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  • Pauline Bower: Retired educator was dedicated to living life to fullest

    Pauline Bower: Retired educator was dedicated to living life to fullest
    During nearly a century of life, Pauline Bower never stopped longing to learn. Bower was taught how to drive on a Model T Ford in the late 1920s, and at age 98, after losing her sight, learned to voice-dial family members using Siri technology on an...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • EatingWell: Struggling to lose weight? Outsmart your appetite

    You know that one of the keys to losing weight is eating fewer calories. But it can be hard to know how to cut back without feeling deprived or hungry. These tips can help make healthy eating easier: 1. Out of sight, out of mind It's hard to resist...
  • Longtime Advocate For State's Cities, Towns

    Joel Cogen, who co-founded and propelled the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities into a powerful voice for cities and towns in the state legislature, died Nov. 8. He was 81 and had lived in Hamden. Today, "CCM is the envy of just about every...
  • Venturing inside the teenage brain

    Venturing inside the teenage brain
    If you've ever tried to warn teenagers of the consequences of risky behavior — only to have them sigh and roll their eyes — don't blame them. Blame their brain anatomy. Sociologists and psychologists have long known that teen brains are...
  • USC Provost Garrett to become first female president of Cornell

     Cornell University on Tuesday tapped USC's provost, Elizabeth Garrett, to be its next president, naming a woman to the post for the first time and continuing a trend toward female leaders of the elite Ivy League's campuses. Garrett, 51, who is also...
  • Robert McCartney: Nation's embrace of fracking ignores environmental risks

    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's attitude toward natural-gas fracking seems to depend on whether it occurs somewhere that would be politically inconvenient for him. McAuliffe, a Democrat, said recently he's determined to prevent the controversial...
  • UF, FSU presidents approved by state board

    UF, FSU presidents approved by state board
    New leaders have been approved at Florida's top two public universities. Former Florida House Speaker John Thrasher will lead Florida State University while Cornell University Provost W. Kent Fuchs will lead the University of Florida. The State...
  • Kenyan Orphans Project Uplifting, Transformative

    Kenyan Orphans Project Uplifting, Transformative
    Ethnic conflict is neither restricted to classroom discussions on international relations nor front page newspaper headlines. It has real impact on lives, a fact that we often only read about, not experience. When a girls' orphanage was burned to the...
  • 'Freshman 15' may be oversold: analysis

    'Freshman 15' may be oversold: analysis
    College students may not gain the much-dreaded "freshman 15" but they do gain weight during their years in school, according to a fresh look at some past research. Young adults gained an average of about 3.5 pounds (about 1.6 kg) over their college...