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  • Karen Abbott's history of four Civil War women who spied or lied

    Karen Abbott's history of four Civil War women who spied or lied
    The story of Civil War spy Elizabeth Van Lew almost defies belief. A wealthy society woman living in Richmond, Va., during the Civil War, Van Lew engaged in extensive undercover work for the Union — right under the noses of the Confederacy. Not only...
  • New England Lighthouses Offer Tours, Activities

    New England Lighthouses Offer Tours, Activities
    Seems like every time I take a trip to the shore, which is as often as I can during the summer, I can't resist buying a postcard, magnet or some other souvenir featuring the image of a lighthouse. Whenever I look at them, I'm reminded of the sea and the...
  • A cautionary note on children as protesters

    'The talk" has become a rite of passage. It's that moment when parents sit down with their black and brown boys to explain to them the limits of their freedoms and how their conduct in public places will not be given the same laxity as that of their white...
  • Padres win third straight extra-inning game

    The Sports Xchange By Bill Center, The Sports Xchange Padres win third straight extra-inning game SAN DIEGO -- San Diego Padres manager Bud Black called it an "unexplainable event." Certainly it has never happened in the 45-season history of the...
  • Freebie Friday: Free stuff for you to do this week

    Freebie Friday: Free stuff for you to do this week
    Welcome to Freebie Friday, where everything is free.   Freebie Spotlight   FAMILY FUN NIGHT: Live entertainment by The MaxQ band, water  slides, pony rides, face painting, a balloon artist and a stilt  walker. 5 p.m. today, Riverside Park, 105 S....
  • Summer Day Trips: Edenton, N.C., offers plenty of historic charm on the water

    "One of America's prettiest towns" is the designation Edenton, N.C., earned from Forbes.com. From shops selling funky and eclectic art and a scenic waterfront that includes a restored 1886 lighthouse to historic homes and delicious food, Edenton more...
  • Season Preview 2014: Museums and Learning in Orlando

    Season Preview 2014: Museums and Learning in Orlando
    Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens: The museum is at 633 Osceola Ave., Winter Park. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 adults, $4 seniors,...
  • Glendale Historical Society raises the bar

    Glendale Historical Society raises the bar
    The Glendale Historical Society is toasting the Jewel City's history of cuisines and libations with its launch of a yearlong series that will find the group spotlighting long-standing bars and restaurants across the city. With "Raising the Bar," the...
  • Fever survive late push from Sky

    The Sports Xchange By Paul D. Bowker, The Sports Xchange Fever survive late push from Sky INDIANAPOLIS -- The playoff experience of a team that won the WNBA championship just two years ago shined brightly for the Indiana Fever in the opener of their...
  • Steppe nomads were precursors to Islamic State

    Steppe nomads were precursors to Islamic State
    The debate over how to think about Islamic State has mainly centered on important but abstruse questions: Is it evil or not? And on what combination of military and economic pressure might be necessary to prevent the establishment of a caliphate? What...
  • Marc Daniels has seen it all in 20 years as UCF's radio voice

    Marc Daniels has seen it all in 20 years as UCF's radio voice
    Until the other day, I never really understood why Marc Daniels has been broadcasting UCF games for all this time. In my opinion, he is good enough, smart enough and smooth enough to be the radio voice of his beloved New York Yankees or the L.A. Lakers,...