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Charleston the (relatively) obscure

Why has Oscar Charleston remained so obscure, even among hardcore baseball fans?

That is probably the first question someone who claims that Charleston is baseball’s greatest forgotten player must answer. 519 more words

Oscar Charleston

Higher Temperatures Impair Efficacy of Permethrin Insecticide

By Harvey Black

The effectiveness of an important mosquito-fighting insecticide may be a casualty of global climate change, according to a recent study in the… 625 more words

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Shawsheen Tech School Committee Wants Broadrick As Next Superintendent

BILLERICA, MA — The Shawsheen Tech School Committee Meeting voted unanimously tonight to enter into contract negotiations with Timothy Broadrick, the school’s Director of Technical Programs, to become the school’s next Superintendent. 872 more words


The Schuessler-Peterson Murders

My novel Suitcase Charlie begins with a Prologue, a statement from an Associated Press wire report from October 18, 1955.

The bodies of three boys were found nude and dumped in a ditch near Chicago today at 12:15 p.m.   1,156 more words

BREAKING: Shawsheen Tech Superintendent Charlie Lyons Announces Retirement Effective December 2015

WILMINGTON, MA — Charlie Lyons, the longtime Superintendent-Director of the Shawsheen Valley Technical School District, announced last week he plans to retire at the end of 2015. 1,042 more words


Calvin's Multi-faceted Atonement (TGC)

If there’s one thing anybody knows about Calvin’s doctrine of salvation it’s that he taught the doctrine of double-predestination. If people venture beyond that, according to the popular picture of 20th-century theology, Calvin is basically the creative chap who invented penal substitutionary atonement as a variation on Anselm’s theme, and most of his thought was concerned with Christ satisfying the wrath of God. 248 more words


Only the Ball Was White: A Review

Back when I was working on my PhD in history the big book that was causing a stir was Time on the Cross, a book that was hugely controversial and was  supposed to use new statistical methods, later called “cliometrics” (Clio was the Greek Muse of history), to revolutionize how we viewed the institution of slavery. 423 more words