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  • Sports Fan-atics

    Sports Fan-atics
    You've probably seen him on TV or in the newspaper, wearing a blue and white wig decorated with the fuzzy dice equivalent of basketballs. He's Danny Karwoski, the University of Connecticut women's basketball superfan. Karwoski has attended upward of...
  • There's new trouble in Nixonville

    There's new trouble in Nixonville
    The Richard Nixon Presidential Library has not had a full-time director since I left the position in November 2011. This has disturbing implications both for how public history is approached at federal museums and for how public access is granted to...
  • Director John Avildsen had hard-hitting films before 'Rocky'

    Director John Avildsen had hard-hitting films before 'Rocky'
    John G. Avildsen is best known for his uplifting films about underdogs such as the Oscar-winning 1976 "Rocky" and 1984's "The Karate Kid." But his career didn't start out that way. Long before he won the director Oscar for "Rocky," Avildsen received...
  • Malloy Signs Bill To Withhold Homicide Photos, Other Records, After Newtown

    Malloy Signs Bill To Withhold Homicide Photos, Other Records, After Newtown
    The state Senate and House, after short debates, voted overwhelmingly early Wednesday to approve a bill blocking public disclosure of photos of homicide victims and some other records in reaction to the Newtown school massacre. The Senate took up the...
  • Tom Laughlin Dies at 82: Actor Became a Maverick Icon

    Tom Laughlin, who died of complications from pneumonia Dec. 12 in Thousand Oaks at age 82, was one of those only-in-Hollywood stories. After acting in small parts on films and TV shows in the 1950s and 1960s, he turned filmmaker with a series of "Billy...
  • Somehow, I Don't Think Jesus Is A Fan

    Somehow, I Don't Think Jesus Is A Fan
    I sometimes worry about Jesus at Christmastime. On the one hand, he gets a worldwide birthday party celebrated by 2 billion Christians, trees, Macy's windows, concerts, communal singing, gift giving, feasts, family gatherings and uplifting worship....
  • Doting on a cellphone can harm fitness levels

    Doting on a cellphone can harm fitness levels
    People who constantly exercise their thumbs by using their smartphones could ultimately be harming their physical health. A study by researchers at Kent State University found a link between heavy cellphone use and reduced fitness levels among college...
  • Take the Points: College Football Week 4 Picks

    Take the Points: College Football Week 4 Picks
    Welcome to week 4 of the college football season, or as it’s also known, Snoozefest ’13.  This week’s schedule is more disappointing than the final season of “Dexter.”  The biggest game of the week is Notre Dame vs....
  • Ancient structures built in southern Ohio by Indians are worth viewing

    Ancient structures built in southern Ohio by Indians are worth viewing
    CYNITHIANA, Ohio - Fort Hill State Memorial is a place with interesting options. It is home to some of the best hiking in the state, interesting geology and rare plants in a surprisingly wild corner of southwest Ohio. It is also home to ancient and...
  • Towson enters 2012 as preseason favorite in CAA for first time in history

    Towson enters 2012 as preseason favorite in CAA for first time in history
    The ring that every Towson football player received after winning the first Colonial Athletic Association title in program history has a simple, but contextually confusing message on it. Six seconds. "Six seconds is the average time of a football play,"...
  • Teel Time: ACC expansion forces Virginia Tech, UVa to adjust non-conference football schedules

    Teel Time: ACC expansion forces Virginia Tech, UVa to adjust non-conference football schedules
    The ACC’s move to a nine-game conference football schedule forced Virginia Tech and Virginia to shed some non-league contests. The Hokies have finalized their moves; the Cavaliers have not. Tech has postponed a 2014 date at East Carolina and...