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  • Book review: 'At the Fights: American Writers on Boxing,' edited by George Kimball and John Schulian

    Book review: 'At the Fights: American Writers on Boxing,' edited by George Kimball and John Schulian
    At the Fights American Writers on Boxing Edited by George Kimball & John Schulian Library of America: 517 pp., $35 Part freak show, part sitcom, part mortal combat — ah, yes, behold the world of professional prizefighting, the face-break...
  • More important than state of the art schools: State of the art teachers

    I agree that state-of-the-art schools are something to aim for, but your letter writer left out the most important part of the ideal classroom: The person who sits behind the desk in the front of the room ("Baltimore needs state-of-the-art schools to...
  • Baseball's popularity was on the rise in 1911

    100 Years Ago A Look back at 1911 • Baseball was getting very popular, but airplanes were still thought of as just for racing and sport. • Popular books in early 1900s were "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," by Frank Baum, "Up From Slavery,"...
  • 1,000 miles of the Yukon

    1,000 miles of the Yukon
    Fog, thick as steam, swirls around the preparation area, as people and dogs scurry about, attending to myriad pre-race chores. It's minus 30 Fahrenheit this morning, but dry, and all the spectators are dressed in layers, some with only their eyes...
  • 10 things you might not know about skin color

    10 things you might not know about skin color
    1 Melanin, the pigment that gives color to skin (and eyes) is produced in cells called melanocytes. Every person has about the same number of these cells, regardless of race, but those with darker skin have larger cells that produce more pigment....
  • Several injured in crash on Seattle-bound train

    Several injured in crash on Seattle-bound train
    Eighteen people suffered minor injuries on Wednesday in a slow-speed crash between two Amtrak passenger trains at a railway station in Northern California, authorities said. The locomotive of Amtrak's San Joaquin train, with eight passengers aboard,...
  • Amtrak Trains Collide at Oakland Station; 18 Hurt

    Amtrak Trains Collide at Oakland Station; 18 Hurt
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KTLA) -- Two Amtrak passenger trains collided at a railway station in Oakland Wednesday, leaving 18 people injured. Amtrak's San Joaquin train, carrying 8 passengers, was traveling at slow speeds when it struck a stationary Coast...
  • State to Close up to 70 Parks Because of Budget Cuts

    State to Close up to 70 Parks Because of Budget Cuts
    It’s no secret California lawmakers are making tough decisions to balance the state’s budget, and now their cuts could impact your vacation plans. California State Parks announced Friday a plan to close up to 70 of their 278 parks around...
  • Some State Parks Scheduled For Closure May Stay Open

    Some State Parks Scheduled For Closure May Stay Open
    SACRAMENTO (KTLA) -- Sixteen of the parks scheduled for closure under Governor Jerry Brown's latest budget may be allowed to stay open thanks to federal funding. State parks officials announced plans to close 70 parks earlier this month due to the budget...
  • Businesses near Palomar park brace for closure

    Businesses near Palomar park brace for closure
    SAN DIEGO -- News that Palomar Mountain State Park is on a list of 70 locations around California slated for closure because of budget cuts has local businesses preparing for the worst. The park could be shut down in July 2012, according to state parks...
  • Left Behind: Novelist Peter Heller Imagines a Post-Apocalyptic America

    Left Behind: Novelist Peter Heller Imagines a Post-Apocalyptic America
    We never seem to lose our appetite for stories about the end of the world. And novelist Peter Heller has written a good one. The Dog Stars reads a little like Cormac McCarthy’s The Road mixed with Mad Max, Contagion, Jack London and issues of...