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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

    James B. Pearson Progressive Kansas senator James B. Pearson, a progressive Republican who represented Kansas in the U.S. Senate for 17 years, died Tuesday at his home in Gloucester, Mass. He was 88. Pearson had been on kidney dialysis for several...
  • Digging for Data

    Long before Europeans settled here, Pacific Coast tribes knew to avoid eating shellfish when the waves sparkled at night. Their folk wisdom was sound science. The toxic algae responsible for paralytic shellfish poisoning light up seawater with...
  • 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...
  • Panel slow to act on nurses' crimes

    In March 2006, a Long Beach hospital put state licensing authorities on notice: Two patients had accused a nurse of molesting them on a single night. One said that he massaged her breasts, the other that he groped her under her hospital gown, according to...
  • 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,...
  • Times research: Value added sources

    In reporting on the value-added approach, The Times interviewed a dozen leading experts and reviewed more than two dozen research and policy papers from proponents and skeptics. The following is a list of some of the papers reviewed by The Times:...
  • Superintendent spreads the gospel of 'value-added' teacher evaluations

    Superintendent spreads the gospel of 'value-added' teacher evaluations
    When Terry Grier was hired to run the San Diego Unified School District in January 2008, he hoped to bring with him a revolutionary tool that had never been tried in a large California school system. Its name -- "value-added" -- sounded innocuous enough....
  • One lung away from the presidency

    Every four years, the question arises: Is America ready for a [insert reductive noun here] in the White House? 2008 promises to be an especially rich year for such speculation, with candidates that include a woman, a Mormon, a Latino, a plagiarist, a...
  • Politicized UC Regents?

    Just when the University of California Board of Regents finally saw one of its most scandal-dogged figures, UC President Robert Dynes, ride off into the sunset, another UC bigwig has put the board in the hot seat again. Erwin Chemerinsky, a professor from...
  • Bill Werber dies at 100; Yankee teammate of Babe Ruth

    Bill Werber, who was the oldest living former major league baseball player and a teammate of Babe Ruth, has died at age 100. Werber died Thursday morning of age-related causes after moving into an assisted-care facility in Charlotte, N.C., three weeks...
  • 9/11 suspects may face death penalty

    9/11 suspects may face death penalty
    The Pentagon announced Monday that it was seeking the death penalty against alleged Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and five other men, in a move that will probably ensure that the controversial military commissions at the Guantanamo Bay prison...