| Dec 20, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Every Christmas I take time to remember my parents. They came from vastly different backgrounds: Dad had a hardscrabble upbringing in the dusty Southwest, while Mom was a frail, bookish New York City girl.
Yet these opposites forged a partnership that...
| Mar 19, 2013
Cal State Long Beach President F. King Alexander has been recommended to become the next president of Louisiana State University, Long Beach officials announced Tuesday. A presidential search committee presented the recommendation this week to the LSU...
| Feb 24, 2013
Education Week tells us about Carolyn Abbott: Her score on the Teacher Data Report, the New York City Department of Education’s effort to isolate a teacher’s contribution to her students’ performance on New York State’s math and...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 11:08 AM
Residents in York and James City counties ranked among the top 10 for health outcomes in Virginia, according to a new report.
York ranked fourth and James City County seventh in the County Health Rankings report released by the University of Wisconsin...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 9:00 PM
Gerda Lerner spent her 18th birthday in a Nazi prison in Vienna and feared that birthday would be her last. Her jailers meant to starve her, but her cellmates — two gentile women imprisoned for their anti-fascist views — shared their rations...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 5:46 PM
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...
| Aug 11, 2012
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...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 1:07 PM
Spring break T-shirts, beer cozies, thong bikinis and Mardi Gras beads fill the shelves at the Paradise Found store on Panama City Beach. The shop is hiring extra staff and will maintain extended hours through March and April.
"Now we are just waiting,"...
| Mar 8, 2011
For many young people, the excitement of attending college is often followed by the stress brought on by new challenges.
"There's definitely a lot of anxiety and homesickness that comes with going to college for the first time, especially when going to...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 5:34 PM
As World Water Week winds down, I headed out with my wife for dinner to honor the UNICEF Tap Project as we have for the last three years, only to notice that no restaurants were participating (something I am committed to change next year).
| Apr 4, 2011
Manning Marable, an influential historian whose forthcoming biography of Malcolm X could revise perceptions of the slain civil rights leader, has died only days before the book described as his life's work was to be published. He was 60.