| Sep 7, 2013
| 7:18 PM
HOPE MILLS, N.C. — Alberta Currie, the great-granddaughter of slaves, was born in a farmhouse surrounded by tobacco and cotton fields. Her mother, Willie Pearl, gave birth with the assistance of a midwife.
No birth certificate was issued; a...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 12:37 PM
In the days preceding the Civil War, when talk of war was heating up dinner conversations from North to South, and U.S. states and families were picking sides, Norfolk resident Navy Capt. David Glasgow Farragut had a tough decision to make: Stick with his...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 3:00 AM
If University of Maryland Athletic Director Kevin Anderson happened to pick up Time magazine's Sept. 16th issue, he must have choked on his coffee. The cover story, "It's Time to Pay College Athletes," represented a huge leap forward for the movement to...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 7:47 AM
1. I have a mortgage. Why else do you think anyone goes in to work every day to deal with those people?
2. I lack the imagination to write fiction and the temperament to do academic scholarship.
As an undergraduate at Michigan State University, I...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:11 PM
During their marriage, Sam and Jenny Mitchell always shared the parenting duties. But they knew a time would come when Sam would manage their 7-year-old daughter on his own.
Just days before Jenny died of breast cancer in April, "She told me she knew...
| Apr 22, 2013
826CHI is a nonprofit writing and tutoring center dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students. 826chi.org
Tom Acitelli is author...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 2:07 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Each year in the U.S. an average of a dozen high school and college football players die during practices and games, according to a new study that finds heart conditions, heat and other non-traumatic causes of death are twice...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 4:48 PM
Home News Humanities and Social Sciences Benefits of high quality child care persist 30 years later
Benefits of high quality child care persist 30 years later
THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012
Adults who participated in a high quality early childhood...
| May 4, 2013
| 7:29 PM
Stuart Janney III slipped into Churchill Downs virtually unnoticed Saturday afternoon, a few hours after landing in Lexington and driving to the track with his wife, two children and son-in-law. The northern Baltimore County resident, who had avoided...
| May 9, 2013
| 1:02 PM
Eight high school seniors from La Cañada Flintridge were each awarded a $1,000 scholarship last week.
The La Cañada Thursday Club lauded Matt Singelyn, Colleen Degnan, Kara Lankey, Sophia Eckerle, Liza Upton, Katharine Henry, Danielle Smith and Colby...
| May 15, 2013
Jim and Karen Claypool of Abingdon announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Claypool, to Steve Thacker, the son of Sam and Janet Thacker from Aberdeen.
Claypool graduated from Bel Air High School and received her undergraduate degree from...