| Jun 6, 2014
| 2:30 AM
A scrap of childhood doggerel has become only a memory of a memory by now. They say that's the way the little gray cells record and re-record memories, taping over the previous one and changing it here and there each time it's rehearsed.
By now that...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 7:21 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Here's the session-opening speech as prepared for Senate President Don Gaetz, R-Niceville:
Every teacher, Senator Legg, Senator Thompson, Senator Bullard, Senator Hukill and even we old superintendents, Senator Montford, we all know...
| Dec 15, 2013
In the long, often spectacular history of Hampton Roads, few sights can match the epic scene that unfolded in the waters off Old Point Comfort in early December 1907.
Trailing long vees of white water and giant plumes of black smoke, battleship after...
| May 24, 2014
| 4:32 AM
Admiral William Sheffield Cowles and his wife, Anna "Bamie" Roosevelt Cowles, must have slipped into Union Station quietly, without being recognized.
Had the mid-day travelers in the lobby noticed them, they would certainly have put two and two together...
| May 24, 2014
| 9:59 AM
Fourth-graders Sam West and Dani Thomas-Nathan sat behind a booth Friday morning selling copies of the Golden Gazette newspaper for $1 each.
It was 1849 at Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School, the peak of the California Gold Rush, and Gold Town was...
| May 25, 2014
I have been an avid supporter of Barack Obama even before he declared his candidacy on that cold February morning in 2007, a day of hope and expectation. Now it is another cold day in America, when our hope has turned to dust. ("At least for now, Obama...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 4:30 PM
WASHINGTON -- The trend of abandoning Congress continues as its longest-serving member, Democratic Rep. John Dingell Jr. of Michigan, former chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has announced he will retire. He is going out with a bang,...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 9:31 AM
The eighth annual Festival of Arts Boca returns to Mizner Park for 10 days of music, dance and ideas.
Violinist Itzhak Perlman opens the festival on March 6 with the Festival Orchestra Boca conducted by Constantine Kitsopoulos. Also on this year's...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 11:57 AM
Top Reader Requests
Each month the booksellers at the Barnes & Noble at Peninsula Town Center in Hampton gather their Top 5 reader requests in fiction and nonfiction. Here is this month's list:
Top 5 Fiction:
"Mockingjay" by Suzanne Collins
| Jan 26, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON--As Barack Obama struggles to gain political traction as a lame-duck president in his remaining three years in office, the two-term limit on service in the Oval Office has encouraged a premature public focus on the identity of his successor...
| May 9, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The biggest stars of PBS' new fall lineup are named Franklin, Eleanor and Teddy .
"The Roosevelts: An Intimate Portrait," a seven-part, 14-hour documentary series from prolific filmmaker Ken Burns, will take a detailed look at the celebrated...