Scottish voters reject independence from Britain


John Griffin
Manners are elementary for one Compton class
Manners are elementary for one Compton class

The boys from Compton practiced all year for this field trip to Beverly Hills. They walked off their charter buses Friday and down the red carpet rolled out for them at Lawry's The Prime Rib. Through the double doors they marveled at the murals and tapestries in the massive dining room. Seven of the George Washington Carver Elementary School students instinctively headed for table 46, once reserved for no less a celebrity than Denzel Washington. This would be a real test for the friends -- among a group of 25 black and Latino students who practice etiquette every Tuesday after school. Teachers call them the Gentlemen Scholars. They can tie their own ties, make toasts and fold...