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  • William B. Poland Jr., aerospace engineer

    William B. Poland Jr., aerospace engineer
    William B. Poland Jr., a retired aerospace engineer who enjoyed participating in Civil War re-enactments, died Jan. 25 at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson of complications from diabetes. He was 88. The son of William B. Poland, a civil...
  • Man of the year: Jonathan Gruber

    It's that time of year when the Man/Woman/Representative Figure of the Year is unveiled. Their pictures show up on magazine covers, the front pages of opinion sections and business quarterlies and whatever other publications choose to make a big to-do...
  • Andrea Bocelli: Better than a box of chocolate

    Andrea Bocelli: Better than a box of chocolate
    You think the average couple feels pressure every time Valentine's Day rolls around? Well, imagine being the focus of thousands of dates, with a cost that can surpass a high-end dinner and a nice piece of jewelry. That's what Andrea Bocelli faces....
  • Boko Haram is just as vicious. Why does the Islamic State get all the headlines?

    Boko Haram is just as vicious. Why does the Islamic State get all the headlines?
    Americans are obsessed with the Islamic State. Ninety-one percent see the terrorist group as a threat to the vital interests of the United States, according to a September Washington PostABC News poll. That same month, President Barack Obama called...
  • National Signing Day: Lake County area athletes

    National Signing Day: Lake County area athletes
    The following list of athletes was compiled after contacting area athletic directors. If Pioneer Press accidentally omitted an athlete who is signing a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, please email ppnpreps@pioneerlocal.com and let us know the...
  • Lunar New Year lets Chinese culture shine

    Lunar New Year lets Chinese culture shine
    Two episodes of a new ABC sitcom called "Fresh off the Boat" aired Wednesday night and here is how the network describes the show: "It's the '90s and 12-year-old, hip-hop loving Eddie just moved to suburban Orlando, Fla., from D.C.'s Chinatown with his...
  • Alternative school would tap into Allentown students' passions

    Alternative school would tap into Allentown students' passions
    In a North Philadelphia school that has captured the attention of Allentown educators, 14 ninth-graders sit at round tables, their eyes on the instructor who is holding a brain. "Who felt the brain last week?" asks Diana Huang, a Temple University...
  • You can earn $13,000 a year selling your poop

    You can earn $13,000 a year selling your poop
    You can donate blood, plasma, eggs, and sperm. Why not poop? Yes, your feces are perhaps your greatest untapped monetary resource. Thanks to a nonprofit organization called OpenBiome, you can cash in to the tune of $13,000 a year -- and save lives while...
  • Alleged bank-robbing professor influenced by poet Rimbaud

    The French poet Arthur Rimbaud died more than 120 years ago, but one former art professor says he decided to carry on his legacy in a unique way -- by filming himself robbing a bank on New Year's Eve. Joseph Gibbons, a former art professor at MIT, told...
  • 'Project Almanac' a leap back in time, not forward

    In Hollywood's seemingly endless quest to use the found-footage gimmick to resuscitate any subgenre, we have the new time-travel movie "Project Almanac." The film self-consciously name-drops "Looper," although it probably has more in common with the...
  • Net regulation carries hidden costs

    Net regulation carries hidden costs
    The president's post-election left turn has led him to join a handful of online activists and tech company special interests seeking to regulate the Internet as a public utility style service. This has roiled what was already a contentious debate over...