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  • 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...
  • African-American Heritage Festival showcases cultural and educational events

    African-American Heritage Festival showcases cultural and educational events
    The African-American Heritage Festival will kick off with a free cultural event beginning at 6 p.m. Feb. 6 with a performance by "American Idol" contestant David Oliver Willis in the Tavares High gym, 603 N. New Hampshire Ave. The Community Choir of...
  • 'Friendship Nine's' convictions for lunch counter civil rights sit-in vacated

    'Friendship Nine's' convictions for lunch counter civil rights sit-in vacated
    The old men walked into the courtroom with halting steps, grayer and a bit slower than when they were young. They had been hauled into a nearby courtroom here 54 years ago this week. That time, a white judge, B. Drennan Hayes, convicted them of...
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson to bring stars, star power to Auditorium

    Neil deGrasse Tyson to bring stars, star power to Auditorium
    Neil deGrasse Tyson is that rarity: a scientist who has become, in recent years, virtually a household name. The host of "Cosmos" on TV last year and the director of New York's Hayden Planetarium, he'll be appearing Jan. 27 at the Auditorium Theatre, a...
  • Paul Greenberg: Icarus falling

    Take care, we say as casually as we do Bye or See Ya Later -- and then we're off. We've got things to do, places to go, work to do -- and today some new waxen wings to test. There's always something on the to-do list, you know how it is. And then, in...
  • Picture history in museum talk

    Explore how artists portray the same historical person or event in very different ways during "Picturing History," a slideshow/lecture Saturday at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum. One artist, for example, might choose to paint a patriotic scene with...
  • Four children's books introduce African American experiences

    Four children's books introduce African American experiences
    Picture books are often the primary means through which young children in the United States first learn about our nation's history. Telling stories about traumatic past events can prove challenging, though. How can we inspire young people from all...
  • Fugitive treasure hunter found at hotel in West Boca Raton, feds say

    Fugitive treasure hunter found at hotel in West Boca Raton, feds say
    A treasure hunter accused of cheating his investors out of their share of one of the richest hauls in U.S. history — $50 million in gold bars and coins from a 19th-century shipwreck — was captured at an upscale West Boca Raton hotel after more...
  • Broncos announce Gary Kubiak as 15th head coach in franchise history

    The Denver Broncos announced Monday that they've hired former Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak as their 15th head coach in franchise history. Kubiak agreed to terms on a four-year contract with the Broncos on Sunday night, returning to the...
  • Tiki titans McGee, Cate talk Lost Lake

    Tiki titans McGee, Cate talk Lost Lake
    It's just after 10 a.m. on a subzero morning in Logan Square, and my hands are wrapped around a hot cup of black coffee. It's cold. Really cold. Sitting across from me is Martin Cate, wearing a tiki-print short-sleeved shirt and a trio of necklaces that...
  • 'Doc' Hurley Book Launch At Hartford Library Moved To Feb. 18

     'Doc' Hurley Book Launch At Hartford Library Moved To Feb. 18
    Walter "Doc" Hurley, who died in 2014 at age 91, was indeed a legend in Hartford. A star athlete at Weaver High School, he became a Marine and attended Virginia State University and went on to become an educator, administrator and sports coach in...