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Three-day weekends used to mean a day off of work and time spent with family. Period. This year, three-day weekends have evolved into something else. There is still a much-appreciated day off of work and some time spent with family, but a few more...
100 Years Ago — 1913 Esquire J.R. Dodds had a narrow escape from serious injury at his home on South Third Street. He was cleaning out an old drawer and threw a lot of trash into the grate. A terrific explosion resulted and fire was scattered over...
Tags: NAACP, Strawberries, Newspaper and Magazine
John O'Brien is a patient man. For months, O'Brien and his architect have met with Winnetka preservationists and others in the north suburb who want to see at least part of the historic lakefront Gage House spared from the wrecking ball. O'Brien...
An exhibit at the Johns Hopkins Evergreen House that was thrown into doubt this week is back on, but without two artworks at the crux of a dispute between the artist and the curator. The two large pieces in question — one depicting a cross, the...
Tags: Artists, Fells Point, Museums, Arts and Culture, Judaism
Isaiah Dixon Jr., a jazz fan, world traveler and four-term state delegate from Baltimore City whose accomplishments included introducing a bill that made cross burnings a felony in Maryland, died of heart failure April 26 at Stella Maris Hospice in...
Back in February, before we knew about crippling fears of water and low likeability factors and One Mullet to Rule Them All, 11 teams began a race around the world. Stuff happened with cheese and haggis. Alliances formed, craziness surfaced, teeth...
Being a "Mad Men" fan these days feels a little like being a woman who, after dating a string of jerks, finally gives a nice guy a chance and discovers that, hey, there's something to this after all. One of the ongoing debates about this season is...
Chicago Tribune reporterA day after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated 45 years ago, a 4-year-old girl, abandoned and crying, stood in front of a burning building a few blocks from the West Side apartment where the civil rights leader had lived during his open-...
Tags: Riots, Armed Forces, Armed Conflicts, Shootings, Entertainment
Jackie Robinson changed baseball and the nation that loves it on April 15, 1947, when he became the first black player to walk onto a major league ball field. He changed Carl Erskine's life in March 1948, when Robinson, by then a Brooklyn Dodgers star,...
Fighting against the pill mill bill To the editor, I am writing to inform you of a recent viewing on WKYT on April 1 regarding “Fight for Kentucky Pain Care Action Network.” We are a group pushing for a revision of House Bill 1 and House Bill...
In the category of “high-class problems,” having a show whose return is anticipated so feverishly that it’s inevitably going to be something of a letdown is pretty near the top of the list, but that’s the cross that Matt Weiner,...
The Alabama Legislature has created a path to pardon for nine black teenagers known as the Scottsboro boys, who were falsely accused of raping two white women more than eight decades ago in one of the more infamous episodes in the racist South. On...
Tags: Crimes, Executive Branch, Laura Hall, NAACP, Labor Legislation
May 23, 2013 |Column| Herald Mail
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