| Dec 19, 2014
| 12:03 PM
Steve Leveen built his business on the benefits of reading. Delray Beach-based Levenger sells products for readers and writers.
So friends and colleagues are not surprised that in 2015 Leveen will be hitting the books in a more formal way — at...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 5:27 PM
Here's a radical idea: Let the people decide.
Since the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on torture last week, we have been treated to a predictable barrage of overheated hyperbole. The left says the CIA program was utterly...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 8:15 PM
Los Angeles gets 88% of its water from three major aqueducts, flowing from the Colorado River, Owens Valley and the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.
But as they make their way into the region, the aqueducts cross the San Andreas fault a total of 32...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 8:31 AM
University of Florida President Bernie Machen will spend his first half decade out of office as a privately funded adviser to the Gainesville school.
Machen, who will step down as president at the end of December after 11 years leading the university,...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 4:04 PM
Frances Koons had a good wakeup call Saturday morning to get her going for the USA Track and Field Club Cross Country Championships.
Her younger sister, Anne, due with her first child, was having labor pains. Koons, a former PIAA Class 3A track and...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 8:05 AM
University of Pennsylvania president Amy Gutmann has become the second Pennsylvania college president in a week to face criticism for participating in "die-in" protests held by students.
Gutmann lay on the floor with student protesters when they took...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 12:05 PM
SEATTLE The shellfish pathogen that hit California's Channel Islands in the 1980s began to quickly kill one of the tideland's most important animals black abalone.
But what unnerved scientists was what they learned next: Whenever ocean waters grew...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 12:08 PM
Tipping a service person is illogical if you stop to think about it. Why would rational people voluntarily pay more for a service than they must?
Tipping is not as rampant in other countries as it is in the United States. And besides, who carries cash...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 4:44 PM
After serving as an Army surgeon in Vietnam at the height of the war, Dr. Thomas E. Murphy joined the medical staff at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston in 1970 and through the years worked to make the cardiac department one of the best equipped and...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 1:25 AM
Connecticut isn't at all like the sunny, dry-summer places where most of the world's great wine grapes are grown. Winters are more bitter than in France. Growing seasons are shorter and wetter than Italy's, Spain's or California's.
So you'd think that...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 2:21 PM
When wondering whether genes are contributing to your struggle with weight, a new study suggests it might be useful to look within -- at the garden of bacteria growing in your gut.
In particular, you might well wonder whether, in addition to their...