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Whether you'll watch the new series or not, Anne of ‘Green Gables’ is worth revisiting

She is, when we first meet her, a girl “of about eleven, garbed in a very short, very tight, very ugly dress of yellowish gray wincey. She wore a faded brown sailor hat and beneath the hat, extending down her back, were two braids of very thick, decidedly red hair. Her face was small, white and thin, also much freckled; her mouth was large and so were her eyes, that looked green in some lights and moods and gray in others.”

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'The Radium Girls’ tells of the women whose deaths revolutionized the workplace

The young women sat in rows, heads bent, painting numbers on paper watch and clock faces with luminous paint. The numbers on the wristwatches and clock dials were so tiny, the workers needed a very fine brush to complete their work. So the painters did just as their bosses showed them, and pinched the bristles between their lips or teeth to get a superfine point for painting each number.

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Dinosaurs - and Michael Crichton - roar again in 'Dragon Teeth'

As if extracted from amber, a new story has been reanimated from the fossilized brain of Michael Crichton. Recently "discovered" in the late author's archives (Crichton died in 2008), "Dragon Teeth" is a light historical novel that bears all the narrative traits of its techno-thriller ancestor, "Jurassic Park." It's a fun and diverting romp through the Old West in search of dinosaur bones.

Videos

Carlos Rodon injury rehabilitation tour stops in Durham

Former NC State pitcher Carlos Rodon of the Chicago White Sox pitched Friday night for the Charlotte Knights in a Triple-A game against the Durham Bulls. Recovering from a left biceps injury, Rodon pitched well for the first three innings before the Bulls hit him hard for seven runs in the fourth inning on the way to a 9-4 win.
Steve Wiseman swiseman@heraldsun.com
Carlos Rodon injury rehabilitation tour stops in Durham
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Carlos Rodon injury rehabilitation tour stops in Durham

Watch Luke Kennard's surprise after Justin Jackson's ACC player of the year comments 1:26

Watch Luke Kennard's surprise after Justin Jackson's ACC player of the year comments

How an old-school Durham teacher handled discipline 2:09

How an old-school Durham teacher handled discipline

Durham County Sheriff’s Office is jettisoning brown-and-tan uniforms in favor of a new look 0:37

Durham County Sheriff’s Office is jettisoning brown-and-tan uniforms in favor of a new look