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  • Lewis Yablonsky dies at 89; Cal State Northridge sociologist

    Lewis Yablonsky dies at 89; Cal State Northridge sociologist
    When Lewis Yablonsky was growing up in New Jersey in the 1930s, he was beaten by poor whites for being Jewish and by black gangs for being white. He committed petty thefts, ran crooked card games and carried a switchblade for protection. Some of his closest friends wound up behind bars.
  • Blame football, not Title IX

    Blame football, not Title IX
    In 1975, Nebraska Sen. Roman Hruska warned a congressional hearing that college football was in mortal danger. The threat came from Title IX, the 1972 measure that outlawed sex discrimination in educational institutions receiving federal financial...

    Oklahoma tornado is a standout, storm scientist says

    Oklahoma tornado is a standout, storm scientist says
    A tornado researcher at the University of Alabama at Huntsville couldn't believe it when he heard Monday that a devastating twister was headed toward Moore, Okla. "One of my graduate students came in my office yesterday and said, 'Moore is about to be...

    James A. Hood dies at 70; fought segregation at University of Alabama

    James A. Hood dies at 70; fought segregation at University of Alabama
    James A. Hood, one of two black students whose effort to enroll at the University of Alabama in June 1963 led to Gov. George Wallace's segregationist "stand in the schoolhouse door" and who later forged an unlikely friendship with the former governor, has...

    Pictures in the News | Aug. 29, 2012

     
    Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Louisiana, where research students from the the University of Alabama measure wind speeds as Hurricane Isaac makes landfall Wednesday in New Orleans. Isaac was packing 80 mph winds, making it a Category 1...