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  • Today is National Prayer Day

     
    Communities and congregations across the country are observing National Prayer Day on Thursday, May 3. A joint resolution by Congress, signed by President Truman in 1952, declared an annual, national day of prayer. President Reagan made the day...
  • PIAA track & field records, Eric Futch

     
    Don’t look for Penn Wood’s Eric Futch to defend his 3A 300 hurdles title this weekend. He was disqualified from last weekend’s District One meet for “unsportsmanlike behavior.” The senior, while waiting for his gold medal...
  • Pictures in the News | Aug. 3, 2012

     
    Pictures in the News from around the world....
  • First Dog Bo

    First Dog Bo
    Pirates on the loose, North Koreans in pursuit of nukes, Depression-era economics and, on top of that, tax day. No wonder we're all gaga over the first puppy. He's the cutest news out there. So curly, feisty cute -- in fact, we'll forgive him his...
  • George McGovern urges pullout from Iraq this year

    George McGovern urges pullout from Iraq this year
    President Obama holds my admiration with high hopes for his message of change in Washington. It is puzzling, however, that he has adopted most of the previous administration's formula for dragging out the withdrawal of our troops from the mistaken war...
  • 'Bomb Power' by Garry Wills

    'Bomb Power' by Garry Wills
    Garry Wills is a formidable Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, one of America's leading public intellectuals and, over the last 50 years, our most important lay Catholic thinker and writer. In his 28th book, "Bomb Power: The Modern Presidency and the...
  • Bohemian tenants shown the door

    NEW YORK -- Overheard on the Chelsea Hotel stairway one recent Sunday: Question: "Is Rita still here?" Reply: "Rita's dead." A pause between footsteps. "Rita was a sweetheart." Only in this hotel could such an exchange take place as calmly as if two...
  • Area swine flu clinics scheduled

    Area swine flu clinics scheduled
    With delivery this week of the first doses of injectable vaccine against swine flu, Baltimore City and some area counties have begun scheduling their first public clinics for priority groups: those ages 6 months to 24 years, pregnant women, health care...
  • St. Patricks Day and Irish Heritage Month fun facts

    St. Patrick’s Day and Irish Heritage Month fun facts
    St. Patrick's Day and Irish-American Heritage Month (March) 2008 Originally a religious holiday to honor St. Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century, St. Patrick's Day has evolved into a celebration for all things Irish....
  • The flaw in 'card check'

    Congress fought back against the Depression and unemployment in the 1930s with the National Labor Relations Act, protecting employees who wanted to organize unions but who feared management retaliation. The pendulum swung away from labor in 1947 when...
  • City Life: Society needs your vote

    On Sept. 27, 1948, President Harry S. Truman was traveling through Texas on one of his "whistle-stop" campaigns trips across the country. With him on the train was a young Texas congressman who had just been certified as the Democrat Party nominee for...