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  • Beth Shulman dies at 60; labor lawyer fought for low-wage workers

    Beth Shulman dies at 60; labor lawyer fought for low-wage workers
    Beth Shulman, a Washington, D.C., labor lawyer and author who championed the rights and welfare of low-wage earners, died Feb. 5 at Georgetown University Hospital. She was 60. Diagnosed last fall with a malignant brain tumor, she died of complications of...
  • Faith and fungibility

     
    I was in high school when I learned that "fungible" was a concept in economics, not something that could give rise to a fungus infection. The idea worked its way into non-economic political discourse in the 1980s, when the Supreme Court ruled that the...
  • Prominent attorney fatally shot on lawn of his Rolling Hills Estates home

     
    Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives today are trying to sort out a mystery in upscale Rolling Hills Estates after a prominent attorney was fatally shot on the lawn of his home. Neighbors identified the man as Jeffrey Tidus, an attorney......
  • Keeping a French tradition

    Someone once noted that a sure sign of the passing of a cultural phenomenon is not its disappearance but its preservation, or sanctification, in a museum. And so it is now with smoking in France. After I moved to Paris three years ago from Manhattan,...
  • France has banned its Frenchness

    The reams of news stories on the new French ban on smoking in cafes, restaurants and night spots have invariably focused on the aura of glamour those little death sticks once conveyed. In newspapers around the globe, nostalgic descriptions of the likes of...
  • Fighting an unethical debt collector

    Fighting an unethical debt collector
    Dear Liz: I think I'm being pursued illegally for a debt I don't owe. I visited a hospital in June 2007. It took my health insurer about six months to process the claim. Shortly after I received my benefits statement from the insurer, I received a call...
  • Ray Charles' children battle over his legacy

    Ray Charles' children battle over his legacy
    Shortly before Christmas 2002, Ray Charles called a meeting of his 12 children at a hotel near Los Angeles International Airport. Ten of them, ranging in age from 16 to 50 -- with 10 mothers among them -- listened as their father told them he was mortally...