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  • Looking Out: South Carolina House votes to punish colleges for assigning LGBT-themed books

    Looking Out: South Carolina House votes to punish colleges for assigning LGBT-themed books
    Some South Carolina lawmakers weren't thrilled to learn that two public universities assigned books with gay and lesbian themes as reading for students.   So, in a state budget approved Wednesday by the South Carolina House of Representatives, ...
  • In a word: prate

    Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a relatively obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar, another brick to add to the wall of your vocabulary. This week's word:  PRATE Prate is a venerable verb in English, and it might turn...
  • "Grammar Never Takes a Holiday," the complete text

    GRAMMARNOIR 6: GRAMMAR NEVER TAKES A HOLIDAY   Part 1:  Trouble wears cheaters On one of those gray afternoons when the coffee’s worn off and you begin to wonder why you ever got into the paragraph game, he tapped gently at the office door....
  • Documentary follows 'Particle Fever' surrounding Higgs boson discovery

    Documentary follows 'Particle Fever' surrounding Higgs boson discovery
    You can't see the Higgs boson, but you can watch its discovery. Scientists crowd around dozens of monitors as they collect data from experiments using a looping 17-mile underground tunnel and equipment likened to a five-story Swiss watch. They worry what...
  • 1943 Sunpapers Christmas Show profiles

    Sgt. James Albright - Frederick, Md. James Albright received a Purple Heart for wounds he received during the invasion of France in June 1944.  After the war he worked at Fort Detrick in Frederick for more than 30 years.  He died at age 70 in 1986....
  • The cussedness of the English speaker

    In a charming book by David and Hilary Crystal about sites in Britain important in the history of the English language,* there is a passage on Dryden and Swift and the eternally recurring and eternally hopeless call for an academy to regulate the...
  • I was wrong

    No one appreciates better than a copy editor the human propensity to error. Ands thus when an error is made by a copy editor, the right thing to do is to fess up forthrightly.  Item: Last week I wrote on Nicholas Kristof's dropping the middle initial...
  • Raising, and answering, a usage question

    A gentleman has written to ask about the raised/reared distinction, whether it is valid to say that cattle are raised but children are reared.  I think that the people who would insist on that distinction are the same people who would insist that kids...
  • Arbutus teen originally from Myanmar wins Carson scholarship

    Arbutus teen originally from Myanmar wins Carson scholarship
    Thi Dar Aye is one of thousands of people who have left Myanmar (Burma) hoping to find a better life. On Monday she learned she is one of only 510 students from across the United States who have been awarded Ben Carson scholarships. The award honors...
  • In a word: bairn

    Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a relatively obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar, another brick to add to the wall of your vocabulary. This week's word:  BAIRN When my twins, Alice and John Paul, were young, I...
  • McCardell In Broadcastland; A Great Worrier On The Job

    McCardell In Broadcastland; A Great Worrier On The Job
    (Originally published January 25, 1944) Lee McCardell, who is now in Italy covering war activities in that theater for the Sunpapers, is not only an able reporter and writer – he is also one of the world’s greatest worriers. McCardell...
  • Soldiers In Britain Visit For Hour At Home on Sunpapers' Broadcast

    Soldiers In Britain Visit For Hour At Home on Sunpapers' Broadcast
    (Originally published December 26, 1943) For an hour yesterday, over a radio network that extended through Maryland and into Pennsylvania and Virginia, a special Sunpapers’ Christmas broadcast brought to their folk and friends back home the voices...