| Mar 18, 2011
| 8:25 AM
This was the decade when the frontier town of Fort Lauderdale became the center of the region's burgeoning commerce. Its early and naive efforts at mercantilism involved the exploitation and destruction of what is now recognized as a vital environmental...
| Sep 18, 2010
William and Mary's first football season was in 1893. Grover Cleveland had just been elected president. Old Dominion's first season was in 2009. You can remember a year ago, right?
The Tribe had played 1,090 football games. The Monarchs had played 13....
| Oct 17, 2010
Bristol Palin is dancing with the stars, Meghan McCain is a busy blogger, and Kim Jong Un is lining up as a successor to his father, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il. Being the offspring of a politician has some benefits along with the headaches.
| 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...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 6:44 PM
A recent poll by the Public Religion Research Institute has revealed that religious Americans think a financial scandal is worse than a sexual one.
The poll was conducted in the wake of several high-profile cases of politicians making headlines for their...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 2:59 PM
Labor Day is a lot more than the end of summer or the last day women wear white for the year. Labor day is a federally recognized holiday celebrated the first Monday in September. It's here to recognize the American laborer.
Back in the late 1800's,...
| Sep 4, 2011
If it's a holiday, it must mean there's a parade.
Chicago celebrated its first official Labor Day on Sept. 3, 1894, with a massive parade of more than 20,000 marchers representing more than 60 unions. The endless line of "wage-earners" trudged more...
| Sep 4, 2011
On America's mental calendar, Labor Day marks summer's end with a reminder to close up beach cottages and get the kids to school. But the circumstances of its birth were bloodier. Legislation declaring the first Monday in September a national holiday...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Once again, temporarily at least, scandal has mesmerized American politics. This time the target is Herman Cain, the up-from-nowhere restaurant executive who is battling back against the latest sexual harassment or misconduct allegations that have...