Brazil recalls Confederate past

...Louisiana and Georgia. Most were lured by newspaper ads placed in the wake of the war by the government of Brazil's then-emperor, Dom Pedro II, promising land grants to those who would help colonize the South American country's vast and little-explored...

Scientists launch airborne mission to study Leonid meteor shower

From ancient Chinese emperors to crooner Perry Como, stargazers have dreamed of the day they could catch a "falling star." Physicist Steve Butow isn't...

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Calvin's serves up healthy, hearty Southern cuisine

Ever in search of emperors of the kitchen, we discovered yet another striking culinary personality during our travels through Augusta this week. For the...

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Column: Could George W. Bush restore dignity to the presidency?

WE STILL speak of the Romans who, at the height of their national power and wealth, were ruled by emperors who fiddled while Rome burned and made horses into senators. In 2,000 years, people will speak of Americans who, at the height...

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At the movies: 'The Emperor's Club'

...were casting about for a title for "The Emperor's Club," they might have considered...short story it's based on.) "The Emperor's Club," starring Kevin Kline as a...education. But it's hard to watch "The Emperor's Club" without constantly recalling...

'Emperor's New Clothes' will suit children and grownups

...all-female cast will tell the tale of The Emperor's New Clothes on Tuesday at the University...tale, in which a "vain and childish emperor is duped by two schemers who convince...be able to see the cloth himself, the emperor enlists the aid of his two ministers...

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Immunotherapy hot topic for cancer

...to treat deadly brain tumors at Duke University; it provided the hopeful ending to the Ken Burns documentary Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies; and it was the focus of where the field stands in a special section of the journal Science.But even before...

City Ink: Mayor King Hardie Davis gives us so much to talk about

...read the charter that has been backed up by legal opinion, the CEO has no power. It's sort of like the fairy tale of the emperor with no clothes. HIS POSTURE IS COWARDLY: When the issue of out-of-state commission travel came up, Davis said "It...

Christians all too familiar with persecution

...illuminated by impaled Christians tarred and lit aflame (cf. Roman senator and historian Tacitus' Annals), to the demise of Emperor Diocletian at the beginning of the fourth century, Christianity actually flourished amid the harshest of conditions.Tertullian...

'Emperor' ruled with benevolent hand

...known throughout the land as Norton I, Emperor of the United States and Protector of...Joshua Norton, declare and proclaim myself Emperor of these United States of America...reign of Joshua Abraham Norton -- or "Emperor Norton I," as he was known throughout...

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