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  • Smart people offer workplace advice for 2015

    Smart people offer workplace advice for 2015
    As another year comes to a close, I once again turn the reins of I Just Work Here over to some of the kind and quite-a-bit-smarter-than-me folks who appeared in this year's columns. I asked them to share some advice for workers, bosses and managers as...
  • Citizenship 101: Too many Americans are ignorant of the basics of democracy

    Citizenship 101: Too many Americans are ignorant of the basics of democracy
    In 1954, when the Supreme Court ruled that segregated public schools were unconstitutional, Chief Justice Earl Warren emphasized the importance of public education as a crucible for good citizenship. “Today,” Warren wrote, “education is...
  • Detroit emerges from nation's largest municipal bankruptcy

    The nation’s largest municipal bankruptcy ended Wednesday when the lawyer overseeing Detroit’s fiscal recovery declared the crisis over and gave elected officials control of their own budget for the first time in 20 months, a deal made...
  • Miramar girl, 17, among FAU's graduates

    Miramar girl, 17, among FAU's graduates
    When Joan Martin took on the task of homeschooling her four children, she was forced to learn algebra, biology and other subjects that many of us have long since forgotten. "I was clueless at first," she said. But she joined homeschooling groups,...
  • Penn's president feels heat from her police for 'die in'

    Penn's president feels heat from her police for 'die in'
    PHILADELPHIA — University of Pennsylvania president Amy Gutmann has become the second Pennsylvania college president in a week to face criticism for participating in "die-in" protests held by students. Gutmann lay on the floor with student...
  • Gertrude Keeys, longtime educator, dies at 89

    Gertrude Keeys' belief that education was the key to success was instilled in her as she grew up in Louisiana in a family of educators that included her grandfather, one of that state's first African-American college professors. For more than three...
  • Dancing about architecture

    Dancing about architecture
    The Graham Foundation occupies a stately mansion on the Gold Coast. Rooms that used to be richly wallpapered and filled with fine furnishings now house spare displays devoted to architecture. Since it isn't always immediately apparent what these shows...
  • Football: Newport Harbor's Riley Gaddis can see clearly now

    Football: Newport Harbor's Riley Gaddis can see clearly now
    A mom never forgets her child's birthday. The one that stands out the most to Mary Lynn Gaddis is her son Riley Gaddis' second birthday. There wasn't much to celebrate on that day 16 years ago. On the day Riley turned 2, Mary Lynn learned her son...
  • Paul M. Long Sr.

    Paul M. Long Sr.
    Paul M. Long Sr., who had been middle school head at St. Paul's School and later became headmaster and savior of the Eastern Shore's Gunston School, died Dec. 10 at the Johns Hopkins Hospital of pneumonia. He was 91. "He very much cared about...
  • Rocky Hill Hires Dana McGee As Human Resources Director

    ROCKY HILL — A top priority for Town Manager Guy Scaife since taking office in September has been to find a human resources director for the town. This week, he announced he had succeeded. Dana R. McGee, a 46-year-old lawyer with a background that...
  • Targeting 'assault weapons' again

    Targeting 'assault weapons' again
    The 1994 federal law banning "assault weapons" was a high point of the gun control movement and Bill Clinton's presidency. Signing the bill, he said it was the beginning of "our effort to restore safety and security to the people of this country." But...