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Today, Barack Obama will be sworn in as the nation's 44th president in a ceremony filled with tradition. Test your knowledge of ceremonies past. 1. Of whose inaugural speech did wordsmith H.L. Mencken say: "It reminds me of a string of wet sponges; it...
Barack Obama will be sworn into office on Tuesday -- just weeks before the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Obama's inaugural theme, "A New Birth of Freedom," has, fittingly, been drawn from his fellow Illinoisan's Gettysburg Address, and he's...
Special to the TribuneFor highway travelers, This Is the Place.Since 1869, when the last spike of the Transcontinental Railroad was driven into a tie at Promontory, Utah, railroad tracks have stitched together America's East and West Coasts. But less than a century ago, a...
The 42 men who've been president of the United States share many characteristics besides membership in one of the world's most exclusive clubs. That means, looking at them as a group, we can extract an "average president." The data can't predict who'll...
When you've spent as many hours unpacking the text of the nation's founding documents as we have, you start to notice how many concerns that were pressing when the United States was founded remain unresolved today. This is obvious with the U.S....
Many of those who oppose U.S. intervention in Iraq say President Bush has recklessly abandoned America's long tradition of peaceful diplomacy and replaced it with an aggressive policy of starting wars, seizing lands and oppressing nations. Not true,...
EVENT: Step Up and Speak - 5k Walk for Epilepsy DATE: Saturday, November 8, 2008 TIME: 10a.m. WHERE: Fort Benjamin Harrison State Park COST: $15 INFO: 1-800-526-6618 WEB: www.indianaepilepsyfoundation.org The Epilepsy Foundation of Indiana will...
Tags: State Parks, Travel, Epilepsy, Tourism and Leisure, Indiana
Jackson County is giving away the remains of an 19th century covered bridge that collapsed into the East Fork White River so that a coalition of groups can turn it into a state park's new centerpiece. Jackson County Commissioners voted Tuesday to give...
Special to the TribunePresidential houses are a wonderful way to understand the domestic life of this country's leaders. The Midwest has been historically fertile ground for presidential ambitions, and after the travails of politics, many ex-presidents were content to resettle...
The Swampby Jim Tankersley France celebrates its independence day on the anniversary of a citizen uprising at a prison; Canada's comes on the anniversary of a legislative act recognizing its self-governance. In the United States, we celebrate a "Dear John"......
Wood Pond PressWhen Northeastern Connecticut's tourism boosters were trying to figure out what to call their region, someone suggested "The Quiet Corner." The name stuck. Off the beaten path, this area often is overlooked by tourists and its attractions are decidedly...
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