Today in sports history

...breaks the NCAA record for touchdowns by a freshman with his 20th in a 42-32 win over Colorado State.1991 - Houston's Roman Anderson becomes the first player in NCAA history to surpass 400 points by kicking a 32-yard field goal in the Cougars' 23-14...
My Turn: 'Death with dignity' cannot be self-inflicted

...a gift from God, and our society should uphold and defend the dignity and sanctity of every life, from the moment of conception until natural death.? Burns is the Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Juneau and Southeast Alaska.
On the Trails: The many uses of urine

...with the dirty clothes. Commercial persons who made a business of collecting and selling vats of urine were even subject to Roman taxes.A traditional Scottish way to treat woven wool was to soak a length of the cloth in household urine to clean it and...
On Writing: Don't seize the day

...Latin motto, carpe diem, which, as everyone knows, means "seize the day." Only that's not what it means. Horace, the Roman poet who wrote the phrase carpe diem, was talking about the day as a grape on the vine. His verb carpe means to pluck or to...
My Turn: Empire's attack on SEACC help challenge the assumptions of DOT and is there to safeguard our public trust, something we all should be doing.? Roman Motyka is an emeritus professor of geology and geophysics with the Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska. The views...
Greeks, Romans got it right

...designs that have stood the test of time, and have been inspirational for more than 2,000 years since the time of the Greeks and Romans. Heck, those societies only lasted several hundred years, so what did they know? Dean Guaneli Douglas
Today in History

In 1214, France prevailed in the Battle of Bouvines over the forces of the Holy Roman Empire and England.In 1789, President George Washington signed a measure establishing the Department of Foreign Affairs, forerunner...
California Chrome breaks away for Derby win

...horses struggling a little bit, and he was just smooth."Dale Romans, who trained eighth-place Medal Count, quickly changed his...way he looked, the way he was prepared and the way he ran," Romans said. "Now he has a new fan."Commanding Curve, a 37-1...
Today in Sports History

...holding off a late charge from Animal Kingdom to win as a 12-1 underdog. Ridden by Jesus Lopez Castanon and trained by Dale Romans, Shackleford wins by three-quarters of a length in 1:56.21.2011 - Bernard Hopkins, at age 46, becomes the oldest...
Today in History

...Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?"On this date:In A.D. 68, the Roman Emperor Nero committed suicide, ending a 13-year reign.In 1870, author Charles Dickens died in Gad's Hill Place, England...


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