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  • Lafayette Forensics Team brings home state championship

    Lafayette Forensics Team brings home state championship
    JAMES CITY – Talk about a rise to victory. Competing in public speaking events such as dramatic interpretation, humorous interpretation and original oratory, Lafayette High School emerged the Division 3A state champion in the VHSL Forensics team...
  • Steve Paul: An award-winning novel of immigration points to the vibrancy of American literature

    Sales at American book stores rose a measly 1 percent in 2013, according to trade accounts. It remains unclear whether that sluggishness sales of ebooks have also tapered off truly represents a further chipping away of the importance of books in our...
  • Inside the minds of America's presidential assassins

     Inside the minds of America's presidential assassins
    On the evening of April 14, 1865, by some accounts, John Wilkes Booth stopped in at a tavern on his way to Ford's Theatre in Washington. A man at the bar, recognizing the actor, noted that Booth wasn't as fine a thespian as his father had been. "When I...
  • Lake Griffin State Park offers guided boat tours

    Lake Griffin State Park offers guided boat tours
    Guided boat tours of the Dead River Marsh and Lake Griffin are being offered at Lake Griffin State Park, 3089 U.S. Highway 27-441 in Fruitland Park. A 45-minute pontoon boat tour is offer every Monday and Friday through May 2. Tour dates and frequency...
  • Bobby Shriver's ties that bind

    Bobby Shriver's ties that bind
    Kennedy memorabilia is scattered around Bobby Shriver's campaign headquarters. On one wall hangs a photo of a giant Robert F. Kennedy mural, on another the signed text of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's 1980 speech to the Democratic National Convention: "To...
  • Study: Spending cuts threaten Newport News Shipbuilding, carrier, sub fleet

    Study: Spending cuts threaten Newport News Shipbuilding, carrier, sub fleet
    A Pentagon report released Tuesday spells out more consequences for Newport News Shipbuilding if automatic budget cuts return in 2016: The Navy would purchase one less submarine and delay delivery of the next Ford-class carrier. Cuts would be spread...
  • Arlington Heights village manager to retire

     Arlington Heights village manager to retire
    Arlington Heights' village manager is retiring this summer after more than two decades on the job. Bill Dixon announced April 9 that he is leaving the top administrative post on June 27. His full salary package after a recent raise is now $207,092,...
  • Obama to honor Lyndon Johnson and the Civil Rights Act

    AUSTIN, Texas — President Obama has tried to model Abraham Lincoln's team of rivals and Teddy Roosevelt's power of the bully pulpit. He's lauded Ronald Reagan's communication skills and linked himself to the Kennedy clan. He's praised his onetime...
  • Obama to pay homage to LBJ's legacy

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama comes face to face Thursday with the legacy of Lyndon Johnson. Obama will deliver the keynote address at Johnson's presidential library in Austin, Texas, marking the 50th anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights Act,...
  • For Navy weapons, the future is near

    The Navy said goodbye to USS Enterprise in December 2012 at Naval Station Norfolk. Had it stuck around, the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier could have moved closer to its fictional counterpart of "Star Trek" fame. Given how fast the...
  • A well-versed society

    Editors' Note: In honor of National Poetry Month we offer the following Daily Press editorial, which originally ran April 3, 2012. "Poets aren't very useful/Because they aren't consumeful or very produceful." — American poet Ogden Nash (1902-1971)....
  • Ted Kennedy Jr. Running For State Senate

    Ted Kennedy Jr. Running For State Senate
    BRANFORD — Saying he had a calling to public service from a young age, Edward "Ted" Kennedy Jr. announced Tuesday his desire to continue his family's legacy and seek election to the state Senate. At a campaign announcement held in his hometown...