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  • The first suppers: A tradition of inaugural meals

    The first suppers: A tradition of inaugural meals
    Barack Obama will be sworn into office on Tuesday -- just weeks before the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Obama's inaugural theme, "A New Birth of Freedom," has, fittingly, been drawn from his fellow Illinoisan's Gettysburg Address, and he's...
  • Far East treasures in San Francisco

    Far East treasures in San Francisco
    Doris Duke. It's a mighty big name in philanthropic circles. The only child of tobacco and hydropower magnate James Buchanan Duke, she inherited his $80 million estate in 1925, when she was 12. The "poor little rich girl" grew into an elegant woman whose...
  • East met West for the first time in San Francisco in 1860

    East met West for the first time in San Francisco in 1860
    America's first fascination with Japan flared -- and disappeared -- like fireworks. Before J-Pop, or the American discovery of Zen, or even the reshaping of Impressionism by the Japonisme aesthetic in the late 1800s, the United States was seized by a wave...
  • Pope John Paul II's compassion for Jews on display at Skirball

    Pope John Paul II's compassion for Jews on display at Skirball
    As a young boy in Poland before World War II, Karol Jozef Wojtyla possessed an uncommon warmth for an often reviled group of outsiders -- Jews. Like most others in his hometown, Wojtyla was Catholic. But he counted Jewish children among his friends --...
  • Scientology stands a chance

    Skeptic Michael Shermer exposes hate speech against the Church of Scientology and strangely concludes that its "cult-like secrecy" and "hypocrisy" merit suspicion. He also calls it a "faux religion." Speaking as a scholar who has analyzed new religions...
  • 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...
  • Hail to the chiefs, as played by . . .

    Hail to the chiefs, as played by . . .
    Americans usually celebrate the likes of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy on President's Day. But rarely are the less stellar commanders in chief ever mentioned, such as William Henry Harrison -- who caught a...
  • Obama's 'famously funny' predecessors

     
    by Mark Jacob Perhaps President Barack Obama's sense of humor needs a bailout. During the campaign, he made a quip about "lipstick on a pig," and John McCain's campaign accused him of insulting Sarah Palin. After his election, he was......
  • Ronald Reagan and singer/dancer/zoo zealot Michael Jackson

     
    His marvelous music aside, many forget Michael Jackson had firm political ties as well....
  • Who was the only bachelor president? a) James Buchanan b) James Polk c) Andrew Johnson

    ANSWER: a) James Buchanan
  • HS Football Frenzy Scores for September 3-4

    HS Football Frenzy Scores for September 3-4
    Watch the scores for all the games in central Pennsylvania right here! Find your area, either YORK-ADAMS, LANC-LEB, MID-PENN, or TWIN VALLEY; then come back here all night for an update!     YORK-ADAMS Red Lion 6 at Cumberland Valley 45 Reading 26...
  • Lincoln's war

    As he seemed to sense when he gave his famous farewell address to his Springfield friends and neighbors, Abraham Lincoln left Illinois in early 1861 not so much to go to the White House as to go to war. The great conflict commenced two months later,...