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Columbus Day

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  • 1974 was a deadly year in Chicago

    1974 was a deadly year in Chicago
    The alarming spike in Chicago homicides this year raises the specter of the city's murder epidemic that began about 1970 and didn't abate until the late 1990s. While 1994 saw the highest per-capita homicide rate in city history, 1974 saw the largest...
  • Orioles welcomed home for long-awaited playoff date

    Orioles welcomed home for long-awaited playoff date
    They clinched their post-season berth in an airplane over Florida and secured their spot in the divisional series in Texas. But for a town awash in orange and fans beyond thrilled, the Orioles are now fulfilling what the late comedian George Carlin said,...
  • East Haven Changed — No One Told The Mayor

    East Haven Changed — No One Told The Mayor
    It's a slow Sunday, and we're sitting at an Italian restaurant in East Haven — yes, 'Staven, that storied village by the sea — chatting with the bartender. We've asked about the town's history —- we're relative newcomers —- and...
  • Save money by cutting state employee holidays

    With all of the talk of how Maryland is trying to raise new revenue, why doesn't the state government look in the mirror? I work in the private sector and I get seven paid days off. But according to the Maryland state government website, state employees...
  • Russell Means dies at 72; American Indian rights activist, actor

    Russell Means, who gained international notoriety as one of the leaders of the 71-day armed occupation of Wounded Knee in South Dakota in 1973 and continued to be an outspoken champion of American Indian rights after launching a career as an actor in...
  • Heavenly solitude off Door County

    Heavenly solitude off Door County
    ROCK ISLAND, Wis. — It's almost 8:37 p.m., and I rush with my flashlight on a path through the dark forest to get back to the boathouse. If I am late even 30 seconds, I will miss this appointment. It is an ironic bit of time management in a plot...
  • Baltimore Beer Week: The first weekend's food highlights

    Baltimore Beer Week:  The first weekend's food highlights
    Holy Smokes, there sure are a whole bunch of Baltimore Beer Week events, some 300 in all. Of those, 39 are either beer dinners or include some kind of food pairing. Of the 39 Baltimore Beer Week events that are either beer dinners or include some kind...
  • Laurel Sons of Italy hosts Columbus Day Mass

    Annual Sons of Italy Columbus Day Mass — Wed., Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m., St. Mary of the Mills Church, 114 St. Mary's Place. Mass will be said in Italian and music provided by the Antonio Gatto Lodge's choir. Reception with dessert and coffee follows...
  • 7 Days: What To Do in Fairfield County This Week: 10/6/11 - 10/12/11

    7 Days:  What To Do in Fairfield County This Week: 10/6/11 - 10/12/11
    Thursday October 6 GET HOLISTIC Is the U.S. healthcare system getting you down? Dr. Tashi Rabten, president of the Tibetan Medical Association, and the Institute for Holistic Heath Studies at WCSU are looking to help, with a workshop called "Tibetan...
  • Holiday weekend could be wet; dry season arrives

    Holiday weekend could be wet; dry season arrives
    The pleasant albeit breezy conditions should continue on Thursday, although the upcoming holiday weekend could be rainy and gray. Thursday’s forecast calls for mostly sunny skies, highs in the mid 80s, lows in the mid 70s and a 20 percent chance of...
  • One weekend only: Southwest launches holiday airfare sale

    One weekend only: Southwest launches holiday airfare sale
    First of all, Southwest Airlines needs to get with my schedule. I expect to see airfare sales on Tuesdays. When the airline launches them on Fridays, it gets me all frazzled. Routine, people. But the sale Southwest announced today is anything but...