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  • James K. Polk: He might be a giant

    WASHINGTON The list of things President Harry S. Truman, presidential architect Karl Rove and alt-rock band They Might Be Giants have in common is probably a short one. But all three agree on one thing: James K. Polk. "In four short years he met his...
  • Hartford Library Hosting 'Doc' Hurley Book Launch

    Hartford Library Hosting 'Doc' Hurley Book Launch
    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...
  • 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...
  • Developer has plans to preserve Westinghouse atom smasher

    Developer has plans to preserve Westinghouse atom smasher
    FOREST HILLS (AP) — A developer has knocked over the Westinghouse atom smasher east of Pittsburgh but plans to preserve the structure no matter what happens to the property it was on. The brick building at the base of the five-story, lightbulb-...
  • Old Florida, new media: Orlando designer finds perfect fit

    Old Florida, new media: Orlando designer finds perfect fit
    The main problem with social media: not enough flamingos. So Rick Kilby did something about it. The Orlando graphic designer has managed quite the electronic accomplishment — creating a colorful repository of postcards, posters, photos and...
  • New Balboa Peninsula deli blends tradition, trends

    New Balboa Peninsula deli blends tradition, trends
    With its extensive craft beer selection, local artisan coffee and traditional East Coast deli fare along with vegan options, Newport Beach's newest delicatessen is out to prove that "family-friendly" and "trendy" aren't mutually exclusive concepts. Dory...
  • 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...
  • New books about slavery, cotton and commerce

    In the South of my childhood, a field of cotton on a sunny fall day was a beautiful sight the whitest of white bolls against a blue sky. Unless you were picking it. Before the age of mechanized cultivation, my parents hand-picked cotton on their parents'...
  • Rob Owen: Billy Porter loves 'Empire'

    Actor, singer, writer, director, composer Billy Porter gets his own one-man edition of "Live From Lincoln Center" on PBS on April 3. (Cyndi Lauper will make a guest appearance along with Porter's best friend, Ty Taylor of the band Vintage Trouble.)...
  • Protesters urge Confederate group to move event held on MLK weekend

    Protesters urge Confederate group to move event held on MLK weekend
    It was, according to some, not a sight one would expect to see on the weekend celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday — dozens of men in Confederate regalia marching in the streets of Baltimore and giving speeches praising generals...
  • Bianchi: Bowden, not Paterno, should be college football's winningest coach

     Bianchi: Bowden, not Paterno, should be college football's winningest coach
    Running off at the typewriter … The winningest coach in college football history is once again a man who turned a blind eye to little boys being raped. Shame, shame, shame on the NCAA for settling a lawsuit Friday filed by Pennsylvania...