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  • Spotlight on Santa Fe; recalling old Chicago

    Spotlight on Santa Fe; recalling old Chicago
    "Santa Fe" (Museum of New Mexico Press, $39.95) Santa Fe, N.M., founded in 1610, is unique among cities in the United States. No other city looks like Santa Fe. Here three dominant cultures — Indian, Hispanic and Anglo — have coexisted and...
  • Terence T. Finn, author and retired NASA executive, dies at 71

    Terence T. Finn, author and retired NASA executive, dies at 71
    Terence T. Finn, a retired NASA executive who boosted the Space Shuttle program and whose passion for military history fueled four books on the subject, died June 27 of a blood platelet disorder. The Eastern Shore resident was 71. Dr. Finn, a New York...
  • Despite fans' criticism, Orioles' Adam Jones once again having All-Star year

    Despite fans' criticism, Orioles' Adam Jones once again having All-Star year
    There's a distinct dichotomy that surrounds Orioles center fielder Adam Jones in Baltimore. He is the club's most consistent performer and surely one of its most ardent community ambassadors. His No. 10 jersey is the most prevalent on any given night in...
  • Pennsylvania lawmaker portraits to include criminal history

    Pennsylvania lawmaker portraits to include criminal history
    (Reuters) - Visitors to the portrait gallery at the Pennsylvania state Capitol in Harrisburg will see more than simple images of the state's past lawmakers - new plaques unveiled on Tuesday include a listing of any well-known criminal history as well....
  • Dodgers' season to date largely unseen, needs L.A. mayor on the scene

    Dodgers' season to date largely unseen, needs L.A. mayor on the scene
    The baseball season has reached its traditional halfway point, and Dodgers fans continue to lead the league in strikeouts. While caught in the crossfire between Mis-DirecTV and Sports-Nyet LA, is there anything they haven't missed? Josh Beckett became...
  • Winning SEC at South Carolina would eclipse what Steve Spurrier did at Florida

    Steve Spurrier is about to embark on history this season at South Carolina, where he will become the first coach in the acclaimed annals of the Southeastern Conference to spend a decade or more at two different SEC schools. Not only that, but when his...
  • Orlando theme park and attractions discounts, prices and hours

    Orlando theme park and attractions discounts, prices and hours
    Here's a selection of attractions offering reduced prices: Aquatica: off BeachLine Expressway at Interstate 4 southwest of Orlando; 407-351-3600; Guests can purchase a "Splash and Save" ticket with admission starting at $28 when tickets are purchased in...
  • Women have a thirst for Jewish learning

    According to Rabbi Steven Newman, Mollie Gross, 98, of Pembroke Pines, and Dulett Sands, 62, of Miramar, are typical of the 425 or so members of the Village Reform Congregation, the Reform temple in Century Village of Pembroke Pines. Newman said: "It's...
  • Local volunteer historian receives national award

    Gloucester volunteer and historical committee member William Lawrence has been chosen to receive a national award of merit for leadership in history from the American Association for State and Local History. Lawrence was honored for his dedication to...
  • Red Klotz, Washington Generals founder, dies at 93

    Louis "Red" Klotz, a Philadelphian whose basketball life spanned much of the game's history and produced a historic legacy of losing, died Saturday at 93 at his Margate home. Mr. Klotz won championships at South Philadelphia High, with the barnstorming...
  • Check It Out: A full count of baseball books

    With the recent conclusion of the World Cup, the Los Angeles Kings hoisting the Stanley Cup for the second time and the San Antonio Spurs winning their fifth NBA title, the eyes of many American sports fans can now return to the beloved national pastime,...