| Jun 7, 2013
| 3:08 PM
This was not the year for nonsense at the Capitol. Nevertheless, this session included a bill calling for a day to honor "the first powered flight" by Gustave Whitehead.
The debate over whether the German immigrant was first to fly a powered aircraft is...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 10:31 AM
If you’d like to start the New Year by transforming your home’s interior look, you don’t have to empty your wallet.
“Rethinking how to use what you already have, perhaps incorporating just a few new pieces or elements, can...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 12:15 PM
There are probably people at the Smithsonian Institution who wish they hadn't bothered to hire John Brown to help them research a television documentary.
Brown is a U.S.-educated Australian living in Germany, a project manager for an aircraft...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 2:37 PM
With the hindsight provided by 108 years, it would seem Orville and Wilbur Wright's first flight in Kitty Hawk, N.C., might have warranted a Page 1 banner headlines, but it rated just a one-column Page 3 headline in the Dec. 19, 1903, Tribune. Under the...
| Sep 24, 2010
| 8:28 AM
NEWPORT NEWS — Fifty years ago today the largest dry dock in the world filled with water from the James River, setting afloat the world's largest ship and first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.
At 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 24, 1960, Mrs. William B....
| May 8, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Psychologists have learned that we rank fatal events by roughly squaring the death toll per event. An automobile accident with one fatality is seen as one fatality. One hundred accidents with one fatality apiece are still seen as 100 deaths.......
| Jan 21, 2011
| 1:03 PM
“City Under Lights”
City Lights Gallery, 37 Markle Court, Bridgeport. Gallery hours are Wed. to Fri., 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. & Sat., noon to 4 p.m. Exhibit runs through Feb. 19. Free. (203) 334-7748, www.citylightsgallery.org.
Ever since he was...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 3:55 PM
Bill Russell has fond memories of his years at Hoover High School. As a member of the school band, Russell and his fellow players marched down Main Street at the just-opened Disneyland, performed for the audience at the annual Hoover vs. Glendale game...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 4:28 PM
Russell Argabrite didn't always talk what happened aboard the USS California during the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. When he finally did, it made a difference.
The career Navy man and longtime Norfolk resident began speaking out about his...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 3:03 PM
Steger resident Danielle Dennis-Towne was killed by a gunshot wound to the head, and the North Carolina man who allegedly shot her is on his way back to Kitty Hawk to face murder charges, authorities said this afternoon.
The Virginia state medical...
| Dec 19, 2007
| 6:05 AM
Upon their arrival at the windy dunes along the Indiana shore of Lake Michigan, Octave Chanute and his assistants started to unload strange-looking contraptions from the crates they had brought from Chicago.
Chanute, who was 64 and had made a fortune...
| Mar 27, 2009
Maybe it's because a working model of the Mars rover is plopped in the nook of what was once a grand, ornate fireplace.
Or because the old coach house, with its loft that once stored hay, now accommodates a design for a spacecraft powered by solar sail....