May 2, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The first chops, to the forehead, did not go through the bone and are perhaps evidence of hesitancy about the task. The next set, after the body was rolled over, was more effective. One cut split the skull all the way to the base. "The person is truly figuring it out as they go," said Douglas Owsley, a physical anthropologist at the Smithsonian Institution. In the meantime, someone - perhaps with more experience - was working on a leg. The tibia bone is broken with a single blow, as one might do in butchering a cow. That's one possible version of an event that took place sometime during the winter of 1609-10 in Jamestown.
August 22, 2008 |
The National Constitution Center will host the debut of a major traveling exhibition exploring the four-century sweep of the black American experience, from slavery to the cusp of the presidency, officials announced yesterday. America I AM: The African American Imprint was conceived by talk-show host and author Tavis Smiley, and organized by the Cincinnati Museum Center and Arts and Exhibition International, the private entity best known in Philadelphia for the blockbuster King Tut exhibit at the Franklin Institute last year.
August 23, 2007 |
Seymour I. Toll is a Philadelphia lawyer This is the 400th anniversary of two pioneering efforts to establish English colonies in America: Jamestown in Virginia and Popham Colony (Fort St. George) at the mouth of the Kennebec River on Maine's mid-coast. Although nearly abandoned in 1610, Jamestown survived to become the first successful English colony in America. Its culminating celebration in May included Queen Elizabeth II and President and Laura Bush. Maine's village of Popham in the town of Phippsburg (2000 census of 2,106 people)
May 11, 2007 |
The "Eureka!" moment, as Bill Kelso recalls it, occurred in June 1994, when he discovered post holes forming an outline of the long-lost fort built by the Jamestown settlers. What he really found, though he didn't realize it then, was the key to understanding the American idea, unraveling a mystery that had been buried for nearly four centuries and changing everything for true believers in the Jamestown saga. Through the three-sided, palisaded structure and the nearly one million artifacts unearthed at the site, a story could be told of 104 immigrants determined to survive and succeed - a counterargument to scholars who portrayed a colony of indolent Englishmen, decimated by disease and famine, reduced to extorting food from the Indians and eating rats and, eventually, one another.
January 20, 2006 |
In the opening moments of The New World an ominous thunderclap silences the birdsong, signaling the arrival of English colonists in Powhatan country (now Virginia) in 1607. Can the native Powhatans, who tread lightly on the bountiful land, coexist with the English, who deforest acres to build Jamestown colony? Terrence Malick's ravishing film, a meditation on America's foundation myth, centers on the encounter between Powhatan princess Pocahontas (Q'orianka Kilcher) and English adventurer John Smith (Colin Farrell)
October 13, 2002 |
The Hatboro-Horsham girls' team travels five miles just to practice on William Tennent's hilly cross-country course, and Jamestown of Williamsburg, Va., drives more than five hours one way to race at the William Tennent Invitational. Now in its 47th year, the meet is the longest continuously held cross-country invitational in Pennsylvania, according to meet director Ted Abel. It offers something for everybody, with varsity, junior varsity and novice races. This year, it also provided an athletic outlet for two teams on alert due to the sniper attacks in the Washington area.
June 20, 1999 |
The kids looked dubious. Six soldiers shared that flimsy tent smaller than a pup tent? They didn't have sleeping bags either. Revolutionary War soldiers were assigned just one big blanket per tent: They'd cut it so each man got a piece, explained Bill Blair, chief interpreter for the Yorktown Victory Center museum as he stood in the "military encampment. " He invited the kids to lie down on top of the straw, as the soldiers did, sleeping in shifts. Most barely out of their teens, he explained, the soldiers ate watery stew, hard biscuits and whatever else they could find, getting sick often, with only herbal remedies to relieve their symptoms.
February 25, 1996 |
Here are some of the writings and quotes cited by those who have questioned Patrick J. Buchanan's views on blacks, Jews, immigrants and women: "I think God made all people good, but if we had to take a million immigrants in, say Zulus, next year, or Englishmen, and put them in Virginia, what group would be easier to assimilate and would cause less problems for the people of Virginia?" From ABC News' This Week With David Brinkley, 1991. Women "are simply not endowed by nature with the same measures of single-minded ambition and the will to succeed in the fiercely competitive world of Western capitalism.
October 31, 1993 |
Quick as the judge got the word out, Janey Rose's daddy erupted from the back row and stormed out of the only courtroom in town. Though Wallace Bobo Jr. was sitting up front with his lawyer, he could not have missed the abrupt exit. And when Bobo left the courtroom himself awhile later - undoubtedly relieved that one charge against him had just been dismissed - he showed no surprise at what he found outside. Sure enough, there stood John "Junior" Rose - feet planted on the cracked tile floor, hands plunged into the pockets of his signature khaki pants - when Bobo lumbered toward him down the wide flight of marble stairs.
January 4, 1993 |
Ron Rainey learned what it felt like to lose on the wrestling mat last season. He learned it early and often - 15 times in his 20 matches, to be exact. But it has not taken long for the Ridley senior to put his losing ways behind him. Some off-season workouts and a few summer tournaments were apparently all he needed. By capturing the Ridley Tournament championship at 160 pounds on Wednesday, Rainey improved his record this season to 7-1 and has become one of the team's more dependable wrestlers.