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  • Ereck Plancher trial: Planchers rest their case after parents' emotional testimony

    Ereck Plancher trial: Planchers rest their case after parents' emotional testimony
    Gisele Plancher took a deep breath and began to read her son's handwritten message inside the last Mother's Day card he ever gave her. Her voice wavered as she told jurors that her son, Ereck, wrote, "I would like to personally thank you for raising me...
  • Rabbi teaches how to grow from life's hardships

    Rabbi teaches how to grow from life's hardships
    Meet another member of South Florida's many-sided faith community. This week we're talking with Rabbi Jessica Spitalnick Brockman, associate rabbi at Temple Beth El of Boca Raton. Q: What's your particular area at the synagogue ? A: Social action, adult...
  • Karl Menninger

    Karl Menninger
    From the Kansas Historical Society:Born July 22, 1893, in Topeka, Kansas. Died July 18, 1990, in Topeka, Kansas. Karl Augustus Menninger was born on July 22, 1893, in Topeka, to Charles Frederick and Florence Vesta (Kinsley) Menninger. As a young man...
  • Jack Kilby

    Jack Kilby
    From the Kansas Historical Society: Inventor of the microchip.  Born: 8 November 1923, Jefferson City, Missouri.  Died: 20 June 2005, Dallas, Tex. Jack St. Clair Kilby was born November 8, 1923, in Jefferson City, Missouri, to Hubert S. and Vina...
  • Unusual arrangement for U. of I. sports

    Unusual arrangement for U. of I. sports
    The University of Illinois in June announced a massive fundraising campaign for financial aid assistance, its latest effort to help struggling students pay for college. But a potential source of money remains committed to the university division so flush...
  • Drawing focus on minority students and Big Ten schools

    Drawing focus on minority students and Big Ten schools
    As a graduate of University of Wisconsin (married to my college sweetheart from the same school), I’m always interested in news from my alma mater. But when reporting a story earlier this year about the growth of minority populations in the suburbs,...
  • School lunch blogger 'Mrs. Q' drops anonymity

    School lunch blogger 'Mrs. Q' drops anonymity
    Sarah Wu does not look like a troublemaker. The slight, blond mom comes off, by her own admission, as "a super nice person … without a bad word to say." That may be why the speech pathologist was able to crank out an incisive daily blog...
  • Steve Jobs dies at 56; Apple's co-founder transformed computers and culture

    Steve Jobs dies at 56; Apple's co-founder transformed computers and culture
    Steven P. Jobs, the charismatic technology pioneer who co-founded Apple Inc. and transformed one industry after another, from computers and smartphones to music and movies, has died. He was 56. Apple announced the death of Jobs — whose legacy...
  • Arthur C. Nielsen Jr. dies at 92; oversaw growth of ratings firm

    Arthur C. Nielsen Jr. dies at 92; oversaw growth of ratings firm
    "If you can put a number on it," Arthur C. Nielsen Jr. said his father once told him, "then you know something." It was a lesson the younger Nielsen — who died Monday at age 92 — never forgot. His lifelong efforts remade his father's once-...
  • Mesa Musings: OCC sports unites five Athletic Hall of Famers

    On Saturday night Orange Coast College will induct five luminaries into its Athletic Hall of Fame. The ceremony begins at 4:30 p.m. in the Peterson Gym Foyer. The inductees will be introduced later that evening during the halftime ceremonies of the OCC-...
  • Flawed thinking in push for UM merger

    Flawed thinking in push for UM merger
    State Sen. Thomas V. Mike Miller supports merging the University of Maryland, College Park campus and University of Maryland, Baltimore professional schools in order to raise their national rankings based on total research funding. Compilers of the most...