D.W. Gibson is the author of Not Working: People Talk About Losing a Job and Finding Their Way in Today's Changing Economy.
The bright white Heritage Park library opened up a mile from my house when I was 13, and the first thing I checked out was Roald Dahl's story collection Someone Like You. I should have known what I was in for because of that giant eyeball on the cover; but somehow I saw it as more of a temptation than a warning.
Originally published on Mon August 13, 2012 4:40 pm
At least three people are dead after a shooting incident near the Texas A&M campus in College Station, Texas.
During a televised press conference, Assistant Chief Scott McCollum said a police officer and a civilian were killed during the shooting. McCollum said the alleged gunman was also shot, but he is now in custody.
Boston's Debo Band takes inspiration from a golden era of popular music in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in the late '60s and early '70s. During a brief period of cultural freedom in Ethiopia, funk and soul music fused spectacularly with local traditions. Debo Band's debut album both honors and updates the sound of "swinging Addis."
Originally published on Mon August 13, 2012 2:53 pm
By Eyder Peralta
Helen Gurley Brown, editor of Cosmopolitan magazine, poses in her office in New York September 1985.
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The longtime and legendary editor of Cosmopolitan Magazine Helen Gurley Brown died today. The Hearst Corporation, which published Cosmopolitan, announced her death in a press release, according to the Albany Times-Union.
She was 90.
NPR's Selena Simmons-Duffin filed this remembrance for our Newscast unit:
"Brown made her name by writing frankly about women and sex when that was truly a rare thing.
Sir Chris Hoy of Great Britain cries as he celebrates winning the men's keirin track cycling final. In shedding Olympic tears, Hoy was far from alone in Britain.
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The London 2012 Olympics were billed as the Social Games, with Twitter, Facebook and other services making it an immersive experience. But it might be remembered as "The Crying Games," for the swelling of emotions many Britons experienced. We run down some of the Olympics' winners and losers:
Originally published on Tue August 14, 2012 11:38 am
When chef Trina Spillman — trained at Le Cordon Bleu — discovered that more than one-third of the children in Broward County didn't know where their next meal was coming from, she was shocked. So she took action.
Through her Need to Feed Gardening Initiative, Trina has planted community gardens, opened a community cafe and donated fresh produce to local food pantries. She holds Summer Hat Luncheons.
MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee, center right, chats with Lt. Cols. Joel Miller, left, Nick Kioutas and Robb Walker after an Aug. 13 signing ceremony of a partnership agreement between the U.S. Army and MTSU involving unmanned vehicles.
Credit MTSU photo by Andy Heidt
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) — The United States Army and Marine Corps have signed and agreement with Middle Tennessee State University to study ways robots on the ground can be used in concert with unmanned vehicles in the air.
In announcing the new pact Monday morning, MTSU said the deal is the first of its kind. The agreement expands a partnership between the MTSU Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) program and the U.S. military. Last year the university signed a deal to work on the Army’s remote-controlled Raven aircraft.