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The Hartford CourantTre'Jon Hamm reached for the grand doors of the state Capitol when his cellphone buzzed. "I can't talk to you right now," the 14-year-old told his friend on the other line. Hamm rushed here after school on one of the final days of the legislative...
Special CorrespondentCheck this list often as new tips, events and deals around Florida come in: Partnership for cruise line The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), founded nearly 200 years ago to advance geographical science, is to...
It was May 10 and it was cold outside and I was inside, at a downtown bar/restaurant awaiting the arrival of the distinguished Latin American writer Eduardo Galeano, which latest book is titled "Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History." I...
As summer surges forward, there's plenty of time to catch a festive wave. For fun in the sun, consider the tall-ships gathering in Duluth, Minn., or the Ossipee Valley Fair west of Portland, Maine. For revels under the stars, look to the Candlelight...
Mark Twain once noted, "There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded." Some members of Penn State's board of trustees honestly believe that the...
You wouldn't expect a kid who grew up on the edge of Harbor Springs to become the adult who with his wife and two kids rode from coast to coast on a bicycle built for four. Who would you expect to do a thing like that? Looking back at his teen years,...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri's newest congressman has been appointed to the U.S. House committees on natural resources and the judiciary. Republican Jason Smith, of Salem, won a special election June 4 in southeast Missouri's 8th Congressional...
The Hartford CourantJeannette Walls, the journalist whose 2009 memoir "The Glass Castle," about growing up poor with brilliant but neglectful parents, has been a New York Times bestseller for five years, has written her first novel, "The Silver Star" (Scribner, $26). It's...
McClatchy-Tribune News ServiceThe great African-American comedian and actor Richard Pryor died of a heart attack at age 65 in 2005. By then, Pryor who had mostly retreated from public life after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1986 had spent his final decade in seclusion....
The Hartford CourantThe show: "I'm Connecticut" at the Ivoryton Playhouse in Essex First impressions: Would the romantic comedy by the Emmy Award-winning writer-producer of "The Simpsons" — and Connecticut native — Mike Reiss, be as hysterically funny as when I...
Bernice "Bernie" Bender Bartholomew, 92, died May 31, 2013, at Emeritus Senior Living in Towson, Md. Born on Aug. 27, 1920, daughter of the late Effie Miller Bender and Mark Twain Bender, Bernice graduated from Salisbury High School in Salisbury. She...
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