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  • Treasure hunter spent years eluding, captivating, U.S. Marshals

    Treasure hunter spent years eluding, captivating, U.S. Marshals
    Before his arrest Tuesday, one of the last times anyone had seen Tommy Thompson, he was walking on the pool deck of a Florida mansion wearing nothing but eye glasses, leather shoes, black socks and underwear, his brown hair growing wild. It was a far...
  • 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:...
  • Plenty of history in upcoming "College Park" book

    Plenty of history in upcoming "College Park" book
    If there’s one thing that Tana Mosier Porter wants to emphasize, it’s that there are definitely a lot of photos in her new College Park book – 200 of them, in fact – but at the same time: “It’s not a picture book. It is...
  • Oscar archives: In '77: 'Rocky,' posthumous honor and Scorsese snub

    Oscar archives: In '77: 'Rocky,' posthumous honor and Scorsese snub
    The 49th Academy Awards in 1977 ushered in a watershed year in the history of the Oscars. That ceremony marked the first time a performer was posthumously awarded an Academy Award and a previous lead actress winner received an Oscar for original song....
  • Warren Buffett's sister gives Northwestern a $101M gift

    Warren Buffett's sister gives Northwestern a $101M gift
    Northwestern University announced Wednesday the largest donation in its history — more than $100 million to boost the field of global studies and fund scholarships for international students. The donation comes from Northwestern alum Roberta...
  • 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

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • Oak Park author researches dark, little-known chapter in history

    Oak Park author researches dark, little-known chapter in history
    Greg Archer knew that his mother and her siblings had endured horrifying experiences and nearly unbearable conditions when they were children but the professional journalist resisted exploring his family's history. "I wrote an article about it over...