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Abraham Lincoln

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  • New Easter Sunday sermon: The rich get richer

    New Easter Sunday sermon: The rich get richer
    During his final journey to Jerusalem, Jesus said: "And again I say unto you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." That sort of preaching was not very popular with the right-...
  • Dist. 64 parents want to keep overnight trip for 5th-graders

    Dist. 64 parents want to keep overnight trip for 5th-graders
    The majority of parents who responded to a survey about the Outdoor Education overnight trip want to keep the program, according to a task force that presented its findings to the Park Ridge-Niles District 64 school board on Feb. 10. Several parents...
  • District 41 OKs new classrooms

     District 41 OKs new classrooms
    Construction will begin this spring at Glen Ellyn School District 41 elementary schools as board members this week voted 6-1 in favor of moving forward on a plan to build additional classrooms at each school in an effort to get rid of half of their...
  • D41 wrangles with space needs

    D41 wrangles with space needs
    While plans are in the works to reduce the number of portable classrooms at School District 41 elementary schools in Glen Ellyn, at least one board member continues to worry that a future referendum measure on adding space will be tougher to sell after...
  • Digging out of the CIA-Senate quagmire

    Last week, the Senate Intelligence Committee, led by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), voted to declassify parts of its report on the CIA's rendition, detention and interrogation program. The White House, the CIA and the Senate still have to negotiate...
  • Cinco de Mayo -- a truly Mexican American holiday

    Cinco de Mayo -- a truly Mexican <i>American</i> holiday
    Thanks to a recent ruling from the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, high school students in the Morgan Hill Unified School District south of San Jose won't be allowed to wear American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo. That's too bad. The flags of both the...
  • The man who died laughing

     The man who died laughing
    Even in the emergency room at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center at 5 a.m., while waiting to be seen after a fall, my 92-year-old dad knew a straight line when he heard one. "Are you comfortable?" a nurse asked, propping him up with a pillow. "I make a...
  • Williamsburg raiders threaten Richmond

    Sometime about 10 a.m. on Feb. 6, 1864, the road leading west from Williamsburg began to rumble under the weight of one of the largest Union raids ever aimed at the Confederate capital in Richmond. Nearly 7,000 bluecoats moved out in an ambitious...
  • Forging Lincoln's black legion

     Forging Lincoln's black legion
    Most Union troops moving from Fort Monroe to Yorktown during the Civil War made the trip by boat. But soon after the first African-American regiment on the Peninsula arrived at Old Point Comfort in October 1863, it took to the road. Resplendent in...
  • Black cavalrymen battle Confederates near Civil War Suffolk

    When the gray-clad soldiers of the 49th North Carolina formed a line of battle on the old Somerton Road near Suffolk early on the morning of March 9, 1864, they were already bone tired and foot sore. Nearly two weeks of tough marches and skirmishes in...
  • Civil War black troops repulse Confederate assault in milestone Charles City battle

    Civil War black troops repulse Confederate assault in milestone Charles City battle
    Union Brig. Gen. Edward A. Wild was already a marked man when he landed on the banks of the James River near Sherwood Forest plantation in Charles City on May 5, 1864. So was his "African Brigade," whose relentless pursuit of Confederate partisans in...