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Nobel Prize Awards

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  • Charles Townes was a teacher first

    To the editor: Thank you for your excellent obituary of Charles Townes. As scientists who had the great fortune to work closely with Townes earlier in our careers, we benefited greatly from his tutelage and his attention. Townes was a teacher above...
  • South Africa: "Prime Evil," leader of apartheid state death squad, Eugene de Kock gets parole

    The South African government Friday granted parole to Eugene de Kock, the head of an apartheid state covert unit responsible for dozens of deaths, saying his freedom is in the interest of national reconciliation. But those who knew de Kock's victims...
  • South Africa grants parole to apartheid death squad leader 'Prime Evil'

    South Africa grants parole to apartheid death squad leader 'Prime Evil'
    One of apartheid’s most notorious killers, Eugene de Kock, a former police colonel nicknamed “Prime Evil,” will walk free after 20 years in jail. South Africa’s government announced Friday that De Kock had been granted parole. De...
  • Charles Townes, physicist who invented the laser, dies at 99

    Charles Townes, the Columbia University physicist who transformed modern society with his invention of the maser and the laser, receiving the 1964 Nobel Prize in physics for his effort, has died. He was 99. Townes, who had been in failing health, died...
  • Multimedia show has 3 generations of pioneer family

    Author Patrick Smith Rick Smith "A Land Remembered" multimedia show Leesburg Public Library The Friends of the Leesburg Library will sponsor a free multimedia show on the work of the late Patrick Smith, who wrote about the pioneer days of Florida's...
  • U.S. should fix visa program to keep top foreign grads

    About a third of U.S. Nobel Prize winners in medicine, chemistry and physics were born abroad. Foreign-born entrepreneurs have founded a fourth of U.S. engineering and tech companies since 1995, including giants Google, Yahoo and eBay. Foreign...
  • From the archives: Mr. Cub takes on the world

    From the archives: Mr. Cub takes on the world
    This column was orginially published on July 24, 2005. Two steps into the swanky Ritz-Carlton hotel in this Pacific Ocean postcard of a town off the western edge of Los Angeles, Ernie Banks asked the hostess he'd just met about her husband. She blushed....
  • Ernie Banks truly a man for all seasons

    Ernie Banks truly a man for all seasons
    With a familiar glint in his eye and trademark grin on his face, Ernie Banks once revealed a recurring dream of him standing on a stage in Stockholm accepting the Nobel Peace Prize. A friend to presidents who once discussed poverty with Nelson Mandela...
  • Ernie Banks: 1931-2015 —Considered one of baseball's greatest ambassadors

    Ernie Banks, one of baseball's most ebullient and optimistic ambassadors, died Friday, his wife, Liz, confirmed. Known worldwide as "Mr. Cub," Banks became the Cubs first African-American player on Sept. 17, 1953, and went on to become an 11-time All-...
  • Coping with climate change

    Coping with climate change
    A recent letter to the editor points out that a solution to climate change is available that could be supported by Republicans ("Carbon fee is bipartisan solution to climate change," Jan 22). It's revenue-neutral (no new taxes), uses conservative, free-...
  • Winston Churchill, a man for all times

    Winston Churchill, a man for all times
    It is an old debating point: Do the times make the man, or does the man make the times? In the case of Winston Churchill, whose death 50 years ago Saturday the British are remembering with more than nostalgia, it is both. The times in Churchill's case...