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  • Frank Neuhauser dies at 97; first national spelling bee winner

    Frank Neuhauser dies at 97; first national spelling bee winner
    The word had already baffled one contestant when Frank Neuhauser confidently spelled it right — "G-L-A-D-I-O-L-U-S" — to win the first national spelling bee in 1925. Luck was his ally. Although he had studied for months with his mill-worker...
  • Medicare Part D is a bad model

    Janice Likens' letter (" Rep. Harris want to privatize Medicare," May 16) reports that Congressman Andy Harris " explained that the new and improved Medicare would function like the Part D Prescription Drug program." This surely raises questions about his...
  • Len Small: Perhaps the dirtiest Illinois governor of them all

    Len Small: Perhaps the dirtiest Illinois governor of them all
    Illinois voters have a weak track record. Or maybe we pick honest people who quickly get corrupted once in power. Or maybe we're just unlucky. The facts are these: Since 1900, we have elected 20 men as the state's chief executive. Six of them —...
  • Laws redirect thieves from prison to jail

    Recent changes to state law will result in many theft-related crimes formerly charged as felonies to be handled as misdemeanors. Locally, this means many thieves who commit property crimes in La Caņada Flintridge and surrounding areas will be spending...
  • Aquille Carr looks to elevate game as basketball legend grows

    Aquille Carr looks to elevate game as basketball legend grows
    February 4, 2012 It's late in the first half of a tournament game, more than 3,000 basketball fans have filled the auditorium, and as the Patterson High Clippers of Baltimore toss the ball inbounds and head up the court, a spectator leans over to...
  • Baltimore vs. DC hoops challenge this weekend

    Baltimore vs. DC hoops challenge this weekend
    For 15 years the best girls and boys basketball teams in Baltimore City have tipped off against the best of Washington, D.C. in early December. To see some of the best public school basketball of the young season, head over to Lake Clifton Friday and...
  • Tobacco and candy at the post office

    The candy and tobacco store that opened in the city’s main post office in the late 1940s was part of a nationwide movement to provide work for persons living with a disability. In 1947, Postmaster Max L. Green, with assistance from the state and...
  • One thing's holding Occupy Wall Street back: President Obama

    One thing's holding Occupy Wall Street back: President Obama
    There's only one way the Occupy Wall Street movement can become like the tea parties, and that's for Barack Obama to lose in 2012. Why? Because Obama is the most divisive figure in American politics today. I suspect that sentence reads funny to some...
  • Time for school choice in Chicago

    Time for school choice in Chicago
    "There is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, any time." -- Calvin Coolidge, responding to the 1919 Boston police strike This oft-quoted line from the then-governor of Massachusetts might be updated to include "the public...
  • Derring-do: More from 101-year-old shipbuilder

    Several details from a lengthy interview with Newport News retiree and former shipyard designer Russell Derring didn't make it into a lengthy May 10 profile. Derring, 101, started his shipbuilding career in 1929, and as an apprentice installed pipes on...
  • Reel Critics: Heartfelt, fairy tale fun in 'Brave'

    Reel Critics: Heartfelt, fairy tale fun in 'Brave'
    The Pixar studio is the gold standard for generation jumping animated films."Toy Story,""Finding Nemo" and"Wall-E" were ground breaking blockbusters. The win streak clearly continues with their rousing fairy tale adventure"Brave." This time they add a...