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  • $2 million prize announced for cure for blindness by 2020

    $2 million prize announced for cure for blindness by 2020
    Singer Art Garfunkel, a real estate magnate and an investor are putting $2 million in gold bullion on the line to inspire researchers to cure blindness by 2020, establishing through Johns Hopkins Medicine one of the world's largest prizes for a scientific...
  • Health security is national security

    Health security is national security
    On the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's dramatic announcement about the presence of Soviet missiles in Cuba, the two presidential candidates met for a debate last Monday only 250 miles away in Boca Raton, Fla. Moderator Bob Schieffer...
  • The art of graduation speeches is hard to master [Commentary]

    The art of graduation speeches is hard to master [Commentary]
    I always feel bad for people who are giving graduation speeches. I honestly feel like it's one of the hardest tasks there is. Unlike some other times in life, when people are actually excited about hearing a speech, those who are about to graduate are,...
  • Slow and painful recovery for little girl badly burned near railroad tracks in 1913

    An article in the June 7, 1913, edition of The Argus reported on the slow recovery of a little girl severely burned several weeks earlier. After lying in St. Agnes Hospital for three weeks, slowly recovering from burns which she sustained near her home,...
  • 'Camelot' retains its luster in 2nd Star production

    'Camelot' retains its luster in 2nd Star production
    When Lerner and Loewe's "Camelot" debuted on Broadway in 1960 with a cast headed by Richard Burton as King Arthur, Julie Andrews as Guinevere and Robert Goulet, an unknown Canadian in his first starring role, as Lancelot, the musical became an instant...
  • Obama hasn't come clean on Libyan consulate attack

    When the bay of pigs fiasco erupted not long after President John F. Kennedy took office, he promptly appeared on nationwide television and accepted the blame. This took courage and revealed his character. I immediately respected him. When the attack...
  • Yes, Bob Dole, Reagan would still be a Republican

    Yes, Bob Dole, Reagan would still be a Republican
    "Could people like Bob Dole, even Ronald Reagan -- could you make it in today's Republican Party?" Chris Wallace of "Fox News Sunday" asked former Senate Majority Leader and 1996 GOP presidential nominee Bob Dole. "I doubt it," Mr. Dole replied. "Reagan...
  • Who bears the burden in America?

    Before WWII, a large number of people were against America's involvement in the wars in Europe and Asia. After Pearl Harbor, however, that argument disappeared, and virtually everyone got involved. Sons of rich families enlisted. The Kennedys, for...
  • So much for messianic leadership

    So much for messianic leadership
    Although there's still a great deal to be learned about the scandals and controversies swirling around the White House like so many ominous dorsal fins in the surf, the nature of President Barack Obama's bind is becoming clear. The best defenses of his...
  • Slaying of Baltimore civil rights protester still unsolved

    Slaying of Baltimore civil rights protester still unsolved
    Everyone begged William Lewis Moore not to go to Mississippi. His pastor told him he would get killed walking around in a sandwich board sign protesting segregation. His family worried about where he would sleep and eat. Even fellow civil rights...
  • Peace Corps opens door for same-sex couples to serve together

    Peace Corps opens door for same-sex couples to serve together
    The U.S. Peace Corps will begin accepting applications from same-sex couples who wish to serve overseas together for the first time next month, the agency announced Tuesday. The move follows a broader shift by the Obama administration toward publicly...
  • Two questions for Romney

    As the Presidential Election comes to a close, there are still two questions I have for Gov. Mitt Romney. First, in the event that you, Governor Romney, win the election, would you as President John F Kennedy did, forego your presidential salary while in...