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The bright blue-clad children danced gaily around the flag pole. Seventeen of us from all parts of the United States had just arrived at the Kisima Academy, 10 miles north of Kitale in western Kenya. We were there to deliver 32 50-pound suitcases of...
That horde of candidates in the 2nd District trying to succeed former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Bud Light, is a wondrous sight. It reaffirms my belief in the goodness of people, since most of the hopefuls are no doubt fueled by the principled...
Clout StreetDisgraced former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds said he will ask voters to focus on his congressional experience rather than his state and federal criminal record as he announced his bid today for the seat held by Jesse Jackson Jr., who has resigned. At a...
Tags: Sex Crimes, Bill Clinton, Rentals, Values, Ethics
Robert J. Kelleher, who helped lead tennis into the modern open era while serving as president of the U.S. Lawn Tennis Assn. and who later became a U.S. District Court judge based in Los Angeles, has died. He was 99. Kelleher, who was also captain of the...
For my grandmother's 82nd birthday in March, my family in Altamonte Springs threw a party. I visited from New York, welcoming the humidity with open arms. My mom baked a berry crumble and my ill-conceived attempt to place candles in the hot center...
email@example.comAuthor and political scientist Charles Murray is a nationally known libertarian political scientist associated with the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. His books have influenced the national dialogue about the proper role of education...
"It was stressful when I was a teenager. People had all kinds of expectations from me," Arun Gandhi said to an audience Thursday at the University of Central Florida. The peace activist and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi told a ballroom packed with...
Tags: Family, Philosophy
A few months before the 2008 Beijing Olympics, I read a blog post by an Atlantic Monthly correspondent about Chinese wine. Chinese what? I grew up outside New York City, where I ate hundreds of pounds of lo mein and pork-fried rice but didn't see, taste...
Brother Guy Consolmagno, a staff astronomer and the curator of meteorites at the Vatican Observatory, travels about 100,000 miles each year, splitting his time between Tucson, Ariz., and Rome. The planetary scientist also gives 40 to 50 talks annually...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Kenya, Vatican City, London (England)
Three years ago, I wrote a column offering advice to my then-graduating oldest daughter. I didn't know if she would read it, let alone heed the advice, but I wrote the column anyway. This year, daughter No. 2 is graduating from high school. I now...
It's been a long six years to finally arrive at Happily Ever After. Along the way there were missed connections and travails that spanned continents. And that's just the early chapter of the love story of Chicago graduate students Ditte Munch-Hansen,...
firstname.lastname@example.orgHis left sleeve is empty and he wears a patch over one eye, but Clebe McClary has not let the injuries he received more than four decades ago in Vietnam dampen his spirit. The Christian motivational speaker was the guest speaker Saturday night at the...
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