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  • Rower's route from Boy Scout to bomber to fugitive

    PHILADELPHIA During the chaotic late 1960s at the University of Wisconsin, an epicenter of that era's crumbling of conformity, the marijuana haze was sometimes as thick as the tear gas. But Leo Burt's drug of choice was discipline. The serious-minded...
  • Liberal vs. conservative parents: Ideology affects how the kids are raised

    Liberal vs. conservative parents: Ideology affects how the kids are raised
    The vast majority of conservative Americans — 81 percent — believe it's "especially important" for children to be taught religious faith, while most liberals — 88 percent — place tolerance at the top of their list of values...
  • St. Andrew's swimmer Moroney continues undefeated run

    St. Andrew's swimmer Moroney continues undefeated run
    BOCA RATON — Ask around. Megan Moroney just can't lose. Even when she swims in events that aren't her specialty, she just doesn't lose. The St. Andrew's senior entered Tuesday's triple dual meet against Coral Springs Charter, FAU High and Pope...
  • Community: Still laughing at 100 years young

    Community: Still laughing at 100 years young
    Perhaps we'd all live to be 100 if we had the happy-go-lucky attitude of Leora Pearl Wilson. A birthday party marking her centennial year was held on Sept. 13 at the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, where she has made many friends over the years....
  • Eula Biss' 'On Immunity' is a beautiful shot of insight

    Eula Biss' 'On Immunity' is a beautiful shot of insight
    "The womb is sterile," Eula Biss observes toward the end of "On Immunity: An Inoculation," her meditation on the risks and rewards of vaccination, "and so birth is the original inoculation." From the moment of our emergence, this means, we are equally...
  • Muslim scholars rebuke ISIS terrorism

    More than 120 Muslim scholars have denounced the Islamic extremism of the Islamic State terrorists as being unfaithful to the Quaran. The scholars, from around the world, issued an 18-page letter debunking the extremist ideology using passages of the...
  • U.S. and China announce plans to curb greenhouse gases

    At a summit Tuesday to kick off the drafting of an international climate change accord, President Obama spoke bluntly of American responsibility for global warming and pledged that ambitious steps would be unveiled over the next year to cut greenhouse gas...
  • Similarities between Democrats, Republicans make them so different

    Similarities between Democrats, Republicans make them so different
    One idea gaining currency among psychologists and political scientists is that Democrats and Republicans are politically polarized because they are fundamentally different. As one science journalist concluded after reviewing the literature: "A large...
  • Use of force against Islamic State is justified, Obama tells U.N.

    President Obama emphatically defended his decision to expand the air campaign against violent extremists in the Middle East, vowing before world leaders Wednesday that he would speak “the language of force” with terrorists who threaten America...
  • Direct democracy not an option

    George A. Nation in his Your View asks, "Does the Constitution create a republic or democracy?" He then proceeds to explain the technical difference between the two and concludes that the Founding Fathers saw little difference between them and that...
  • Commentary: Sports psychology has progressed beyond stigma

    By Steven Hendlin There was a time back in the '80s when the notion of using a psychologist to help sports performance was viewed as a weakness. It didn't matter whether it was a team game like baseball or an individual game like golf, nor did it...