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  • Past presidents -- an inaugural quiz

    Today, Barack Obama will be sworn in as the nation's 44th president in a ceremony filled with tradition. Test your knowledge of ceremonies past. 1. Of whose inaugural speech did wordsmith H.L. Mencken say: "It reminds me of a string of wet sponges; it...
  • Patt Morrison: Vote for Cal!

    IT'S TAKEN ME all this time to get rid of the disgusting aftertaste of the midterm election TV ads, with their artificial colors and flavors — cloying, bitter, sour, stupid. (Is stupid a flavor? It should be.) Ptui to the candidate and the beaming...
  • Steve Jobs, Nancy Pelosi Finalists For TIME's "Person Of The Year"

    Steve Jobs, Nancy Pelosi Finalists For TIME's "Person Of The Year"
    TIME Magazine has announced their seven finalists for their annual "TIME Magazine Person of the Year." The seven finalists include Apple CEO Steve Jobs, US Federal Reserve Charman Ben Bernanke, US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Jamaican Sprinter...
  • Report: Katrina shows need for "officer-in-charge"

    Report: Katrina shows need for "officer-in-charge"
    A government policy think tank is calling for a legislative change that would authorize a presidential appointee to take charge of the government's response to major disasters like Hurricane Katrina. A report released Tuesday by the Rockefeller Institute...
  • "Steer Toward Rock," by Fae Myenne Ng

    In 1993, Fae Myenne Ng, a Chinese-American writer who had grown up in San Francisco's Chinatown among sewing circles and kitchen knives, produced a first novel, "Bone," of authoritative power. A story of Immigration and assimilation, suicide and escape,...
  • Planning your trip to Denver, Colorado

    THE BEST WAY From LAX, United, Southwest, American, Frontier and Delta offer nonstop service to Denver. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $260. The following hotels are in downtown Denver. Ritz-Carlton Denver, 1881 Curtis St.; (800) 241-3333, www....
  • "White Protestant Nation," by Allan J. Lichtman

    In his Pulitzer Prize-winning history, "Freedom From Fear," an account spanning the Great Depression and World War II, David M. Kennedy takes note of a special session of Congress called by Franklin Roosevelt in late 1937, two years after the passage of...
  • Which president kept a hyena as a pet at the White House? a) Theodore Roosevelt b) Woodrow Wilson c) Calvin Coolidge

    ANSWER: a) Theodore Roosevelt
  • Needle points: Picking the perfect Christmas tree

    Needle points: Picking the perfect Christmas tree
    We have 19 days until Christmas. Do you have your 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...
  • Early birds miss the point

    Now aren't you sorry? Two or three weeks ago, maybe even earlier, you zipped through that absentee ballot, check check check, and hustled it off to the mailbox as if you were claiming a lottery prize. And see what you missed? So much has happened...
  • Obama, Bush: High and low at hand-off

     
    by Mark Silva One new president rides in on a high note of public approval, one old president leaves low. On the eve of his inauguration as 44th president, Barack Obama dropped in on wounded veterans of a war that......