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  • How to spend a long weekend in Boston

    How to spend a long weekend in Boston
    BOSTON - I'm always amazed by how many people who consider themselves travelers have never visited Boston. True, having lived there for most of my formative years, I'm a bit prejudiced, but I've been to almost every city worth visiting and I can honestly say that none is more beautiful, especially now that the hideous Central Artery roadway has been placed underground.
  • Three Naval Academy football players investigated in alleged sexual assault on female midshipman

    Three Naval Academy football players investigated in alleged sexual assault on female midshipman
    The Navy is investigating the alleged sexual assault last year of a female midshipman at the Naval Academy by three members of the football team, a Pentagon spokesman confirmed Friday. The woman has told investigators she remembers little of the...

    War of 1812: An American surprise at Craney Island

    War of 1812: An American surprise at Craney Island
    When Lt. Col. Henry Beatty looked out over the earthworks at Craney Island on the morning of June 22, 1813, the vision of imperial might that stretched before his eyes could hardly have been more daunting. Tall-masted British warships filled the...

    Big guns at the Battle of Craney Island

    Big guns at the Battle of Craney Island
    I've been thinking a lot about gun tubes over the past few weeks while completing the stories for my current series on the War of 1812 in Hampton Roads. Though far smaller in size and armed with far fewer guns, the 15 American gunboats that attacked HMS...

    Former academy instructor acquitted of rape of midshipman

    Former academy instructor acquitted of rape of midshipman
    A former instructor at the Naval Academy has been found not guilty of aggravated sexual assault in an alleged attack on a female midshipman two years ago, an academy spokeswoman said Sunday. Marine Corps Maj. Mark Thompson, 43, was found guilty of...