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  • 'Space Racers' gets a boost from science experts

    'Space Racers' gets a boost from science experts
    The U.S. may not have an operating space shuttle program at the moment, but the new animated series on KCET, "Space Racers," could help inspire the next generation of astronauts and space plane engineers. The new series, which debuts on Saturday,...
  • Charles W. Stills Jr., financial consultant

    Charles W. Stills Jr., financial consultant
    Charles W. Stills Jr., a Baltimore financial consultant who also was a church office manager, died Thursday in his sleep of unknown causes at his East Baltimore home. He was 80. The son of Charles W. Stills Sr., a steelworker and watchmaker, and Clara...
  • Is continuing education worth the investment?

     Is continuing education worth the investment?
    Sobered by indiscriminate job losses and mounting education debt, consumers of ongoing education are demanding more evidence their newly minted degrees will pay off in the job market. Schools are responding with new curriculum and placement-tracking...
  • Making the move back to the classroom

     Making the move back to the classroom
    Shaunea Brown was stuck. At age 29, the West Coast native had worked in a coffee shop, as a bank teller, at an auto auction and as an office coordinator, but, without a college degree, found that her opportunities to advance professionally were scarce....
  • Give Youths Sentenced As Adults A Second Look Later

    In Connecticut you must be 18 to vote, serve on a jury or enter into a contract. The law recognizes that adolescents are less equipped to make important decisions than adults are. Yet in one area, state law fails to distinguish between children and...
  • Toyota move shows state's poor business climate, GOP candidates say

    Toyota move shows state's poor business climate, GOP candidates say
    Republican gubernatorial candidates Monday seized on Toyota's decision to move 3,000 jobs from Torrance to Texas as evidence of California's poor business climate and to lash out at Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown. "Today's announcement is just the latest...
  • Woman accused of stealing college counselor's keys, car after admissions test

    Woman accused of stealing college counselor's keys, car after admissions test
    A Chicago woman was accused of stealing a suburban training college admissions counselor's car after visiting for an admissions interview and test last month, "because she didn't have a ride home," prosecutors said. Mary Davila-Velasquez, 23, of the...
  • 3 Takeaways for Hollywood from the Milken Conference's Future of Wall Street Panel

    "I left one group of bad actors for another group of bad actors," former senator turned MPAA chairman and CEO Chris Dodd joked Monday at the Milken Global Conference, referring to his transition from public office to Hollywood. He was part of the...
  • Girls called 'too fat' are more likely to become obese, study finds

    Girls called 'too fat' are more likely to become obese, study finds
    Calling a girl "too fat" may increase her chances of being obese in the future, new research suggests. In a letter published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics, researchers at UCLA report that 10-year-old girls who are told they are too fat by people that are...
  • Md. investigates fish kill in harbor

    Md. investigates fish kill in harbor
    If spring is here, dead fish can't be far behind. State officials are investigating a wide-ranging fish kill spotted Monday, stretching from Fells Point in Baltimore harbor out into the Chesapeake Bay. Authorities have yet to pinpoint a cause, though...
  • New Naperville sculpture memorializes 1946 train wreck

    New Naperville sculpture memorializes 1946 train wreck
    A sculpture dedicated Saturday serves as a memorial to those killed and a way to honor the community members who stepped up to help 68 years ago when trains crashed at the Naperville station. 'Tragedy to Triumph' is the title of a sculpture unveiled...