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  • Mystery of missing man solved after 13 years

    Henry Ackerman had plans — big, cross country, into-the-wild plans. It was 1998, and he was 48 years old, alone, sad and somewhat peculiar. He lived with threecats and a big, sandy-colored dog in an unkempt Baltimore County apartment and worked...
  • Wisconsin astronomer discovers 'diamond star'

    A Milwaukee astronomer and colleagues have discovered a precious find: a star so old, and so cold, that it is made up of crystallized carbon better known as diamond. David Kaplan, an astronomer from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and...
  • Under a literary spell

    Under a literary spell
    As Lucy Kobbs turned the final page of the seventh and last book in the "Harry Potter" series, she took a pencil to the wall beside her bed and memorialized the end of an era: 7/22/07, 3:20 a.m. "It's one of those books that will stick with me for life,"...
  • Coming to the Mountain: Educating the next generation of storytellers

     
    by Rick Loomis, Los Angeles Times Kentucky calls me home every year.  The funny thing is that I’m not from there.  But every year for the last 10 years, I still go. In theory I go there to teach, but in reality I go there to recharge.  The...
  • Eight candidates running for three Broward Circuit judge jobs

    Eight candidates running for three Broward Circuit judge jobs
    Eight lawyers with a combined 184 years of legal experience are competing for three positions on the Broward Circuit bench this election season. In the Aug. 14 primary, just one Broward Circuit judge – former Chief Judge Dale Ross – is facing...
  • Goen, Newman win Lincoln Fair titles

    Goen, Newman win Lincoln Fair titles
    STANFORD — A brief rain early in the evening dampened the first full night of activity at the Lincoln County Fair, but that did not keep the event from getting off to a royal start. Hailey Victoria Goen and Allison Diane Newman  shared the winner&...
  • Not enough data to support suicide screening: panel

    Not enough data to support suicide screening: panel
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - There is not enough evidence to recommend universal screening to find people at risk of suicide, according to a government-backed panel. As it did in 2004, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued draft...
  • PASSINGS: Charles Napier, Kenneth Dahlberg, Joel DiBartolo

    PASSINGS: Charles Napier, Kenneth Dahlberg, Joel DiBartolo
    Charles Napier Character actor usually played the heavy Charles Napier, 75, a prolific character actor whose granite jaw and toothy grin earned him tough-guy roles in movies like "Rambo: First Blood Part II," died Wednesday at Bakersfield Memorial...