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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' six-game trip will reveal identity

     
    The Lakers' six-game trip will foreshadow their future success.

    Lawmakers want to tap special funds to prevent shortfall

     
    Lawmakers voted Thursday to increase the state's ability to borrow from dedicated funds to cover day-to-day expenses, part of a strategy to keep California from falling into the red. If Gov. Jerry Brown signs the bill, it is expected to...