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William Howard Taft

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  • School shooting prompts LAPD to clarify L.A.'s Taft High not involved

     
    Confusion over the location of the morning shooting that sent two high school students to the hospital led the Los Angeles Police Department to take the unusual step of sending out an email Thursday saying that the incident did not take place at William...
  • Would you believe mid-August was cool - in 1911?

    Would you believe mid-August was cool - in 1911?
    As we sweat through a steamy mid-August, it might be hard to believe the mercury plunged to a refreshing 67 degrees in Miami on Aug. 14, 1911 – when William Howard Taft was president. While that’s not exactly arctic, 67 is about 10 degrees...
  • Romney and Ryan build a bridge to the 20th century

    Romney and Ryan build a bridge to the 20th century
    The Republican team of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan is less about the future than it is about nostalgia for a past that many Americans imagine was better -- a time when businessmen were free of government meddling and all citizens, even the poor, old or...
  • Noted historian makes her vacation picks

    Noted historian makes her vacation picks
    When you're planning a vacation with kids, Doris Kearns Goodwin suggests mixing in a little history. "Something rubs off," said the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian. "People say maybe the kids are grumpy and such, but you often hear about a...
  • Dramatics make College World Series worth watching

    Dramatics make College World Series worth watching
    Quickness has never been my hallmark. Not athletically — I was two steps slow on the basketball court and couldn't handle an inside fastball. Not personally — I didn't marry until age 51 and clung to dial-up Internet and my flip phone nearly...
  • Congress Erodes Sovereignty Of States

    In May 1918, with America embroiled in the First World War, Iowa's Gov. William Lloyd Harding dealt a blow against Germany. His Babel Proclamation — that was its title; you cannot make this stuff up — decreed: "Conversation in public places,...
  • New Elm City Tavern Takes Over Richter's Space

    New Elm City Tavern Takes Over Richter's Space
    Nearly everyone in New Haven has a Richter's story, including native son and restaurateur Jason Sobocinski. The historic tavern on Chapel Street welcomed beer-drinking crowds for nearly 30 years before closing in 2011. Sobocinski's memories are fond...
  • History matters: Guests, visitors and callers

    100 Years Ago Guests, visitors and callers From the Times social column: "Rev. Watson E. Holly was a dinner guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William M. Harman, Sr. of Howard county. "Mr. and Mrs. J. Frank Harman have been entertaining Miss Hopkins,...
  • Back Story: Learning history on the road

    Back Story: Learning history on the road
    Sharon Boston, media relations manager at University of Maryland Medical Center, normally spends her days fielding requests from the media. But when it comes to weekends and vacations, it's a safe bet that she's on the road, traveling to visit homes...
  • Presidential pillows: Famous hotels where U.S. chief executives have bedded down

    Presidential pillows: Famous hotels where U.S. chief executives have bedded down
    Warren Harding died here" doesn't quite have the tourist draw of "Washington slept here," but for the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, the distinction of being the only hotel where a president of the United States drew his last breath is enough to put it...
  • The real reason Obama won

    The real reason Obama won
    Baltimore's Fifth Regiment Armory is a good place to start for some perspective on the recent presidential election. Within its gray stone walls, the tumultuous 1912 Democratic National Convention played a major scene in the political drama that...