16 April

As Olympics protests mount, China blasts its foreign critics

By Tim Johnson McClatchy Newspapers (MCT) BEIJING _ Bristling at criticism in the run-up to the Summer Olympics, China is lashing back at its foreign critics _ by name. Earlier this week, the state Xinhua news agency called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “disgusting.” And on Tuesday, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu lambasted a CNN commentator, […]

14 April

Memphis blows a fourth quarter lead

Scott Fowler McClatchy Newspapers (MCT) SAN ANTONIO: What a game. What a night. And what an incredible collapse. The specter of 2008 will now join the ghost of Elvis in permanent residence in Memphis. And Elvis will be looked upon much more fondly there than the ghost of this nutty 2008 national championship game, in […]

07 April

The penny may become an antique

Chicago Tribune MCT Campus Nicolas Cage starred in a preposterous thriller a few years back that included a secret clue to riches, the “National Treasure” of the title, embedded on U.S. money. Turns out riches are embedded in U.S. money, specifically nickels and pennies, and there’s nothing secret about it.