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Martin Luther King Day

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  • Florida lawmakers litter budget with hometown projects

    Florida lawmakers litter budget with hometown projects
    TALLAHASSEE – Southwest Ranches describes itself glowingly as a rural, Old Florida time-warp of a town near Fort Lauderdale, complete with “donkeys braying, roosters crowing, and no sidewalks.” But the farming community of 7,000 on the...
  • On this date in history: Dr. King assassinated

    On this date in history: Dr. King assassinated
    On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn. The civil rights leader was working to support a sanitation workers’ strike in Memphis when he was assassinated on the balcony of the second-story hotel he was staying...
  • Young performers are hitting the high notes

    What do you get when six talented girls from Wellington and Royal Palm Beach assemble to use their singing voices to raise funds for local charities? A group called C.A.S.T. (Children's Acting Singing Troupe), which is composed of friend Carriane...
  • Organizer, restaurant owner defend Nazi-themed party in Minneapolis

    MINNEAPOLIS The man behind a World War II party that featured Nazi flags and men dressed in SS uniforms said it was an exercise for actors who play historical roles at fairs and in movies, not a political statement. His explanation comes days after a...
  • Central Florida: Home on the (saw palmetto) range

    Central Florida: Home on the (saw palmetto) range
    The announcer, mounted on a horse named Gus, said "go," and dozens of young boys and girls ran across the rodeo arena, in pursuit of a calf and the red ribbon on his tail. The first child to get a piece of the ribbon would win a prize. A giggling wedge of...
  • CPS issues new school calendar

    CPS issues new school calendar
    Chicago Public Schools is again changing its school calendar, with classes beginning after Labor Day next school year. Last year, CPS moved to a single calendar for all schools and classes started Aug. 26. On Wednesday the school board approved a new...
  • In a grim city, a drill team marches to an uplifting beat

    In a grim city, a drill team marches to an uplifting beat
    CAMDEN, N.J. — Ice and mud surrounded the water tower in a rough neighborhood in this roughest of cities. Graffiti on the tower and on boarded-up windows of nearby houses spoke of despair: "Stop the Violence." "Stop Hating." "Keep Camden Clean."...
  • Parade, art museum activities, honor King's legacy

    Parade, art museum activities, honor King's legacy
    Shelia Burkhalter and her 8-year-old daughter, Sydney, spent Monday afternoon cutting out maps, drawing and writing in matching books titled, "My personal journey." The Burkhalters were participating in a day of activities at the Walters Art Museum to...
  • CT's African-American History Explored In New Book

    CT's African-American History Explored In New Book
    The history of slavery in Connecticut is a tragic one. The story of African Americans in Connecticut has included living with bias, cruelty and disregard; despicable treatment balanced by hope, perseverance and tenacity. These experiences are told...
  • Nation honors Martin Luther King: parades, service, 'no shots fired'

    Nation honors Martin Luther King: parades, service, 'no shots fired'
    With calls for a day of service to the poor and a renewed commitment to nonviolence, Americans on Monday commemorated Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the federal holiday that honors the slain civil rights leader. President Obama and his wife, Michelle, will...
  • Boys' Basketball: Seahawks beat Oilers in annual MLK matchup

    Boys' Basketball: Seahawks beat Oilers in annual MLK matchup
    For the past eight years, the Huntington Beach and Ocean View boys' basketball teams have played on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and, like so many of their preceding games, Monday's nonleague matchup went down to the wire. This time, it was Ocean View...