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  • PASSINGS: George Barrett, Enrique Zileri, Valeri Petrov, Steven R. Nagel

     PASSINGS: George Barrett, Enrique Zileri, Valeri Petrov, Steven R. Nagel
     George Barrett Tennessee lawyer fought for civil rights  George Barrett, 86, a Tennessee lawyer who represented civil rights plaintiffs for more than 50 years and helped end segregation of the state's universities, died Tuesday at a hospital in...
  • The courage to disarm

    The Ferguson tragedy, like all those that preceded it and all that will follow -- involving the trivial and panicky use of lethal force, by the police or anyone else -- stirs up questions the social status quo doesn't dare face. A friend put it this way:...
  • Brazil's Embraer flying high in the United States

    Brazil's Embraer flying high in the United States
    They were just two men trying to sell Brazilian airplanes from Dania Beach. Robert Terry was an independent entrepreneur who dared to represent Brazil's aircraft company, Embraer, in marketing its sole product at the time: the turboprop Bandeirante,...
  • James Foley's employer publishes email to family from Islamic state

    James Foley's employer publishes email to family from Islamic state
    After months of silence from the captors of American journalist James Foley, on the night of Aug. 13, his family received a chilling message: Foley would be executed in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes on the militant group Islamic State. The family...
  • Aug. 25 Letters: Same-sex marriage, Islamic State

    Equal treatment I was proud to see the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals overturn Virginia's ban on same-sex marriages. Contrary to the motto, Virginia has not always been "for lovers." In the case of Loving v. Virginia, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned...
  • Emergency Response Teams Compete At Simsbury 'SWAT Challenge'

    SIMSBURY — Five members of the Meriden SWAT team crawled under electrically-charged wires, climbed onto a teammate's back to get over a 6-foot barrier, then knocked down a wooden door as part of the 10th Annual CT SWAT Challenge. During the...
  • Politicians Pay Tribute to Robin Williams, Whose Satire Didn't Sting

    President Obama's tribute, politicians' tweets and a congressman's Mork mockup showed just how widespread the shock and sadness was over the death of Robin Williams. His humor often touched on politics, and often it was quite biting. At a concert in...
  • Robin Williams' USO tours made him a familiar face to military crowds

    Robin Williams' USO tours made him a familiar face to military crowds
    Robin Williams earned his first Oscar nomination playing U.S. Air Force Sgt. Adrian Cronauer in 1987's "Good Morning, Vietnam" -- but his real-life relationship with the military in the form of USO shows didn't get rolling until 2002. Williams, who died...
  • Simsbury's Gilbert Anderson, Executive And Avid Skier, Dies At 81

    SIMSBURY — Gilbert Anderson, a retired manager at Hamilton Standard who founded the Connecticut Industrial Ski Council, died on April 30. He was 81. Anderson was born in 1932 and grew up in West Hartford in a family of Swedish immigrants. After...
  • SWAT Teams From Around The Country To Compete In Simsbury

    SWAT Teams From Around The Country To Compete In Simsbury
    SIMSBURY — The 10th annual Connecticut SWAT Team Challenge, a three-day training event that will bring 32 police and military SWAT teams from around the country to the Metacon Gun Club in Simsbury, starts Aug. 18. The West Hartford Police...
  • Omarr's daily astrological forecast, For release 08/03/14 for 08/03/14

    BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Isaiah Washington was born in Houston, Texas, on this date in 1963. This birthday guy is probably most easily recognized for his role as Dr. Preston Burke on "Grey's Anatomy" and he currently co-stars on "The 100." On the big screen,...