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  • Senior Living column: Compassion, thought required in all end-of-life decisions

    Apparently, I am going to live to be 95.86. Or, minimally, 89.18. If everything goes well, I might live to be 103.78. This is according to a questionnaire one can complete, devised by the Wharton School of Business at University of Pennsylvania. It was...
  • 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...
  • Best and worst ads in this year's U.S. Senate races

    Best and worst ads in this year's U.S. Senate races
    It's autumn in an even-numbered year, time for the hard-fought playoffs in our national sport. I am speaking, of course, about congressional elections. If you live in one of the 11 states with a close race for the U.S. Senate, you already know this....
  • 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...
  • 'Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse' and other strange but real college courses

    'Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse' and other strange but real college courses
    If you went to college or are in college as you read this, chances are you've taken at least one course considered a "easy A." From taking walking to fulfill a physical education requirement to music appreciation to fill an art requirement, most...