September 18, 2012 |
After 12 years together and 10 albums (including the upcoming "Made Possible," due next week), the members of the piano trio the Bad Plus have always seemed like musicians with simply not enough to do. All jokes aside, the band's members, Ethan Iverson, Reid Anderson and Dave King have made time to work with a variety of collaborators over the years, which in addition to including such names such as Billy Hart and Joshua Redman also feature...
May 16, 2012 |
Amile Jefferson initially didn't have Duke on his short list of colleges to attend and almost signed early with another school. Likewise, the Blue Devils showed minimal interest in the highly coveted big man from Friends' Central School in Philadelphia. That all changed during Jefferson's senior season, when Duke suddenly decided to offer the 6-foot-7, 190-pound power forward a scholarship and Coach Mike Krzyzewski took over the recruiting process. "Once Coach K started recruiting me, I did not talk to an assistant coach," Jefferson said . "That definitely shows the coach wants you, and every conversation I had with him seemed genuine.
December 25, 2011 |
Reporting from Yadkinville, N.C. Loyd Bryant used to pump manure from his 8,640 hogs into a fetid lagoon, where it raised an unholy stink and released methane and ammonia into the air. The tons of manure excreted daily couldn't be used as fertilizer because of high nitrogen content. The solution to Bryant's hog waste problem was right under his nose - in the manure itself. Graphic: Power-generating hogs A new waste-processing system - essentially a small power plant - installed on his 154-acre farm uses bacteria to digest the waste and burns methane to produce electricity.
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July 8, 2010 |
Juanita M. Kreps, a Duke University economist and administrator who became the first woman to serve as U.S. secretary of Commerce, died Monday in Durham, N.C., after a long illness, the school announced. She was 89. Kreps was the Commerce secretary from 1977 to 1979 during the presidency of Jimmy Carter. She directed the Commerce Department toward a more active role in promoting international trade and initiated a historic trade agreement between the United States and China in 1979.
September 25, 2008
Mary Garber obituary: The obituary of pioneering female sportswriter Mary Garber in Monday's California section indicated that Duke University was a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference in 1946. Duke competed in the Southern Conference before the ACC was formed in 1953. The obituary also said Garber reported on the Winston-Salem Red Sox in the 1940s. At that time, the city's minor league baseball team was the Cardinals.
February 24, 2008 |
"My book is puerile," Carol Mavor writes, "a depreciative term meaning merely boyish. But, for me, the merely blossoms as full, fulfilling, full-mouthed, full-hearted, fulgurant, and fulgent, without shame. Brought to its fullcome, my book boyishly strives to be betwixt and between not only boy and man, gay and straight, Mama's boy and father's spitting image (well, you know the list), but most decidedly novel and philosophy."