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  • 'Greatest Game' another workday for Johnny U, the modest hero

    Fifty years ago, an undersized defensive back named Andy Nelson climbed into a car alongside a 25-year-old, fresh-faced quarterback. Was it a Pontiac? A Chevrolet? Tricky thing about time: Just as easily as it can help shape a legacy, it can fade a...
  • Obama takes his place in history

    Barack Obama took his place as the 44th president of the United States under a bright January sky yesterday, painting the dark national moment in unsparing terms and exhorting Americans to respond by taking greater responsibility for themselves, the...
  • A new low for corporate greed

    Super Bowl Sunday fun: Try saying these words out loud, in the incredulous voice of former NFL coach Jim Mora in that Coors beer commercial: "Bonuses? Don't talk about - bonuses? You kidding me? Bonuses?" Yes, coach, I'm afraid it's true: Something...
  • Chief Hideout

    Chief Hideout
    George Wireman called this town the Gateway to the Mountains when he wrote a local history of it in 1969, and it seems like ever since then, that's what everyone here has called it. "If you stand anywhere on Main Street and look west," Wireman, now 87,...
  • Aiding Mounted Patrol, 50 cents at a time

    Sophia Litrenta is planning to open a lemonade stand Tuesday. The 9-year-old is still working out the details but she thinks she'll charge 50 cents a cup. She wants to raise $200, an ambitious goal that means selling 400 cups in the two hours her stand...
  • Morgantown, W. Va.

    Morgantown, W. Va.
    Go here: Morgantown, West Virginia, is a college town that gets high marks for its pleasant atmosphere and easy access to the great outdoors. The small town is home to about roughly 70,000 residents, many of whom attend West Virginia University. With lots...
  • It's time for a different perspective on this page

    So here we are. Peeking around the curtain before tentatively stepping onto the printed stage. To most everyone's surprise, some people's anger and other people's delight, The Sun offered me the opportunity to write a weekly op-ed column. It's unlikely...
  • Don't expect much from next Great Man

    Finally, blessedly, it's over. After the longest, most expensive campaign in American history, the voters have decided who will be the next Great Man to take the helm of our ship of state. Sen. Barack Obama has been swept into the presidency on a wave...
  • NAACP'S future holds conflict between old, new attitudes

    In the NAACP's heyday, church ladies used to sign up members every Sunday, and families gave newborns lifetime memberships as baptism gifts. Today the 95-year-old civil rights group with a history of defending the rights of minorities, grapples to...
  • New York continues the rituals of sadness

    NEW YORK - Even as the city finished preparations for today's one-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks, outside a small Catholic church in the Bronx yesterday morning it was business as usual in a most unusual year. For New York firefighters, it...
  • GOP sweeps back into power in Congress

    Republicans regained control of Congress in yesterday's election, preserving their majority in the House of Representatives and sweeping back to power in the Senate. It was a strong showing for President Bush and the Republicans, though they did not gain...
  • Poles apart

    WASHINGTON - One thing seems certain about the outcome of the presidential race: On Nov. 3, the day after Election Day, close to half of the voting public will wake up angry. An electorate that was as bitterly divided as it was evenly divided in 2000...