| Sep 25, 2013
| 9:35 AM
Following news that students at a Los Angeles high school had hacked district-issued iPads and were using them for personal use, district officials have halted home use of the Apple tablets until further notice.
It took exactly one week for nearly 300...
| Nov 17, 2013
The New Republic magazine was, appropriately, the stimulant that last week gave the Democratic base a frisson of anticipation about a possible Elizabeth Warren presidential candidacy in 2016. Now in her 11th month as a Massachusetts senator, she is suited...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 3:56 PM
Fred Schumacher knew the race was worse than he thought it would be when he watched a group of Marines climb into a pickup truck and quit after the first few checkpoints.
The first JFK 50 Mile race Schumacher ran, on March 30 1974, offered a...
| 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...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:07 PM
In 1921 Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the former assistant secretary of the Navy during the Woodrow Wilson administration and Democratic nominee for vice president the previous year, must have seemed to be a preternaturally fortunate man. Still very much...
| 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...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 3:08 PM
Paul Dickson, a Garrett Park resident, loves the origins of words and is a compiler of word books and dictionaries.
So imagine my delight and pleasure when my friend, Mary Garson, who is also fascinated with etymology, gave me a copy of Dickson's...
| May 5, 2013
For decades, the Orioles commanded a sweeping empire of fans — a territory larger than some European countries, stretching from southern Pennsylvania to North Carolina and including Washington, where the team operated a popular retail store.
| May 4, 2013
| 5:55 PM
Music, food and bunny rabbits welcomed hundreds of area residents to the opening of Newport Beach's new Civic Center on Saturday.
As the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band played "Stars and Stripes Forever" before Saturday's ceremony, many families checked...
| May 26, 2013
| 4:45 PM
In 1979, about a month before leaving his home in Chicago’s western suburbs to join the Army, Jon Meinholz led a group of volunteers in refurbishing a 19th-century cannon at Montgomery’s Riverside Cemetery.
The 17-year-old touched up the old...