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Michael Collins

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  • The New Irish Heroes

    Ireland loves its heroes, even those like Michael Collins who met his end at the hands of fellow Irishmen.  Collins was never more popular than he was at his funeral. The response was overwhelming, just like the response last week to the comments of...
  • Funerary urns as modern art

    Funerary urns as modern art
    They may be cast in steel, assembled out of driftwood, machined on industrial lathes or hand-carved out of salt, but ultimately all of these urns have two common purposes: to contain and to heal. Rather than be burned, buried or sequestered in a...
  • $533 million Everglades land deal gets initial go-ahead

    South Florida water managers today gave the initial go-ahead to Gov. Charlie Crist's scaled-down, $533 million land deal for Everglades restoration. The South Florida Water Management District now must negotiate the final details with U.S. Sugar Corp....
  • Extension 720 Program Guide June 2009

    MONDAY, JUNE 1ST SOFT DESPOTISM, DEMOCRACY'S DRIFT Are you concerned about the United States drifting away from its core principles? Do you sense that many of western civilizations governments may be veering away from their classical liberal roots...
  • June 16 - Dr. Michael Collins

    June 16 - Dr. Michael Collins
    Blue Collar, Blue Scrubs A memoir from Dr. Collins' days as a construction worker to his entry into medical school. Appearing: Tonight 7:00 p.m. Indian Prairie Library 401 Plainfield Rd. Darien (630) 887-8760 To purchase a copy of the book: Blue...
  • Apollo 11 Astronauts Pitch Mars Mission

    Apollo 11 Astronauts Pitch Mars Mission
    The first astronauts to walk on the moon are now aiming for a new destination: Mars. On Monday, The Apollo 11 crew will be at the White House to be honored by President Barack Obama on the 40th anniversary of their historic landing. And they plan to...
  • Senior water officials flying at taxpayers' expense

    Senior water officials flying at taxpayers' expense
    Aircraft used to manage water supplies from Orlando to the Keys also give rides to high-ranking public officials, flying at taxpayer expense. Trips by the South Florida Water Management District's governing board include flights with only one passenger,...
  • South Florida Water Management District spends tax dollars at lavish resorts

    South Florida's top water managers, advisers and staff have spent more than $219,000 in five years on overnight meetings at resorts from Key Largo to Walt Disney World, billing the public for rooms and receptions, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel has found....
  • Moon landing's 40th: Science 'cool again'

     
    by Mark Silva On this 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, with President Barack Obama intent on making math and science "cool again,'' he recalled his boyhood in Hawaii and the returning moon missions splashing in the Pacific......
  • Collins expected to exit South Florida water board

     
    The South Florida Water Management District next month is expected to lose an outspoken, long-time leader. Michael Collins has served on the district???s appointed board for 11 years and his latest four-year term expires in March. First appointed by Gov.....
  • Bill Clinton back: 'Excellent health'

     
    by Mark Silva One night in the hospital and two stents later, former President Bill Clinton is back in action, ready to return to his foundation work and the Haitian relief effort. Clinton, special United Nations envoy to Haiti and......
  • Gulf oil spill: Hands reach across the sand in protest

     
    From Santa Monica to Pensacola Beach, Fla., to Washington, D.C., and even as far as London, protesters worried about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico gathered to hold hands, in hundreds of Hands Across the Sand rallies. The......