September 2, 2013 |
The men remember a manicured campus stained by the blood of teenage boys. They remember the explosion of the leather strap - 30 lashes, 50 lashes, more than 100 - and the bloody classroom chairs they scrubbed down later. For more than a century, the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in the Florida Panhandle town of Marianna took in damaged children and turned out shattered men. The state closed the school in 2011 after the U.S. Justice Department documented some of the abuse. But the sprawling campus may still be hiding horrors.
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May 24, 2013 |
A search for clues underground in a Glendora backyard has turned up no evidence in the mysterious disappearance of a woman 35 years ago, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. Investigators wrapped up their excavation Thursday night in the case of 24-year-old Wendy Byron, who was last seen in Glendora on Aug. 26, 1978. Crews used bulldozers and shovels to dig an approximately 12-by-12-foot hole in one section of the backyard, where investigators reportedly used dogs and ground-penetrating radar to determine if anything was buried there.
March 24, 2013 |
TAGHAR, Afghanistan - In a rugged valley outside Kabul, where mud-walled villages blend into bare scrubland, a team of international mining experts and Afghan trainees set up camp over the winter to probe the region's mineral resources. Protected by armed guards, they spent three months drilling test holes into the snowcapped peaks, as curious goat- and sheepherders looked on. "We hit copper damn near everywhere," said Robert Miller, a Colorado-based mining executive recruited by the Pentagon to help advise Afghan authorities on how to develop the country's natural resources.
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June 8, 2012 |
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Phillip Tobias, a renowned South African paleoanthropologist and expert on early man and hominids, died Thursday. He was 86. Tobias died in a Johannesburg hospital after a long illness, according to South Africa's University of the Witwatersrand, where he chaired the anatomy department from 1959 to 1990. He "was one of the greats in human evolutionary studies," Nick Barton, director of Oxford University's Institute of Archaeology, told the Associated Press.
April 10, 2012 |
SEOUL - North Korea appears to be preparing for a third nuclear test, digging a new underground tunnel at a site where previous tests were conducted in 2006 and 2009, South Korea's official news agency reported. Photos taken by a U.S. satellite reveal the excavation work at the Punggye-ri site in the country's northeast, the Yonhap agency reported Sunday. The work comes as North Korea also prepares to launch a satellite, called Kwangmyongsong-3, sometime this week to commemorate the centennial of founding father Kim Il Sung's birth.
August 12, 2011 |
The documentary "Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place" seems intended as a pleasant nostalgia tour that cycles through some of the hoariest conventional wisdom about the 1960s. Directed by Alex Gibney and Alison Ellwood, the film is constructed in part from recently restored color film footage and out-of-synch audio initially created during a 1964 cross-country bus trip undertaken by author Ken Kesey, flush from the success of his "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," as he made his way from California to New York around the time of the publication of his second novel "Sometimes a Great Notion.