| Oct 25, 2010
| 12:49 AM
Bashr Coles, a running back out of Tucker (Ga.) High School, has a unique first name.
It comes from his Islam religion and means "Joy or bringer of glad tidings."
UCF would gladly accept Coles bringing some of those "glad tidings," it's way.
| Apr 24, 2011
As the bus leaves Atlanta, Dennis Climpson is eager for conversation. He wants to talk about college football this Sunday morning, but I have a question for him. "Have you ever heard of the Freedom Rides?" I ask.
Fifty years ago next month, a group of 15...
| Mar 26, 2011
| 10:02 AM
The Florida Gators picked up their seventh commitment to the recruiting class of 2012 on Friday in JaFar Mann from Stone Mountain, Ga., Stephenson High.
The two-way lineman (DT-OG) said he made his decision Friday partly because it was his father’...
| Jul 27, 2011
Somewhere between Skull Island and the Crazy Horse Saloon, I lost her. There I was in the blistering sun of a Texas summer, a 7-year-old in rumpled shorts and a pixie haircut, suddenly missing a sister 12 years my senior.
I remember feeling afraid, but I...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 10:18 AM
Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said today that he’s hopeful a bipartisan group of senators now known as the “Gang of Five” can reach agreement on a deficit reduction plan key to a vote on raising the nation’s debt limit.
| Nov 3, 2010
| 3:19 PM
"Joe Louis: Hard Times Man"
By Randy Roberts
Yale University Press, 308 pages, $27.50
Joe Louis was a titan, the undisputed heavyweight champion for more than twelve years (and a record 23 title defenses) and, probably, the greatest American hero of...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 6:27 PM
Bradenton Southeast coach Paul Maechtle was vacationing in Wisconsin when reached for comment Monday night about star cornerback Brian Poole Jr.
"Well, I'm on vacation ... but I did just get off the phone with him," Maechtle said of Poole about 9:30...
| Oct 15, 2010
| 8:58 AM
"Last Words of the Executed"
By Robert K. Elder
Foreword by Studs Terkel
University of Chicago Press, 301 pages, $22.50
Robert K. Elder begins his oddly affecting, 'Last Words of the Executed,' with the final utterance of Marmaduke Stevenson, who was...
| Mar 14, 2011
| 11:53 PM
Alabama is currently in the lead for blue-chip prospect Dvario Montgomery.
The Winter Park wide receiver creates a top 10 list of his favorite colleges every week with his wide receiver coach Sinclair Brown. The list indicates who Montgomery (6-3, 210)...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 9:16 AM
Just how bad is this particular bad guy?
You don't want to know.
Or perhaps you do, which is surely the case if you appreciate the thrillers of Karin Slaughter, an absolute master at describing violence, mayhem and the darkness that stalls and sours...
| Nov 2, 2010
The Nissan Leaf isn't for everybody. I could say the same of any car I review, yet for some reason it seems necessary to remind consumers of this fact when detailing electric cars like the Leaf and Chevrolet Volt.
Reactions to the nascent EV (electric...