| Jun 2, 2013
The Glass Ocean
Penguin Press, $25.95
A willful red-haired Victorian woman pieces together the elliptical stories of her parents' sea-focused lives; for her debut novel, Lori Baker scored a blurb from Thomas Pynchon. (August)
| May 31, 2013
| 3:25 PM
After two women trying to inoculate Pakistani children against polio were shot this week, some news accounts were quick to place blame: "Anti-polio workers started being attacked after a Pakistani doctor, Shakeel Afridi, ran a fake polio campaign in the...
| May 23, 2013
| 11:43 AM
History is for old fogeys, right? Well, then, what are all these young people doing volunteering at the Washington County Historical Society? And, why are high and middle school students engaged with in-depth historical research projects?
| May 25, 2013
| 11:44 PM
Lifelong Brawley resident Arturo “Turie” Duarte has been playing guitar since he was 5 years old. The 55-year-old said it seemed like every block on the east side had a band when he was growing up.
His interest was like that of many others....
| May 17, 2013
| 10:04 AM
On a beautiful May 3rd of 2013, while surrounded by family, Rodney Robert Millar did succumb to heart disease after a long and courageous battle.
The son of Fred and Gladys (Jones) Millar, Rodney was born in Martin, SD on June 19, 1940. One of the...
| May 17, 2013
| 3:18 PM
Although polio has been reduced to its lowest level in history, three countries still have polio transmission — Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Last year 223 polio cases were reported. So far in 2013 there have been 19 cases, according to the...
| May 17, 2013
| 3:27 PM
Khaled Hosseini stormed the best-seller lists with his debut novel, “The Kite Runner,” in 2003, following it up with the even more popular “A Thousand Splendid Suns” in 2007. Both set in the author's native country of Afghanistan,...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 4:34 AM
The following guest commentary was written by Petoskey Rotarian, Dianne Litzenburger.
We are businesswomen. We are mothers of young children, caregivers for our families, and grandmothers. We run nonprofit agencies and work with school systems. We are...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 5:15 AM
The CIA is probably smug and triumphant about its duplicitous vaccination drive in Abbotabad, a mission hatched to catch and kill Osama bin Laden ("A tainted polio program," Jan. 7). As a doctor, I cringe to think of this unscrupulous use of medicine...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 11:56 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The current guideline for immunizing children against polio, whooping cough, measles and other infectious diseases is safe, but should still be monitored, federal health advisers said on Wednesday.
In what they called the most...
| Dec 30, 2012
John P. Quimby, a former state assemblyman who helped create hundreds of California parks by writing legislation that allowed cities to require developers to donate land for recreational use, has died. He was 77.
Quimby, whose political career began...