| Jun 28, 2013
| 10:40 AM
Curtis Tarr, the director of the U.S. Selective Service System who altered the lottery for the draft during the Vietnam War to make the process more random, died June 21 of pneumonia at his home in Walnut Creek, Calif. He was 88.
His death was confirmed...
| Jun 29, 2013
HACKENSACK, N.J. - The majestic oak that sits on the corner of Cedar Lane and Palisade Avenue in Teaneck, N.J., is headed for the chopping block, but the historic tree may live on, if experts can manage the tricky feat of cloning it.
The practice of...
| Jan 1, 2013
People have an intrinsic right to know their ancestry — at least Reuben Pannor thought so.
A Los Angeles social worker and trailblazer for the open-adoption movement, Pannor co-wrote "The Adoption Triangle," a 1978 book that served as the...
| Jan 15, 2013
Dyer Brainerd Holmes
NASA manned space flight director
Dyer Brainerd Holmes, 91, director of manned space flight for NASA when Americans were making their early forays into space in the early 1960s, died Friday at a hospital in Memphis, Tenn., of...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 2:14 PM
An honor like the Nelson Algren Short Story Award can be a boon to a writer. It can give him or her the confidence to slog through rejections and trudge forward with literary endeavors. When we asked former Nelson Algren Award recipients what winning...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Steven Muller, former president of the Johns Hopkins University and a major figure in American higher education, died Saturday of respiratory failure at his Washington home. He was 85.
A child refugee from Nazi Germany who went on to earn a doctorate...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 10:50 PM
Cardinal Jozef Glemp, 83, the head of Poland's influential Roman Catholic church from 1981 to 2004 — a time when it played a historic role in the fight against communism — died Wednesday in Warsaw. Jozef Kloch,...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 7:24 PM
In 1998, just before Napoleon Chagnon retired from the University of California at Santa Barbara, he signed a contract to write a book about his life as an anthropologist among the Yanomamö people, who live in the forests of Venezuela and Brazil. It...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Clemens Tsao Engagement Announcement
Dr. and Mrs. Keuy-Yeou Tsao of Chicago, Illinois are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Dr. Anne Tsao to Dr. Mark Clemens II, son of Debra Clemens of Washington, D.C. and Mark Clemens of Orange,...
| Mar 13, 2013
Sheela Raja remembers treating a victim of teen dating violence who at first felt too ashamed to talk about the experience. Instead, the victim buried the trauma in alcohol until she finally opened up during therapy.
Raja, a licensed clinical...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Concerns about utility smart meters are frequently dismissed as tinfoil-hat paranoia. But it's not so easy to dismiss Jonathan Libber.
The Baltimore man delivers his arguments against the wireless devices in the calm manner of an attorney. He is, in...