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  • Bolt races into Olympics history

    Bolt races into Olympics history
    LONDON — Moments after providing track and field's enduring snapshot of the 2012 Olympics, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt grabbed a news photographer's camera in the middle of his victory lap. The same lens had just been trained on Bolt as he...
  • South L.A. health clinic draws hundreds

    South L.A. health clinic draws hundreds
    Thirteen-year-old Stephanie Cota pulled up her sleeve and glanced at the needle. "Is it gonna hurt?" she asked. "You'll feel it, but you look like a strong girl," said Yadira Guerra, a licensed vocational nurse. "Just turn the other way." When Cota...
  • Tuesday’s Highlights: 'Unforgettable' on CBS

     
    Tuesday’s Highlights: 'Unforgettable' on CBS...
  • A can't-miss part of summer

    A can't-miss part of summer
    When the 83rd Bud Billiken Parade steps off on Saturday, it will be hard to underplay the importance of the event for Chicago's African-American community — and the whole city. But at its roots, it's a parade, and kids love a parade. Chicago...
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: The five things you need to know this morning.

     
    Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We've been doing some pretty heavy-duty Olympic viewing around Casa de Capitol Ideas these last few days, so as we head into the final furlong before the weekend, it seemed only appropriate to look backward......
  • Poetry Prize

     
    Between the blog and my column, I've written several times about poet/playwright/composer/educator Edwin Romond of Wind Gap. I'm no poetry expert, but his themes and his words have touched me, over and over. I had the honor of introducing Romond......
  • Jesse Owens family objects to proposed closing of Jesse Owens Community Academy

     
    Story. Jesse Owens was a great and inspirational figure and a wonderful namesake for a school, but sentiment like this should not be part of the debate over school closings. Maybe one of the newly combined schools could drop its......
  • Lt. Cmdr. Wesley A. Brown, broke color barrier at Naval Academy

    Lt. Cmdr. Wesley A. Brown, broke color barrier at Naval Academy
    Retired Lt. Cmdr. Wesley A. Brown, who broke the color barrier at the Naval Academy and was its first African-American graduate in 1949, died Tuesday of cancer at Springhouse of Silver Spring Assisted Living. He was 85. "It's important for America to...
  • City Lites 9th Annual Sports Festival & Health Fair

    Strive for a Healthier YOU City Lites hosts its 9th Annual Inner City Sports Festival and Health Fair. Take advantage of FREE registration for their 23 mile & 5k Bike Tour, 5k Walk, 5k Skateboarding Journey, and 5k Wheelchair Roll. Also, you will find...
  • Adrian W. Rich, businessman

    Adrian W. Rich, businessman
    Adrian W. Rich, a retired Baltimore businessman and volunteer, died Aug. 29 of heart failure at Roland Park Place. The longtime Lutherville resident was 98. Adrian Warwick Rich was born in Graham, Va., which is now Bluefield, Va. He was a 1932 graduate...
  • Top 5 Reasons Star Wars Is Better Than Sports

    Top 5 Reasons Star Wars Is Better Than Sports
    This past weekend the Chicago White Sox held a special Star Wars day at U.S. Cellular Field. People were encouraged to come to the game dressed as their favorite character to participate in an on-field parade. The 501st Midwest Garrison, the costuming...