| Aug 6, 2011
| 5:59 AM
A couple of weeks ago, the state of Florida's top offensive lineman John Theus of Jacksonville Bolles shunned the Florida Gators for a commitment to Georgia.
New head coach Will Muschamp and staff, however, did not sulk. They just refocused. So what,...
| Feb 20, 2011
Reporting from aboard the Disney Dream
With all things Disney, you come to expect family fun, fairy-tale fantasy and plenty of pixie dust.
But it's the technology behind Disney's trademark "magic" that seems to set its new Dream apart from other...
| Apr 10, 2011
The remembrance of the 150th anniversary of the first shots of the Civil War at Ft. Sumter, S.C., underway until April 17 will give rise to a host of reenactments throughout the nation until 2015, although you're unlikely to see one on a National Park...
| Feb 27, 2011
States and many U.S. territories have tourism offices to help visitors. When requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible.
Alabama: Alabama Tourism Department, 401 Adams Ave., Suite 126, P.O. Box 4927, Montgomery, AL 36103; (800) 252-2262...
| Apr 10, 2011
THE BEST WAY TO VIRGINIA'S CIVIL WAR SITES
From LAX, nonstop service to Washington Dulles (in Virginia) is offered on United, American and Virgin America; direct service (stop, no change of plane) is offered on Southwest, and connecting service (change...
| Apr 10, 2011
Ken Burns, whose landmark documentary on the Civil War established him as one of its quintessential authorities, thinks there's no better way to get a sense of the Civil War than to visit its battlefields, museums and national parks.
"When we go to Civil...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 2:41 PM
OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—The poster's hush-hush tone said it all: "What you see here, what you do here, what you hear here, when you leave here, let it stay here."
Here in the rolling hills of eastern Tennessee, America built one of three secret cities...
| Feb 12, 2011
Who gets nominated for a Grammy? Musicians, sure. But who exactly, on paper, are they?
Take Frank Sinatra. Yes, he was a singer of incredible power, and garnered deserved nods for the beauty of his tone and his mellifluous phrasing. But artistry aside,...
| 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...
| Aug 14, 2011
SAN ISABEL NATIONAL FOREST, Colo. — The map taunted me. Its squiggly elevation lines — invisible markers of humiliation — pointed to both my failure in reaching the summit of 14,196-foot Mount Yale and my even more disastrous efforts...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 10:55 AM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. regulators are moving quickly with Roche's application for targeted melanoma drug vemurafenib, which could receive approval as early as this week, according to a source familiar with the situation.
A pivotal trial found...