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  • America's poor education achievement is a policy choice

    Tired of bemoaning the deplorable rankings of American students when their test scores are compared to their peers in other developed countries? Lighten up and look in the mirror. It seems the problem begins a generation back, if not two or three. If...
  • Finland Selects 'Disciple' as Oscar Candidate

    Ulrika Bengts' "The Disciple" (Larjungen) has been selected to rep Finland in the foreign-language film Oscar race. Pic, which is produced by Mats Langbacka for Langfilm Productions, stars Erik Lonngren, Patrik Kumpulainen, Niklas Groundstroem, Amanda...
  • Angry Birds nest at Kennedy Space Center

    Angry Birds nest at Kennedy Space Center
    Now it can be said: The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is for the birds. Make that the Angry Birds. The attraction has just opened Angry Birds Space Encounter, which brings the fowl characters from the digital-gaming world to real life in hopes of...
  • PASSINGS: Peter Meyerson, Fran Warren, Max Jakobson

    PASSINGS: Peter Meyerson, Fran Warren, Max Jakobson
    Peter Meyerson TV writer, producer worked on 'The Monkees' and 'Welcome Back, Kotter' Peter Meyerson, 81, a TV writer and producer who co-wrote the debut episodes of sitcom classics "The Monkees" and "Welcome Back, Kotter," died March 11 at Hoag...
  • The world within Vanessa Williams

    The world within Vanessa Williams
    Most of us are curious about our family lineage. For Vanessa Williams, who recently took part in the show "Who Do You Think You Are" and explored her family's history, the task was both surprising and informative. Here, she talks about what she learned...
  • Baby royal style watch: What the Duchess of Cambridge is buying

    With Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, expected to give birth any moment now, the world is on royal baby watch. And the British papers are in overdrive reporting every minute detail of what Kate is — or possibly could be — buying for...
  • European Union wins Nobel Peace Prize

     
    The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the European Union in recognition of its work in bringing peace and reconciliation to a continent riven by two world wars....
  • Friday Morning Coffee: The weekend warm-up.

     
    Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We're back to work on Monday. And with our return comes a return to the usual full posting schedule you've come to expect from us. In the meantime, here's a quick buffet of the best......
  • Kansan wins air guitar's top title

    A Lawrence man has riffed and thrashed his way past 16 other contestants from Europe and Japan to win the world air guitar championship.     Eric Melin is known as Mean Melin on the air guitar circuit, where contestants pretend to be playing a guitar. He...
  • 'Concrete Night' And 'Heart of a Lion' Set to Play at Finnish Film Affair

    Pirjo Honkasalo's "Concrete Night" and Dome Karukoski's "Heart of a Lion" are among the 27 new films set to screen at the second edition of Finnish Film Affair, the professional forum running alongside the Helsinki Intl. Film Festival. Other completed...
  • Picture Tree Picks Up 'Mary Queen of Scots,' 'Metalhead'

    LONDON -- Berlin-based sales and production company Picture Tree Intl., which launched at the Berlin Film Festival, has added "Mary Queen of Scots" and "Metalhead" to its line-up at the Toronto Film Festival. "Mary Queen of Scots," a psychological...
  • News of the Weird: Chocolate Toothpaste and 'Holy Crap' Cereal!

    News of the Weird: Chocolate Toothpaste and 'Holy Crap' Cereal!
    The Precocious Tots of Finland: A University of Kansas professor and two co-authors, in research in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Finance, found that children age 10 and under substantially outperformed their parents in earnings from stock trading...