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  • At Big Hunting Creek, a presidential past and a troublesome present

    At Big Hunting Creek, a presidential past and a troublesome present
    These days, some parts of Big Hunting Creek do not seem nearly so presidential. Its banks torn apart by years of erosion, the roaring stream has become, for some Thurmont citizens, a noisy, unwanted neighbor. “It sounds like a freight train,”...
  • True Blue Connecticut — Right? What History And The Last Election Tell Us

    True Blue Connecticut — Right? What History And The Last Election Tell Us
    Democrats may have won every statewide office, re-won every U.S. House seat, and kept majorities in both houses of the state legislature in the last election. But the Nov. 4 results were not the inevitable outcome of a powerhouse of a state Democratic...
  • Recalling Nelson Rockefeller's Legacy

    Recalling Nelson Rockefeller's Legacy
    Seen through the prism of subsequent national experience, Nelson Rockefeller resembles a swollen post-war automobile — a land yacht with tail fins, a period piece, bemusing and embarrassing. He remains, however, instructive. Richard Norton Smith,...
  • How should television be defined nowadays?

    How should television be defined nowadays?
    What is television? It seems a fair and timely question to ask, now that it's coming at us from so many angles, on so many platforms, from so many producers. Let's begin near the beginning. Once upon a time there was a thing called a television set....
  • Thomas Leach, longtime Chicago elections spokesman, dies at 76

     Thomas Leach, longtime Chicago elections spokesman, dies at 76
    After covering crime and politics as a reporter, Thomas R. Leach spent 34 years as the chief spokesman for the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners, handling the agency's public relations and working with the commissioners across 59 elections. "Tom...
  • Shirley D. Cammack, Kernan Hospital worker

    Shirley D. Cammack, Kernan Hospital worker
    Shirley Deane Cammack, a retired Kernan Hospital worker who was in the British intelligence service during the Cold War, died of cancer Nov. 19 while on vacation with her family at Culebra Island, Puerto Rico. The former Dickeyville resident was 80....
  • In Arizona, swings in Medicaid access show program's impact

    In Arizona, swings in Medicaid access show program's impact
    Bad timing turned Karen Slone's medical problem into a crisis. Slone, 53, a former administrative assistant with diabetes, followed doctors' advice for years, getting regular checkups. Then, last year, she lost her job and her insurance, and stopped...
  • Even in situational role, Terps' Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil remains 'key guy'

    Even in situational role, Terps' Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil remains 'key guy'
    On a third-and-8 during the fourth quarter of Maryland’s win over Iowa on Saturday, Terps outside linebacker Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil -- lined up over center -- used a quick swim move to beat Hawkeyes center Austin Blythe before converging with fellow...
  • Fred Branfman dies at 72; exposed U.S. bombing of Laos

    In 1969, Fred Branfman, a young American aid worker, wandered into an ancient pagoda in the Laotian capital of Vientiane. Instead of a tranquil sacred site, however, he found it packed with refugees whose stories horrified him. They told Branfman that...
  • Hillary takes a leaf from Nixon's book and hits the campaign trail

    WASHINGTON -- As 2016 Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton joins her party's push to survive the challenges it faces in the Nov. 4 midterm congressional elections, she is taking a page from the comeback playbook of another one-time...
  • Our headline from 1965: 'Mystery' Industry Is Disney

    Our headline from 1965: 'Mystery' Industry Is Disney
    One of our Walt Disney World cast member friends tweeted an old Orlando Sentinel front page today. It's a historic one for his company and for ours. Forty-nine years ago today, the banner headline of the Sunday paper said "We Say: 'Mystery' Industry Is...