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  • George McAfee dies at 90; college, pro football Hall of Famer

    George McAfee, who was an explosive threat playing both offense and defense for the Chicago Bears in the 1940s, died Wednesday in Durham, N.C. He was 90. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: George McAfee obituary: The obituary of Hall of Fame Chicago...
  • PASSINGS: David C. Kohler, Ray Browne

    PASSINGS: David C. Kohler, Ray Browne
    David C. Kohler Attorney, law school professor David C. Kohler, 56, director of the entertainment and media law institute at Southwestern Law School, died of cancer Oct. 15 at the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles, the law school...
  • John Hope Franklin dies at 94; scholar wrote pivotal text on blacks in U.S. history

    John Hope Franklin, a Duke University historian and scholar of life in the South and the African American experience in the United States, died Wednesday. He was 94. Duke spokesman David Jarmul said Franklin died of congestive heart failure at the...
  • Kenneth C. Bass III dies at 65; federal official helped write '78 surveillance act

    Kenneth C. Bass III, the Justice Department official who helped write the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which allows the federal government with the approval of a special court to spy on foreigners suspected of espionage in the United States,...
  • How to Spot, Beat Unhealthy Menus

    How to Spot, Beat Unhealthy Menus
    Here are three ways from Women's Health to help you avoid the tricks used to sucker you into ordering fattening (and pricey) food. 1. Healthy options next to the fattening ones. You'd think this would help us eat better, but the opposite is true. A Duke...
  • Educator sees the value in 'value-added' approach to evaluating teachers

    Educator sees the value in 'value-added' approach to evaluating teachers
    For The Record Los Angeles Times Tuesday, October 20, 2009 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 4 National Desk 1 inches; 37 words Type of Material: Correction Teacher evaluations: An article in some editions of Sunday's Section A about evaluating teacher...
  • Labeling Standards for Caffeine

    Labeling Standards for Caffeine
    Maybe it's the sleepless nights. Maybe it's the daytime jitters. Whatever the reason, many people decide to cut back on caffeine - only to find that it's harder than they thought. Caffeine turns up in expected places, in unexpected amounts. And recent...
  • Photoshopped images: the good, the bad and the ugly

    Kim Kardashian has practically made a living off her curvaceous figure. But the E! network celeb was looking a little less shapely in Complex magazine in April, her body reduced about a dress size, her legs smoothed to near-perfection. How did readers...
  • Can a pill protect us from the sun?

    Can a pill protect us from the sun?
    Have you ever slathered on sunscreen but somehow managed to miss your nose? Or the back of your hand? Or the tops of your feet? You're not the only one. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, most people apply less than half of the optimal...
  • Rob Schneider's on the move

    Rob Schneider's on the move
    It may be hard to envision gigolo Deuce Bigalow in San Marino, but the comic actor who played him has owned a home there since 2003. Now, RobSchneider has listed his French Normandy-style manor for $3.6 million. Built in 1926 by architect Everett P....
  • 'Mexican American Mojo' by Anthony Macías and 'The World of Lucha Libre' by Heather Levi

    'Mexican American Mojo' by Anthony Macías and 'The World of Lucha Libre' by Heather Levi
    Mexican American Mojo Popular Music, Dance, and Urban Culture in Los Angeles, 1935-1968 Anthony Macías Duke University Press: 408 pp., $24.95 The World of Lucha Libre Secrets, Revelations and Mexican National Identity Heather Levi Duke University...
  • DNA Referees

    DNA Referees
    Your life story depends upon a combination of the DNA you're stuck with plus your environment, including all the little choices and events that happen over that lifetime. But in recent years, researchers have discovered that, while DNA lays out the...