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Columbus Day

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  • Feedback 10/17: Quotations, definitions and possessives

    •Burt, York County: There was a reference about birds in the Home and Garden section that says 'If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck ..." The saying goes, 'If it walks like a duck and quacks like duck ..." Editor: You are absolutely right....
  • Discovering that Christopher Columbus is persona non grata

    In September 1928, the leaders of a burgeoning immigrant community in eastern Pennsylvania met in their usual gathering place, the Italian Home on South Fifth Street, to talk about raising money for a gift for their new city. They decided to canvass the...
  • Is Texting A Teacher Over The Line?

    Is Texting A Teacher Over The Line?
    On Sunday of Columbus Day weekend I was sitting on my couch, watching the Patriots game, when I saw an email hit my phone from my school email account. One of my students has a question about the geography test that coming Friday. Like me, this...
  • How Italy protected Jews from the Holocaust

    During the darkest days of World War II, when much of Europe was under Nazi domination, Jews on the continent were imperiled: rounded up and murdered in concentration camps, under siege elsewhere, or on the run. In the Italian village of Anghiari,...
  • Jobless claims fall to lowest level in 14 years

    Jobless claims fall to lowest level in 14 years
    The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell to a 14-year low last week and industrial output rose sharply in September, positive signals that could help ease fears over the economic outlook. Initial claims for state unemployment...
  • Baltimore gymnast Whittenburg has 'rough night' in finals at worlds

    Et cetera Whittenburg has 'rough night' in finals Donnell Whittenburg of Baltimore finished 17th in the men's all-around finals Thursday at the Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning, China, with a score of 86.248. The Edgewood alumnus placed first...
  • Mississippi schools are a 1-2 punch in Times' Super-16 rankings

    Mississippi schools are a 1-2 punch in Times' Super-16 rankings
    Rankman has been waiting years to start his countdown with this countdown: One Mississippi … two Mississippi (State). Thank you Rebels and Bulldogs for winning last weekend so we could stack you like potato pancakes on top of the ugliness at...
  • State rejects planned sale of Griswold Ambulance

    State rejects planned sale of Griswold Ambulance
    The state's rejection of Griswold Ambulance Company's planned sale to Middlesex Hospital has forestalled the Oct. 17 closing date and revived hopes for maintaining the 70-year-old company in town. But town officials are moving forward with a request for...
  • In Poconos, weariness sets in as manhunt for Eric Frein grinds on

    In Poconos, weariness sets in as manhunt for Eric Frein grinds on
    CANADENSIS, Pa. - 7:30 a.m.: A school bus cruises along a foggy country road, carrying children to school. A few cars back, a black armored vehicle rolls past a blinking sign. "Closed to hunting," it reads. Minutes later, a man waits for breakfast...
  • Broadway Box Office: Columbus Day Drives Street-Wide Spike

    Columbus Day brought a surge of long-weekend tourism business to Broadway last week, with the holiday spurring major gains all along the Street at shows including newly anointed critical darling "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"...
  • Residents vent at school board as Waukegan teachers strike enters 8th day

    Residents vent at school board as Waukegan teachers strike enters 8th day
    Waukegan schools will be closed again Wednesday as striking teachers and School District 60 officials failed to get past an apparent impasse on salaries, drawing hundreds of angry residents to a school board meeting. With the strike set to enter its...