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The Wall Street JournalWhen he picked up the phone at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz., last month, James Joseph Minder realized it was the call he'd been dreading for the past 20 years. A reporter with the Arizona Republic had an urgent question for the 74-year-old chairman of...
Sun StaffSALISBURY -- The timing couldn't have been better as Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps spoke Monday to soon-to-be graduates of Parkside High about the "hardest time of my life" -- his drunken driving arrest here last fall. This is senior week at the Eastern...
Sun Art CriticThe delicate blossom of Schlumbergera, commonly known as the Christmas cactus, blooms once a year for just a day and a half. So when the plant in Bethesda artist Amy Lamb's home began to show signs of flowering re-cently, she got her camera ready. Lamb,...
The Wall Street JournalWhen Carol Gardner was negotiating a raise for a job as systems engineer at a Boston telecommunications company, she did some research on Salary.com, a popular salary site on the Web. "I had been taking on more and more responsibilities, and I knew...
Sun StaffOn the second Wednesday of 2004, Michael Phelps took his first solo business trip. Taking direction from a crew filming a commercial in Malibu, he splashed in the Pacific. Then Phelps hustled back across the country for a brief stop at his Rodgers Forge...
Chicago TribuneTerri Schiavo's eyes look vacant. Her mouth hangs open. Then, her mother approaches, saying, "Hi, baby," in a bright voice. Schiavo's lips turn upward, and her blinking accelerates. What do these carefully edited video clips reveal about the severely...
Sun StaffA landmark year of swimming in 2003 resulted in one more honor for Michael Phelps, as the 18-year-old from Rodgers Forge won the 74th annual James E. Sullivan Award last night. The announcement was made at a banquet at the New York Athletic Club. The...
Sun StaffYamile Garcia was helping a friend pack up her Essex apartment last week when she spotted something that made her skin go cold: the blood-red eyes of a 17-year cicada. She can't really account for what happened next. She only knows that she yanked her...
Jack Greenberg was 27 years old when he helped argue the Brown vs. Board of Education cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. He succeeded Thurgood Marshall as head of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, where he worked for more than 30 years. He is a professor of...
Tags: Racism, Judges, Foreign Aid, NAACP, Riots
Sun StaffThat night after everyone had gone, when it was late and the hospital was quiet, the boy savored his triumph. He eyed the long white coat that hung nearby. An honorary medical degree that his doctors had presented him that afternoon was propped against...
Sun StaffDETROIT - A few weeks after the Greektown casino opened in this blighted city's downtown, a sign went up across the street on a door to the Second Baptist Church, the oldest black church in Michigan: "Gamblers Anonymous: Open meeting every Monday." The...
Tags: Arts, African Americans, Lotteries, Government, Christianity
Sun StaffOn the last Sunday in June, Lt. Kylan Jones-Huffman, a Navy reservist stationed in Bahrain, e-mailed a poem to members of his online haiku group. He said he dedicated the poem to his friend Marianne, "whose good friend was killed this past week, somewhere...
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