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  • Gordon's first win of season comes at Kansas

    Jeff Gordon held off Kevin Harvick during the final laps and went on to win the 5-Hour Energy 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway on Saturday night.   The victory by .112 of a second was the first win of the year for the four-time champion...
  • Dr. Drexel M. "Drex" Johnston, dentist

    Dr. Drexel M. "Drex" Johnston, dentist
    Dr. Drexel M. "Drex" Johnston, a retired Bel Air dentist and World War II pilot who was a lifelong aviation enthusiast, died July 6 of complications from a stroke at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. He was 91. "Drex was a true Renaissance man, bon...
  • Who'd be ideal coach for UCLA basketball?

    Calipari or Smart David Teel Daily Press Three Final Fours but no banner in 10 years like Ben Howland? Not good enough at UCLA. Befitting the Hollywood aura, the ideal candidate is an A-list personality with an oversized ego, designer wardrobe...
  • NYC swaps big apple for big barbecue

    NYC swaps big apple for big barbecue
    To Kenny Callaghan, barbecue is like religion. "If you're Roman Catholic, you don't go to a synagogue," said Callaghan, the executive chef and barbecue czar at New York's Blue Smoke restaurant. "If you're from North Carolina, you don't understand what...
  • Comic books net $3.5 million at auction

    Comic books net $3.5 million at auction
    A stash of classic comic books -- the kind that most kids tossed in the back of their closets -- was sold for $3.5 million at an auction Wednesday in New York, according to USA Today. The top price of about $523,000 was paid for a copy of Detective Comics...
  • Ruth Palmer Garland to Wed Patrick Neary

    David and Judy Garland, of Martinsville, Va., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ruth Palmer Garland, of Martinsville, to Timothy Brian Neary of Baldwin. He is the son of Patrick and Patricia Neary, of Baldwin. The bride to be is a 2004...
  • Dr. Donald W. Zantop

    Dr. Donald W. Zantop
    Dr. Donald W. Zantop, co-owner of the Fallston Veterinary Clinic who was noted for his avian rescue work, died Oct. 13 in a diving accident off Bald Head Island, N.C. The Fallston resident, who was 59, had been collecting underwater fossils with...
  • Title chase takes backseat

    As years go, it hasn't been a great one for Jimmie Johnson. He still has a fighting chance to claim his unprecedented sixth consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup title, but that's strictly an optimistic spin. Johnson's shot at winning the title would rely on...
  • Haiti suffered in 1842 quake, too

     
    Situated as it is on the edge of an active joint in the Earth's crustal plates, Haiti is no stranger to earthquakes. Baltimore Sun librarian Paul McCardell has pulled some clips from the Sun's archives of stories we published in......
  • Sunday's local baseball roundup: Gloucester Juniors lose 4-2 in state tournament championship game

    American Legion: Martinsville Post 42 held on to beat Gloucester Post 75 4-2 in the Junior state tournament championship game at Shepherd Stadium in Colonial Heights. Gloucester, which finished 5-2 in the tournament, had the bases loaded with nobody...
  • Saturday's local baseball roundup: Gloucester Post 75 Junior Legion teams wins twice more, reaches state final

    American Legion: Gloucester Post 75 has reached a winner-take-all title game in the state Junior American Legion tournament in Colonial Heights.   Post 75, 5-1 in the tournament, won 12-3 over Chesapeake Post 280 Saturday morning, then earned a 6-0...
  • NASCAR Driver Capsules, Aug. 13 - Part 2

    Part 2 : continues.... 55 BRIAN VICKERS, Toyota Team: Michael Waltrip Racing WHERE HE STANDS: 18th, 61 points out of a spot in the Chase. MICHIGAN RECORD: One win and eight top-10 finishes in 15 starts. LOOKING AHEAD: Vickers realizes his only...