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Martin Luther King Day

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  • MLK friend recalls work with civil rights leader

    In a chapel lighted in shades of blue in honor of Rev. Martin Luther King’s embrace of non-violent protest, a confidante of King’s reminded congregants at St. Sabina Catholic Church on Sunday to remember him as a man of accomplishment who...
  • What to do for free on Martin Luther King Day in Chicago

    What to do for free on Martin Luther King Day in Chicago
    Hey, parents, don't you just love those Mondays in February when the kids are off from school but the adults still have to work? It's like the schools said, "Everything's going a little too smoothly here -- let's kick it up a notch!" Here are some free...
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day reading list

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day reading list
    "A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr." (1990) By Martin Luther King and James M. Washington HarperOne, 736 pages, $23.99 A collection of the now-iconic writings, anecdotes, and speeches of Martin Luther...
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day reading for kids

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day reading for kids
    "The Story of Martin Luther King Jr." (2002) By Johnny Ray Moore, illustrated by Amy Wummer Ideals, 21 pages, $6.95 Ages: 1-4 The life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. in easy-to-understand language for small children. "Martin's Big Words: The...
  • No day off for these thespians

    No day off for these thespians
    Newport Harbor High School was closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but theatre arts students spent the afternoon in a dress rehearsal for their upcoming production of "Anything Goes," the Cole Porter musical. The show, directed...
  • 'Moment of silence' in schools off to quiet start

    'Moment of silence' in schools off to quiet start
    Soon after the morning bell today, students in dozens of public schools across the state paused for a few moments of silence. It marked the first time that Illinois schoolchildren participated in the observance since a controversial law that mandates a...
  • League wackiness continues

    League wackiness continues
    The Sunset League boys' basketball race is turning into what several of the league's coaches felt it would become: a real dog fight. And as of this week, it's still anybody's title to take. There's still plenty of basketball to be played, but as has...
  • Surf Shop Apologizes for 'All Black' MLK Day Sale

    A Laguna Beach surf shop is apologizing for its black-themed Martin Luther King Jr. holiday sale, saying the promotion was not meant to offend or hurt anyone. Thalia Surf Shop placed an advertisement on its website Monday titled "Respect," offering 20%...
  • Surfing Laguna: Shop owner speaks

    Laguna Beach's Thalia Surf Shop made national headlines this week in response to it's Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday sale that offered a "20% discount on all black items." The surf wires were buzzing with energy and eventually led to the mainstream...
  • Cathie Black Hears The Boos

    Cathie Black Hears The Boos
    The week started off with Mayor Bloomberg getting a boo-filled chilly reception at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event, and Thursday night, it was Schools Chancellor Cathie Black's turn. It happened at the monthly Panel for Educational Policy meeting in...
  • Doctor's orders: Step up to mentor boys

    Doctor's orders: Step up to mentor boys
    It probably wasn't the warm and fuzzy message I suspect most of the full-house crowd at this year's 20th annual Arthur "Pappy" Kennedy Prayer Breakfast expected. But given the urgency, Benjamin Carson Sr. hadn't come all the way from Baltimore to pull...