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  • Helen Bamber dies at 89; tireless activist for torture victims

    Helen Bamber dies at 89; tireless activist for torture victims
    Helen Bamber's father read to her as a child in pre-war Britain, but there was nothing warm or comforting about the experience. He read passages from Hitler's anti-Semitic treatise "Mein Kampf" and articles by Hitler's chief propagandist, Joseph...
  • Saturday: Shop 'til you drop -- for a good cause

    Saturday: Shop 'til you drop -- for a good cause
    Should you happen to find yourself shopping at a Macy's this Saturday, you can always excuse it as charitable giving. The national retailer holds its ninth annual “Shop For A Cause” charity event on Saturday [Aug. 23] -- which invites...
  • Why the very rich aren't giving much of their fortunes to their kids

     Why the very rich aren't giving much of their fortunes to their kids
    What do Sting, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett have in common? All three have huge fortunes, and none of them are giving it to their kids. Sting just revealed that most of his $300 million won't end up with his six adult children. "I certainly don't...
  • An income cap might not be so crazy

    An income cap might not be so crazy
    Concern about rising wealth and income inequality has generated all kinds of solutions, often focused on improving the lot of the people at the bottom with measures such as minimum wages. But instead of putting a floor on what people get, why not put a...
  • Making money is part of new social mission for entrepreneurs

    Making money is part of new social mission for entrepreneurs
    In recent months, some of the most successful business gurus in Central Florida have teamed up on a project that won't earn them a dime. In fact, it's costing them money. But members of the new Entrepreneurs In Action initiative are getting a...
  • Sarah Wood, philanthropist

    Sarah Wood, philanthropist
    Sarah Wood gives good advice — and she follows it. Wood, wife of former Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood, is co-founder with her husband and vice president of the Wood Family Foundation. She is in her second year at the University of Illinois at Chicago,...
  • At 88, billionaire inventor Alfred Mann's motivated by more than money

    At 88, billionaire inventor Alfred Mann's motivated by more than money
    Many executives would have given up after sinking a decade and $1 billion into an unsalable product. Wall Street had hammered the company's stock after regulators issued yet another round of safety concerns. Analysts piled on, some declaring the product...
  • Pasadena repurposes parking meters to collect change for homeless

    Pasadena repurposes parking meters to collect change for homeless
    It's a quandary faced by anyone who's been asked for money by a homeless person: Will my spare change stave off hunger or support an addiction? Pasadena is now testing an alternative to giving to the panhandler. Fourteen repurposed parking meters...
  • Joseph Leporati: 'It is like watching your loved ones be buried alive'

    Joseph Leporati: 'It is like watching your loved ones be buried alive'
    J. Christopher Kovats-Bernat's recent letter to the editor, "I won't accept the Ice Bucket Challenge," appears to make a solid case against supporting the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association. Unfortunately, he relies only on quantitative means,...
  • Standing up for children [Editorial]

    Standing up for children  [Editorial]
    Another proposal to house undocumented children in Maryland and another shameful response. This time it wasn't rural Carroll County blasting the prospect of "illeagles" living outside Westminster, but a Baltimore County councilman decrying the potential...
  • Manchester Native Enters Arts Commission Hall Of Fame

    Manchester Native Enters Arts Commission Hall Of Fame
    Lynn Damon, who has worked more than 30 years as a professional photographer, has another accomplishment to add to her collection of awards. Damon, 53, was recently inducted into the Manchester Arts Commission Hall of Fame. Damon, who lives in...