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  • Raptors 124, Bucks 83

    The Sports Xchange By Larry Millson, The Sports Xchange Raptors 124, Bucks 83 TORONTO -- Reserve guard Lou Williams scored 22 points and the Toronto Raptors defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 124-83 on Friday night. The margin of victory was one short of...
  • Wellington holds on late against Gardens

    Wellington holds on late against Gardens
    WELLINGTON – The best season in the history of the Wellington football program is still alive, but barely. The Wolverines (11-1) earned a berth in the Class 8A regional finals Friday night by defeating district rival Palm Beach Gardens 16-10 in the...
  • Pomelo Elementary's mission: Honor veterans with 'Heroes' Day'

    Veterans Day was over when the balloons went up and the flags came out at Pomelo Elementary this week, in a 14-year-old tradition that offers a history lesson for third-graders and a stage for aging military veterans to spin stories of their exploits....
  • At Big Hunting Creek, a presidential past and a troublesome present

    At Big Hunting Creek, a presidential past and a troublesome present
    These days, some parts of Big Hunting Creek do not seem nearly so presidential. Its banks torn apart by years of erosion, the roaring stream has become, for some Thurmont citizens, a noisy, unwanted neighbor. “It sounds like a freight train,”...
  • Amazing Race: Old Saybrook Students Build Sub For National Contest

     Amazing Race: Old Saybrook Students Build Sub For National Contest
    At the mouth of the Connecticut River in Old Saybrook, they're still making history. High school students in the town where the first submarine was launched 200 years ago have built a new generation of submersible, a human-powered craft that cruises...
  • Miami-UVA: Game day notes and what to watch for

    The Hurricanes travel to Charlottesville to take on Virginia, with running back Duke Johnson just 122 yards shy of breaking Miami's all-time career rushing record. Miami (6-4, 3-3 ACC) at Virginia (4-6, 2-4), 7 p.m. Where: Scott Stadium,...
  • Feedback 11/21/14: Feedback on feedback, print size, history and other stories

    •John, Newport News: My Dear "Feedback" folk: Difficult as it is, I will try to be civil about this. It is a ridiculous waste of space, and, moreover, a meaningless affront to us print subscribers to print so-called Facebook Feedback natterings in...
  • Hunt in cosmos could tell us whether Earthlings are special

     Hunt in cosmos could tell us whether Earthlings are special
    Humans have had quite a ride in the 500 years since Copernicus. We've built and tested a rational vision of the universe in which our circumstances, and those of the Earth, are unexceptional and insignificant in the grand scheme of things. We are fleeting...
  • Christmas In CT, Think Diversity For A Different Experience This Year

    Christmas In CT, Think Diversity For A Different Experience This Year
    Christmas in Connecticut might conjure images straight out of a Currier and Ives lithograph for many, but for those of us who live here we know the holiday means a diversity of tradition well beyond (while still including) horse-drawn sleigh rides and...
  • Breaking the code on a Chicago mystery from WWII

    Breaking the code on a Chicago mystery from WWII
    From June 4 to 7, 1942, the U.S. Navy ambushed and then devastated a Japanese strike force near Midway Island. Tokyo's plan to occupy the Hawaiian Islands had relied on seizing that tiny atoll halfway between Asia and North America. On June 7, six...
  • Texas Board of Education adopts new social studies textbooks on party-line vote

    AUSTIN, Texas Texas Board of Education members on Friday gave final approval to a new generation of social studies textbooks and e-books that will reflect a more conservative view of U.S. history than books used for the past dozen years. The 89 books on...