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  • Lewis Yablonsky dies at 89; Cal State Northridge sociologist

    Lewis Yablonsky dies at 89; Cal State Northridge sociologist
    When Lewis Yablonsky was growing up in New Jersey in the 1930s, he was beaten by poor whites for being Jewish and by black gangs for being white. He committed petty thefts, ran crooked card games and carried a switchblade for protection. Some of his...
  • Blame football, not Title IX

    Blame football, not Title IX
    In 1975, Nebraska Sen. Roman Hruska warned a congressional hearing that college football was in mortal danger. The threat came from Title IX, the 1972 measure that outlawed sex discrimination in educational institutions receiving federal financial...
  • Presenting the 2013 Les Fleurettes

    Presenting the 2013 Les Fleurettes
    Seventeen young women will be presented to society on Saturday when the La CaƱada Thursday Club holds its annual Bal Blanc de Noel at the Omni Hotel in Los Angeles. The honorees are Tracey Hill Andrews, Galey Kathryn Caverly, Jessica Anne Davidson,...
  • Commentary: Recalling events, public personal, of 50 years ago

    Fifty years ago, Sept. 12, 1963, was a Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. Young people were listening to "My Boyfriend's Back" by the Angels. J.D. Salinger's "Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour, An Introduction," had recently been published....
  • Daughter Unravels George Wallace's Legacy

    Peggy Wallace Kennedy — daughter of reviled and revered civil rights antagonist George Wallace — recently told a packed audience at Central Connecticut State University that she didn't view the former Alabama governor as a racist. Instead,...
  • Karl Fleming dies at 84; Newsweek reporter chronicled civil rights struggle

    Karl Fleming dies at 84; Newsweek reporter chronicled civil rights struggle
    Karl Fleming, a former Newsweek reporter who helped draw national attention to the civil rights movement in the 1960s — and risked his life covering it with perceptive stories about its major figures and the inequalities that fueled it —...
  • James A. Hood dies at 70; fought segregation at University of Alabama

    James A. Hood, one of two black students whose effort to enroll at the University of Alabama in June 1963 led to Gov. George Wallace's segregationist "stand in the schoolhouse door" and who later forged an unlikely friendship with the former governor, has...
  • George A. Miller dies at 92; pioneer of cognitive psychology

    George A. Miller dies at 92; pioneer of cognitive psychology
    George A. Miller, an iconoclastic psychologist who played a crucial role in shifting his field from the study of behaviors to the direct examination of thought processes, died July 22 at his home in Plainsboro, N.J. He was 92 and died of complications...
  • Oklahoma tornado is a standout, storm scientist says

    Oklahoma tornado is a standout, storm scientist says
    A tornado researcher at the University of Alabama at Huntsville couldn't believe it when he heard Monday that a devastating twister was headed toward Moore, Okla. "One of my graduate students came in my office yesterday and said, 'Moore is about to be...
  • The Biggest Threat to Your Kid’s Life

     
    It seems every other update in my Facebook stream is about the recent accidental shootings committed by young children. In Toms River New Jersey, 6-year-old Brandon Holt was killed last month when his 4-year-old friend went indoors, got a loaded .22-...
  • Pictures in the News | Aug. 29, 2012

     
    Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Louisiana, where research students from the the University of Alabama measure wind speeds as Hurricane Isaac makes landfall Wednesday in New Orleans. Isaac was packing 80 mph winds, making it a Category 1...
  • Transfer of Alabama commit Darius Paige met with allegations

     
    The Pensacola News Journal has reported that Pensacola Washington defensive tackle Darius Paige, a commitment to the University of Alabama's 2013 recruiting class, was alleged to have encouraged by an Alabama assistant coach to transfer schools to help...