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  • The science of grumpy old men, voodoo dolls and smart kids

    The science of grumpy old men, voodoo dolls and smart kids
    It is Science day in this space, and we will be taking a look a three recent studies: why men get grumpy after age 70, why parental involvement in a child's education isn't what it's cracked up to be and what makes couples stick pins in voodoo dolls that represent their mates.
  • Armando Peraza dies; flamboyant bongo drummer

    Cuban-born drummer Armando Peraza, a self-taught musician who transformed himself from a homeless orphan in Havana to a world-recognized bongo and conga expert who performed with Carlos Santana for nearly two decades, died Monday in a South San...

    Baseball needs to channel 'inner Jackie Robinson'

    Baseball needs to channel 'inner Jackie Robinson'
    Every year baseball honors Jackie Robinson on April 15, and every year we hear about a generation of black athletes tuning the game out. A USA Today survey revealed only 7.8 percent of the players on major league rosters opening day were African-...

    Republican misdirection on tax investigations

    Happy Tax Day, when just getting the forms filled out and mailed is cause for celebration. One person not celebrating is former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner. She was a regular green-eyeshade employee carrying out thankless tasks until,...

    When politics enter the sports playing field

    Among the revelations in Betty Medsger's powerful new book, "The Burglary," is the story of how local antiwar activists shrewdly selected March 8, 1971, for their historic break-in at an FBI office in Media. That was the night of the "Fight of the...