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  • Levenger founder Steve Leveen returns to school at Harvard

    Levenger founder Steve Leveen returns to school at Harvard
    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...
  • The need for radical transparency on U.S. torture

    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...
  • Earthquake could destroy L.A.'s water lifeline

    Earthquake could destroy L.A.'s water lifeline
    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...
  • UF's Machen to become privately funded adviser to school

    UF's Machen to become privately funded adviser to school
    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,...
  • Lehigh Valley runners reunite at club cross country championships

    Lehigh Valley runners reunite at club cross country championships
    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...
  • Penn's president feels heat from her police for 'die in'

    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...
  • Scientists say climate change means sicker world for sea life

    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...
  • Holiday tipping: Who gets paid and how much

    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...
  • Dr. Thomas Murphy, Vietnam veteran and cardiac surgeon, dies

     Dr. Thomas Murphy, Vietnam veteran and cardiac surgeon, dies
    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...
  • Connecticut Winemakers Ponder Opportunities Presented By Climate Change

    Connecticut Winemakers Ponder Opportunities Presented By Climate Change
    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...
  • When obesity is an inherited trait, maybe gut bacteria is the link

    When obesity is an inherited trait, maybe gut bacteria is the link
    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...