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  • Land of Linkin'

     
    An occasional listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. In light of the recent link to Death to High School English, I dug......
  • Mayor talks books

    Mayor talks books
    Monday marks the first day of registration for the city's summer reading program, which made late-night TV last week when Mayor Emanuel bet "The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon that if Chicago's children read 2.4 million books this summer, Fallon will...
  • Taking the Kids -- to Yosemite for its 150th anniversary

    Taking the Kids -- to Yosemite for its 150th anniversary
    Could they do it? It was a tough hike for six and eight year olds -- up 600 slick granite steps to the top of a waterfall, getting thoroughly splashed in the process. (I guess that's why they call it the Mist Trail.) We were in Yosemite National Park and...
  • Obama's swap for Bergdahl: A presidential power play?

    In the wake of the prisoner swap that resulted in Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release by the Taliban, questions are rightly being asked about the deal's legal justifications. In fact, the Obama administration did not comply with statutory requirements that it...
  • Delray hosts 'Juneteenth' celebration

    Delray hosts 'Juneteenth' celebration
    Freedom calls for a celebration. A party is just what Delray's Spady Cultural Museum had on the menu to honor Juneteenth, a day in history that honors the end of slavery after the Civil War. Spady Museum is dedicated to preserving and sharing black...
  • Was a Civil War veteran's skull almost auctioned off?

    Was a Civil War veteran's skull almost auctioned off?
    Did a Civil War veteran's skull almost end up on someone's mantle? A Hershey, Pa., auction house had solicited bids for what it described as a neat historical artifact, but facing protest threats, Estate Auction Co. agreed to donate the remains to the...
  • Kevin McCarthy, GOP's mainstream choice for majority leader, preaches to the party's right

    WASHINGTON Rep. Kevin McCarthy hit the right notes Friday in his first major public appearance since winning promotion 24 hours earlier to the House's No. 2 spot. Newly elected as House majority leader, the 49-year-old Bakersfield, Calif., native arrived...
  • What happened to the Star-Spangled Banner's missing star?

    Decades of careful restoration and study have revealed a lot about the flag that flew over Fort McHenry after its defenders fought off a naval attack during the War of 1812: the swatches taken as mementos of the pivotal battle, the areas worn by time,...
  • Guess which wines are in the Smithsonian's '101 Objects That Made America'

    Guess which wines are in the Smithsonian's '101 Objects That Made America'
    California wine received a rare honor when the Smithsonian Institution chose the two bottles that won the famous Paris Tasting of 1976 as part of the museum’s online exhibit “101 Objects That Made America.” The two bottles are, of...
  • Wasserman Schultz marks Juneteenth

    Wasserman Schultz marks Juneteenth
    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, marked Juneteenth -- also known as Emancipation Day -- on Thursday. It's a day that's significant to many in the African-American community. Her statement:...
  • Lincoln Awards to Recognize Supporters of Veterans and Military Families

    The Friars Club Foundation is set to present "The Lincoln Awards: A Concert for Veterans and the Military Family," which will recognize achievement and excellence in providing opportunities and support to U.S. veterans and military families. Presented in...