| Jan 3, 2012
| 4:45 PM
The New Year causes us to look back and to look forward. To view what has been and what might yet be.
For Washington County, the look back involves empires, once mighty and now gone; love stories that end in private chapels on English meadows; and...
| May 28, 2012
| 7:57 AM
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore
7419 West Madison Street
On July 1, 1893, President Grover Cleveland vanished. He boarded a friend's yacht, sailed into Long Island Sound,...
| Oct 8, 2012
Art hardly ever comes up as a campaign issue in presidential elections.
But once voters decide, the artistic tastes of the first family become well known from the pieces they choose to adorn the White House.
Barack Obama has long taken pride in his...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 2:15 PM
We are at the end of the election season, and so far our area hasn't received a visit from any of the presidential candidates. But over the last 130 years we have seen our share of campaign stops.
According to the Center for History, one of the...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 1:15 AM
WASHINGTON -- Only a dozen years after the infamous Florida recount fiasco that put the loser of the national popular vote in the Oval Office, the specter of a repetition appears to be a possible outcome on November 6.
Various national and state polls,...
| May 27, 2012
We're at a loss to explain two things: Why JPMorgan Chase took a $2 billion bath on risky trades, and how the Chicago Cubs can maintain such futility, holding the worst record in the National League. It appears to be high season for lowliness, with both...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 8:23 AM
Choose whether each song is on (A) Barack Obama’s campaign Spotify playist, (B) Mitt Romney’s campaign Spotify playlist or (C) Neither.
1. “I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow,” The Soggy Bottom Boys
2. “I Won’t Back Down,&...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 11:02 AM
I just learned that Governor Bobby Jindal is pining away1 for the Federal Leviathan to pick up more of the $116 MILLION tab for damages caused by Hurricane Isaac in addition to the 75% that FEMA has already paid. The state meanwhile has kicked in a measly...
| Jun 17, 2012
| 7:54 PM
A Queens high school teacher has been barred from city schools following allegations he got too explicit in his sex-ed classes.
Students at Grover Cleveland High School in Ridgewood had complained that science teacher Dyrel Bartee's show-and-tell crossed...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 1:05 AM
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - A Connecticut family is selling a baseball that New York Yankees slugger Lou Gehrig hit a home run with in the 1928 World Series.
Elizabeth Gott, a Stamford resident, said she's selling the ball on behalf of her 30-year-old son,...
| Jan 29, 2012
Every winter, widespread chemical dumping leaves Chicago streets covered in sodium chloride. Here are 10 facts you don't have to take with a grain of salt:
1. Salt has seasoned English in many ways. Because Romans put salt or brine on their vegetables,...