Last week a New York Times article reported that Michelle Obama's great-great-great grandparents were a white man and a slave whom he impregnated. This story highlights the growing importance of genealogy in America.
Tony Stewart has three entries in this week's Chili Bowl, an all-star extravaganza Midget event in Tulsa, but he'll be attending only as an owner. It's a choice Stewart made based upon priorities and is reflective of the full commitment he's made to build Stewart-Haas Racing into an immediate contender in Sprint Cup.
General Motors Corp. told dealers Monday it plans to raise prices on 2009 models by an average of 3.5% despite a tough market that is forcing the automaker to cut production and discount its 2008 models
In the spring of 2001, Trai Jamar Essex was a senior at Harding High in Fort Wayne, Ind. He had already signed a letter of intent to play football at Northwestern, where he would start one year at tight end and three at left tackle. But in the spring of his senior year in high school, Essex was still, in his words, "a basketball player who played football,'' and it's worth noting that Harding won the Class 2A Indiana state basketball championship that season.
My colleague Ian Thomsen's piece on Golden State got me to thinking about the great "mad scientists" the NBA has known, of which the Warriors' Don Nelson is most assuredly one. Mad, of course, is a relative term. While college basketball has embraced lovable loons like Abe Lemons, pro teams have this thing about winning and the bottom line. So this week's five-pack of "mad scientists" were all winners ... with one notable exception.
Just before Mary Beck turned four, the Colorado native taught herself how to swim. Now a sophomore at Westlake (Austin, Texas), Beck has broken the national 200-yard individual medley record not once, but three times in a single month.
Steel Dynamics ranks no. 46 on Fortune's 2006 list of the 100 Fastest-Growing Companies. The Fort Wayne, Indiana-based company saw profits rise at a rate of 66% and revenues grow 45% with a stock return of 69% on average annually over the past three years. The company ranked 31 on the 2005 list.
The arrest in Thailand of John Mark Karr, suspected of killing JonBenet Ramsey nearly 10 years ago, has shocked the nation. We asked our readers for their thoughts on this case. Here is a selection of your responses, some of which have been edited:
A proposed business deal that would turn control of six U.S. ports over to an United Arab Emirates-based company has raised security concerns among some lawmakers. CNN's Jack Cafferty asked viewers of the "Situation Room" what they thought. Here is a selection of their responses, sent in by e-mail:
A liquid substance that forced authorities to shut down the Fort Wayne International Airport in Fort Wayne, Indiana, for several hours Wednesday has been determined to be a component used to make perfume, a fire department official said.
The organist at St. Andrew's Church in Aysgarth, England, played the American national anthem on Sunday to mark the U.S. Independence Day, while not knowing that the "Star Spangled Banner's" music was composed by an Englishman, John Stafford Smith.