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  • Manes: Lessons in segregation, teaching and sun-dried tomatoes

    "... If I feel tomorrow like I feel today If I feel tomorrow like I feel today I'm gonna pack my trunk and make my getaway ..." — William C. Handy, "Saint Louis Blues" Felicia Childress is a retired kindergarten teacher from Gary who at 97 years...
  • Rose Bowl will still be a highlight of college football bowl season

    Rose Bowl will still be a highlight of college football bowl season
    Rumors of the death of the Rose Bowl game are, once again, greatly exaggerated. The old girl hasn't lost a step. That's true, even though college football will play for the big title elsewhere to end this season. And probably elsewhere for seasons to...
  • Today's voting freakout: noncitizens are coming to steal your election

    With only a few days left before election day, pretexts for panic over the sanctity of the ballot box are dwindling down to a precious few. Two political scientists from Virginia's Old Dominion University have done their part, with an article on the...
  • Can scientists patent life? The question returns to the Supreme Court

    Can scientists patent life? The question returns to the Supreme Court
    The thorny and unresolved question of whether life itself can be patented may come again before the U.S. Supreme Court, if it accepts a motion filed Friday by Santa Monica-based Consumer Watchdog. (H/T to David Jensen's California Stem Cell Report.) The...
  • Charlie Trotter preaches excellence to the extreme

    Charlie Trotter preaches excellence to the extreme
    Graham Elliot was an aspiring young cook in the late '90s carrying steaks to a party of 20 in the Charlie Trotter's Studio Kitchen when the restaurant's brilliant, mercurial owner stopped him in the hallway and grabbed one of the pieces of meat. "He...
  • Speech Limits Closing The American Mind

    In 2007, Keith John Sampson, a middle-age student working his way through Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis as a janitor, was declared guilty of racial harassment. Without granting Sampson a hearing, the university administration —...
  • Tough-on-crime policing hard on poor, author says

    Tough-on-crime policing hard on poor, author says
    Sociologist Alice Goffman is a 5-foot-2-inch white woman who grew up in privilege in Philadelphia's historic and affluent neighborhood of Center City. But over the course of six years — during part of her time as an undergraduate at the University...
  • Modern marriages making room for more-educated wives

    Modern marriages making room for more-educated wives
    Wives with more education than their husbands no longer have a higher risk for divorce. Yippee! But, wait, they used to? For couples married between 1950 and 1979, if a wife had a higher level of education than her husband, their marriage was one-...
  • Devereux Bowly Jr.: more than an innkeeper

    Devereux Bowly Jr.: more than an innkeeper
    When the news of death arrives, it does so in the icy ways. A phone call. An e-mail. If the deceased person was famous (Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall only moments ago), perhaps there come interruptions of regularly scheduled radio or television...
  • Nemours hires pharmacy and nursing directors

     
    Nemours Children's Hospital — which is building a new hospital at Lake Nona — has hired three new leaders for its new hospital. John Dougherty, former director of pharmacy at Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center in Davenport, will be...
  • Nonhuman primates and humans have similar aging patterns, study shows

     
    When it comes to getting older, humans aren't so special after all. It turns out their pattern of aging isn't too different from most other primates, such as chimpanzees, monkeys and baboons, new research shows. A team led by Anne......