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West Virginia

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  • A journey through Civil War sites

    A journey through Civil War sites
    Although the Civil War was waged across the country — from Arizona to Maine — some of the heaviest and most decisive fighting took place in the beautiful rolling countryside of Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. The Piedmont, as it's called,...
  • Is Homeland Security spending paying off?

    Is Homeland Security spending paying off?
    On the edge of the Nebraska sand hills is Lake McConaughy, a 22-mile-long reservoir that in summer becomes a magnet for Winnebagos, fishermen and kite sailors. But officials here in Keith County, population 8,370, imagined this scene: an Al Qaeda...
  • Children and heart disease risk

    Children and heart disease risk
    Signs of heart disease — generally thought to be a disease of middle age — can be seen even in children, cardiologists now know. But risk factors in children and young adults run the risk of being undetected and untreated, largely because of...
  • CDC: US smoking rate hasn't changed

    CDC: US smoking rate hasn't changed
    After 40 years of continual declines, the smoking rate in the United States has stabilized for the last five years, with one in every five Americans still lighting up regularly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. Moreover,...
  • George Crumb hears the heartbeat of America

    George Crumb hears the heartbeat of America
    Reporting from Media, Pa. — Despite having turned 81 less than three weeks ago, American composer George Crumb remains deeply absorbed in his craft. The native of Charleston, W.V., has been nestled in his suburban Philadelphia home for 45 years....
  • Review: Carrie Underwood at 1st Mariner Arena, November 16

    Review: Carrie Underwood at 1st Mariner Arena, November 16
    From the Midnight Sun blog: Six songs into her show at 1st Mariner Arena Tuesday night, Carrie Underwood pulled out all the stops and brought out the vegetation. After she’d steamrolled through “Wasted” and “Quitter” – two songs that nicely showed off a...
  • Tuneless music, tortured lives

    Tuneless music, tortured lives
    Hell is getting what you want first thing in the morning, when it's the last thing in the world you need. Hell is the life led by Doc Ebersole, the man at the mangled heart of Steve Earle's unforgettable new novel about music, life, death, addiction,...
  • "The Marrowbone Marble Company: A Novel" by Glenn Taylor

    "The Marrowbone Marble Company: A Novel" by Glenn Taylor
    "The Marrowbone Marble Company: A Novel" By Glenn Taylor Ecco, 356 pages, $24.95 There is a boy named Orb in Glenn Taylor’s new novel “The Marrowbone Marble Company,” and he may well represent the world itself, in the general way...
  • "Passing the Music Down" by Sarah Sullivan, illustrated by Barry Root

    "Passing the Music Down" by Sarah Sullivan, illustrated by Barry Root
    "Passing the Music Down" By Sarah Sullivan, illustrated by Barry Root Candlewick, $16.99, ages 8-11 Inspired by such prominent country fiddlers as Melvin Wine, Lester McCumbers and the much younger Jake Krack, Sarah Sullivan pays homage to musical...
  • Irreverence, wit at heart of author's work

    Irreverence, wit at heart of author's work
    In 1973, Joan Baehler had graduated from Oak Park and River Forest High School and was working as a waitress when she entered "Lima Bean Blues" in the Chicago Tribune Magazine's first and only Fruit and Vegetable Poetry Contest. She won second prize -...
  • Andy Dick Pleads Not Guilty to Allegedly Groping Bar Patrons

    Andy Dick Pleads Not Guilty to Allegedly Groping Bar Patrons
    HUNTINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA (KTLA) -- Comedian Andy Dick pleaded not guilty Friday on charges of grabbing two men by their crotches at a West Virginia bar. He is accused of sexually assaulting the two men at a bar in Huntington, West Virginia in January...