| May 20, 2014
| 8:48 AM
Thurston Middle School Spanish teacher Dave Dixon is going out in style.
Dixon, who has taught at Thurston for 25 years, has earned the Laguna Beach Unified School District's Teacher of the Year award for 2014-15, capping a career defined by helping and...
| May 22, 2014
| 12:22 PM
Frances H. Alden, a former teacher and businesswoman, died Monday of lung cancer at the Broadmead retirement community in Cockeysville. She was 85.
The daughter of Ernest Hussey and Minnie Middleton Hussey, Frances Gray Hussey was born in Warsaw, N.C....
| May 10, 2014
| 12:33 PM
Their is a set rule in the Scott household: Always, no matter how you feel at that particular moment, say "I love you" at bedtime.
Why? Because life offers no guarantees.
"You don't know if I'm going to wake up tomorrow or not," Eldrie Scott would...
| Aug 1, 2014
Ben Hoffman was just a handful of rejection letters away from giving up on writing before he ever really started. About five years ago, after a stint teaching seventh- and eighth-graders through Teach For America in Washington, D.C., Hoffman, 30,...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 5:52 PM
When Facebook performed an experiment to see if it could secretly affect users' emotions, were you really surprised?
Academics were galled, knowing they would need explicit permission from research subjects and strict ethical oversight to perform such...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 6:37 AM
We focused on board of visitors appointments at Christopher Newport University here, but here's full list of Gov. Terry McAuliffe's appointments.
Just a cut and paste from the governor's announcement yesterday. There are a number of notables....
| Jun 4, 2014
| 2:06 PM
Michael H. Weinman, a retired real estate developer who was a co-manager of the family-owned Morris Weinman Co., died Sunday of heart failure at his Worthington Valley home. He was 78.
Michael Henry Weinman was born and raised in Baltimore and was a...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 3:07 PM
University of North Carolina's academic fraud scandal has turned toward the basketball program with claims made by former star Rashad McCants telling ESPN that he took bogus courses, rarely went to classes and tutors wrote his term papers. McCants said...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 6:15 PM
Peter Yu, Drew Sterrett and Lewis McLeod were headed toward bright futures at prestigious colleges and universities when each got involved in one-night sexual encounters.
All three young men claimed the encounters were consensual — but the women...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 4:10 PM
The 18th annual Venture Smith Day festivities will be held in the cemetery at the First Church of Christ, 499 Town St. (RT. 151), East Haddam on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 1-4 p.m. as part of the Connecticut Freedom Trail events. Son of an African king,...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 3:00 AM
So the big programs of college football have gotten together as the Big 5 conferences. Like political separatists, they are loosening their ties with the National Collegiate Athletic Association, dissociating themselves from their smaller, less showy...