| Aug 11, 2014
| 5:44 PM
Ed Sprinkle, a standout defensive end for the Chicago Bears in the 1940s and 1950s, was nicknamed "The Claw" and known for his rough style of play, once acknowledging in a book about the team's rivalry with the Green Bay Packers that "if you got a...
| Apr 20, 2014
After a mistaken diagnosis of an eye problem grounded his plans to be a military pilot in World War II, meteorologist Walter A. Bohan found another way to immerse himself in Earth's atmosphere.
"He chose meteorology to stay involved in the sky," said...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 4:54 PM
An important part of the Hampton Roads economy rests on the shoulders of shipyard workers, and Sen. Tim Kaine says the government should make it easier for more people to get their hands dirty.
He didn't hear any argument Wednesday during a tour of...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 7:53 AM
We experienced the usual technical problems in gathering your answers to last week's "What Is It?" item, but I can tell you that even the emails and Facebook responses I received failed to correctly identify it.
In his book "Ingenious Gadgets,"...
| May 3, 2014
| 4:57 PM
Richard Harryman was wearing a crisp blue shirt for the occasion, and his hospital bed was in the living room.
There were punch and cookies on a table in the hall, and family and friends were waiting when a car arrived carrying four midshipmen....
| Sep 23, 2014
Brian K. "Kim" Webb, a semi-retired insurance executive who was a lifelong supporter of McDonogh School, died Tuesday at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Goldsboro, N.C., of cancer. He was 77.
The son of Charles Edward Webb, a Revere Copper & Brass Co....
| Sep 10, 2014
| 6:51 PM
Suncoast High School sophomore Kelley Green called the two matches between golfing siblings a win-win.
"We both won," said Kelley, whose sisters Glynis (Suncoast freshman) and Bridget (Wellington High senior) have met twice on the links in this young...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 11:36 AM
The horrifying statistics on rape and sexual assault on college campuses in this country speak for themselves. Studies show that about one in five undergraduate women has experienced such an attack or an attempted attack at some point during their college...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 5:22 PM
Early in the season, adversity struck the Newport Harbor High boys' lacrosse team. During the first five games, the Sailors lost a starter to injury each contest, Coach Mark Todd said.
There were some broken collarbones to some players, Todd said, as...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 2:21 PM
Jamir Tillman learned early on not to overlook life after football.
Tillman, a sophomore wide receiver at Navy, heard how his father Cedric began working as an accountant in Las Vegas during a six-year career in the National Football League that ended...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 6:05 AM
In the days when my husband the sportswriter traveled the country covering the NFL, my kids would often meet him at the door upon his return home.
"Mom's on the edge," Joe would say. "You gotta take us to the mall for dinner."
So you see, the...