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Every now and then I make a list of nine things I've liked lately. Here's one for the approach to summer. 1. Lake Michigan I love the lake in its lonelier seasons, too, but now, when the warmth comes back and the people come out, the lakefront reminds...
William PfaffPARIS -- Great power rivalries created the conditions in which the First World War became possible, but the war itself was set off by an isolated and intrinsically unimportant act of terrorism by a Serbian nationalist. All that followed was driven by...
The Hartford CourantSo, on New Year's Eve Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra and spouse, his chief of staff Jared Kupiec and guest, two city cops, Chief Operating Officer Saundra Kee Borges, and an eighth person (Jay Gatsby, perhaps?) ran up a $700-plus tab at Max Downtown,...
Tags: Oysters, New Year's Day, Dunkin' Donuts, Caviar, Old State House
The Hartford CourantMost Americans understand that in a hostile world, governments need to engage in some snooping to monitor and thwart our enemies. We know they need to crack codes and keep secrets. In exchange for handing the government that extraordinary power, we expect...
After 19 years leading the charge, Stefan Goslawski is stepping aside as the executive director of Community Bike Works in Allentown as of July 1. The outreach program for inner-city youth that promoted good grades, good citizenship and learning the...
Called up Bill Iffrig the other morning; he answers — no agent, no publicist. We chat awhile about running and how he came to be America's most famous marathon man. Iffrig is the older gentleman — all table legs and elbows — blown...
Tags: Road Running, Running, Sports
The terrible tragedy that occurred at the Boston Marathon less than two weeks ago is still fresh on our minds, but it's not a reason to give into the threat of terror when it comes to our sporting events, according to local officials. "There is a...
It happened at the finish line. It wouldn't have been any less horrific if it had happened at mile 2 or mile 10 or mile 17, but the fact that the bombs exploded where they did at the Boston Marathon on Monday made the brutality even more symbolic....
Very smart libertarians often make an argument against muscular counterterrorism efforts (I prefer this term over "war on terror," because "war on terror" reminds me of Donald Rumsfeld). It goes like this: Why do we obsess over terrorism when a) guns, b)...
The Hartford CourantOn Friday night, Bill Rodgers was in Roanoke, Va., getting ready to run a marathon relay with Frank Shorter Saturday. Dick Beardsley was looking out the window at a foot of snow in Minnesota, preparing to give a speech at a fundraiser to help people...
Parkland assistant track coach Steve Ott had the physical pain that traditionally follows running 26.2 miles — in 3 hours, 29 minutes — but it had company. Emotional and psychological scarring rode alongside the 34-year-old Monday night...
President Barack Obama has made it official. The Boston Marathon bombing was an "act of terror." Here's my message to whoever is responsible: I don't feel terrorized; I feel mad. And furthermore, you will be found. I don't yet know who you are or...
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