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Thursday, December 11th, 2008

  • I wish that Fluffy could talk. Maybe then we could find out how in the world she managed to do it.

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

  • Northern Virginia is a much more crowded place than it was during the Civil War. But Civil War historians, preservationists, and buffs, as well as National Park Service officials, are still flummoxed by Wal-Mart's wish to place a super center next to one of the most poignant battlefields of the Civil War.

  • If you didn't find time to drive up to Cedar Breaks National Monument this year, well, you have missed your opportunity for 2008. With winter closing in on Utah's high country, the roads leading to the colorful monument have been closed for the season.

  • The upcoming inauguration continues to attract a lot of attention, and a recent article in Traveler reported on some of the preparations for what could be a record crowd for such events.

  • On December 5, just two days before the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, President Bush used powers granted by the Antiquities Act to designate the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument.