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  • School district to invest in principals, add supervisors

    Desmond Blackburn, chief school performance and accountability officer for Broward County Public Schools, did not get his hopes up too much when the district applied for a Wallace Foundation grant to improve the quality of its principal supervisors....
  • Girls basketball | Hinsdale Central guard commits to Princeton

    Girls basketball | Hinsdale Central guard commits to Princeton
    Hinsdale Central High School senior guard Gabrielle Rush had no doubt on the region of the country where she would play college basketball. Rush wanted to follow in the footsteps of her older brother and sister and attend an Ivy League school on the...
  • Program aims to attract black males into teaching

    PITTSBURGH A doctoral candidate at Indiana University of Pennsylvania recently stood in front of high school students from the Homewood Children's Village and asked how many planned to go to college. All hands shot up, but when he asked how many planned...
  • Diver, 22, dies on first day of lobster miniseason

    Diver, 22, dies on first day of lobster miniseason
    The start of the two-day miniseason turned deadly when a 22-year-old experienced diver surfaced unconscious in South Florida's waters. Joseph Grosso, of Lighthouse Point, had been diving for lobster in 40 feet of water off Pompano Beach, when a boat...
  • Exotic pets can be cute, but are they practical?

    This is a pygmy hedgehog at its most saintly: floating in a bathroom sink on its back, eyes closed, curled up like a coconut shell, its human companion giving it a gentle push like you would a toy boat. This is a pygmy hedgehog at its most devilish:...
  • The Mortgage Professor: Is a crisis brewing in used car loans?

    Is a crisis brewing in the market for sub-prime loans on used cars? In a long front-page article in the New York Times last month, Jessica Silver-Greenberg and Michael Corkery answer this question affirmatively. Their article cites numerous parallels...
  • Two worlds, with one goal

    MARTUR, India He straddles two worlds separated by 8,000 miles, the sun-baked patch of India he roamed as a boy and the mansion in Town and Country, Mo., mansion he now calls home. In one, the glare of surgical lights ricochets off his enormous glasses...
  • Donald H. Seitz, civil engineer

    Donald H. Seitz, civil engineer
    Donald H. Seitz, a retired civil engineer who spent most of his career with McLean Contracting Co. of Baltimore and Norfolk, Va., died Aug. 3 of heart failure at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster. He was 88. The son of Henry Seitz, a Baltimore &...
  • Philly police make arrest in killing of 3-year-old girl

    PHILADELPHIA — Police late Saturday charged a man in the killing of a 3-year-old girl as she was getting her hair braided on her Grays Ferry porch the night before. The death of Tynirah Borum — one of five people hit in the blaze of gunfire...
  • Grad students win LVHN Via marathons

    Grad students win LVHN Via marathons
    When Ben Chebot crossed the LVHN Via Marathon finish line in 2 hours, 40 minutes and 56 seconds on Sunday morning, the race announcers proclaimed him to be from Oakland, Calif. But he's not, really. He grew up in Newton, Mass., training on the...
  • Start-up looks to solve start-ups' real estate problem

    Start-up looks to solve start-ups' real estate problem
    When real estate professionals Alex Kopicki and Jeff Jacobson started a development firm roughly three years ago, they figured they knew what they were doing, so they were surprised by one of their biggest problems out of the gate. "We actually had a...