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  • Chasing the king of chess

    Chasing the king of chess
    Like a lot of kids in the summer of 1972, I was riveted by a strange spectacle unfolding in Iceland: a chess match between Soviet grandmaster Boris Spassky and Bobby Fischer, the mercurial young American. The games weren't televised -- Fischer...
  • Fort Eustis golf pro Weissinger earns honor for supporting troops

    Andy Weissinger, the head pro at The Pines Golf Course at Fort Eustis, got a super shocker while watching the recent PGA Championship on television inside the course clubhouse. It was a phone call. Jim Remy, the president of the PGA of America, was...
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  • Religious leaders dismayed by tone of health-care debate

    Religious leaders dismayed by tone of health-care debate
    Religious leaders at a forum Wednesday on the role of religion in politics expressed dismay with the growing vitriol surrounding the debate over health-care reform. "The thing that most concerns me is there is a culture of contempt. It's cool to be...
  • 200 speak as one voice

    One after the other, they grabbed a faulty microphone Sunday in Bethlehem to speak -- sometimes conciliatory, sometimes angrily but always passionately -- for those who live in the shadows of society and the corners of public education. Mayor John...
  • $2.8 million cut from Bethlehem schools

    The Bethlehem Area School Board in an extraordinary meeting Monday night slashed $2.8 million from this year's budget, eliminating 45 positions and ending programs for at-risk students. An overflow crowd of hundreds of district teachers, as well as...
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  • Stay-at-home moms: Not who you think?

    Stay-at-home moms: Not who you think?
    When Adriana Bell had her first child, she kept working. But as a customer-service agent for an airline, she worked many nights, weekends and holidays. For Bell, who grew up in Colombia, that was not the American dream. So when her son Nicholas was 4, she...
  • Masters tournament history: An off-the-Wall win

    Masters tournament history: An off-the-Wall win
    Art Wall Jr. drove down Magnolia Lane, turned onto Washington Road and headed north to Wilmington, N.C., after stunning Augusta National at the 1959 Masters. Wall was alone in the car (his family took the train home the week before when son Greg...
  • River Life: Peace, Pain

    Nancy watches as her home goes up in flames. She wants to rescue her cat, but two cops at the scene tell her it's too dangerous. It's just a shack. But Nancy has lived there for more than a decade. Some 75 yards from the Connecticut River, the 10-by-...
  • Faith and Belief: 'The Evolution of God' by Robert Wright and 'The Case for God' by Karen Armstrong

    Faith and Belief: 'The Evolution of God' by Robert Wright and 'The Case for God' by Karen Armstrong
    The Evolution of God Robert Wright Little, Brown: 576 pp. $25.99 The Case for God Karen Armstrong Alfred A. Knopf: 432 pp., $27.95 Until the discovery of DNA's double helix by James Watson and Francis Crick, prehistory was entirely the province of...