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Literacy program honors its best
In roughly a year and a half, she has gained six years in reading level, going from testing at third grade to reading like a high school freshman. “She'll be ... This day's book is “Catching Fire,” the second in Suzanne Collins' “Hunger Games” series ...
2016ers jockey even before congressional elections
Look for the would-be contenders to road-test rhetoric, expand coalitions, and consider their own political flaws_while keeping close watch on each other. Democrats want Hillary Rodham Clinton to carry their flag; the Republican field remains crowded ...
Trinitite: The radioactive rock buried in New Mexico before the Atari games
He explained that it was a type of radioactive glass that formed during the first test of the first nuclear bomb in 1945. ... I made a mental note to keep an eye out for the murky green or red glass when I was in Alamogordo, and I finished booking my ...
How feminism and marketing became bedfellows — and how it's changing
To test whether or not feminism can effectively coexist with a commercial goal, University of Toronto sociologists Judith Taylor and Josee Johnston compared Dove's "Real Beauty" campaign with outreach efforts by grass-roots Canadian feminist ... The ...
Decision on Josh Gordon lawsuit coming soon
Five days ago, the NFL suspended Browns receiver Josh Gordon for the entire 2014 season. Within the next day or two, a decision will be made regarding whether Gordon will challenge the suspension via the court system. Per a source with knowledge of the ...
They heard the call of freedom, a summons that still haunts
Until that moment, she had known him only from afar as a local who had been trying to integrate Greenwood's nicest movie theater all summer, enduring a beating each time and still going back, before joining the voting drive, too. Now his blood seeped ...
New York Daily News
New book details Bill Cosby's road to success amid personal tragedy
New York Daily News
Following the verdict, Cosby supplied the DNA sample for a paternity test. Jackson refused to take it. How does a man survive such as double blow, one grievous, one shameful? Cosby simply moved forward, forging a new public role exhorting black parents ...
Caution is key to teen driving
According to Louisiana State University's Highway Safety Research Group, Lafourche drivers who were 15 to 19 years old were involved in 124 crashes last year, one fatal. In Terrebonne Parish, the group reported 226 crashes involving drivers 15-19, ...
Small Oil Loss Worth Fixing?
Yankton Daily Press
RAY: And with the amount of driving you do — less than 5,000 miles a year — you could keep this car going for several years without fixing it — as long as you keep the crankcase full and can pass your state's emissions test. TOM: And during that ...
Your Brain on Metaphors
Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)
And they may drive a stake into the widespread assumption that computers will inevitably become conscious in a humanlike way. ... But in their 1980 book, Metaphors We Live By, the linguist George Lakoff (at the University of California at Berkeley) and ...
For the first time in nearly a century, a sitting Texas governor faces criminal charges for alleged “abuse of official capacity” and “coercion of a public official” in an ongoing dispute with a local district attorney. Read more
After 17 years of planning, fundraising, designing and building, the South Carolina State Museum’s new Windows To New Worlds project officially opens on Aug. 16. It includes a planetarium, 4D theater, observatory and an exciting and collaborative approach to education that can reach every school and give every student a chance to reach for the stars. Read more
A short story about a strange glass. Read more
Do you know what your competition is doing? If not now is the time to find out, writes Pamela Whitby September is a time for setting budgets and planning and prioritising for the future. Read more
Arriving in London can be daunting, but you don’t need to panic. We have all the information you need to get started – and then it’s off to the pub! Read more
In the four months it took Champaign County authorities to file charges in the beating death of David Piersol, the man accused of killing the Tri-County Regional Jail inmate was released from custody, missed a court appearance for an unrelated charge and is now sought on two separate warrants. A Champaign County grand jury indicted Zachary R. Butler on Friday on charges of murder, involuntary ... Read more