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  • Higher Teen Wages Pose Unacceptable Risk

    Higher Teen Wages Pose Unacceptable Risk
    Will raising the minimum wage lead to more drunken driving deaths for teenagers? That's the surprising proposition reported in the latest issue of The Connecticut Economy, a quarterly publication of UConn. It's worth considering as Connecticut's minimum...
  • Hoyt Vaulted From Glastonbury To Harvard To 1896 Olympics

    Hoyt Vaulted From Glastonbury To Harvard To 1896 Olympics
    The president of Harvard was not especially interested, in the spring of 1896, in having his school's athletes compete in the first modern Olympics, which is why Glastonbury native Bill Hoyt had to feign illness and drop out of college to go to Athens....
  • Kevin Plank offers Cupid's Cup contest winner an extra $25 grand

    Kevin Plank offers Cupid's Cup contest winner an extra $25 grand
    Under Armour founder Kevin Plank was so impressed with Friday's winner of the nationwide entrepreneur competition he runs with the University of Maryland, he offered the graduate student $25,000 in exchange for a stake in his company. Disease Diagnostic...
  • Water district chairman John Foley dies at 83

     Water district chairman John Foley dies at 83
    Retired Army Col. John V. Foley, chairman of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, has died, according to a statement from the district. Foley died Friday after a long battle with cancer. He was 83. Foley was one of four Municipal...
  • Want to learn new skills? Try these 8 online education tools

    Brazen Careerist Feeling lackluster about your skill set lately? How would you like to pick up some knowledge without all of the hardship of student loans, applications to postgraduate education programs and mind-numbing studying for the GRE? We've...
  • Small microbes almost killed all life on Earth, study suggests

    Small microbes almost killed all life on Earth, study suggests
    Tiny microbes on the bottom of the ocean floor may have been responsible for the largest extinction event our planet has ever seen, according to a new study. These microbes of death were so small, that 1 billion of them could fit in a thimble-full of...
  • Who's more charitable -- conservatives or liberals?

    Who's more charitable -- conservatives or liberals?
    My Sunday column comparing private philanthropy and government social programs has revived the old debate over who is more charitably inclined, conservatives or liberals? Skipping to the last page of the story first, the answer is neither: As two MIT...
  • Boston marathon bombing exhibit seeks to remember, heal

    There are five well-known stages of grief, from denial and anger through bargaining and depression. As the first anniversary of the Boston marathon bombing approaches, the city is moving toward the final stage: acceptance. As part of that process, the...
  • 'Nanobionics' aims to give plants superpowers

    'Nanobionics' aims to give plants superpowers
    Plants are an engineering marvel of nature. Fueled by sunlight, they recycle our carbon dioxide waste into fresh oxygen for us to breathe. Plus, they make the world prettier. But, with a little help from us humans, can they be coaxed to do even more?...
  • South Tech senior to attend symposium in Sweden

    At 17, Kellsie Kershaw, an award-winning student and senior at South Tech Academy, is on her way to meeting her life's goal of going to medical school. At this young age, Kershaw has already received a number of scholastic honors and gold medals in...
  • Dr. Dre, mega-producer Jimmy Iovine tell USC applicants they're in

    Dr. Dre, mega-producer Jimmy Iovine tell USC applicants they're in
    When high school senior Sarah Allen checked her email after lacrosse practice on Thursday, she saw an email from USC with the subject line: "A message from dean Erica Muhl." Puzzled, the Overland Park, Kan., native opened the email and clicked on the...