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  • Discoveries

    Discoveries
    Making Supper Safe Why We've Lost Trust in Our Food and How We Can Get It Back Ben Hewitt Rodale: 265 pp., $24.99 The statistics are shocking: "More than 200,000 Americans are sickened by food every day, and each year 325,000 of us will be...
  • Pesticide bill threatens the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem

    We applaud Sen. Ben Cardin's courageous opposition to the pesticides bill now before the U.S. Senate ("Cardin opposes break on pesticide," July 4). This proposal would cancel the Environmental Protection Agency's permit program limiting the amount and...
  • This New Mexico adventure

    In 1860 Sir Richard Burton, the famed British explorer, departed for Africa to discover the fabled source of the Nile. As a child, I was fascinated by Burton. I read his biography, “The Collector of Worlds.” Edward the VII, the eldest son...
  • 6 Md. schools get Blue Ribbon designation

    Six elementary schools have been added to the prestigious Maryland list of Blue Ribbon designees after they were recognized as the highest performers and for raising achievement of students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Interim state Superintendent...
  • Al Boeke dies at 88; 'father' of Northern California's Sea Ranch

    Al Boeke dies at 88; 'father' of Northern California's Sea Ranch
    Al Boeke, the developer-architect whose vision spawned Sea Ranch, the sprawling Northern California coastal enclave known for elegantly rustic homes built to harmonize with a breathtaking natural landscape, died Nov. 8 at his home there. He was 88 and had...
  • Md. needs better laws to track pesticides

    Having spent my career working to address the burden of disease in disadvantaged communities in central Maryland, I appreciated Del. Jim Hubbard and Hannah Pingree's op-ed ("Hold chemical companies to account," June 4). Maryland needs to be doing more...
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: The Primary Day Edition.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Voters across Pennsylvania head to the polls today to pick candidates for a slew of local and county seats, as well as some statewide judicial races. There were some predictions of high(ish) turn-out yesterday in........
  • Reading L.A.: Marc Reisner's 'Cadillac Desert'

     
    Marc Reisner's "Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water," the 11th title in our Reading L.A. series, is not, strictly speaking, a book about Los Angeles or its urban form. It is a book -- a monumental, sharply......
  • Friday Morning Coffee: The Shale Commission Speaks.

     
    Good Friday Morning Seekers. The Corbett administration's Marcellus Shale Commission (brought to you by Range Resources) holds its final meeting this morning, where it's scheduled to spend some six hours plowing through the hundreds of recommendations...
  • Agent Orange in the land of Rachel Carson

     
    It pains me to see the herbicide-inspired browning of the once-green vegetation along the shoulders of Routes 309 and 22 on my morning work commute. The pattern is established throughout the region, and probably the state. I understand the need to keep...
  • Is Pennsylvania's Economic Cup Half Full Or Half Empty?

     
    Attendees at this afternoon's inaugural session of the new Independent Fiscal Office got a one-word answer to that question this afternoon: "Yes," quipped Tom Jackson, an economist with Global Insight, the world-controlling firm that's been providing...