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  • Putin's anti-modern empire

    Putin's anti-modern empire
    Seventy-five years ago, on Sept. 1, 1939, Nazi Germany invaded Poland and began what would become the bloodiest war in human history, World War II. Throughout the 1930s, the nature of the Nazi regime and its intentions were quite obvious. Yet the major...
  • The horror of genocide needs to be shown: UK film director

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The surviving prisoners didn't know what to expect when British troops entered the Nazi concentration camp at Bergen-Belsen in northwest Germany on April 15, 1945. Nor did the soldiers - until the sight of the...
  • Big story trumps small value of family heirloom

    Q: I'm wondering if our family heirloom has any intrinsic value. My grandfather said that his father, a doughboy in post-WW I France, traded his rations for this serving tray with a Russian stamp. The seller was a Czarist servant, a refugee who fled...
  • Hispanic Heritage Month should be commemorated

    We're in the midst of Hispanic Heritage Month, which began on Sept. 15, and Latinos have much to celebrate. We are a grand mixture of world heritage. We trace our lineages to Africa, Asia, and Europe, as well as to pre-Columbian indigenous America....
  • Freebie Friday: Free coffee and free events

    Freebie Friday: Free coffee and free events
    Freebie Spotlight Free small coffee at McDonald's From Sept. 16 to Sept. 29, guests can enjoy a free small hot or iced McCafé coffee during breakfast hours at any of the McDonald’s restaurants across Central Florida.    Coming Soon! Latin...
  • Kutztown University to name its football stadium in Andre Reed's honor

    Kutztown University to name its football stadium in Andre Reed's honor
    If you thought the Andre Reed celebrations ended with his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame last month in Canton, you were badly mistaken. The honors and accolades keep pouring in. Kutztown University announced Thursday it will rename its...
  • Fifty years ago, the Phillies coughed up the pennant

    Fifty years ago this week, everyone believed the Philadelphia Phillies were heading to the World Series. Just three years earlier, the hapless Phillies were the worst team in baseball, winning only 47 of their 154 games and finishing last in the...
  • Readers recall Tupperware fun, fine 'Docs' of fiction, Eola House

    A recent "Flashback" about Tupperware icon Brownie Wise brought letters from readers bearing memories, while others wrote about a Florida link to John Steinbeck's friend Ed Ricketts and the history of a 1924 house now prominent in the landscape of Lake...
  • Ken Burns documentary looks anew at 'The Roosevelts'

    Ken Burns documentary looks anew at 'The Roosevelts'
    Whether it's baseball, jazz or Prohibition, few filmmakers tackle the important subjects of the American past with the depth of Ken Burns. But when the historical documentarian was contemplating his latest project, he felt it was the right moment to...
  • Scottish independence battle draws 'day of reckoning' warning to business

    Scottish independence battle draws 'day of reckoning' warning to business
    The battle over Scottish independence took a bitter turn on Saturday when a senior nationalist warned businesses such as BP that they could face punishment for voicing concern over the impact of secession. With the fate of the United Kingdom balanced on...
  • Angels stay red-hot with 10th straight win

    The Sports Xchange By Joe Haakenson, The Sports Xchange Angels stay red-hot with 10th straight win ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Angels manager Mike Scioscia was asked the other day if there were similarities between this year's Los Angeles Angels and his 2002...