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  • Book review: 'Seeing Further,' edited by Bill Bryson

    Book review: 'Seeing Further,' edited by Bill Bryson
    Seeing Further The Story of Science, Discovery, and the Genius of the Royal Society Edited by Bill Bryson William Morrow: 506 pp., $35 There are about 1,400 people currently entitled to tack on "F.R.S." to the end of their names, possibly the world'...
  • Students fill budget gaps themselves

    Patrece Otero remembers when the Glendale Unified School District used to give her $200 a year to buy classroom supplies for her 20 or so students at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School. This year, Otero received $100 for her 36 students. That's one...
  • State PTA offers scholarships

    The California State PTSA scholarships deadline is approaching. This scholarship recognizes high school seniors for school and community volunteer service and has no grade-point-average requirement. Applicants must be PTA members. Application deadline...
  • An old diary throws him a curve

    An old diary throws him a curve
    Reporting from Orange, Va. On the 19th page of the diary, I saw it. "Spence Mozingo came to . . . get boards for covering the Tob[acco] house." I clasped the back of my head in disbelief. Francis Taylor, a close cousin of James Madison, had kept a...
  • Ben Franklin's 'self-evident' declaration

     
    by Frank James On this Independence Day, as we pay annual homage to the Declaration of Independence for which Thomas Jefferson gets most of the credit for authoring, let's not forget the signal contribution made by Benjamin Franklin -- entrepreneur,......
  • When does Daylight Savings Time start? And why?

     
    Daylight Savings Time. And what's wrong with Arizona? No tsunami news here. Just something about the clocks that seem to rule our lives....
  • Libya: Shhh, don't tell the rebels, but they've lost

     
    If Libya were a prizefight, Moammar Kadafi apparently just won -- on a decision. One minute we're debating how or if the United States should get involved in the crisis in Libya -- see The conversation: The case for and......
  • Authorized Steve Jobs biography will be called 'iSteve.' iSeriously.

     
    An authorized biography of Apple's Steve Jobs, iSteve, coming in 2012....
  • Steve Jobs biography 'iSteve: The Book of Jobs' to hit bookstores, iPads in 2012

     
    Steve Jobs, Apple's notoriously private CEO, has authorized a biography on his life called "iSteve: The Book of Jobs." The iSteve book will hits stores in early 2012 -- releasing on day one to both bookstores and as an iBook for Apple's iPad and iPhone...
  • When in the Course of human events...

     
    by Jim Tankersley France celebrates its independence day on the anniversary of a citizen uprising at a prison; Canada's comes on the anniversary of a legislative act recognizing its self-governance. In the United States, we celebrate a "Dear John"......
  • Constitution Day: Laura Bush's lesson

     
    by Mark Silva The Constitution is 221 years old today. First Lady Laura Bush, who turned 60 not long ago, spoke to the occasion today in the East Room of the White House. Joined by the director of the National......