| Jun 16, 2010
| 3:43 PM
During April and May, it was pencils down for Indiana's third through eighth graders taking the ISTEP. How'd they do? We found out Wednesday when the state's ISTEP results were released.
"Today is a very good day for Indiana education," said Dr. Tony...
| Jul 5, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Maybe it was during the surprise storm in New York City. Or earlier, during the growing light of dawn in Xenia, Ohio. Or on a cold afternoon outside Independence Hall in Philadelphia.
Somewhere along the line, I realized that, in...
| Jul 5, 2009
I start my journey, as Lincoln did, at the Great Western Depot at 930 W. Monroe St. It's a two-story, red-brick structure with a low-slung roof that gives it a squat appearance.
Every generation, it seems, has felt the need to claim the depot...
| Jul 5, 2009
Maybe it was during the surprise storm in New York City. Or earlier, during the growing light of dawn in Xenia, Ohio. Or on a cold afternoon outside Independence Hall in Philadelphia.
Somewhere along the line, I realized that, in chasing the ghost of...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 12:18 PM
In the 1896 presidential campaign, candidate William McKinley and his strategists on the Republican Campaign Committee came up with a novel plan to win. There were, of course, some of the usual gimmicks like parades and signs, but the main attraction...
| Mar 27, 2011
| 5:35 PM
A group that raises money for scholarships for Hagerstown Community College students has relied on bonanzas and sporting events in the past to raise revenue.
For the first time Sunday, the group turned to the talent of local musicians to raise money....
| Oct 21, 2010
Generally speaking, the world is composed of two breeds of eaters — and most everyone knows their tribe. Ask yourself: Does your heart quicken at the sight of a stately crown roast or tenderloin marbled with fat as fine as Carrara? Or do you crave...
| Aug 30, 2009
Three Kennedys have run for president, and the last of them died Tuesday. Is the myth of Camelot gone with the death of Edward "Ted" Kennedy? Too soon to say. Chris Kennedy chose not to seek a U.S. Senate seat from Illinois but was named last week to...
| Dec 5, 2010
"Oh sleep! It is a gentle thing, beloved from pole to pole," British poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote in "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner." And, I might add, place to place. There's something special about bedding down where Albert Einstein, Marilyn...
| Aug 1, 2010
The World That Never Was
A True Story of Dreamers, Schemers, Anarchists and Secret Agents
Pantheon: 496 pp., $30
For more than 100 years, anarchism has been an embarrassing stepdaughter in the family of international radicalism, the...
| Jan 3, 2011
| 5:09 PM
Some Indianapolis Public School students spent the first day of class moving back into their old school Monday.
William McKinley School 39 reopened for the spring semester Monday.
The building on Spann Avenue in Fountain Square had new ceilings and...