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  • Career before college? 11 Clippers say earning degree is still a goal

    Career before college? 11 Clippers say earning degree is still a goal
    Spencer Hawes has spent seven times as long in the NBA as he did at the University of Washington, where he starred for one season before becoming a lottery pick in the draft. The Clippers forward-center was on campus so briefly he didn't even choose a...
  • Manes: She's a long way from the bayou

    Manes: She's a long way from the bayou
    "Day by day night after night ... Blinded by the neon lights Hurry here hustlin' there ... No one's got the time to spare Money's tight nothin' free... Won't somebody come and rescue me I am stranded ... Caught in the crossfire Stranded .....
  • Barbara Schmidt advocates for inner peace

    Barbara and Dick Schmidt keep three sets of schedules: his, hers and the Schmidt Family Foundation. The largesse of Dick Schmidt's family fortune continues to be seen and felt all over town. Florida Atlantic University has the Charles E. Schmidt name on...
  • Alcohol, tobacco, firearms and -- marimbas?

    Tax season is in full swing, with more than 39 million returns already processed, thanks to the ruthless efficiency of the Internal Revenue Service, America's second least-loved federal agency. Yes, I said second least-loved, even though most citizens...
  • Community's 'unsung heroes' helped make Aurora safer

    Community's 'unsung heroes' helped make Aurora safer
    It's nothing short of inspiring the people you see at a community event like the one held Thursday in remembrance of the 20th anniversary of the murder of Moshe Rogers. Many I've met before, of course. You don't work as a journalist as long as I have in...
  • Lawmakers push 'Small Business Saturday' tax holiday

    Lawmakers push 'Small Business Saturday' tax holiday
    TALLAHASSEE - After passing a glut of sales tax holidays last year, lawmakers are preparing for another this year, this one targeting small businesses. Bills from Sen. Rene Garcia, R-Miami, and Rep. Jay Fant, R-Jacksonville, would eliminate the sales...
  • Legislative notebook: Bills headed to McAuliffe

    RICHMOND – Legislation that would require statewide norms for school seclusion and restraint policies is headed to the governor for his signature. Senate Bill 782 passed the House unanimously Friday. It had already cleared the Senate. The bill...
  • Pakistani school reopens after Taliban massacre of students

    Pakistani school reopens after Taliban massacre of students
    Pakistani children returned on Monday to the school where Taliban gunmen killed 150 of their classmates and teachers last month, clutching their parents' hands tightly in a poignant symbol of perseverance despite the horrors they had endured. It was the...
  • Legislative notebook: ABC reform, Uber, Common Core … Friday at the Virginia General Assembly

    Legislative notebook: ABC reform, Uber, Common Core … Friday at the Virginia General Assembly
    State legislators are working on a massive overhaul of Virginia's Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, saying they want it to run more like a business. The ABC would still be a state-run liquor monopoly under Senate Bill 1032 and a companion bill in the...
  • Survey: Consumers plan to spend more to achieve 2015 resolutions

    Survey: Consumers plan to spend more to achieve 2015 resolutions
    Do New Year's resolutions lead to changes in consumers' buying decisions? Do consumers spend more or less to reach their goals? Those are a couple of questions Boston-based consulting firm Influence Central posed to more than 400 women this month to...
  • Flu rages, fears mount as students head back to school

    Flu rages, fears mount as students head back to school
    The scene is set for the flu season, already deadly, to take a dramatic turn for the worst in the Lehigh Valley. Circulating is a particularly nasty strain of the flu against which the vaccine offers little protection. And now, just as students are...