| Jan 18, 2012
| 4:22 PM
My column for Thursday will be about urban legends, a subject I've mostly consigned to the blog since I started blogging. I consider myself an aficionado, although my friends are more likely to describe me as a killjoy on the......
| Apr 12, 2012
| 4:32 PM
On Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 2 p.m. Miriam Picconi and Wanda Russell of Palm Coast will be ordained priests in the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests. The presiding bishop will be Bridget Mary Meehan of Sarasota and Falls Church, Virginia....
| Mar 25, 2012
| 4:21 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Former President George W. Bush was happy that heart transplant surgery for his vice president, Dick Cheney, went well, according to a statement Sunday from Bush's spokesman.
"President Bush was in touch with the family yesterday,"...
| Feb 15, 2011
| 2:11 PM
Christine Casey believes that personal care has probably extended the life of her 93-year-old mother, Jane Olson.
Olson lives at Three Crowns Park, a retirement community in Evanston. At first, Olson lived in her own apartment. But Olson moved into the...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 11:36 AM
Northrop Grumman Corp. is one of the country's largest defense and aerospace contractors. The publicly-held company (ticker symbol NGC) is based in Falls Church, Va. Among other systems, its Central Florida units produce laser-weapon components in...
| Mar 20, 2012
Talk about a lesson in stereotyping. A Virginia high school English teacher is under investigation for supposedly asking the only black student in the class to read a poem in a "black" manner.
Jordan Shumate, a ninth-grader at George C. Marshall High...
| Mar 23, 2012
First-Day-of-Issue stamp dedication ceremony for the Cherry Blossom Centennial 45-cent Forever stamps ||
Ambassador of Japan Ichiro Fujisaki
Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe
| Mar 26, 2012
| 11:11 AM
Former President George W. Bush was happy that heart transplant surgery for his vice president, Dick Cheney, went well, according to a statement Sunday from Bush's spokesman.
"President Bush was in touch with the family yesterday," said the statement...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 6:25 PM
OAKLAND, Calif. -- A former nursing student plead not guilty Monday to seven counts of murder in a shooting rampage at a vocational school in Oakland.
One L. Goh, 43, is also charged with three counts of attempted murder in the April 2 rampage at Oikos...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 11:35 AM
Gloucester County officials, including school officials, have complained in recent years about the increase in unfunded mandates handed down from the state.
Something might -- emphasis on might -- be done about that. Gov. Bob McDonnell has created the...
| Oct 1, 2011
| 6:48 PM
The killing of Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen on Friday by a U.S. drone strike is the culmination of two years of extensive U.S. efforts to track down the American-born member of al Qaeda and put him out of action.
Awlaki, identified by U.S. intelligence as...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 3:06 PM
Garrulous and active, 79-year-old Joy Bricker presides over her hotel suite in a manner befitting a grander home. She offers tea to the staff and media with the ease of a person schooled in proper etiquette.
Like many hotel guests, Bricker has learned to...