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  • Juneteenth, related events on Peninsula scheduled

     Juneteenth, related events on Peninsula scheduled
    Juneteenth, which marks the end of slavery in the United States, takes place Thursday, and several local events are scheduled this weekend and in August to mark the occasion. Juneteenth, which takes its name from its date, June 19, commemorates the...
  • California: Shipwrecks? Pioneers? Free state park tours tell the tales

    Three Central California parks this month will hold free walks and talks to showcase their history as whaling points, pioneer settlements and public lands. It's a special year for California State Parks. The agency, which oversees more than 150 parks,...
  • Barack Obama's presidency is spiraling downward

    Barack Obama's presidency is spiraling downward
    "Brownie, you're doing a heckuva job." That was George W. Bush's infamous compliment to Michael Brown, his then-director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It came as New Orleans lay flooded after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, with thousands of...
  • John M. Crisp: The Las Vegas murders � why 'crazy' matters

    Please indulge my colloquial use of the term "crazy" for the purposes of this column. I mean no disrespect to people who suffer from mental disorders. But surely "crazy" is an apt expression to describe events in Las Vegas last week, as well as their...
  • Mayor talks books

    Mayor talks books
    Monday marks the first day of registration for the city's summer reading program, which made late-night TV last week when Mayor Emanuel bet "The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon that if Chicago's children read 2.4 million books this summer, Fallon will...
  • Juneteenth to be celebrated in Leesburg

    The 11th annual Juneteenth Celebration, hosted by the West Leesburg Community Development Corp., will kick off at 7 p.m. Friday with the Miss Juneteenth Scholarship Pageant in the Faith Center at Christian Worship Center, 1110 County Road 468, Leesburg....
  • Practical College Entrance Exam

    It's been pretty well established that doing well on traditional tests used for college admissions has no relationship to how well a student will do in college. Students with the same test scores often have different outcomes, some drop out, some...
  • Unattended gun found on carrier USS Enterprise at Newport News Shipbuilding

    Unattended gun found on carrier USS Enterprise at Newport News Shipbuilding
    — A crew member of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise left an unattended gun onboard the ship this week, prompting an investigation and concerns at Newport News Shipbuilding, where the nuclear-powered ship is being decommissioned. Matt Mulherin,...
  • Taking the Kids -- to Yosemite for its 150th anniversary

    Taking the Kids -- to Yosemite for its 150th anniversary
    Could they do it? It was a tough hike for six and eight year olds -- up 600 slick granite steps to the top of a waterfall, getting thoroughly splashed in the process. (I guess that's why they call it the Mist Trail.) We were in Yosemite National Park and...
  • Obama's swap for Bergdahl: A presidential power play?

    Obama's swap for Bergdahl: A presidential power play?
    In the wake of the prisoner swap that resulted in Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release by the Taliban, questions are rightly being asked about the deal's legal justifications. In fact, the Obama administration did not comply with statutory requirements that it...
  • Lawmakers approving state budget ahead of adjournment

    Lawmakers approving state budget ahead of adjournment
    SPRINGFIELD – Lawmakers today have begun to send portions of a new state budget to Gov. Pat Quinn, the one task they must complete ahead of their Saturday adjournment deadline. The spending plan puts off the tough decision of whether to extend the...
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