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  • Community: Glendale Panhellenic gives scholarships

    Community: Glendale Panhellenic gives scholarships
    The Glendale Area Alumnae Panhellenic is a nonprofit organization serving Glendale and surrounding areas with member volunteers from many of the 26 sororities recognized by the National Panhellenic Conference. Members raise money through a benefit...
  • Heat player gives slam dunk lesson in hard work

    Heat player gives slam dunk lesson in hard work
    Earning straight A’s and just one B in high school is right on par with winning two NBA Championships, Miami Heat player Shane Battier told 250 students in Fort Lauderdale Monday. “That’s something I’m just as proud of,”...
  • Basic biology may explain higher death rates for boys

    Basic biology may explain higher death rates for boys
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - It's known that women, as a group, outlive men, but the female survival advantage begins at birth and may stem from some fundamental vulnerability of boys, according to a new study. Researchers looking at U.S. national data on...
  • How to foster compassion in children

     How to foster compassion in children
    Are the ideas on offer to reform America's schools really the best we can come up with? Texas has embraced reforms, for example, that call for increasing the number of charter schools and eliminating some of the exams required to graduate from high...
  • Mental health plan gives patients control in crisis

    Mental health plan gives patients control in crisis
    In the past few months, Yvonne Hysick, PACT peer specialist for the Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board, has helped nine clients complete advance mental health directives. All have schizophrenia or schizo-affective disorder, she said. Within...
  • WR Chris Taylor commits to Duke

    WR Chris Taylor commits to Duke
    North Broward Prep wide receiver Chris Taylor is going to have to acclimate to two new campuses over the next year. Taylor, the Sun Sentinel's eighth-ranked receiver and No. 32 overall player in Broward County, committed to Duke University Tuesday...
  • Orange schools honor 90 "Super Scholars" admitted to top colleges

    Orange schools honor 90 "Super Scholars" admitted to top colleges
    Orange County Public Schools has honored 90 "Super Scholars" graduating from 17 high schools. Each of them was accepted to at least one top 20 national or world college, or a U.S. military academy. The district is graduating about 10,000 students this...
  • LCF seniors win $1,000 scholarships

    LCF seniors win $1,000 scholarships
    Eight high school seniors from La Cañada Flintridge were each awarded a $1,000 scholarship last week. The La Cañada Thursday Club lauded Matt Singelyn, Colleen Degnan, Kara Lankey, Sophia Eckerle, Liza Upton, Katharine Henry, Danielle Smith and Colby...
  • Scholarship Awards Breakfast: Corona del Mar

    Troy Bolus GPA: 4.5 School Activities/Clubs: track, Photography Club Community: peer tutor, Illumination Foundation Awards/Honors: Most Valuable Player varsity track 2012, Best Varsity Jumper 2010-11 Hobbies/Interests: guitar, golf, skiing,...
  • PASSINGS: Robert C. Richardson, Richard Briers, Shadow Morton, Bill Eadington

    PASSINGS: Robert C. Richardson, Richard Briers, Shadow Morton, Bill Eadington
    Robert C. Richardson Won Nobel Prize for physics in 1996 Robert C. Richardson, 75, a Cornell University professor who shared a Nobel Prize for a key discovery in experimental physics, died Tuesday in Ithaca, N.Y., from complications of a heart attack,...
  • Dangerous for kids' pajamas, safe for sofas?

    Dangerous for kids' pajamas, safe for sofas?
    More than three decades after manufacturers stopped making children's pajamas with a flame retardant suspected of causing cancer, new research suggests the same chemical has become the most widely used fire-resistant compound in upholstered furniture sold...
  • Chemical companies are grilled about flame retardants

    Chemical companies are grilled about flame retardants
    — The world's leading manufacturers of flame retardants faced scathing criticism Tuesday from U.S. senators angered by what they called the industry's misuse of science, misleading testimony and creation of a phony consumer group that stoked the...