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  • How to foster compassion in children

     How to foster compassion in children
    Are the ideas on offer to reform America's schools really the best we can come up with? Texas has embraced reforms, for example, that call for increasing the number of charter schools and eliminating some of the exams required to graduate from high...
  • Basic biology may explain higher death rates for boys

    Basic biology may explain higher death rates for boys
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - It's known that women, as a group, outlive men, but the female survival advantage begins at birth and may stem from some fundamental vulnerability of boys, according to a new study. Researchers looking at U.S. national data on...
  • Community: Glendale Panhellenic gives scholarships

    Community: Glendale Panhellenic gives scholarships
    The Glendale Area Alumnae Panhellenic is a nonprofit organization serving Glendale and surrounding areas with member volunteers from many of the 26 sororities recognized by the National Panhellenic Conference. Members raise money through a benefit...
  • Lasker Award: Cochlear implant pioneers took on 'impossible' task

    Listen up! Three scientists have won the 2013 Lasker Award for clinical research for pioneering work on cochlear implants that have given the profoundly deaf the ability to hear. The decades of groundbreaking research by Graeme M. Clark, Ingeborg...
  • Heat player gives slam dunk lesson in hard work

    Heat player gives slam dunk lesson in hard work
    Earning straight A’s and just one B in high school is right on par with winning two NBA Championships, Miami Heat player Shane Battier told 250 students in Fort Lauderdale Monday. “That’s something I’m just as proud of,”...
  • Dr. Howard F. Raskin, gastroenterologist

    Dr. Howard F. Raskin, gastroenterologist
    Dr. Howard F. Raskin, former chief of the gastroenterology department at Maryland General Hospital, died Sept. 17 at Duke University Hospital during surgery to replace a heart valve. The longtime Owings Mills resident was 87. "Howard was one of the...
  • Tift Merritt's 'Night' music

    Tift Merritt's 'Night' music
    Tift Merritt is the restless sort. You can read it in her lyrics, yearning, deep-rooted narratives about moving around and moving on, often alone. You can hear it in her music, which rests comfortably within many genres without settling for any. And you...
  • John Ward Ross-Duggan, MD

    John Ward Ross-Duggan, MD
    John Ward Ross-Duggan, MD (nicknames “ John Ross, Doctor John, Rhino) Died at age of 57 drowned in a sailing accident on February 23, 2013. Residing in Honolulu, Hawaii. Born: Long Beach CALIF. On August 2, 1955 Son of Dr. John K Ross-Duggan,...
  • Former Duke lacrosse accuser convicted of murder

    The woman who incited a national scandal in 2006 when she accused Duke University lacrosse players of rape has been convicted of second-degree murder in the death of her boyfriend. A North Carolina judge sentenced Crystal Mangum, 34, to between 14 and...
  • Afghanistan Center is her monument to her great love

    Afghanistan Center is her monument to her great love
    KABUL, Afghanistan — It was an extramarital affair that scandalized Kabul. It would also fuel a lifelong adventure and help create a legacy for Afghanistan. Author Nancy Hatch Dupree, eightysomething,┬árecently opened the Afghanistan Center at...
  • Robert T. Franklin Sr., lawyer

    Robert T. Franklin Sr., lawyer
    Robert T. Franklin Sr., who practiced law for three decades and was a founding partner of Franklin & Prokopik, drowned Nov. 23 while vacationing at St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. The Lutherville resident was 55. Mr. Franklin and his wife of 33 years,...