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  • Groups to announce purchase of Battle of Princeton land for preservation

    PRINCETON, N.J. The battle was going against the Americans. Gen. Hugh Mercer was knocked to the ground when his horse was shot out from under him. He was surrounded by advancing British troops and bayoneted seven times. American soldiers were falling...
  • Historical connection can boost value of otherwise minor items

    Q: I have a ticket stub from April 1996 that says, "Top of the World at the World Trade Center." Does it have any value? A: Ordinarily, ticket stubs from observation decks, restaurants, etc. have only sentimental value. But smart collectors know this...
  • Huntington Ingalls looks to maintain its work flow

    Huntington Ingalls looks to maintain its work flow
    Business is bustling at Huntington Ingalls Industries. Look no further than the company's Newport News shipyard, where three aircraft carriers are in various stages of work. But those jobs are scheduled to end in 2016, and on Thursday the company's...
  • Rekha Basu: Can voters trust a volatile Chris Christie?

    One day before Chris Christie was to return to Iowa for the second time last week, a protestor showed up at a Belmar, N.J., event where the governor was marking the second anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. "Stay in New Jersey. Finish the job," said the...
  • One Allentown School Board member has common sense

    One Allentown School Board member has common sense
    The more I read in The Morning Call of Oct. 29 about Andre Reed and the F-bomb, any respect I may have had is fast disappearing for all involved. Had he said "consider the source," the entire matter would have gone away. Between Reed and the Allentown...
  • This power lies with the president, not Congress

    On Monday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on what may seem like a minor issue: whether a 12-year-old boy named Menachem Zivotofsky can insist that his U.S. passport identify his birthplace as "Jerusalem, Israel." But the case involves issues of...
  • New England's Largest Veterans Day Parade Is Sunday In Hartford

     New England's Largest Veterans Day Parade Is Sunday In Hartford
    HARTFORD — When Melvin Williams was a boy he lived on the Naval Submarine Base in New London where his father was stationed for five years. "I used to watch the subs going up and down the Thames River," Williams said. He went on to follow in his...
  • Untangling 5 myths about the Berlin Wall

    November marks 25 years since the world changed with the fall of the Berlin Wall. The event is now weighted down, not just by its historical significance but by interpretation, memory and legend. Many recall the coverage of jubilant Berliners dancing on...
  • At the Little Rock presidential center, bearing the Clinton torch

    At the Little Rock presidential center, bearing the Clinton torch
    She's a white-headed whirlwind of energy, kissing babies, spinning campaign tales, acting as a stand-in for another white-haired dynamo who kissed babies and spun his own tales. As she'll announce proudly: William Jefferson Clinton, 42nd president of...
  • Inspired by the wounded, a Florida heiress creates a memorial

    Inspired by the wounded, a Florida heiress creates a memorial
    — Lois Pope, a former Broadway actress and Manalapan heiress, sees her creation of a memorial to disabled veterans in the shadows of the U.S. Capitol as a call to action. Inspired by hospital visits to wounded soldiers half a century ago, Pope...
  • Andre Reed Field gets approval from Allentown School Board

    Andre Reed Field gets approval from Allentown School Board
    Since no one knows what William Allen would have posted on Facebook and nearly everyone has used the F-word, the Allentown School Board has given its blessing to name a football field after Andre Reed. School directors voted 6-1 at a special meeting...