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Oct. 14, 2014 @ 10:24 PM

The lesson of the Ebola outbreak

Just six months ago, the director of the National Institutes of Health warned that a decade of budget stresses was causing the NIH to reject half the worthwhile research proposals it received. Scientific progress was in jeopardy, Francis Collins told the USA Today editorial board. Researchers were considering leaving the U.S. for careers overseas.



The Chapel Hill Herald: Letters View All »

Oct. 21, 2014 @ 09:46 PM

Letters to the CHH editor, Oct. 26

Do you like the consequences of our past elections?



Columnist: Susan Gladin View All »

Oct. 14, 2014 @ 06:13 PM

Helpful hints for healthy house-sitting

We just returned from a much-needed weekend away and, as always, a house-sitter took care of things here.  “Things” needing care are primarily animals, and they can be demanding -- requiring detailed instructions and a bit of finesse to keep some in and others out. 



Columnist: Stanley Peele View All »

Oct. 07, 2014 @ 09:52 PM

A judicial quagmire on Election Day

In November, the voters will face an extremely important appellate court race.  However, it will be a judicial quagmire: too many candidates!



Columnist: Vicki Wentz View All »

Oct. 18, 2014 @ 09:59 PM

Following all the signs back to the classroom

Everyone’s back in school now, including me. No, not as in TAKING classes to BECOME, say, a doctor, but as in TEACHING classes so that I can afford to GO to the doctor. I’m very excited to return to the classroom, though, especially to teaching middle and high school students, because I am totally out of the loop on what’s cool nowadays ... for example, it’s probably not cool to say “nowadays”.



Columnist: Susie Wilde View All »

Oct. 18, 2014 @ 01:47 PM

Wilde: Great new Young Adult audios for book lovers

As school begins, I always think of how my children as teenagers, gave up reading for pleasure  because of coursework demands. Many of the books they were assigned were existential reads that they cared little about and didn’t care to discuss. I’ve been remembering this often as I’ve listened to some incredible new YA audios, many of which would engage adults as well.