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  • Tire makers race to turn dandelions into rubber

    MUENSTER Germany (Reuters) - Dutch biologist Ingrid van der Meer often meets with disbelief when she talks about her work on dandelions and how it could secure the future of road transport. The reaction is understandable, given most people regard the...
  • Dunbar Brooks, head of Baltimore County and state school boards, dies

    Dunbar Brooks, head of Baltimore County and state school boards, dies
    Dunbar Brooks, a longtime Turners Station civic activist who was the first African-American to serve as president of the Baltimore County school board and later became president of the Maryland State Board of Education, died Sunday at Johns Hopkins...
  • Smart ways to save on college textbooks

    (Reuters) - With the cost of college textbooks surpassing $1,000 a year for many students, soon-to-be sophomore Matt Schroeder came up with a smart way to trim costs. He worked out a system of borrowing books from upperclassmen, offering nominal...
  • James E. Moore, leader with scholarship program for golf caddies, 1941-2014

     James E. Moore, leader with scholarship program for golf caddies, 1941-2014
    James E. Moore had a profound impact on the lives of thousands of young men and women as the face of the Evans Scholars Foundation, which has provided tuition and housing to 10,000 golf caddies since 1930. Those caddies had a lasting impact on him too....
  • Crealde School's 'Last Harvest' exhibit in Winter Garden

     Crealde School's 'Last Harvest' exhibit in Winter Garden
    WHAT: The Crealde School of Art's "Lake Harvest" exhibit is on view for the first time in Winter Garden. Through photos, "The Last Harvest: A History and Tribute to the Life and Work of the Farmworkers on Lake Apopka" documents the lives of those who...
  • Dr. Joseph K. Perloff dies at 89; head of UCLA cardiology center

     Dr. Joseph K. Perloff dies at 89; head of UCLA cardiology center
    Dr. Joseph K. Perloff, a retired UCLA cardiologist who helped establish the study of adult congenital heart disease and became the founding director of one of the first clinics dedicated to its treatment, died Sunday at his home in Los Angeles. He was...
  • Michael E. Faccinetto: Public education beneficial for the common good

    We live in a society of high-stakes competition. With the shrinking economy and recent recession, quality middle-class jobs have become scarce. Reformers tell us students must be prepared to compete in the global economy, and this can only be...
  • Florida Polytechnic University opens with a bookless library

    Florida Polytechnic University opens with a bookless library
    Florida Polytechnic University is so new that it has only been open for a few days. It's the latest campus in the Florida State University system, has plans to be part of a new Silicon Valley East, and boasts a striking main building designed by Spanish...
  • Founding FAU coach Howard Schnellenberger honored Owls are naming football field after him

    Founding FAU coach Howard Schnellenberger honored Owls are naming football field after him
    There was excitement in Howard Schnellenberger's voice when he spoke about the Florida Atlantic University board of trustees' unanimous vote on Wednesday to name the Owls' football field after him. "Us old coaches are led out to pasture when our...
  • Rick Eckstein leaves Angels to become Kentucky assistant coach

    Player information coach Rick Eckstein has left the Angels to become an assistant baseball coach at the University of Kentucky, Tim Mead, the team’s vice president of communications, confirmed on Thursday. Eckstein, the older brother of former...
  • Windsor Board of Education appoints new Poquonock School principal

    Upon recommendation of Superintendent of Schools Dr. Craig A. Cooke, the Windsor Board of Education recently appointed a new principal of Poquonock School. The Board appointed Tracie Peterson as the Poquonock School principal, effective immediately....