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  • Mandell Collection matches gifted musicians with vintage instruments

    Mandell Collection matches gifted musicians with vintage instruments
    Peter Mandell, a professional bassoonist, had been comatose for nearly two months when he began to move his fingers. His wife, Sarah, a stand-up bass player, said Peter started to "air bassoon" the Mozart bassoon concerto on her hand. "It was a very...
  • Courant Carriers Andy Baylock

    In his own words: Andy Baylock, Mansfield His paper route was in the Corbin Heights area of New Britain. He wrote that being a carrier "was a great training ground ... dependable, accountable, responsible, caring, self-disciplined, loyal. [The] tough...
  • Dr. Nicholas Vick, respected neurologist, dies

    Dr. Nicholas Vick, respected neurologist, dies
    Dr. Nicholas Vick, former chair of the neurology department at NorthShore Evanston Hospital, was known for his advancements in the research and treatment of brain tumors, but also for his extraordinary compassion. "He was a highly, highly intelligent...
  • U. of I. revamping admissions date after record deferrals

    U. of I. revamping admissions date after record deferrals
    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has changed its admissions system with the hope that no more students will feel like B-list applicants, invited to join the class only after getting a second look. In an effort to make students from...
  • New-Car Fuel Economy Sees Uncommonly Big Drop

     
    The average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the U.S. experienced its biggest dip in nearly three years in September. That's according to the latest figures from the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute, which show last month's...
  • Lisa Barnes, neuropsychologist

    Lisa Barnes, neuropsychologist
    Lisa Barnes is determined to untangle the risk factors and health disparities that lead to the high incidence of Alzheimer's disease in African-Americans. "African-Americans have a higher burden of many kinds of diseases," she said, "but we know that...
  • Simsbury High Standout Gets Crew Scholarship

    SIMSBURY — Caroline Hendershot is a standout in both volleybally and crew at Simsbury High School. Last fall, she earned all-conference and all-state honors in volleyball. And after just one season on the crew team, the talented athlete earned a...
  • Hispanics don't see Florida favorite sons Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio winning in 2016

    Hispanics don't see Florida favorite sons Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio winning in 2016
    Hispanics, the fastest growing voting bloc in America and the most critical group of swing voters, don't expect either Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio — the Florida politicians widely portrayed as having the most appeal to Hispanic voters — to win the...
  • PB School Board race has 3 incumbents, 8 new candidates

    Palm Beach County will have at least one new School Board member, and possibly up to four, before the year ends. Three incumbents are being challenged in their re-election bids, while a fourth, Jennifer Prior Brown, is stepping down, leaving an open seat...
  • Public agency serves vets better: Front Burner

    In his second inaugural address in 1865, Abraham Lincoln urged the nation "to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan." Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs provides free health care to more than 6.2 million...
  • NCAA antitrust ruling barely chips at college sports dysfunction

    NCAA antitrust ruling barely chips at college sports dysfunction
    On Sept. 4, 2010, at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, I was part of what the public address announcer proudly told us was the largest crowd ever to watch a football game anywhere in the world, college or pro. There were 113,090 that day filling the...