| Feb 27, 2013
| 3:56 PM
It started as a fleeting thought brought on by cooler temperatures and sunny skies.
"It's interesting how all these museums are so close together," I muse aloud, flipping through a Calendar section.
My editor's head swivels toward me. Her eyes light...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 7:55 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives and watchdog groups are mounting a "not-so-fast" campaign against a $50.7 billion Superstorm Sandy aid package that Northeastern governors and lawmakers hope to push through the House this coming week.
| Feb 27, 2013
| 9:53 PM
A cooking demonstration originally planned for Feb. 10 in Ellendale, N.D., has been rescheduled for Sunday.
Four local women will present the demonstration, called “Let's Dish: Cooking from the Heart.” It runs from 2 to 4 p.m. at the...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 8:51 AM
It was a third-grade homework assignment that sparked the creation of a collection of African-American art and artifacts on exhibit at Epcot.
The Kinsey Collection, gathered by Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, grew from a desire to help their son, Khalil,...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 2:30 PM
While the national spotlight is on the looming Fiscal Cliff and whether the country will go over it, plunging into the roaring waters below -- cue scary music -- the usual high-rollers (with your money, Dear Taxpayer) have seen their chance. They've put...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 7:14 AM
Countless Americans watched the transport of Discovery, the space shuttle, to the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum. It was often described as a bittersweet event.
As I watched, I could imagine a sad face on the base...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 7:33 AM
Name: K.P. (Karen) Robbins
City in which you reside: Harpers Ferry, W.Va.
Day job: Retired advertising agency president
Book title: “The Stonehenge Scrolls”
Genre: Historical fiction
Synopsis of book: Ancient scrolls reveal the secrets...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 9:41 PM
Four local women will present a cooking demonstration Sunday in Ellendale, N.D., called “Let's Dish: Cooking from the Heart.”
Attendees will be able to sample the food that's prepared by Kari Nishek, Allison Rademacher, Sonja Bommersbach...
| May 12, 2013
| 9:04 PM
A documentary on L. Frank Baum, who lived in Aberdeen and was the author of the book, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," will be shown and discussed at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Culture Heritage Center in Pierre.
The event is being hosted as a celebration of...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 10:07 PM
Those who visit the Ellendale Opera House Sunday will have a chance to learn the history of aprons, see a style show and enjoy ice cream.
“Fit to be Tied” is the title of Lana Schaunaman’s presentation, which will feature a variety...
| May 7, 2013
Famed Smithsonian Institution forensic anthropologist Douglas Owsley, whose study of cannibalism and Native American scalping rituals made him indispensable to confirming the first physical evidence of cannibalism at Jamestown last week, has contributed...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 10:34 AM
Not everything was better in the "good old days." That includes tours of historic sites.
At Thomas Jefferson's Monticello in the early 1970s, I recall docents speaking in hushed tones about "Mr. Jefferson," whose house seemed more a showplace for...