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  • Alicia Gonzalez, fighting child obesity

     Alicia Gonzalez, fighting child obesity
    It's hard to imagine Alicia Gonzalez doing anything in slow motion. "I do enjoy yoga, believe it or not," says Gonzalez, executive director of Chicago Run, a nonprofit organization that works with Chicago public schools to help fight childhood obesity...
  • UCF to offer free online classes

     
    The University of Central Florida has joined the growing ranks of universities nationwide that are offering free online courses to the masses. Starting next year, UCF will offer two free courses through a new online learning platform called Canvas...
  • About the Red Planet

     
    Jennifer Stern, a NASA scientist at Goddard Space Station in Greenbelt, Md., and a member of the team that created the instrumentation for sample taking and analysis aboard the Rover Curiosity, headlined a recent public lecture at Cedar Crest College...
  • Rockapella to present two family shows in Sellersville

     
    Experience vocal music — from vintage Mills Brothers through jazz and rock to current hip-hop — with Rockapella on Saturday at the Sellersville Theater. The group, whose name combines rock and a cappella, is made up of five singers who perform...
  • Charles Colson dies at 80; Watergate felon and prison reformer

    Charles Colson dies at 80; Watergate felon and prison reformer
    WASHINGTON — Watergate felon and prison reformer Charles W. Colson, who died Saturday at age 80 in northern Virginia, was two people. He was Richard Nixon's "hatchet man," the president's "evil genius," who by his own admission was "ruthless in...
  • Singer-actress likes her tiny Bahamian hideaway

    Singer-actress likes her tiny Bahamian hideaway
    Born in Gulf Breeze, Fla., and living in New York City, singer-actress Ashley Brown originated the title role of "Mary Poppins" on Broadway. She reprised the role in the national tour, receiving the 2010 Garland Award for that performance. Her...
  • Joe Paterno removed as Penn State coach; President Spanier quits

    Joe Paterno removed as Penn State coach; President Spanier quits
    Joe Paterno is no longer Penn State head football coach and Graham Spanier is out as president, the university's board of trustees announced Wednesday night in its response to the child sex scandal that has overwhelmed the college and shocked the nation....
  • Palm Beach All-County girls tennis

    Teams selected on season performances and coaches ballots First teamLuisa Candido Olympic Heights junior Record: 10-2 Comment: The two-time state qualifier won the district title and reached the Class 3A state semifinals at No. 1 singles. Tracy...
  • March 15: Author - Michael Showalter Talks About His Book, Mr. Funny Pants

    March 15: Author - Michael Showalter Talks About His Book, Mr. Funny Pants
    Michael Showalter To purchase a copy of the book: Mr. Funny Pants Michael Showalter -- born in Princetion, NJ and a graduate of Brown University '92 -- lives in Brooklyn. He was a founding member of the sketch comedy troupe, The State, which ran for...
  • Diving into top CIF action

    It's all hands deck for the La CaƱada High boys' and girls' swim teams this season, as they have made the jump from CIF Southern Section Division II to Division I. The Spartans boys' swimming Coach, Art Lopez, who's entering his sixth season, knows it'...
  • Edwin Gaustad dies at 87; scholar of American religion

    Edwin Gaustad dies at 87; scholar of American religion
    Edwin Gaustad, a retired UC Riverside history and religious studies professor who was a preeminent scholar on the separation of church and state, and who did groundbreaking work mapping the nation's religious landscape, has died. He was 87. Gaustad...