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  • John M. Crisp: The Las Vegas murders � why 'crazy' matters

    Please indulge my colloquial use of the term "crazy" for the purposes of this column. I mean no disrespect to people who suffer from mental disorders. But surely "crazy" is an apt expression to describe events in Las Vegas last week, as well as their...
  • Juneteenth to be celebrated in Leesburg

    The 11th annual Juneteenth Celebration, hosted by the West Leesburg Community Development Corp., will kick off at 7 p.m. Friday with the Miss Juneteenth Scholarship Pageant in the Faith Center at Christian Worship Center, 1110 County Road 468, Leesburg....
  • LBJ ring missing from archives

    LBJ ring missing from archives
    When Samuel L. Morison of Crofton was charged this week with stealing documents from the U.S. Navy's archive in Washington, it was a rare event for the facility. "There has not been a theft like this in recent memory," said Paul Taylor, a spokesman for...
  • Practical College Entrance Exam

    It's been pretty well established that doing well on traditional tests used for college admissions has no relationship to how well a student will do in college. Students with the same test scores often have different outcomes, some drop out, some...
  • Unattended gun found on carrier USS Enterprise at Newport News Shipbuilding

    Unattended gun found on carrier USS Enterprise at Newport News Shipbuilding
    — A crew member of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise left an unattended gun onboard the ship this week, prompting an investigation and concerns at Newport News Shipbuilding, where the nuclear-powered ship is being decommissioned. Matt Mulherin,...
  • Lockport celebrates its heritage through steampunk

     Lockport celebrates its heritage through steampunk
    Steampunk is the theme for a new art and entertainment series that kicked off in Lockport this month in conjunction with Old Canal Days and runs to mid-August. It combines elements of science fiction and fantasy with 19th-century technology and...
  • National Jerky Day: #MeatRushmore, a Mt. Rushmore replica made of jerky

    National Jerky Day: #MeatRushmore, a Mt. Rushmore replica made of jerky
    Thursday is National Jerky Day, and to celebrate, Jack Link's jerky has created some familiar faces out of jerky. The Wisconsin-based company constructed a giant replica of Mount Rushmore, bringing together George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore...
  • Local girl stirs up soup a president would love

     Local girl stirs up soup a president would love
    Illinois may have a budding celebrity chef — or politician — on its hands. Between the two careers, Tess Boghossian, a 12-year-old girl from Palatine and the state's winner in first lady Michelle Obama's annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge,...
  • Review: 'Freedom's Ballot' by Margaret Garb

    Review: 'Freedom's Ballot' by Margaret Garb
    Historians write to illuminate our shared past, to explicate the forces that shape our present. But successive historical narratives also can create a series of veils, distancing the past from the present. The more recent dominates our thoughts. The...
  • Buddies and budding actor, writer hustle to land their big breaks

    Buddies and budding actor, writer hustle to land their big breaks
    The actor from Cleveland skimmed San Pedro in a banged-up Kia. He drove down a ragged street past a tattoo parlor and a sign for the Hotel Cabrillo. A few dicey-looking characters walked by with big dogs on chains. Robert McHalffey turned right and,...
  • Obama adamantly defends Taliban prisoner swap that freed U.S. soldier

    Obama adamantly defends Taliban prisoner swap that freed U.S. soldier
    The release of America's only prisoner of war in Afghanistan in a trade for five senior Taliban commanders in U.S. custody was over in minutes Saturday. But it followed 31/2 years of secret on-and-off negotiations that produced far less than the White...