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  • Dr. Charles Edwards dies at 87; led Scripps foundation

    Dr. Charles Edwards dies at 87; led Scripps foundation
    Dr. Charles Edwards, a major figure in public health issues as a federal official and later as president of the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation in San Diego, died Aug. 7 at his home in La Jolla after a lengthy illness. He was 87. Edwards, the...
  • Oscar Handlin dies at 95; Pulitzer-winning Harvard historian

    Oscar Handlin dies at 95; Pulitzer-winning Harvard historian
    Oscar Handlin, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian at Harvard University whose classic portrait of 19th century European emigrants launched the modern study of immigration as the predominant American story, died Sept. 20 in Cambridge, Mass. He was 95. The...
  • Roger Kennedy dies at 85; former National Park Service director

    Roger Kennedy dies at 85; former National Park Service director
    One day deep in the administration of George W. Bush — a time of tumult among environmentalists and conservationists — Roger Kennedy found himself shaking his head and sighing. The Endangered Species Act was in the cross hairs of a...
  • William N. Lipscomb dies at 91; won Nobel Prize in chemistry

    William N. Lipscomb, who received the 1976 Nobel Prize in chemistry for studies that were the first to explain the chemistry of the element boron and, in particular, those exotic combinations of boron and hydrogen called boranes, has died. He was 91....
  • Kevin McCarthy dies at 96; prolific actor best known for 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers'

    Kevin McCarthy dies at 96; prolific actor best known for 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers'
    Kevin McCarthy, the veteran stage and screen actor best known for his starring role as the panicked doctor who tried to warn the world about the alien "pod people" who were taking over in the 1956 science-fiction suspense classic "Invasion of the Body...
  • Cover Story Sedalia Sanders: Small-Town Background ... Diverse Foundation

    Cover Story Sedalia Sanders: Small-Town Background ... Diverse Foundation
    Taught by her father that a person’s word is his bond, El Centro City Councilwoman Sedalia L. Sanders has spent 38 years drawing upon her life’s experiences to serve her fellow man — experiences she’s culled from a continuum of...
  • Later school start times and Zzzs to A's

    Later school start times and Zzzs to A's
    As summer winds down, another new school year brings fresh notebooks, sharp pencils and — for many kids — a new cycle of sleep deprivation. With classes that start as early as 7 a.m. and buses that pull up long before sunrise, some 80% of...
  • Blowback: Pay bone-marrow donors? Give it a shot

     
    Compensating marrow donors has the potential to save lives while at the same time doing no harm. We ought to see, under medically supervised conditions, if it will work. Our patients, quite literally, cannot afford to wait....
  • Remembering photographer Jerome Liebling

     
    Jerome Liebling, the renowned documentary photographer and filmmaker, died late last week in Northampton, Mass. He was 87. During his long career, Liebling specialized in capturing street life around the country. His photographs documented the lives of...
  • Report: Teen sex doesn’t cause bad grades

     
    From the Associated Press: LOS ANGELES — There's good news for parents who worry that their teenagers' sex lives are affecting their school performance: A provocative new study has found that teens in committed relationships do no better or worse in...
  • Sports Legend Revealed: Was a future Hall of Famer chosen in the NFL draft based on the sound of his name?

     
    FOOTBALL LEGEND: A future Hall of Famer was drafted in the last round of the 1934 NFL Draft based on the sound of his name! STATUS: I'm Going With Essentially True. The first germ of the idea that became the......