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  • Respected doctors confront a tragedy

    Dr. Solbert Permutt is a giant in the world of lung research, a gregarious, outspoken 76-year- old professor with the enthusiasm of a teen-ager, a flamboyant taste for large bow ties and a history of teaching generations of doctors at Johns Hopkins...
  • Medical advances make decisions on life difficult

    As a long and bitter battle over the fate of a brain-damaged Florida woman dragged drearily on yesterday, legal scholars, ethicists and medical experts said it was unlikely the case would offer any new lessons to Americans who quietly face the same...
  • Special places for you and your special someone

    Cupid may be working overtime this Valentine's Day, but planning a romantic getaway with your sweetie can be relatively stress-free. Just in time for love's most famous day, we've scouted several romantic destinations -- all less than three hours from...
  • When choices are a matter of life, death

    In the family lounge of the Gilchrist Center -- a homey spot with a gas log fire, plants, an aquarium and comfy couches -- the headlines of the newspaper on the coffee table seem particularly devastating: Schiavo Parents at Legal End: How Terri's Family...
  • Electrifying studies that deserve a skeptical look

    Electrifying studies that deserve a skeptical look
    If you believe the headlines, then people would rather receive electric shocks than be alone with their thoughts for even 15 minutes. Or at least a lot of men would. It’s probably a better idea not to put wholesale faith in the headlines. And...
  • Sheffield awarded Fary Memorial Scholarship

    Sheffield awarded Fary Memorial Scholarship
    WEST POINT — Sarah Elizabeth Sheffield, a recent graduate from West Point High School, has been awarded a four-year scholarship worth $24,000 through the Fary Memorial Scholarship Fund. Sheffield will attend the University of Virginia and plans to...
  • A familiar face from the climate change wars on a new state commission

    Now, here's an interesting out-of-state member of Gov. Terry McAuliffe's brand new climate change commission: Michael Mann, of Pennsylvania State University. You may remember him from when then Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli issued a high profile...
  • Study: Left alone with their thoughts, people choose electric shock

    Study: Left alone with their thoughts, people choose electric shock
    "The mind is its own place, and in it self / Can make a Heav’n of Hell, a Hell of Heav’n," John Milton wrote in "Paradise Lost." It seems the English poet was at least half right. In a new study, people who were asked to spend a few...
  • New Kent Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction hired as Gloucester principal

    New Kent Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction hired as Gloucester principal
    NEW KENT – New Kent County Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction Nate Collins has been hired as the Gloucester High School principal. "I had a really strong desire to return to high school principalship," Collins said in a phone...
  • Simsbury Runner Ends High School Career As NE Champion

    Simsbury Runner Ends High School Career As NE Champion
    SIMSBURY — Sarah Mattison, a track and field standout at Simsbury high School, made the last season of her high school career one to remember. The 18-year-old, who also ran cross-country and indoor track, won the 3,200-meter race at the New England...
  • Former York High teacher wants melanoma awareness

    Former York High teacher wants melanoma awareness
    Prayer, positive thinking and participation in a clinical trial using a drug as-yet unapproved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have got her to this point. Last June, when Rebecca Ballard, then an English teacher at York High School, was...
  • Gov. taps new OIG, elections chief, hires House member

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced a number of significant appointments Friday afternoon, naming a new elections commissioner, a new port authority member, four new members on the board of corrections, making the acting inspector general permanent and re-...