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  • Former steel worker wins prestigious poetry prize

    In the summer of 1970, Afaa Michael Weaver was a clerk recording the weight of the massive tin coils produced at Sparrows Point Steel Mill, tin that would later be turned into soup cans and the like. He used a crayon to mark the coils, which would be warm enough to melt the wax, so his numbers would stick. In between, he wrote poems on the backs of the tally sheets. He remembers when he showed up for work one day just as a co-worker's foot was being amputated; it was caught in the machinery and it was the only way to free him. Weaver thought, I gotta get a safer job. He did, relatively speaking, and worked the next 14 years on the packing floor and, later, in the warehouse of Proctor & Gamble's factory in Locust Point.
  • The American obsession with smuggling, from the Boston Tea Party through today's drug trade

    "No taxation without representation"-that's understood to be a patriotic rallying cry of the people who became the founders of the United States of America. Early Americans, so the story goes, protested taxes by the British as part of defending their...

    Rockapella to present two family shows in Sellersville

     
    Experience vocal music — from vintage Mills Brothers through jazz and rock to current hip-hop — with Rockapella on Saturday at the Sellersville Theater. The group, whose name combines rock and a cappella, is made up of five singers who perform...

    Lakers enjoy plenty of rest against Bobcats

     
    One of the highlights of the Lakers' 106-73 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats was that Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum had a chance to rest.

    Drake: No 'merit' to 'Marvin's Room' lawsuit

     
    Drake is slapped with lawsuit for "Marvin's Room." The rapper-singer says there's no merit to claims.