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  • Pacers' Granger among 15 players on 2010 USA Basketball roster after cuts

    Pacers' Granger among 15 players on 2010 USA Basketball roster after cuts
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 28, 2010) ? Following four days of training and an intra-squad exhibition game that were held July 19-24 in Las Vegas, Nev., USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo today announced that 15 players had been selected as...
  • Selby's potential got him this far; now he must produce

    Selby's potential got him this far; now he must produce
    To Josh Selby, the Memphis Grizzlies represent a clean slate, and a team that doesn't care about his past, only his potential. To the Memphis Grizzlies — who snagged the Lake Clifton graduate with the 49th pick in Thursday's NBA Draft — Selby...
  • Mystery of missing man solved after 13 years

    Henry Ackerman had plans — big, cross country, into-the-wild plans. It was 1998, and he was 48 years old, alone, sad and somewhat peculiar. He lived with threecats and a big, sandy-colored dog in an unkempt Baltimore County apartment and worked...
  • Made in Maryland: Niermann Weeks' mission is crystal clear

    Made in Maryland: Niermann Weeks' mission is crystal clear
    Chandeliers were the first thing Joe Niermann designed. And it was five years before he sold one. Now the bejeweled iron and crystal silhouettes are his signature. "I don't really care for the crystals, one way or the other," said Niermann, though...
  • How to overcome a bad grade

    How to overcome a bad grade
    Receiving a bad grade in a college — whether "bad" is considered an F or a B — can be disheartening to students expecting better marks. Dan Ariely, who used to teach at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management,...
  • The mind, as it evolves

    In the fall of 2005, psychiatrist J. Anderson Thomson Jr. was treating an 18-year-old college freshman whom he describes as "intensely depressed, feeling suicidal and doing self-cutting." A few years before, Thomson says, he would have interpreted her...
  • Benjamin Hooks dies at 85; longtime NAACP leader

    Benjamin Hooks dies at 85; longtime NAACP leader
    Civil rights leader Benjamin L. Hooks, a lawyer, minister and pioneering judge who revived a flagging NAACP after he became its executive director in the late 1970s, has died. He was 85. Hooks died Thursday at his Memphis home after a long illness,...
  • Grizzlies spoil Rose's return to Memphis

    Grizzlies spoil Rose's return to Memphis
    After talking excitedly all week about seeing coach John Calipari and his former college teammates, Derrick Rose's interaction was limited to a brief conversation on a runway as the Bulls landed and the University of Memphis prepared to fly to Washington....
  • Book tour? More like a safari

    Book tour? More like a safari
    A cat peeing in an author's bag? A writer waking up to discover that a complete stranger has left him four jars of delicious homemade preserves? Such things are not traditionally part of book promotion. But they happened to Bill Cotter and Annie La Ganga,...
  • Civil Rights Leader Benjamin Hooks Dies at 85

    Civil Rights Leader Benjamin Hooks Dies at 85
    Benjamin L. Hooks, a civil rights leader who led the NAACP from 1977 to 1992, has died, said the vice president for communication at the NAACP. The cause of death was not immediately known, the NAACP's Leila McDowell said Thursday. Hooks was "a vocal...
  • BLACK HISTORY MONTH - THE SWIMMERS

    Gayle Anderson was live in Carson at the Victoria Pool for "BLACK HISTORY MONTH - THE SWIMMERS". In the U.S., 9 people drown each day. In ethnically-diverse communities, the youth drowning rate is 2-3 times higher than the national average. In May 2008,...