| Jan 12, 2014
| 10:56 AM
Gentle, warm days and cool, pleasant evenings—January in Central Florida can bring weather that makes August a damp memory. This is the time of year when, long before air-conditioning, Northerners sought winter respite in the Sunshine State.
| Jan 12, 2014
| 12:50 PM
TED LILLY, 38, starting pitcher
Final 2013 stats: 0-2, 5.09 earned-run average, 1.61 WHIP, 7.0 strikeouts per nine innings, .242 opponent batting average.
Contract status: Free agent.
The good: In two of his five starts, he only gave up one run. Had...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 1:00 PM
A good subtitle for "Newton's Football" might be "Pigskin Freakonomics." This extraordinary collaboration between Allen St. John, columnist for Forbes.com and author of "The Billion Dollar Game," and Ainissa G. Ramirez, a PhD in materials science and...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The late Jack Germond's was a name with which The Sun could be proud to be associated decades ago. But today's Sun is something else. It has former Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. writing columns in a paper that is a mere shell of its former self ("...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 11:03 AM
In the long and often spectacular visual history of Hampton Roads, few days can match Dec. 9, 1907.
Beginning that morning and continuing into the afternoon, six giant American battleships passed through the Virginia Capes and made their way into...
| 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...
| Oct 19, 2013
We are witnessing the last gasps of the old Confederacy. Oh no, the right will say, it has nothing to do with race!
So hang in there and allow me make my case.
Last year the documentary film maker Alexandra Pelosi — Nancy's daughter —...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 3:29 PM
Since we're on the cusp of Halloween, better beware of the possible return of the dreaded snallygaster, which has periodically been scaring the dickens out of Marylanders since the mid-1700s.
The snallygaster is a half-bird, half-reptile...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Capt. William L. Ewald is scheduled to assume command of Carrier Air Wing One Thursday during a ceremony at Naval Air Station Oceana, the Navy said Tuesday.
He will replace Capt. Robert D. Boyer, who will report to the staff of Chief of Naval Operations...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 3:57 PM
Today we conclude our short series about classic American patriots with a discussion about Theodore Roosevelt, who was known for his exuberant personality and large range of interests and achievements.
For example, he was awarded both the Nobel Peace...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 2:21 PM
For this past year, I have had the privilege of being able to write a column in this space about any subject of my choosing.
So during this time we have discussed and dissected things like healthcare and education; the criminal justice system, including...