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  • Review: 'The Answer to the Riddle Is Me' by David MacLean

    Review: 'The Answer to the Riddle Is Me' by David MacLean
    It's hard to be too sad when bad things happen to good writers. Don't get me wrong. I would not wish what happened to David Stuart MacLean on even a miserable writer. But if bad things are going to happen, we are lucky when they happen to someone with...
  • St. Cloud man dreams of Martian address

    St. Cloud man dreams of Martian address
    The '60s were an heady time for space exploration. President John F. Kennedy fired the starter's pistol in the space race with a rousing speech about America's manifest space destiny: "We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things,...
  • Robert A. Pastor, 66, served as a national security adviser for Carter

    Robert A. Pastor, an influential scholar and policymaker who spent decades working for better inter-American relations and democracy and free elections in the Western Hemisphere, died Wednesday at his home in Washington, D.C., after a three-year battle...
  • Loyola High grad Boston named Team Uganda lacrosse coach

    Loyola High grad Boston named Team Uganda lacrosse coach
    Andrew Boston (Loyola High) has been named head coach of the Uganda men's team as the nation works toward its international debut in next summer's Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship. Boston, who played at the University of...
  • Done with Africa, travel author Paul Theroux looks stateside

    Done with Africa, travel author Paul Theroux looks stateside
    It's been half a century since Paul Theroux showed up as a fresh-faced Peace Corps volunteer in Malawi, Africa. It's been 38 years since “The Great Railway Bazaar” made his name as a travel writer, and about 11 since he traveled overland...
  • New vistas for Volunteers In Service To America

    While looking for a job earlier this year, Shareki Chaney, 26, kept busy by volunteering at her son's public charter school. Now Chaney has a new job as a Volunteer in Service to America. She is one of 17 AmeriCorps VISTAs who are newly assigned to...
  • UC San Diego and Riverside top Washington Monthly rankings

     UC San Diego and Riverside top Washington Monthly rankings
    UC San Diego and UC Riverside are first and second in the annual "socially conscious" ranking of national universities being released Monday by Washington Monthly magazine. For the fourth year in a row, the San Diego campus topped the Washington Monthly...
  • Richard H. Morrow, 81, Johns Hopkins public health professor

    Dr. Richard Harold Morrow Jr., a physician and Johns Hopkins public health official and who had worked in Ghana and Uganda, died of pancreatic cancer Aug. 17 at his home in the Bare Hills section of Baltimore County. He was 81. Hopkins colleagues...
  • Community-minded hackers code well for the future

    Community-minded hackers code well for the future
    On a recent day at work in a San Francisco loft, Moncef Belyamani was sporting a hipster "LOVE" T-shirt and riffing, with obsessive detail, on the evolution of vinyl record production. The Android coder and sometime dance-club DJ wrapped up by...
  • Mayor's cousin awarded $65K contract, but nepotism rules don't apply

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's cousin locked up a one-year contract for $65,400 to work as a project manager in Baltimore's Department of General Services last week. The city's spending panel — controlled by the mayor — approved the...
  • UC Berkeley establishes fund honoring slain ambassador

    The family of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens -- who died in an attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya -- has established a fund honoring him at UC Berkeley, the university announced Wednesday, the one-year anniversary of his death....