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Students Get Little Computer Science Instruction

By Donna St. George WASHINGTON (AP) – Their lives swirl in technology, but the nation’s high school students spend little time studying the computer science that is the basis of it all. Few are taught to write lines of code, and few take classes that delve into the workings of the Internet or explain how [...]

Students Update 171-Year-Old Vermontville Landmark

By Rachel Greco VERMONTVILLE, Mich. (AP) – They don’t build them like this anymore. That’s what restoration experts found out recently at Vermontville’s landmark “chapel.” The old-growth pine that was used to construct each 12-pane window in the historical community building on Vermontville’s Main Street, isn’t like anything used by builders today, according to the [...]

Putting New Faces On Old Churches

By Vikaas Shanker PLAINFIELD, Ill. (AP) – The dilapidated St. Mary’s Catholic church on Lockport Street is a relic of Plainfield history. Built in 1836, originally as a Universalist church, the building more recently was home to Baci’s restaurant. When the restaurant closed, the building sat empty for two years before the village acquired the [...]

Va. Ballpark Proposal Stirs Slave-Trade Memories

By Steve Szkotak RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A proposal to build a ballpark in the slave-trading center of the former capital of the Confederacy has stirred opposition from African-Americans and others who contend it is “sacred ground” and no place to play baseball. Opponents heckled Mayor Dwight C. Jones in November when he outlined plans [...]

Muncie Preservation Officer Has Long Wish List

By Robin Gibson MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) – Brad King’s interest in historic preservation goes way back. Recently named Muncie’s new historic preservation officer, King was already involved in efforts to identify and save local history well before being named to the unpaid appointed city office. King moved to Muncie in 1996 to study anthropology at [...]