When geologists study the history of the Chesapeake Bay or other coastal environments, sometimes they go deep. Literally. Sometimes hundreds of feet deep. They don't plumb the murky depths of the water itself, but the soft subsurface lying beneath....
  • Treaty of Paris Center aims to fill gap in history

    Treaty of Paris Center aims to fill gap in history
    Mark Croatti flips open "The Complete Idiot's Guide to the American Presidency" and does not like what he sees. Nowhere does the book mention the presidents who came before George Washington, the ones who led the nation under the Articles of...