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Andrew Carnegie

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  • Officer Receives National Heroism Award For Saving Pilot

    Officer Receives National Heroism Award For Saving Pilot
    A Muskegon police officer has earned national recognition for saving a pilots' life after a 2010 plane crash. FOX 17 spoke to pilot Chris Porter, from Illinois, after his plane went down near the Muskegon County airport. From his hospital bed,...
  • Don't be agast (or even aghast)! Tribune once trifled with standard spelling

    Don't be agast (or even aghast)! Tribune once trifled with standard spelling
    For more than 40 years, the Tribune crusaded against an "unspeakable offense," a "monster cruelty": English spelling. From Jan. 28, 1934, to Sept. 28, 1975, the newspaper adopted a system of simplified spelling, a cause dearly felt by publisher Col....
  • Bookmark: Take a chance on these moguls' biographies

    How'd they do it? That is often thought to be the primary motivation behind our fascination with the life stories of business behemoths: a curiosity about the means — both noble and scurrilous — by which mammoth fortunes are made. "Steve...
  • Developer gives $45M for heart center

    Developer gives $45M for heart center
    LA JOLLA, Calif. -- Scripps Health announced Wednesday a $45 million donation from area developer and philanthropist Conrad Prebys to fund construction of its cardiovascular center at the Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla campus. The donation is the...
  • Mailbag: Are libraries next after Borders?

    The good news is that you nicely captured the poignancy of the closing of a bookstore (Letters From The Editor: On the border of a cultural shift," John Canalis column, July 29). The bad news is that the topic was even available to write about. We're...
  • GCC professor given award for years of leadership

    GCC professor given award for years of leadership
    Gordon Alexandre has never shied away from confrontation. As a student at UCLA during the 1960s and ’70s, he rocked an enormous afro while serving as a vocal grass-roots organizer. Later, as a history professor at Glendale Community College, he...
  • Friends of the Library: Libraries need maintenance, too

    More than 100 years ago, the philanthropist Andrew Carnegie saw the potential for the public library to be the center of enlightened learning in every community. He offered to build libraries if communities would contribute land, furnish money for...
  • 'Banquet at Delmonico's' by Barry Werth

    'Banquet at Delmonico's' by Barry Werth
    -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Evolutionist: In the Calendar section on Jan. 11, a photo caption with the review of the book "Banquet at Delmonico's" mentioned Charles Darwin and his fellow evolutionist, Herbert Spencer, but did not make clear...
  • 'Eco Barons: The Dreamers, Schemers and Millionaires Who Are Saving Our Planet' by Edward Humes

    Eco Barons The Dreamers, Schemers and Millionaires Who are Saving Our Planet Edward Humes Ecco: 368 pp., $25.99 Excepting the facts that the title is absurd and the premise conceptually fractured, this is a fine little book: a collection of starry-...
  • 'Rebirth of a Nation' by Jackson Lears

    'Rebirth of a Nation' by Jackson Lears
    Jackson Lears is a formidable, compellingly original cultural and intellectual historian. In "No Place of Grace: Antimodernism and the Transformation of American Culture, 1880-1920," Lears skillfully delineated the role of aesthetic radicals -- notably...
  • Oxnard

    Oxnard
    For the last decade, Oxnard has been trying to shirk its stigma as the place you drive past on the 101 to head to more glamorous destinations such as Santa Barbara. A thriving agricultural area (made famous by its annual California Strawberry Festival...