• Founded in 1933 during the Great Depression, Newsweek became a journalistic force of the 20th century; its weekly wrap-up of the news events affecting the world was required reading for those who wanted to be in the know. When the print woes that have affected the entire magazine industry, and much of the newspaper industry, became too severe, it switched to a sort of combination print-online publication. But last week, facing mounting losses, Newsweek gave up the ghost and cancelled its print edition. It's a sad occurrence, but a sign of the times in the magazine business.
The National Council on Presidential Debates is considering adding a mud-wrestling component to the final meeting between President Obama and challenger Mitt Romney, says Council president Ric Flair.
There's this prison, you see, but there's something different about it. People who visit don't come away with visions of iron bars and murderers and breakouts and hardened men desperate to find a way out.
Research tells us Americans are getting smarter as time goes by.
You might not be finding much to laugh about these days.
It was half a century ago this month that President John F. Kennedy set a goal for the United States to put a man on the moon and return him safely to earth by the end of the decade.
These figures are staggering:
Let's be Olympic champions, you and me.
A new e-book says the early morning hours -- we're talking about getting up early, not staying awake till the wee hours -- are best for getting things accomplished.
Even the French don't want to live in France anymore.
If you've been watching the Olympic soccer competition, chances are good that you're now in a catatonic state -- drooling on your shirt, immobilized by boredom and trying desperately to suck down enough cans of Red Bull and 5-Hour Energy to keep your peepers open.
Have you ever smelled a dead whale?
I was walking through a gigantic American airport last week when I happened upon a plaque which stirred a memory of two stories from long ago. A bit of research on the Internet -- gosh, it's easy to find out things these days -- turned up the information below.
A recent study released by a Washington think tank says school is too easy for most kids in the United States, failing to challenge them and leaving them bored.
You can observe a lot just by watching, Yogi Berra once said, and I've been doing some observing lately.
It was good to see dedicated volunteers and staff members recognized at last week's annual United Way of Kershaw County dinner. While there are many, many people who push together to make the United Way the superb organization that it is, a few special people were singled out for recognition. Dr. Frank Morgan, superintendent of the Kershaw County School District, received the Jake Watson Award, and Camden Deputy Fire Chief Phil Elliot was given the Anne Dallas Volunteer of the Year award. Other plaudits for volunteer efforts were given, and staff member Margaret Lawhorn was singled out for her ...
If you're glad spring is here and you're looking back on this winter as one of the worst ever, you're right. But if you want a few weather statistics that are really cruel, try these on for size:
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