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  • Jack Peltason dies at 91; former UC Irvine chancellor, head of UC system

    Jack Peltason dies at 91; former UC Irvine chancellor, head of UC system
    Jack Peltason, a constitutional scholar with a modest manner and a homespun sense of humor who was a former chancellor of UC Irvine and president of the UC system for three years in the 1990s, has died. He was 91. The cause of his death Saturday was...
  • Personalized license plates speak. But for whom?

    Personalized license plates speak. But for whom?
    The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in the case of Walker v. Sons of Confederate Veterans. The case poses an intriguing First Amendment question. Like many states, Texas permits drivers to design specialty license plates bearing messages...
  • Jack W. Peltason, former president of UC system, dies at 91

    Jack W. Peltason, former president of UC system, dies at 91
    Jack W. Peltason, a constitutional scholar and a former chancellor of UC Irvine who was president of the University of California system for three years in the 1990s, died Saturday, UC Irvine announced. Peltason, 91, had Parkinson’s disease....
  • Brenda Frese and Mark Turgeon are mutual admirers as their Maryland teams prepare for March Madness

    Brenda Frese and Mark Turgeon are mutual admirers as their Maryland teams prepare for March Madness
    Mark Turgeon was on the phone, recruiting, the first few times Brenda Frese ducked into his office to greet her new coaching colleague at the University of Maryland. So when he found a free minute, he walked down the hall and stuck his head into Frese's...
  • Younger Women Often Ignore Early Heart Attack Signs

    Younger Women Often Ignore Early Heart Attack Signs
    Women between the ages of 30 and 55 tend to ignore early heart attack symptoms, which may be part of the reason more young women die from heart attacks than young men, according to new research by Yale School of Public Health. Many women delay seeking...
  • Ferguson's mayor says he is determined to stay and bring change

    Ferguson's mayor says he is determined to stay and bring change
    Mayor James W. Knowles III was walking down an aisle at Shop ’n Save here last week when an African American woman started shouting at him. This is not an unusual occurrence for the white mayor of Ferguson, a city of 22,000 that's more than two-...
  • State may pay school districts to require uniforms

    Skinny jeans and graphic T-shirts. Or collared shirts and khaki pants. For students in elementary or middle schools, fashion statements could be a thing of the past. The standard preppy look — polos and khakis — could become the new normal...
  • Chicago teen attends college with Lincolnwood scholarship

    For 19-year-old student Karen Spears, being raised by a hardworking, yet struggling, family in a far South Side neighborhood overridden by gangs and crime was no excuse not to follow her dreams. Despite not having a college fund or any financial help...
  • Manes: Lessons in segregation, teaching and sun-dried tomatoes

    "... If I feel tomorrow like I feel today If I feel tomorrow like I feel today I'm gonna pack my trunk and make my getaway ..." — William C. Handy, "Saint Louis Blues" Felicia Childress is a retired kindergarten teacher from Gary who at 97 years...
  • 'Grey' area: For a provocative film, many shades of marketing

    'Grey' area: For a provocative film, many shades of marketing
    It's no secret in Hollywood that sex sells when it comes to marketing provocative films. Studios over the years have made big money with movies including "Basic Instinct," "Fatal Attraction" and even "Sex and the City." But with "Fifty Shades of Grey,"...
  • McAuley senior carries clout

    McAuley senior carries clout
    One could say that Syidah Morris, a senior at Mother McAuley High School, has Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's ear, at least at times. During her sophomore year, Morris was invited to join the Mikva Challenge Mayoral Youth Commission, a citywide youth...