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April 24, 1988 |
Dick Turner is clearly suspicious of a reporter's questions and he regards them cautiously with a puzzled expression on his face that suggests, "What could you possibly want from me?" And his answers--the just-what-you-asked-me-and-no-more variety, doled out in a soft Midwestern twang--reveal a man unaccustomed to being in the limelight and one uncomfortable with such attention.
October 20, 1997 |
The corner office in Physical Sciences I is adorned with Chinese and Japanese prints, opera festival posters, group pictures of smiling colleagues and, high up on a bookshelf, a curious collection of novelty aerosol cans. One can came from the producers of a B movie called "Day of the Animals," about creatures that inexplicably run amok because of the atmosphere's ozone depletion. They invited F. Sherwood "Sherry" Rowland to the premiere, but he declined.
April 27, 2000 |
Continuing his effort to claim the political center, Republican George W. Bush pledged Wednesday night to "change the tone of Washington" and promised to reach across party lines toward the "New Democrat" movement that helped to launch Bill Clinton and Al Gore. Bush blamed both parties for what he called "eight years of excessive partisanship and finger-pointing." "The Clinton-Gore administration has been the most relentlessly partisan administration in our nation's history," Texas Gov.
February 15, 1993 |
Thus, when children are reminded day after day, year after year, that the most important thing they can do in school is to sit quietly, obey the teacher, and repeat back verbatim what they have been told, they are learning patterns of thinking and behavior that will stay with them for life. --From "Schools That Work" by George Wood All right, faithful readers, time for a pop quiz. Let's see if you're awake this morning. What is the connection between comic books and democracy?
October 17, 1999 |
To teach or not to teach. That's the question troubling educator Mark Storhaug. The Bellagio Road Newcomer School instructor adores his fourth-grade students, but recent developments in his life--a pending marriage and dreams of starting a family--have prompted him to reassess his career goals. "I have this idea that this is my last chance to do a major change," said the 34-year-old Santa Monica resident. Storhaug has been thinking long and hard about his next step.