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New Year's Day

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Top New Year's Day Articles

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  • Making potholes into art

    Making potholes into art
    It's officially spring. We're deep into pothole season, which, like other holiday seasons, seems to grow longer every year. This pothole season could be the longest yet. Potholes are out of control. The Chicago Department of Transportation said last month...
  • NFL UPDATE: How players with Virginia connections fared in preseason Week 1 (plus Hall of Fame Game)

    When many of us last saw Logan Thomas, he was getting knocked woozy in Virginia Tech's Sun Bowl loss to UCLA on New Year's Eve. Even before then, he took plenty of criticism -- often deservedly so, he admitted -- for inaccurate passing. But Saturday...
  • Florida gets tough on oil driller in the Everglades

    State officials have driven a Texas wildcatter out of Florida, signaling tougher restrictions on oil drilling in the Everglades. Prodded by environmentalists and community activists, the state yanked all drilling permits held by the Dan A. Hughes Co....
  • Iconic trains leave chocolate store station, bound for fairgrounds

    Iconic trains leave chocolate store station, bound for fairgrounds
    Model trains that for 22 years got holiday revelers into a yuletide state of mind will no longer be part of the "Winter Wonderland" at Hoffman's Chocolates. But plans are that it will keep chugging — all year-round. Paul Hoffman, the founder...
  • Businesses anticipating major tourism boost from Star-Spangled Spectacular

    Businesses anticipating major tourism boost from Star-Spangled Spectacular
    As the nation's eyes turn to Baltimore for the bicentennial commemoration of the War of 1812 next week, city leaders hope to capitalize on what one official called "the largest tourism event in our city's history" and the chance to showcase the city in...
  • Welcome to the new College Football Playoff era

    Jimbo Fisher's gaze drifted toward the crystal football trophy he held tightly in his hands as he carefully lifted it triumphantly. It was a token of all the hard work and countless hours Fisher's Florida State Seminoles put into winning the national...
  • On brink of AL East title, Orioles could clinch with win at home for first time in 45 years

    On brink of AL East title, Orioles could clinch with win at home for first time in 45 years
    When the Toronto Blue Jays overtook the New York Yankees for second place earlier this week and then won their game Wednesday night, the Blue Jays guaranteed that the Orioles couldn't capture the American League East crown until Monday at the earliest....
  • Selected excerpts from 'Days'

    Selected excerpts from 'Days'
      From H. L. Mencken, The Days Trilogy, Expanded Edition, edited by Marion Elizabeth Rodgers. Copyright 2014 by The Library of America, New York, N.Y. With the permission of the Enoch Pratt Free Library. All rights reserved.     Early days...
  • Orlando bowl lands new name after Capital One shifts to Orange Bowl

    Orlando bowl lands new name after Capital One shifts to Orange Bowl
    The New Year's Day bowl game in Orlando will reportedly get a new name.  As Capital One shifts its title sponsorship over to the Orange Bowl, Brett McMurphy of ESPN.com is reporting that Buffalo Wild Wings is expected to be the next sponsor of the...
  • Bikinis take a toll, but my finances are tidy

    Spring has officially sprung which, here in Michigan, means we peel down to just one layer of long underwear. As the snow banks thaw, they steadily reveal another inch or two of the 4-foot plastic Santa that's been buried since New Year's Eve, creating...
  • Endless summer and other fall deals in Florida

    Endless summer and other fall deals in Florida
    The calendar is saying “autumn” but there’s no need to say goodbye to the summer yet, what with “endless summer” and other deals that abound in Florida. Here are some to consider. Check with each resort for full details and...