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By all accounts, Elias Manchester Boddy was a self-made man. Boddy's early years were difficult. Born in a log cabin in Washington, gassed in Europe in World War I, Boddy worked his way through college with a variety of odd jobs, ranging from janitor...
Tribune reporterThe Chicago Public Library's latest selection for "One Book, One Chicago" charts the history of African-Americans who moved to Chicago and other cities after leaving their homes in the Jim Crow South. "The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of...
LAS VEGAS — Spend a sunny afternoon at home with Mike Tyson and if the erstwhile Baddest Man on the Planet is in an expansive mood, he may indulge his cherished pastime: letting loose the performing pigeons he raises in his backyard to flap and...
It was in 1913 that Emil Plath arrived in Rogers City from Germany, with skills as a butcher and sausage maker — and hopes of fulfilling the American dream. Plath did just that when he opened a meat market that now marks a century in business....
One of the biggest land transfers in recent history took place in 2012 when LR Corporation of Aberdeen sold about 17,000 acres of farmland to buyers in five counties, according to county records. The sales, most of which were private and took place...
Tags: Auction Service
The origins of the board game Diplomacy can be traced to an old geography book that Allan B. Calhamer discovered while rummaging around with a friend in the attic of his boyhood home in suburban Chicago. Calhamer was fascinated by the exotic countries...
One thing nearly everybody agrees upon is that the "sequester" is a silly sideshow to the real challenge facing America: unsustainable spending on entitlements. Ironies abound. Democrats, with large support from young people, tend to believe that we...
Shaped like a teardrop and carved out of the eastern bank of the Bush River, the UNDEX Test Facility at Aberdeen Proving Ground has earned the nickname "Super Pond" for its unusual properties. Viewed from above, the man-made pond looks much darker...
firstname.lastname@example.orgHagerstown Regional Airport and the former Fort Ritchie U.S. Army base both have a place in Washington County’s history, and officials at each facility want them to play a part in the county’s economic future. Along with those facilities,...
The Census Bureau announced last week that it is dropping the use of the term "Negro" to describe black Americans in its population surveys. I suspect few will mourn the word's passing. Today Americans of African descent, especially younger ones, almost...
Tags: Minority Groups, Racism, Tyler Perry, Langston Hughes, NAACP
Story time — A story time celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday is 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Best Friends Daycare, 9689 Pickerel Lake Road, Petoskey. Best for ages 1-3. Event includes lunch, games, cupcakes and more. $16;...
Tags: Culture, Breast Cancer, Libraries, Sears, The Home Depot
The Religion WorldThis from Randy Stephens, executive director of GLBT Community Center of Central Florida: The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Central Florida (The Center) is expressing its disappointment but not surprise at the announcement...
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