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...1814.)In 1861, during the Civil War, the first Battle of Bull Run was fought at Manassas, Virginia, resulting in a Confederate victory.In 1925, the so-called "Monkey Trial" ended in Dayton, Tennessee, with John T. Scopes found guilty of violating...
Good Reads: Summer vacation edition

...of short stories that might be labeled as "Kafka Lite" (and seems reminiscent of Gogol's Petersburg tales).? "A Confederate General from Big Sur"/"Dreaming of Babylon"/"The Hawkline Monster" by Richard Brautigan: His estate must have sold...
Va. city weighs Confederate flag-flying limits

...flag-flying, including the Confederate flag, angering defenders of the...Southern symbol.The Sons of Confederate Veterans organized a rally ahead...of the Stonewall Brigade of the Confederate Veterans. "We could have more...
Fact: Civil War was all about slavery

...they imagine that they fought." - Confederate Col. John S. Mosby. Ten years ago...never cease to be amazed at the Sons of Confederate Veterans and similar 'heritage not...issued a proclamation declaring April Confederate History Month in the commonwealth...
Letter: Parnell should embrace Medicaid expansion

...which his legacy could instead be emboldened. It's time he chose for the public good and human development, rather than his confederate good and human devolution. I know I'd prefer to live a healthy mortality.John S. SoninJuneau
Tea party attitude toward Obama influenced by race, researchers say

...picture.During the government shutdown, a protester waved a Confederate flag - a symbol of the pro-slavery South - at a tea party...called on Republicans to condemn the gesture of waving the Confederate flag at the rally, where former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin...
Go gently in the night

...Attractions have included Edgar Winter, Little John, Eddie Money, Pat Travers, Blue Oyster Cult, Quiet Riot, Great White, Confederate Railroad, Foghat, Everclear, April Wine, Paula Poundstone, George Carlin and a laundry list of others that numbers in...
'50 Capitols in 50 Days' coming to Juneau

...Pa., the site where President Abraham Lincoln delivered the address in November 1863 after a battle between Union and Confederate troops, on Sept. 4.Straub has driven more than 11,000 miles so far on what the "50 Capitols in 50 Days" website calls...
Accumulated Fragments: Histories entwined: A ship, her origins and her adventures

...years she compiled an outstanding record. On Oct. 12, 1862 she was sent to the Pacific to protect American commerce from Confederate privateers where she remained on duty until the end of the war.After working as a hospital ship in Panama, the USS Jamestown...
In the Stacks: New graphic novels for kids impervious to cannon fire and still keep it afloat. It's the story of the Merrimack, first a Union frigate, then a Confederate Ironclad, then, finally, a rusting hulk at the bottom of the sea. Both books are written for older elementary and middle...


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