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  • Was one of Georgetown's canine mascots a war hero?

     
    FOOTBALL URBAN LEGEND: One of Georgetown's canine mascots was a war hero. The first live animal mascot in college football was "Handsome Dan," a bulldog who was purchased by Yale student Andrew Graves in 1889. The bulldog became quite popular......
  • Fires in Florida and Cornwall, N.Y., destroy bits of history

     
    Fires in the eastern United States have destroyed two vastly different bits of irreplaceable history: a legendary cypress tree in Florida and an industrial complex in the New York community of Cornwall....
  • Weeks in review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Connected to Chicago (mp3) WLS-AM: Host Bill Cameron with Greg Hinz of Crains Chicago Business, Ray Long of the......
  • Dorworth, Florida House pay homage to The Senator

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida House just paid tribute to the 3,500-year-old bald cypress tree near Longwood known as The Senator, a tree that was older than the Roman empire but was burned to the ground in January by a meth addict. Rep. Chris Dorworth,...
  • Recess appointment decision excerpts

     
    From the Canning vs. National Labor Relations Board (pdf) opinion U.S. Court of Appeals in DC: (citations omitted) It is undisputed that the purported appointments of the three members were not made “by and with the Advice and Consent of......
  • Obama takes presidential oath from Supreme Court chief justice after much-noticed stumble

    After the flub heard around the world, President Barack Obama has taken the oath of office. Again. Chief Justice John Roberts delivered the oath to Obama on Wednesday night at the White House — a rare do-over. The surprise moment came in response to...
  • 10 things you might not know about the Chicago Bears

    10 things you might not know about the Chicago Bears
    The Chicago Bears owe their name to the Chicago Cubs. The idea was that the brawny, upstart footballers were physically larger than Cubs — they were as big as Bears. Now the Chicago Bears are the biggest sports team in town. But it didn't begin that...
  • Needle points: What to know about buying a Christmas tree

    Needle points: What to know about buying a Christmas tree
    Do you have your Christmas tree yet? Trees have been a part of American holiday celebrations since the 1850s. President Franklin Pierce was the first to place a tree in the White House, but it was President Calvin Coolidge who began the tree-lighting...
  • Western Barndoor Hill Is An Infant Next To Mount McKinley

    Western Barndoor Hill Is An Infant Next To Mount McKinley
    Rope? Check. Carabiners? Check. Sherpa? Check. OK, so Granby's Western Barndoor Hill is not the 29,028-foot-high Mount Everest. And it's not even the 20,320-foot-high Mount McKinley — the highest mountain in North America. Connecticut? That honor...
  • Fred Heutte's legacy: Flowering gardens for eastern Virginia

    Fred Heutte's legacy: Flowering gardens for eastern Virginia
    You can thank the late Fred Heutte for many of the flowering trees and shrubs that embellish so many city streets, private yards and public gardens in Hampton Roads Beauties like camellias that flower fall, winter and spring, azaleas that bloom with...
  • City Life: Spend time with your kids — now

    My father was not a wealthy man. Not even close. But he now has something in common with Donald Bren, the billionaire chairman of the Irvine Co. A few days before my father passed away 10 years ago, he told me he wished he'd spent more time with his four...