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  • UConn Women: Franklin Pierce Takes Preseason Pounding

    UConn Women: Franklin Pierce Takes Preseason Pounding
    Coming off the second consecutive undefeated national championship, UConn Nation was, of course, giddy with anticipation about what the 2010-11 season would bring for the women's basketball team. No more Tina Charles or Kalana Greene, remember. But...
  • UConn Women: Freshmen Step Up In Preseason Finale

    UConn Women: Freshmen Step Up In Preseason Finale
    Much attention was immediately placed on UConn's five freshmen in the preseason. Nothing unusual about that. Most people had never seen them play and the curiosity was high. In UConn's second and final preseason game against Indiana (Pa.) one of the five...
  • FHSU Men's Basketball makes giant leap in national rankings to No. 10

    FHSU Men's Basketball makes giant leap in national rankings to No. 10
    Fort Hays State made a giant leap in the national rankings on Tuesday (Dec. 6) from No. 24 in the nation to No. 10. The Tigers are in the top 10 for the third consecutive year. Fort Hays State is out to a 7-0 start, 1-0 in the MIAA, and hosts Washburn...
  • Mariners make 30 selections on day two of MLB Draft

    Mariners make 30 selections on day two of MLB Draft
      Seattle Mariners Director of Amateur Scouting Tom McNamara announced today that the club selected 30 players on the second day of Major League Baseball’s annual June draft. Rounds 2 to 30 were conducted today. The draft will conclude with...
  • Birth control agitprop

    In 1984, Mario Cuomo pioneered the argument that one may be "personally opposed" to abortion, while supporting abortion rights. Ever since, this convenient locution has become a staple for countless Democratic politicians, particularly Catholic ones....
  • Presidents -- the good and the bad

    Presidents -- the good and the bad
    We tend to lionize or demonize our presidents. It would be tough to find many Abraham Lincoln detractors -- or, for that matter, many Warren G. Harding fans. But even our greatest heroes occasionally failed, and the worst presidents could boast of some...
  • In the market for campaign memorabilia

    In the market for campaign memorabilia
    The votes are in, and it's bad news for John McCain. Barack Obama has a big lead in the sale of campaign buttons and other election paraphernalia, outselling McCain 3 to 1 on one memorabilia website. An Obama victory could make some of those pieces...
  • 10 things you might not know about inaugurations

    1 George Washington had to borrow money to go to his own inauguration. 2 Perhaps the greatest myth of U.S. inauguration history is that William Henry Harrison's long speech in chilly weather caused his death in 1841. True, Harrison didn't wear a hat or...
  • Take this Inauguration Quiz

    1) Which president had the shortest inaugural address, just 135 words? Rutherford B. Hayes Millard Fillmore George Washington Dwight Eisenhower See Answer   2) Which president had the longest inaugural address at 8,445 words? Grover Cleveland Ulysses...
  • Needle points: What to know about buying a Christmas tree

    Needle points: What to know about buying a Christmas tree
    Do you have your Christmas tree yet? Trees have been a part of American holiday celebrations since the 1850s. President Franklin Pierce was the first to place a tree in the White House, but it was President Calvin Coolidge who began the tree-lighting...
  • Everything you wanted to know about presidential inaugurals

    The Inaugural Ceremony Inaugurations are organized by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies. All presidents must be sworn in, which involves taking the oath of the office. The oath is listed in Article II of the U.S. Constitution: "I...
  • Monday's Democratic National Convention schedule

    Monday, Aug. 25: ONE NATION Session begins at 3 p.m. Mountain Time, which is 2 p.m. Pacific and 5 p.m. Eastern. 3 p.m - 7 p.m. Call to Order The Honorable Howard Dean Chair, Democratic National Committee Former Governor of Vermont Invocation The...