| Oct 2, 2013
| 8:42 AM
Take a look at the coming week's Hampton Roads literary events.
Saturday, Oct. 12
Richard LaMotte - author book-signing
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
North American Sea Glass Festival
Virginia Beach Convention Center
1000 19th St., Virginia Beach
| Oct 10, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Of course it's disappointing if you were planning to visit a national park or Washington, D.C., during the government shutdown, which has closed top attractions, including the 19 Smithsonian Museums, the National Zoo and the National Mall. It's even...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 2:48 PM
Now that Congress is set to lift the current limit on how much the government can borrow, here are four facts about the national debt that, polls indicate, many people don’t know.
1. The U.S. debt burden is starting to decline. That’s...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Who: Kim L. Cavendish of Boca Raton. The president and chief executive officer of the Museum of Discovery and Science and the AutoNation IMAX 3D Theater in Fort Lauderdale received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Florida Association of...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 10:46 PM
WASHINGTON — Under pressure from governors, the Obama administration said Thursday it will allow some shuttered national parks to reopen — as long as states use their own money to pay for park operations.
Governors in at least four...
| Oct 9, 2013
The siege of Yorktown started with hordes of American and French soldiers wielding picks and shovels.
But not until three days later -- on Oct. 9, 1781 – did those same soldiers begin to dismantle nearly 200 years of British rule through the first...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 6:03 PM
Mount Rushmore remains the most famous tribute to American presidents in the world.
The images of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt stare out from the granite face of the Black Hills mountain. It's an iconic...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:37 PM
Broncos quarterback in first AFL season
Frank Tripucka, 85, who quarterbacked the Denver Broncos in their inaugural AFL season and later allowed his No. 18 to be unretired so Peyton Manning could wear it, died Thursday in Woodland Park,...
| Aug 18, 2013
Re "Egypt military crackdown on Islamists kills hundreds," Aug. 15
Deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood's tragic inability to rule with an inclusive hand — but instead with an arbitrary, arrogantly draconian and...
| Jul 4, 2013
Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, about 7 billion hot dogs will be consumed in the United States. On the Fourth of July alone, 150 million will be gobbled by Americans celebrating the birth of the nation. Not that the Founding Fathers polished off...
| Aug 10, 2013
There are all kinds of reasons given why the oil compaies are raising gasoline prices. One not usually mentioned, however, is because they can.
Sanctity of life? Pah-leese! So many who are pro-life at conception are not so much pro-life after birth...
| Sep 8, 2013
BUCKS COUNTY, PA. — Oscar Hammerstein II was in a slump. After co-authoring some of Broadway's biggest musicals of the 1920s, including "Showboat'', his work flopped in the 1930s. The lyricist and his wife, Dorothy, began to search for a country...