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  • Ferguson grand jury witnesses often cited fear in testifying

    Ferguson grand jury witnesses often cited fear in testifying
    This witness was scared. He had Googled himself and found the phrase: "Snitches get stitches." He was scared that black neighbors would find fault with his description of what happened when a white police officer, Darren Wilson, shot dead an unarmed...
  • Why block traffic in L.A. to protest what happened in Ferguson?

    Why block traffic in L.A. to protest what happened in Ferguson?
    To the editor: Who are these people who stop freeway traffic as a way to protest the non-indictment of Ferguson, Mo., Officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown? These people who sat in the middle of intersections and threw bottles did an...
  • 10 things you might not know about stunts

     10 things you might not know about stunts
    Nik Wallenda intends to walk across the Chicago River on a tightrope next weekend. It's a stunt — a staged event designed to capture public attention. You could say that "10 Things" is a stunt, too, which means you'd better pay attention. Here are...
  • Report: Swastika at Miami Beach temple leads to arrest

    A man has been arrested in connection with the vandalism of a sign at a prominent Miami Beach temple, WFOR-Ch. 4 is reporting. Early Tuesday, a swastika and the letters "KKK" were found on a sign at the entrace of Temple Emanu-el along the 1700 block of...
  • Discovering that Christopher Columbus is persona non grata

    In September 1928, the leaders of a burgeoning immigrant community in eastern Pennsylvania met in their usual gathering place, the Italian Home on South Fifth Street, to talk about raising money for a gift for their new city. They decided to canvass the...
  • Theater review: 'The Best of Enemies' from Orlando Shakespeare Theater

     Theater review: 'The Best of Enemies' from Orlando Shakespeare Theater
    The premise of "The Best of Enemies" sounds like a gimmick: Ku Klux Klan leader and black civil-rights activist are forced to work together. The resolution sounds like an old TV afterschool special: They become friends and learn to let go of hate and...
  • Our Congress picks, part 2: Editorial

    With five members, Central Florida has a bigger U.S. House delegation than some states. Last week we offered recommendations in two of the races. Today, the other three: District 9 Incumbent Democrat Alan Grayson of Orlando is seeking a second term...
  • Reckless gun rights bill is reason to vote

    It is unfortunate that in non-presidential elections, far fewer folks vote. In reality, decisions made in Harrisburg and your local community usually have more impact on your day-to-day lives. And some of the decisions made in Harrisburg just smell bad....
  • Prosecutors toss three cases over police links to KKK

    Prosecutors toss three cases over police links to KKK
    Prosecutors in Lake County have tossed three pending criminal cases because of an FBI report linking two former Fruitland Park police officers to the Ku Klux Klan. All three cases – two misdemeanor batteries and a felony traffic case –...
  • Holocaust Center joins Shakespeare Theater on civil rights debate

    Holocaust Center joins Shakespeare Theater on civil rights debate
    More than two years ago, the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center in Maitland began planning a series of exhibits to commemorate a significant date this year: the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It was the...
  • Michael Rooker shines in dark roles

    Michael Rooker shines in dark roles
    Actor Michael Rooker stood in his hotel suite's bathroom staring at a coffee cup with the concentration of a jeweler inspecting a diamond. "You want to know how I act?" he asked in his trademark deep growl before holding the cup under a running faucet....