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  • Fight over fighting's role in evolution enters round two

    Did evolution hand man a face that’s fit to take a punch? David R. Carrier, a University of Utah biologist who specializes in comparative biomechanics, believes that shortly after human-like primates stopped swinging from trees, they swung at each...
  • Vet goes on the road to stand by fallen Oviedo hero

    Vet goes on the road to stand by fallen Oviedo hero
    "Got your six." World War I aces gave flight to the term that's become war-fighter code for "I've got your back." Three years ago, the words gained new resonance for U.S. Army veteran Harry Conner. That's when the Orlando man first read in this column...
  • Fred Phelps dies at 84; Westboro Baptist's preacher of hate

    Fred Phelps, a publicity-hungry Kansas pastor who picketed hundreds of military funerals because he believed America was too sympathetic to gays, died early Thursday in Topeka, Kan. He was 84. His daughter, Margie Phelps, confirmed his death to the...
  • VA chief Eric Shinseki is facing a tough battle, but he's seen others

    Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki knows adversity. As a soldier in Vietnam, he was seriously wounded twice, the second time during a second tour of duty when he stepped on a land mine and lost half of his right foot. That should have...
  • Candidates focus on taxes in House District 42

    Candidates focus on taxes in House District 42
    A DuPage County Clerk's Office employee is challenging State Rep. Jeanne Ives for the Republican nomination to Illinois House District 42. Adam Johnson, of Warrenville, believes his work in the clerk's office can help him bring relief to taxpayers. "I...
  • Long Beach Opera stretches Stravinsky with two makeovers

     Long Beach Opera stretches Stravinsky with two makeovers
    A complete art form, opera can select from a list of ingredients that includes music, text, theater, visual art, dance, film and, lately, virtual reality and even brain waves. Smell, taste and touch have been experimented with in extreme cases. Recipes...
  • Late Tuesday UPDATE: Multi-sport high school results, pairings and details

    Baseball Great Bridge 5, Hampton 4 Kecoughtan 6, Bethel 5 Gloucester 3, Menchville 1 Indian River 8, Warwick 1 Oscar Smith 3, Grassfield 2 Woodside 16, Western Branch 13 King’s Fork 16, Heritage 2 Lakeland 4, Denbigh 1 Nansemond River 12, Phoebus...
  • Late Thursday UPDATE: Multi-sport high school results

    Baseball Western Branch 8, Kecoughtan 0 Grassfield 9, Woodside 1 Lakeland 9, Denbigh 8   MENCHVILLE 4, WARWICK 0    Warwick 000 000 0 — 0 5 2 Menchville 110 101 x — 4 6 1    WP: Joseph Tuzzolo (7-2). LP: Christian Sola. Standouts: Warwick,...
  • 85-year-old Social Inclusion trainer finally gets shot at Triple Crown race

    85-year-old Social Inclusion trainer finally gets shot at Triple Crown race
    Manny Azpurua knows how different his life would have been had he gone from a military academy near Syracuse, N.Y., to the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. His father, also named Manny, had sent his then-teenage son to the United States from...
  • The Army of the James drives toward Richmond

    Three weeks after taking command of the Union army on March 10, 1864, Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant boarded a steamer in Northern Virginia and headed toward Fort Monroe for what he hoped would be a landmark step in winning the Civil War. Arriving early on...
  • Late Wednesday UPDATE (with Thursday additions): Multi-sport high school results

    Baseball Great Bridge 7, Warwick 0 New Kent 10, Jamestown 0 Tidewater Ac. 8, Blessed Sacrament Huguenot 3   NEW KENT 10, JAMESTOWN 0    Jamestown 000 00 — 0 5 3 New Kent 303 4x — 10 6 0    WP: Lambert (3-0). LP: Hughes. Standouts: New Kent,...