| Aug 9, 2013
| 3:02 PM
Herman L. Ammon, who taught chemistry at the University of Maryland, College Park for nearly five decades and was also an expert in the field of crystal structure, died Aug. 2 of a stroke at Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham.
He was 76.
"Herm was a...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 9:28 AM
Angelina and Brad, Kate and William, Hillary and Bill. We can't stop looking, and wondering — what's the magic? While People magazine and the tabloids have their tawdry approaches, distinguished historian William H. Chafe has a different angle. By...
| May 20, 2013
| 7:49 AM
Searching for a health care career where you’ll be a trusted adviser and partner in helping improve the care of patients? Consider the field of pharmacy. Nearly three-quarters of Americans rate pharmacists as having high or very high honesty and...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 2:04 PM
With a national and local economy on shaky ground, you may be searching for a recession-proof career field – one that stands the test of time, despite unstable economic conditions.
Although there may not be recession-proof careers anymore, there...
| Aug 29, 2012
Regan Thomson reached for pieces of red and black plastic and began snapping them together into a form that would seem abstract to the untrained eye. As he worked, he spoke about his philosophy, drawing heavily on the principle that restraint leads to...
| Jan 29, 2013
Leroy 'Sugarfoot' Bonner
Lead singer and guitarist for Ohio Players
Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner, 69, lead singer and guitarist for the Ohio Players, a band that fused rock, soul and funk for a string of R&B hits in the 1970s, died Saturday in a Dayton...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 8:02 PM
Pioneering rocket scientist Yvonne Brill often referred to herself as an "only" — as in the sole woman in the room at a time when female scientists and engineers were exceedingly few.
Brill began her career in 1945 and eventually developed a...
| Sep 10, 2012
Robert Morgan Fink
Biochemist at UCLA
Robert Morgan Fink, 96, a retired UCLA biochemistry professor whose groundbreaking research with his biochemist wife included developing a new technique in the late 1940s to study the thyroid, died Wednesday of...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 2:46 PM
When Jerry Buss bought the Lakers in 1979, he wanted to build a championship team. He also wanted to put on a show.
The new owner gave courtside seats to movie stars. He hired pretty women to dance during timeouts. He spent freely on big stars and...
| Jan 5, 2013
Elwood Jensen, a medical researcher whose ground-breaking work in the field of endocrinology and breast cancer led to revolutionary and life-saving treatments, died of complications from pneumonia on Dec. 16 in suburban Cincinnati, the University of...
| Mar 3, 2013
Jerry Buss did not enroll as a USC graduate student with aspirations of becoming one of the most successful owners in professional sports history.
As a youngster, he thought he might be a photographer. But in high school, he shifted his focus to...