The Ides of March was indeed a portentous day for the Confederate gunboat Peedee and its the 90-man crew, which heaved three artillery pieces overboard and torched the doomed vessel in the waning weeks of the Civil War.
I keep looking for the real story. Between Serena Williams's website, the WTA Tour site and wire service reports, there is nothing but mystery surrounding an injury that now requires surgery. Collectively, they've left everyone in the dark, which leads to a grim and familiar conclusion: Serena has the entire sport buffaloed.
Many couples feel that marriage is not necessary for happiness and long-term commitment. Fifteen women give us their ideas about what marriage means and why they don't need it to be happy in their relationships.
CYPRESS MOUNTAIN, British Columbia -- From the top of the halfpipe on a shockingly clear night, Torah Bright cast her gaze on crowd, searching for her people. They weren't tough to find. Bright, from Cooma, Australia, soon spied a green-and-gold section whose boisterous occupants Thursday included seven bare-chested men -- none of whom came close to matching her fitness level -- whose painted midsections spelled out G-O T-O-R-A-H.
The ubiquity of the "Joy of Cooking" is staggering. More than 18 million copies have sold since the Great Depression -- when a Midwestern widow named Irma Rombauer published her recipes and anecdotes in the hope of lifting America's spirits.
A proposal to house federal prisoners, including some detainees from Guantanamo Bay, in a largely vacant maximum-security prison would be an economic boost to struggling northern Illinois, state officials said Sunday.
Olympic track star Marion Jones was sentenced in a federal court Friday to six months in prison, two years of probation and community service for lying to federal prosecutors investigating the use of performance-enhancing substances.
Two of the best workers at Blue Chip, a manufacturing shop in Columbus, don't take lunch breaks. These model employees draw no salary, work unlimited shifts, and weld at lightning speed. Their performance isn't just superhuman it isn't human at all. "My robots are wonderful," says Steve Tatman, vice president of engineering at Blue Chip (bluechipmanufacturing.com). "Since adding them to the team, we've become more competitive and more efficient."
The videotape is a half hour long, a recording of a man standing among flames. He is sweating in his hard hat, his clothes covered in soot, his body pockmarked with burns. Marion Sanders had wanted to be a prizefighter like Joe Louis, but the work at Erie Malleable Iron was steadier. He clocked in at 24, helped raise eight children and didn't clock out until he was gray.
The San Antonio Spurs' 111-106 victory in Game 1 of the Western Conference series that began on Sunday most assuredly put the Phoenix Suns on the defensive ... and we know how much the Suns like to play defense. But it is incumbent upon Phoenix to make a few adjustments for Tuesday's Game 2.
The year was 1968. I was covering the summer Olympics in Mexico City and I was on my way to one of the venues, driving on the Pereferique, the freeway that ringed the city. All of a sudden there was this tremendous commotion of horns and sirens and flashing lights behind me. I thought it surely must be an ambulance or a hospital emergency and pulled the wheel right, hitting the shoulder of the road and nearly flipping.
Question: My wife and I are 55 years old and considering retiring in the next seven years. We have a retirement portfolio of more than $500,000 that includes $50,000 in annuities that we bought 20 years ago.
No one writes 19th-century novels about 20th -- and now 21st -- century America better than Allegra Goodman, whose omniscient narrators and impeccably polished storytelling seem borrowed from an era when authors were expected to issue cool moral judgments rather than exorcise inner demons.