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  • 65 years ago, Altoona, Penn., was Billy Graham's crucible

    ALTOONA, Penn. In the fall of 1949, the Rev. Billy Graham led an eight-week series of revival meetings in Los Angeles, drawing multitudes and making converts of celebrities and commoners. He rocketed into the headlines and hasn't left them since, even...
  • Markings tell the most important story when dating pottery

    What can you tell us about this platter? The family story is that it was found hidden in the wall of a Baltimore hotel that was under demolition, and that it was put there to save it during the Civil War. My grandfather got it between 1920-1935. A: I...
  • Reflections on pool of memories

    Reflections on pool of memories
    Lois Brach stepped onto the pool deck at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile and looked around. The Spanish Majolica tile wall, the terra-cotta fountain of Neptune, the reflected light from the fish-scale patterned stained glass windows on the...
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  • 'Obama: Like a Boss' — bumper sticker for a true Chicagoan

     'Obama: Like a Boss' — bumper sticker for a true Chicagoan
    The Democrats have it all wrong when it comes to one of their choices for a new President Barack Obama bumper sticker: "Like a Boss." The Democrats foolishly think the phrase derives from an old rap song denoting cool competence. "Like a bowse" is how...
  • Sinai Hospital doctors pioneer limb-lengthening procedure

    Sinai Hospital doctors pioneer limb-lengthening procedure
    Chandler Crews sat on a bench outside of Sinai Hospital in Baltimore one recent day, put her feet on the ground and grinned. Sitting this way was impossible for the 20-year-old from Arkansas just a few years ago because she was born with achondroplasia,...
  • John Kass: 'Obama: Like a Boss' -- bumper sticker for a true Chicagoan

    The Democrats have it all wrong when it comes to one of their choices for a new President Barack Obama bumper sticker: "Like a Boss." The Democrats foolishly think the phrase derives from an old rap song denoting cool competence. "Like a bowse" is how...
  • Verdugo Views: Distinguished alum has Armenian heritage

    Verdugo Views: Distinguished alum has Armenian heritage
    Glendale native Paul Ignatius, retired Secretary of the Navy, will be honored at this year’s Glendale Educational Foundation event as a distinguished Hoover High alumnus. Born in 1920, Ignatius grew up on Columbus Avenue in a Spanish-style house...
  • Art Donovan, The Storyteller

    Art Donovan, The Storyteller
    In 1975, Sun reporter Frederic Kelly sat down with Art Donovan, turned on a tape recorder and let the Colts' first Hall of Famer spin tales about his playing days. Here are some excerpts: "We used to throw cold buckets of water on each other, and one...
  • Smith, Edwards win late model features at Langley Speedway

    HAMPTON — Nick Smith and Greg Edwards each scored a victory as they divided the Shriners Twin 75s for the late model stock cars, the featured events of Saturday evening’s program at Langley Speedway. In the opener, Smith slipped by Matt Waltz...
  • Donna Lee Jacobson Starkey Haeckel 9/13/1928 - 8/8/2013

    Donna was born on September 13, 1928, to Malta and Laura (Thorson) Jacobson of Wallingford, Iowa. She went to school in Wallingford graduating from Estherville High School. She then attended Grinnell College and Iowa State University where she graduated...