| Feb 1, 2010
| 10:20 PM
A member of the House Judiciary Committee criticized the biggest conferences in college athletics Monday for failing to adopt policies on handling athlete concussions that go beyond what's required by the NCAA.
During a committee hearing on head injuries...
| Apr 9, 2011
| 2:09 PM
They aren't wishing away their youth, but University of Virginia basketball commitments Evan Nolte and Mike Tobey wouldn't mind starting their college experiences tomorrow.
Both got a jump on the next phase of their athletic and academic careers by...
| Oct 25, 2010
Greenpeace said it disagreed with official statements that most of the oil from the BP spill is gone from the Gulf of Mexico and added that it has a laboratory test to confirm crude from the catastrophe still sits on the seafloor.
"We're still seeing a...
| Nov 10, 2010
| 5:21 PM
I hate to be the bearer of good news when it comes to the Gulf of Mexico because it upsets so many of my fellow environmentalists still hoping for an oily Armageddon.
But the rest of you might want to call in sick, grab your fishing poles and head out to...
| Nov 14, 2010
This month's column is about love. Not the Valentine's Day variety. The Siren's Call is interested in love as an elemental force — as something experienced by mystics and glimpsed by poets. Dante caught a glimpse — this column recently...
| Dec 14, 2010
| 12:18 AM
Georgia Military College DB Kentorius 'Scooter' Jackson committed to UCF on Sunday.
If National Signing Day for junior college transfers was on Sunday, Jackson's brother Toby, of juco national champion Navarro ( Texas) College, would have joined his...
| May 5, 2010
Reporting from Washington -- The CIA received secret permission to attack a wider range of targets, including suspected militants whose names are not known, as part of a dramatic expansion of its campaign of drone strikes in Pakistan's border region,...
| Apr 19, 2011
| 5:48 PM
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is the nation's lead science agency in handling oil spills. On the one-year anniversary of the BP oil spill, NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco talked to Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Thomas about the...
| May 9, 2011
| 1:30 AM
Q. My daughter will turn 5 in late August. She has been attending preschool this year and will be starting kindergarten in the fall. However, she did not pass the entrance exam of the private school that my husband and I had wanted her to attend. She...
| Dec 29, 2010
| 1:30 AM
BASTROP, Texas - Along a stretch of Highway 21, in a pastoral, hilly region of Texas, is a vegetative wasteland. Trees are barren, or covered in gray, dying foliage and peeling bark. Fallen, dead limbs litter the ground where pecan growers and ranchers...
| Jul 15, 2010
| 4:57 AM
You know it's summer in Hampton Roads when the crape myrtles bloom.
From the showy flowers to the artistic bark and rich green foliage, crape myrtles make a splashy southern statement in any sunny spot.
The plants, original to China and grown in this...
| Jul 27, 2010
Relish: It's more than just a topping for ballpark hot dogs. A spoonful or two can spark almost any meal. And don't think all relishes are made from pickled cucumbers; relishes today are made from tomato, corn, eggplant, and many more seasonal...