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I spent my Black Friday at the Wal-Mart in Norton, Va.
Packing hurricane-force winds, an Alaskan storm of "epic proportions" slammed into coastal communities, sending some residents fleeing to higher ground as it tore roofs from homes and knocked out power.
Anti-gun-rights books are common enough. But they never quite resonate with the public because they avoid the well-documented history. To rewrite history in this way, they fail to acknowledge that "militia," as defined in early dictionaries, included all able-bodied males; they also ignore the fact that the phrase "the people," as it is used in other parts of the U.S. Constitution, is always used in the context of "we the people."
Not even cancer can keep former NFL coach Buddy Ryan from being in the stands when his twin sons coach against each other Sunday night in the prime-time opener between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Jets.
Late at night in Manhattan many years ago, while I was stopped at a light, a Rolls-Royce pulled up in the right lane. My friend, an actor and jazz drummer who normally was the personification of cool, almost lost his. "Oh my! It's the Baroness and Monk!" he exclaimed.
Is "Uncle Tom's Cabin" the most influential work of fiction ever written in America? In all likelihood, yes. Not only was it an overwhelming best-seller - more than 300,000 copies were sold in the year after its publication - but it addressed the most divisive issue in the country: slavery.
A basketball game between Georgetown University and China's Bayi Rockets ended in a bench-clearing brawl last week. The altercation began with a cheap-shot foul by a Chinese player and ended with his teammates trying to bash Hoyas over the head with chairs. It's a fitting metaphor for the looming showdown between China and America: Beijing wants to beat us on the world stage and is willing to break every rule in the book to win.
Authorities on Sunday said a family argument in Ohio ended in the shooting deaths of eight people in two places, including an 11-year-old. Another person was wounded.
As baseball has evolved — for the better and worse — its language has changed as well. The words and phrases of the national pastime provide an important prism through which to understand an important part of our social and cultural history. Unfortunately, many books about the language are dull and not particularly enjoyable to read. That is not the case with The Dickson Baseball Dictionary (Third Edition).