My Turn: Renew your faith

...doctrine of original sin. It was written largely to restore the confidence of his fellow Christians, which was badly shaken when Rome was sacked by the Visigoths in 410 A.D.Does that pertain today? Much like the Christians 1,600 years ago, Americans find...
World Sports Briefs

...Washington - and voted to enter a field that already includes Rome and either Hamburg or Berlin, with Paris likely to join.A...2017 where the games will go. Other possible bidders include Rome, Paris and either Hamburg or Berlin.Walsh told The Associated...
On Writing: Painting by numbers

...another word. We thought we were the first ones out- . . . -rageous enough to do that.We weren't.Writers in Ancient Rome had a Greek name for it: tmesis-putting one word inside another. Those outrageous Romans categorized just about everything...
My Turn: An Advent morning

...and can appreciate the impact of a well-placed four-letter word. But in the Confessional? Really?Fresh from a visit to Rome and quoting the Pope, the Juneau Diocese has recently expressed a desire to seek out disaffected Catholics like myself. But...
My Turn: Discussing the importance of family

...Synod (or meeting) of Catholic bishops in Rome has been front-page news here in the...second that will convene a year from now in Rome. The purpose of the first two-week session...Alaska the questions raised this fall in Rome.Our starting point, I think, should...
Today In Sports History

Oct. 221933 - Primo Carnera retains the world heavyweight title with a 15-round decision over Paolino Uzcudun in Rome.1950 - The Los Angeles Rams beat the Baltimore Colts 70-27.1961 - Erich Barnes of the New York Giants ties an NFL record...
Today in history

...of 2014. There are 166 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On July 18, A.D. 64, the Great Fire of Rome began, consuming most of the city for about a week. (Some blamed the fire on Emperor Nero, who in turn blamed Christians...
On the Trails: The many uses of urine a cleaner. Even after soap became available, urine from chamber pots was used as a household stain-remover. In ancient Rome, urine collected from public urinals was hauled to laundries, diluted with water, and poured over dirty clothes in a tub...
Katie Ledecky breaks world record in 400 free at US championships

...history.Ledecky bettered the old mark of 3:59.15 set by Italy's Federica Pellegrini at the 2009 world championships in Rome, when a raft of records were broken during the apex of the high-tech suit era. Those suits were banned the following year...
Today In Sports History

...record in the 200-meter freestyle at the world championships in Rome. Biedermann touches in 1:42.00, beating Phelps' record...wall in 1:54.00 to lower his old mark set two years ago in Rome by a tenth of a second.2012 - China's Ye Shiwen sets the...


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