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  • On non-readers

    On non-readers
    One of our universities recently made a survey of the reading habits of the American public; it decided that forty-eight percent of all Americans read, during a year, no book at all. I picture to myself that reader — non-reader, rather; one man...
  • In Ferguson, protest or vote?

    In Ferguson, protest or vote?
    Not all the residents of Ferguson, Mo., are black; not all of them are out protesting; and some think the protesters are neglecting a better avenue for change. "There are so many people here that don't vote, but they think they have the rights to...
  • Musikfest reaches new heights with Aerial Mind

    Dangling upside down in the air on a trapeze or silks, you become at one with yourself — at least that's what Christine Gorigoitia hopes happens through Aerial Mind, the company she began to foster her passion for bringing the body and mind...
  • Ferguson debacle should spark look at 'Rambo' policing

    Ferguson debacle should spark look at 'Rambo' policing
    Twenty years ago, before World Cup soccer invaded Orlando, then-Orange County Sheriff Kevin Beary had a brain flash for controlling barbarians at the Citrus Bowl gates. He needed a tank. Well, not a tank, really, but a $139,000 armored truck. Beary just...
  • Sister Kathleen Ryan, Dominican Literacy Center director

    Sister Kathleen Ryan, Dominican Literacy Center director
    "There are two kinds of people — battery chargers and battery drainers," said Amy Manion of Sugar Grove. "Sister Kathleen (Ryan) is a battery charger. She inspires the students and tutors." Ryan, 68, is director of the Dominican Literacy Center...
  • 'We' have a lot of annoyances, about waiters and more

     'We' have a lot of annoyances, about waiters and more
    So let's get back to our language rant. I recently wrote a column lamenting the proliferation of the "waiter's we," which is what I call the mysterious tendency of many waiters to address their patrons in the first person plural. How are we tonight?...
  • Mo'ne Davis: Is she great only by defeating boys?

    In five days, Mo'ne Davis has gone from a statistical footnote in Little League history to the title character in the most captivating U.S. sports story of the summer -- maybe the entire year. The 18th girl to play in the Little League World Series...
  • Pentagon: Islamic State threat 'beyond anything we've seen'

    Pentagon: Islamic State threat 'beyond anything we've seen'
    The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants represent a major threat to the United States that may surpass that once posed by al Qaeda, U.S. military leaders said on Thursday. "They are an imminent threat to every interest we...
  • Danny Westneat: Seattle no place to look for a Ferguson solution

    Dear national media: Please stop asking former Seattle police chiefs how to quell the riots outside St. Louis. To us this is like asking Dick Cheney what to do about Iraq. Been there, failed that. Yet three of Seattle's departed top cops have been asked...
  • When a family member commits suicide

    When a family member commits suicide
    I didn't know Robin Williams personally, but learning of his suicide opened an old wound. In 1975, when I was 21 and my mother was 51, she took her life. She started her car in an enclosed garage and died of carbon monoxide poisoning. In the United...
  • Doug Donovan

    Doug Donovan
    Doug Donovan is a member of the investigative team at The Baltimore Sun, where his work has led to state and federal public corruption investigations into City Hall. The Newark, Del.-native began his career as editor-in-chief of the University of Delaware...