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  • Lost Old Point Comfort landmark once helped define Hampton Roads

    Lost Old Point Comfort landmark once helped define Hampton Roads
    Rarely has anyone changed the landscape in Hampton Roads as dramatically as Secretary of the Army  Elihu Root when he signed a Sept. 1, 1902 order authorizing the razing of the Hygeia Hotel. The landmark structure stretched for more than 700 yards...
  • 'Latino Americans': especial de PBS celebra historia de hispanos en el país

    'Latino Americans': especial de PBS celebra historia de hispanos en el país
    La historia de los hispanos en Estados Unidos comienza desde mucho antes de formarse la Nación americana, con la llegada de los primeros exploradores españoles a lugares como San Agustín en Florida. Sin embargo, los textos de historia dicen poco —...
  • Galena, Ill., offers a lovely sense of home and a deep peace

    Galena, Ill., offers a lovely sense of home and a deep peace
    Scratch Brittany, scratch the Cotswolds: The prettiest place I've ever been, anywhere in the world, is Galena, Ill. It's also the only place on the planet where I feel truly at home. More than 40 years ago, I fell in love with Galena for its history and...
  • Siege of Suffolk envelops Hampton Roads

     Siege of Suffolk envelops Hampton Roads
    No one remembers how high Lt. Amos Thayer had to climb on April 11, 1863, as he scrambled up to a tree-top observation post overlooking the western approaches to Suffolk. But despite his lofty vantage point — and a panoramic prospect that Union...
  • Orlando Fringe review: 'Ses-qui-cen-ten-ni-al'

    Orlando Fringe review: 'Ses-qui-cen-ten-ni-al'
    When it comes to American history, the Civil War remains a topic that's charged with emotion. So it's disappointing that there's not more passion at the heart of "Ses•qui•cen•ten•ni•al – The Civil War Remembered," a one-...
  • Oddball Washington, D.C., monuments give quirky history lesson

    Oddball Washington, D.C., monuments give quirky history lesson
    Sure, the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument are must stops for visitors touring the nation's capital. But what about Sonny Bono Park? Or the Maine Lobsterman Memorial? Or the Cuban Friendship Urn? They're all here, as are scores of bronzes,...
  • Two distant worlds meet in Wyoming's smallest town

    Two distant worlds meet in Wyoming's smallest town
    They're two men from nations once at war, faraway realms with starkly foreign languages, cultures and such opposing weather as frozen wind and tropical heat. But these days, Don Sammons and Nguyen Dinh Pham prefer to concentrate on what they have in...
  • Aberdeen mayor and city council raises not justified [editorial]

    What's the fair going rate to pay someone who has been elected to public office? It's an open question, and one that needs to be asked often and, once settled for one generation, asked anew again for the next generation. These days it's being asked in...
  • School's out for one teacher

    School's out for one teacher
    Tom Purdy did not anticipate a long career in education when he agreed to an interview for a Thurston Middle School teaching position while waiting to play volleyball on Main Beach 41 years ago. Purdy, who was 22 at the time, had just finished college....
  • Scandal recap: Episode 5 – “More Cattle, Less Bull”

     
    Scandal recap: Episode 5 — “More Cattle, Less Bull” Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) continued her off-and-on love for the president (Tony Goldwyn) in a phone call. After another Sunday dinner with her father, Eli Pope (Joe Morton),...
  • Scandal recap: “YOLO”

     
    Scandal recap: “YOLO” I entered my viewing experience at 6 this morning (I was busy during the episode) believing that an episode titled “YOLO” wouldn’t exactly be a moniker for television excellence and that I would promptly...