| Jun 18, 2012
| 2:07 PM
After 12 years as UC Irvine executive vice chancellor and provost, Michael R. Gottfredson is moving on to the University of Oregon.
The much-lauded leader will take over as president there Aug. 1.
Gottfredson is credited with helping to establish new...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 10:51 AM
When my family doctor called five years ago with the news that my PSA levels had spiked, I hung up the phone and did what all of us do. I panicked. I thought, "So this is how I'm going to die."
Then came the delayed second reaction: This can't be right!...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 11:40 AM
A small subset of suicide attempts may be linked to an infection that starts in the litter box. A new study suggests an association between Toxoplasma gondii and suicide attempts among women.
Interesting finding, to be sure, but how does one even...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 3:43 PM
The last of the winners of the 2012 National Merit Scholarship competition have been named.
From Corona del Mar High School, Nicholas Charles Roy won the college-sponsored scholarship for Northwestern University and states his likely career field as...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 3:07 PM
The next time you're feeling down let Elizabeth Acosta's story serves as some inspiration.
"I was born with a disability so I've been in my chair since the second grade," said Acosta.
That's not slowing Acosta down one bit. The 22-year-old is the...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 8:37 AM
Politician. Born: 22 July 1923, Russell, Kansas.
Robert Joseph “Bob” Dole was born in Russell in 1923, to Doran Ray and Bina N. (Talbott) Dole. As a boy growing up in western Kansas during the Great Depression, he worked a number of odd...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 5:00 PM
This week marks the midway point of the 2011 prep football regular season and because of a rare oddity in scheduling, five of the six local teams are off.
The lone local taking the field this week is Brethren Christian, which on Saturday travels north to...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 4:55 PM
Mike Reily is the type of person who brings a bouquet of flowers to Thanksgiving dinner, complements the host on the food, offers to give up his slice of pumpkin pie when the dessert offerings run out and even volunteers to help with the dishes.