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  • Nina Mukerjee Furstenau: Six recipe cards, a wing and a prayer

    Nina Mukerjee Furstenau: Six recipe cards, a wing and a prayer
    An astonishing network of mothers, aunts, and cousins — epic really in its proportions — reached out to me in Kansas when I was 17 in 1979. It was because of Indian boys. Other than my brother and a son of a family friend, no Indian males my...
  • This Year's Marathon Like None Before It

    This Year's Marathon Like None Before It
    I ran my first Boston Marathon in 1965. I will never forget the sheer physical experience, the pain, fatigue and exhaustion. But equally, I will never forget the emotional high — the rising excitement as the miles wore on, the cheering of the...
  • Junta Directiva de Hartford designa a Schiavino-Narváez como Superintendente

    Junta Directiva de Hartford designa a Schiavino-Narváez como Superintendente
    Beth Schiavino-Narváez, administradora en el sistema escolar de Montgomery en Maryland, ha sido nombrada la próximo superintendente escolar de la ciudad. La Junta de educación ha designado a Schiavino-Narváez durante una reunión especial el lunes que...
  • Godless movement picks Chicago area for charity event

    Godless movement picks Chicago area for charity event
    When it comes to charitable giving, Christians contribute to the collection plate, Jews donate tzedakah and Muslims give zakat. But what do nonbelievers do? The Foundation Beyond Belief wants to provide the answer to that question and has announced its...
  • When capital gains tax applies to primary residence

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I bought a condominium in Feb 2012 as my primary residence for $229,000 and sold it in Oct 2013 for $385,000. We bought a new home for residential use and invested the gains into that one. Is there any way around...
  • Musical Knights bring an Irish twist to Tanzanian relief

    Musical Knights bring an Irish twist to Tanzanian relief
    It's not often you hear of a traditional Irish band that features the name of an impoverished African nation in its title. But the Tanzania Ceili Band, which performs lively Irish music for social dancing, isn't your average group. The seven-member...
  • Ukraine crisis worries Clarksville Peace Corps veteran

    When Peggy Walton returned to Ukraine six months ago, 20 years after a two-year stint as a Peace Corps volunteer, she only wanted to quell her own restlessness and satisfy her curiosity about how the country had changed.  Little did the retired Howard...
  • Dr. Robert E. Cooke, Hopkins pediatrician, dies

    Dr. Robert E. Cooke, Hopkins pediatrician, dies
    Dr. Robert E. Cooke, a retired Johns Hopkins pediatrician-in-chief who was a founder of the Head Start children's program and a presidential medical adviser, died of heart disease Feb. 2 at his Oak Bluffs home on Martha's Vineyard, Mass. The former...
  • Review: 'A Life in Men' by Gina Frangello

    Review: 'A Life in Men' by Gina Frangello
    Love is brutalized throughout Gina Frangello's second novel, "A Life in Men." The pursuit of it, the act, the possibility. Love is what two young American women think they want, are perhaps even owed, but violence — premeditated, haphazard, self-...
  • Susan Spano talks about great trips, wild dogs and her new book

    Susan Spano talks about great trips, wild dogs and her new book
    Susan Spano’s name might ring a bell. It appeared in the pages of the Los Angeles Times 941 times from 1998 through 2009, when Spano served as a staff travel writer and columnist. Before that, she wrote the Frugal Traveler column for the New York...
  • Julie Westfall to lead L.A. Times' new online desk

    Julie Westfall to lead L.A. Times' new online desk
    The Times has hired an editor to lead a newly created desk that will focus on online news coverage. Julie Westfall will be the first editor of the "RealTime news desk." Deputy Managing Editor Megan Garvey announced the hire in this memo to the...