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  • The secret to Harry Potter's success

    The secret to Harry Potter's success
    At a screening in Columbia, a 16-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl emerged from "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" blissed-out but also fighting because he wouldn't kiss her during the movie — he didn't want to miss a single second...
  • The 1930s: Tourists arrive and the population doubles, despite hardships

    The busted land boom gave Fort Lauderdale an early taste of the Great Depression years before the rest of the country experienced it. But the city's main draw, its waterways, proved an economic lifeline. While not yet a regular port of call for passenger...
  • Gift of sight

    Gift of sight
    For nearly 20 years, Glendale ophthalmologist Dr. Jerold E. Beeve and his wife, Dorothy, have made annual trips to Fiji to provide eye and health care to Fijians suffering from various eye ailments and diseases. On May 7, the National Ethnic Coalition...
  • Community gathers to honor military during Armed Services Day

    Community gathers to honor military during Armed Services Day
    Thousands of people converged on Harrisburg’s City Island to honor and pay tribute to men and women who have served our country as part of the national Armed Forces Day. Steven Bosan, of Camp Hill, started serving in the military before Armed...
  • Texas courthouses make endangered list of historic sites

    Texas courthouses make endangered list of historic sites
    The endangered list keeps growing and growing: the California condor, the Asian elephant, the Texas courthouse... You read right. This week, 70 Texas courthouses made the list of endangered sites put out by the National Trust of Historic Preservation....
  • Literatura: Los espejismos del sueño americano

    Después de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, la fábula del sueño americano empezó a alimentar las aspiraciones de millones de inmigrantes ansiosos de prosperar en Estados Unidos. Para sorpresa de muchos, en la última década esa ilusión se ha vuelto cada vez...
  • Baseball's popularity was on the rise in 1911

    100 Years Ago A Look back at 1911 • Baseball was getting very popular, but airplanes were still thought of as just for racing and sport. • Popular books in early 1900s were "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," by Frank Baum, "Up From Slavery,"...
  • African American Festival draws thousands, despite heat

    African American Festival draws thousands, despite heat
    Fourteen-year-old Carl Bradley sank long jump after long jump Saturday from the Xtreme Basketball Xhibition courts at Baltimore's African American Festival in a sweat-soaked gray T-shirt, while his former NBA star father, Dudley Bradley, hung out in the...
  • Joseph Patrick Byrne

    Joseph Patrick Byrne
    Joseph Patrick Byrne, founder and proprietor of J. Patrick's Irish Pub, a popular Locust Point tavern with a reputation as a venue for Irish music that went well beyond Baltimore, died Saturday of cancer at Harbor Hospital. The former Cockeysville...
  • Dropbox inventor determined to build the next Apple or Google

    Dropbox inventor determined to build the next Apple or Google
    Four years ago, Drew Houston was just another super-smart hacker with ambitions of starting his own company. He'd strap on headphones to block out everything but the endorphin rush as he cranked code late into the night on a new service that instantly...
  • Councilman wants to make English Arundel's official language

    County Councilman Jerry Walker plans to introduce a bill at Monday night's council meeting that would declare English the official language of Anne Arundel County. The Gambrills Republican said the bill is the first in a series he plans to press that...