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KickingTiresIn a press briefing today, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood characterized his four-plus-year campaign against distracted driving as a "crusade." The latest weapon in the government's fight is a set of voluntary guidelines for automakers designed to...
The young musicians of the Civic Orchestra, as enamored as they were of the prospect of being mentored by Yo-Yo Ma, didn't see it coming. The world's most celebrated cellist, who's the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's creative consultant, was chatting...
When I had dogs as a kid, and later as a young adult, there didn't seem to be anything difficult about finding the right canine or taking care of it. But things seem to have gotten a lot more complicated since then. First of all, unless you want a...
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Last week, I shared with you the disturbing stories of profoundly disabled children being asked to take standardized tests that defy common sense. A tube-fed 10-year-old being asked questions about which fruit he would like to eat. A 9-year-old...
The Hartford CourantAmby Burfoot was a little more than a half mile from the finish line Monday, running happily with childhood friends from Groton, when suddenly a human traffic jam confronted him. "I thought it was drunken college students," Burfoot said. "As I got...
Look around. What would you miss seeing most if you went blind? The sunrise. The lake. The spot in your living room where the morning sun pours in. Your spouse. Your child. Your friends. All the sights your eyes drink in — words on a page,...
The Hartford CourantIf she had played at UConn, Elena Delle Donne would have been a rock star, not only in Delaware, but everywhere. If she had stayed at UConn for more than two days, she not only would have had won two national championships, she could have run the table....
Good thing the Pavilion on the Lake is the last piece of Tavares' waterfront project — the natives are getting twitchy. City Council members last week unanimously approved cost overruns that will nearly double the cost — bringing it to $6....
Question: My kids and grandkids all tell me I need to get an iPad so I can see photos on their Facebook pages, use something called Facetime to talk to them and do e-mail, etc. I've only used a computer for basics, like typing a letter and an email once...
We had to put Felix to sleep last month. I say "had to put him to sleep" because I can't bear the thought there might have been an alternative. I had two other dogs who lived to be 21 before dying at home. Toward the end, several people had suggested I...
Have you heard the one about the blind man who walked into the Department of Motor Vehicles office in Santa Monica, took an eye test and left with a new driver's license? OK, that's not 100% accurate. He didn't walk out with his new license; it arrived...
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