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  • Marching Band In Stratford Strives For Excellence

    Marching Band In Stratford Strives For Excellence
                  For many years, Stratford, Connecticut's Bunnell High School marching band has been a talented club of musicians. The band has competed in various competitions throughout the country and have taken home nine state championships. The...
  • Lafayette, Hampton work from weight room up to build successful football programs

    When hiring a football coach, most athletic directors will pick the best man available and take the schemes and formations he brings. Charged with hiring a new head coach among his first duties in 1997, Lafayette High AD Dan Barner did the reverse....
  • iPad shortage at Lake Minneola High raises bigger questions

    iPad shortage at Lake Minneola High raises bigger questions
    What happened at Lake Minneola High last week was a double signal: Despite continued whining about economic doom from some quarters, Lake County is growing again — faster than expected. And, second, its school district still can't count. From...
  • Recipe for college football championships begins with right people

    They've won championships and playoff games and major bowls. They've started from scratch and elevated existing programs to new heights. They've done it with offense, with defense and with special teams. Successful college football programs abound in...
  • FCAT reading exam trips up Chinese student

    FCAT reading exam trips up Chinese student
    Jiaqi Chu arrived in the United States four years ago from China, starting ninth grade as a 14-year-old whose only English was the memorized phrase, "Hi. How are you? I am good." He finished 12th grade in May with a 3.6 grade-point average, cum-laude...
  • U. of I. freshmen from China start college with jet lag, culture shock

    U. of I. freshmen from China start college with jet lag, culture shock
    Roommates Hexuan Wang and Yiwei Huang spent their first day on the University of Illinois campus running errands just like other freshmen. The two young men hit Wal-Mart for necessities like hangars, light bulbs and Coca-Cola. They found the bookstore,...
  • ASK IRA: Better Heat roster: In 2010 before LeBron's arrival or now?

    ASK IRA: Better Heat roster: In 2010 before LeBron's arrival or now?
    --------------------   August 23, 2014 Q: Ira, in your opinion do you believe the Heat have a better roster now than they did when they were facing LeBron James and the Cavaliers before he joined Miami? -- Stefano. A: That's an intriguing...
  • Where have the student fans gone?

    Where have the student fans gone?
    If he weren't set to break Nebraska's all-time receiving record this season, Kenny Bell knows exactly how he'd be enjoying college football games this fall. And it wouldn't be at the stadium. "It's way easier to sit on your couch in your underwear and...
  • Volusia School Board candidates pledge to donate salaries

    Volusia School Board candidates pledge to donate salaries
    Two candidates for Volusia County School Board have pledged to donate their School Board salaries of $34,010 a year to vocational programs if elected. Opponents say the pledge is a publicity stunt, and the district has high-quality, broad career and...
  • Sophy Revisited: Turns Out She Hadn't Failed At All

    Sophy Revisited: Turns Out She Hadn't Failed At All
    For a while, I was mad at Sophy. In 1997, after three months of tagging along with her at Hartford Public High School, I wrote a long, high-profile story for The Courant's Northeast Magazine ("Educating Sophy") that focused on her quest to graduate...
  • Allentown Fair preview: Here's what's new and what remains the 'heart of the fair'

     
    Much of the appeal of the Allentown Fair is how much remains dependably the same. Its carnival rides and attractions (which still cover the largest part of the fairgrounds). Its Labor Day run. And especially its agricultural heritage, with livestock......