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Name: Thomas G. Clemens Age: 62 City in which you reside: Keedysville Day job: retired professor emeritus, Hagerstown Community College; licensed Battlefield Guide at Antietam; president, Save Historic Antietam Inc., a battlefield preservation...
A photograph, Marisa Silver writes at the end of her new novel, "Mary Coin," is "an alchemy of fact and invention that produces something recognizable as the truth. But it is not the truth." It is as if Silver is writing about her own new novel here...
Tags: Chicago Tribune, Polio, Authors, Arts, Photography
The Smart CollectorQ: My aunt was a high-ranking officer in the Salvation Army. As such, she received many gifts from visiting dignitaries. One is a lithograph, "Approach to Mount Sinai," by Wady Barah 2/17/1839. My family had it framed in the 1950s. Any info? A: Our...
California Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-Palo Alto) said Wednesday that she plans to introduce a bill that would lift the ban on consumers unlocking their cellphones. "The ban on unlocking cellphones puts consumers in the back seat when it comes to...
Change of SubjectAs this op ed notes, "Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 16th Amendment, which streamlined Congress' ability to tax and resulted in the creation of the beloved Internal Revenue Code and Internal Revenue Service." When I......
The White House said Monday that consumers should be able to unlock their smartphones, and that it would support legislation to make such adjustments legal. The Obama administration said consumers deserve the flexibility to unlock their smartphones as...
email@example.comElvin E. Thomas died Monday after a short illness at age 93, an end to an adult life that began after high school as a hotel bellhop before he was drafted in World War II and sent to Italy with the famed, all-black Tuskegee Airmen. The highly decorated...
Our Town CorrespondentThe 10th annual Esther Goldhaber Jacovitz Poetry Reading is scheduled to take place March 20 at the Whalley Memorial Chapel on the Pitt-Johnstown campus. This year’s featured speaker is George Bilgere, an award-winning poet whose work is...
Tags: Radio, University of Akron, Billy Collins, NPR, Authors
Mary Pickford bobbed her hair on June 21, 1928. It made news worldwide. For she was "America's Sweetheart," and those signature golden curls symbolized an earlier, more innocent age when Pickford reigned as the most famous movie star in the world....
Here is something new for Geek To Me readers! Courtesy of Wunderkind PR comes this excerpt from The Mongoliad Book Three by Neal Stephenson, Greg Bear, Mark Teppo, Nicole Galland, Erik Bear, Joseph Brassey and Cooper Moo. Here is how the book is described...
I'd like to use my space this week to talk about "Lincoln." No, not the Steven Spielberg blockbuster that may be front-and-center at Sunday's Oscar ceremonies, and not Bill O'Reilly's "Killing Lincoln," now on our television screens. This one is...
Proponents of cellphone unlocking are trying to gain the White House's support through a petition drive, but they face a couple of non-trivial hurdles. First, they have until Saturday to reach 100,000 signatures — the new threshold the Obama...
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