Poet saw America fresh from 'creative hand of God'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2222295" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Carl Sandburg[/caption] "I see America not in the setting sun of a black night of despair. ... I see America in the crimson light more…

Teacher learns fate for rape, sodomy of girl

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WLKY) — LOUISVILLE, Ky. —After nearly five hours of deliberation, a jury returned a guilty verdict for a Jefferson County Public School teacher charged in sex crimes involving more…

Robert E. Lee School to become Harper Lee?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LONG BEACH PRESS-TELEGRAM) — An ad-hoc committee will help update Long Beach Unified School District’s more than 20-year-old process of selecting or changing school names and recommend to more…

People behind the Scopes Monkey Trial

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2218155" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Scopes Monkey Trial[/caption] The Scopes Monkey Trial in 1925 pitted evolution against creation. Clarence Darrow defended evolution. Darrow previously defended Leopold and Loeb, the more…

Stephen Hawking: $100 million hunt for alien life

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WASHINGTONPOST) — On Monday, famed physicist Stephen Hawking and Russian tycoon Yuri Milner held a news conference in London to announce their new project: injecting $100 million and more…

GOP candidates join testing opt-out movement

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (POLITICO) Republican presidential hopefuls in the Senate have joined the fast-growing movement encouraging students to opt out of the standardized tests that have become a part of everyday more…

1st food and drink on moon: Holy communion

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2235115" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Astronaut Buzz Aldrin[/caption] "One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind," stated astronaut Neil Armstrong, July 20, 1969, as he became more…