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  • Daniel Burnett: Americans have historical amnesia

    Daniel Burnett: Americans have historical amnesia
    The memory is all but lost, even though the legacy is all around us. You meet it every time you set foot in a National Park, pay social security, or thank a World War II veteran; every time you spend a dime or see Mount Rushmore. The legacy of the...
  • Chapter One: With Thanks To Ben Franklin

    Chapter One: With Thanks To Ben Franklin
    The birth of The Connecticut Courant in 1764 was the fortunate outcome of Thomas Green's misfortune, when the master printer suddenly found himself fired by Benjamin Franklin. A fourth-generation printer, Green had been publishing the state's first...
  • McCarthy likes Packers' chances against read-option

    The Sports Xchange NFL Team Report - Green Bay Packers - INSIDE SLANT The week wasn't even half old, and Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy made two eyebrow-raising declarations. On the topic of unproductive Clay Matthews this season,...
  • Texans' pass defense in deep trouble

    The Sports Xchange NFL Team Report - Houston Texans - INSIDE SLANT When the Pittsburgh Steelers watch tape of the Houston Texans' last two games -- close losses to Dallas and Indianapolis -- they will see a pass defense that surrendered seven...
  • Vogelsong hopes to continue postseason success

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - San Francisco Giants - INSIDE PITCH SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong is off to a historic start in his postseason career, yet he remains last in line when it comes to the club's four-man rotation...
  • Diamond Head hike offers commanding Hawaiian vistas

    Diamond Head hike offers commanding Hawaiian vistas
    As I kayak just off the west end of Waikiki Beach, I'm trying to imagine how Diamond Head, a hulking 762-foot-high mass of magmatic debris, might have appeared in the 11th century. That's when the first Polynesian visitors are believed to have navigated...
  • David Greenglass dies at 92; '40s A-bomb spy who betrayed his sister

    David Greenglass knew how history would remember him. He was "the spy that turned his family in." His confession was key to the government's case against Ethel Rosenberg — Greenglass' sister — and her husband, Julius, who were executed in...
  • Manning sets NFL record for TD passes

    The Sports Xchange By Dennis Georgatos, The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: update3: adds quotes throughout Manning sets NFL record for TD passes DENVER -- After grabbing a piece of history for himself Sunday night, Peyton Manning attempted to share the...
  • For Henry Louis Gates Jr., a lifelong interest in family history in 'Finding Your Roots'

    For Henry Louis Gates Jr., a lifelong interest in family history in 'Finding Your Roots'
    Those who develop a strong interest in their forebears tend to do so later in life. But that was not the way for Henry Louis Gates Jr. The Ivy League professor, whose fascinating genealogical show "Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr." is now in...
  • Kids are all right for Wildcats

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Northwestern - INSIDE SLANT Northwestern's kids certainly can play. Running back Justin Jackson was named the Wildcats' third straight Big Ten freshman of the week after collecting 156 all-purpose yards and a...
  • FLASHBACK: In 1984, Powell becomes Easton wrestling coach

    A weekly look back at sports in the Lehigh Valley, in anniversaries of multiples of five years. Oct. 21 2004—Andrew Goldstein scores a goal in the 75th meeting to give Easton a 1-0 win over Emmaus in the Lehigh Valley Conference soccer...