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  • Navy veteran speeds ahead to qualify for Paralympics

    Navy veteran speeds ahead to qualify for Paralympics
    When Brad Snyder swims, he can't see the water. He can't see his opposition, he can't see the clock and, most importantly, he can't see the wall. But by just visualizing himself in the pool, Snyder is now London-bound. The 28-year-old Snyder lost his...
  • Spartan Death Race may be 'brutal,' but it gains in popularity

    Spartan Death Race may be 'brutal,' but it gains in popularity
    Katy McCabe spent six years in the Marines, including a 13-month tour in Iraq and two shorter stints in Afghanistan. So when she signed up for last year's Spartan Death Race, McCabe didn't think it would be more difficult than being in the military. "I...
  • Mids describe smooth transition from 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

    Mids describe smooth transition from 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
    When his roommate at the Naval Academy said jokingly last year that Andrew Atwill was a homosexual, the midshipman told him to cut it out. His friend didn't know it, Atwill says, but he really was gay — and under the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy,...
  • Bin Laden realized the truth: Terrorism doesn't work

    Bin Laden realized the truth: Terrorism doesn't work
    Five weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks, Osama bin Laden publicly commanded his foot-soldiers to ramp up the violence against American civilians. But five weeks before his death, he privately instructed his lieutenants to refrain from killing any civilians....
  • Lt. Cmdr. Wesley A. Brown, broke color barrier at Naval Academy

    Lt. Cmdr. Wesley A. Brown, broke color barrier at Naval Academy
    Retired Lt. Cmdr. Wesley A. Brown, who broke the color barrier at the Naval Academy and was its first African-American graduate in 1949, died Tuesday of cancer at Springhouse of Silver Spring Assisted Living. He was 85. "It's important for America to...
  • 'Celebrity Apprentice': another oversold meltdown

     
    Did you hear that Dennis Rodman melted down on last night's Celebrity Apprentice? Major! Meltdown!At least according to all the ads on NBC, ads on the Web, Tweets from Annie Duke, etc. Then when it finally happened, it was weird......
  • As England's second trial begins, questions linger

    The last scheduled court-martial of an Army reservist arising from the Abu Ghraib prison investigations begins today in Fort Hood, Texas, with the trial of Pfc. Lynndie R. England, who became a lightning rod of international outrage in photographs showing...
  • New Army manual prohibits harsh interrogation

    WASHINGTON - The Army is putting the finishing touches on a new interrogation manual that will specifically prohibit the harsh practices that have come to light since the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, officials said. It will also highlight international...
  • 'New' Norfolk is nautical and nice

    NORFOLK, Va. -- The "new" Norfolk hasn't yet sparked the hype of, say, Atlanta or Charlotte. But this historic city's continuing urban renaissance could make it the next gleaming gem of the so-called New South. Situated along waterways where the...
  • Tuesday's 8/26 local schedule (updated Sunday PM)

    BASEBALL International League: Charlotte at Norfolk, 7:05 Eastern League: Richmond at Altoona, 7 HIGH SCHOOLS Field hockey Phoebus at Kecoughtan, 4 Heritage at Menchville, 4 Woodside at Gloucester, 4 Bethel at Hampton, 4 Denbigh at Warwick, 4 Grafton...
  • Day Trips from the Lehigh Valley

    Day Trips from the Lehigh Valley
    DAY TRIPPIN' •Philadelphia, city murals, Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Reading Terminal Market, Sept. 18. $72. Downton Abbey Costume Exhibit, Winterthur Museum, Oct. 15. $65. "Crazy for You," Dutch Apple Theatre, lunch, Oct. 16. $95....
  • Monday's 8/25 local schedule (updated Sunday AM)

    BASEBALL International League: Norfolk at Charlotte, 7:05 Eastern League: Richmond at Altoona, 7 HIGH SCHOOLS Boys soccer Atlantic Shores at Denbigh Baptist, 4:30 Summit Christian at Hampton Christian, 4:30 Girls volleyball Tabb at Churchland, 4:30...