| Dec 15, 2014
| 1:53 PM
George H. Beatty, a retired Sheppard Pratt Health System security officer who enjoyed performing in musicals, died Thursday at his Timonium home of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He was 65.
The son of Felix "Snooks" Beatty, a...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 8:18 PM
Fifty years ago Thursday, President Lyndon B. Johnson turned on the lights of the National Christmas Tree and proclaimed, “These are the most hopeful times in all the years since Christ was born in Bethlehem.” He continued, “Today...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 11:43 AM
Fifty years after John F. Kennedy's assassination, Boca Raton resident Carmelo Cottone recalled his years with the president during a presentation at the Downtown Library in Boca Raton.
Cottone's mentors and teachers encouraged his interest in...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 7:12 AM
Editor's note: For Christmas 1968, Truman Capote listed for the Tribune the books he would buy for his friends. Christmas is upon us, so we take a look back this week at a 1968 story Truman Capote wrote listing all the books he would buy for his friends....
| Oct 15, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- An early indication of the paucity of prospective Republican presidential candidates for 2016 is the recent boomlet for Mitt Romney, the loser in 2012. His reputation for defending big business while being tone-deaf to the needs of the...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 1:11 PM
Young people may find it hard to believe, but going to war used to be a big deal. When the United States started bombing Iraq in January 1991, Americans somberly watched President George H.W. Bush address the nation and saw live video of Baghdad being...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 8:15 AM
The recent problems of the Secret Service and the questions raised do indeed underscore the importance of choosing qualified vice presidential candidates, and Jules Witcover is correct that the choice has often been made to "balance the ticket." His...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 8:15 AM
When director Ava DuVernay was making her new film, "Selma," about the 1965 civil rights marches in Alabama, she found herself in an odd position: re-creating the charged events in the very locations where they took place.
To add to the surrealness,...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 4:26 PM
To the editor: Richard Nixon's Southern strategy is now complete. There will be no Democratic senators from the former Confederacy in the new Senate. The House shows a similar picture. ("Bill Cassidy defeats Democrat Mary Landrieu in Louisiana Senate...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 9:19 AM
Beverly Gage, a Yale University historian, was researching a biography of J. Edgar Hoover in the National Archives when she came across the infamous letter the FBI had written to Martin Luther King Jr., outlining in the crudest form his extramarital...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 7:45 AM
U.S. Sen Chris Murphy said Connecticut's low voter turnout in the most recent election is a matter of huge concern, and the failure of the Hartford registrars to open polling places in a timely manner is inexcusable.
Here is his full statement,...