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The bombers took to the air. The skies darkened. Children ran screaming, looking for a safe place. I knew what was next. Soon we would be bombarded from above. I covered my tuna sandwich, and gathered up my chips. No room to hold the milk, it was...
Today is Friday, Feb. 18, the 49th day of 2011. There are 316 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 18, 1911, the world's first officially-sanctioned airmail flights were completed as Fred Wiseman, carrying three letters,...
The Hartford CourantTre'Jon Hamm reached for the grand doors of the state Capitol when his cellphone buzzed. "I can't talk to you right now," the 14-year-old told his friend on the other line. Hamm rushed here after school on one of the final days of the legislative...
It was May 10 and it was cold outside and I was inside, at a downtown bar/restaurant awaiting the arrival of the distinguished Latin American writer Eduardo Galeano, which latest book is titled "Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History." I...
Special CorrespondentCheck this list often as new tips, events and deals around Florida come in: Partnership for cruise line The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), founded nearly 200 years ago to advance geographical science, is to...
Mark Twain once noted, "There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded." Some members of Penn State's board of trustees honestly believe that the...
As summer surges forward, there's plenty of time to catch a festive wave. For fun in the sun, consider the tall-ships gathering in Duluth, Minn., or the Ossipee Valley Fair west of Portland, Maine. For revels under the stars, look to the Candlelight...
You wouldn't expect a kid who grew up on the edge of Harbor Springs to become the adult who with his wife and two kids rode from coast to coast on a bicycle built for four. Who would you expect to do a thing like that? Looking back at his teen years,...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri's newest congressman has been appointed to the U.S. House committees on natural resources and the judiciary. Republican Jason Smith, of Salem, won a special election June 4 in southeast Missouri's 8th Congressional...
The Hartford CourantJeannette Walls, the journalist whose 2009 memoir "The Glass Castle," about growing up poor with brilliant but neglectful parents, has been a New York Times bestseller for five years, has written her first novel, "The Silver Star" (Scribner, $26). It's...
The National Endowment for the Arts announced $1 million in grants for the Big Read projects taking place across the U.S. in 2013-14. The Big Read was launched in 2005 to help create one-city-one-book-style projects; for each title on its list, it...
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