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Family Circle Cup becomes Volvo Cars Open

The Family Circle Cup started as a pioneering women’s tennis tournament on Hilton Head Island in 1973. Champions have included icons of the sport — Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf and both Williams sisters.

Middleton cooks up 1800s picnic for new leisure event

From the time that hunting parties got hungry, the well-to-do have enjoyed eating outdoors. But the picnicking became especially popular in the 1800s, when members of British society tried to commune with nature by dragging their tables, chairs and crystal ware into meadows and wooded groves.




No place for secrets in fighting crime

When witnesses clam up or disappear — and suspected criminals are released as a result — the good guys lose. Police, whose hands are tied, lament that not enough citizens help them get bad guys off the streets.


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