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  • Russell Train dies at 92; conservationist was early head of EPA

    Russell Train dies at 92; conservationist was early head of EPA
    Russell Train, an important American conservationist and former tax court judge who helped craft some of the nation's early and enduring environmental laws, has died. He was 92. Train, who led the Environmental Protection Agency in the 1970s, died Monday...
  • Ginny Wood dies at 95; pioneering Alaska environmentalist

    Ginny Wood dies at 95; pioneering Alaska environmentalist
    Virginia "Ginny" Hill Wood led a life of adventure beginning at a young age, guiding horseback trips in her native Washington state, bicycling through Europe before and after World War II, serving as a WASP pilot and, after moving to Alaska, building a...
  • University of Missouri Press to close, after 54 years

     
    The University of Missouri will pull the plug on its 54 year old press, just the latest in a string of academic publishing casualties...
  • McManus: Petraeus, the comeback general

    McManus: Petraeus, the comeback general
    Gen. David H. Petraeus, long the most famous overachiever in the U.S. Army, is already on his way to a new career distinction: breaking the land speed record for rehabilitation from a scandal. It was only two weeks ago that Petraeus resigned from his...
  • McManus: Obama's second act

     McManus: Obama's second act
    Second terms have rarely been kind to American presidents. Our last two-term leader, George W. Bush, ended his tenure with a financial crash so disastrous that his own party has tried to erase him from memory. Bush's predecessor, Bill Clinton, was more...
  • Eisenhower son calls for new direction in Gehry-designed memorial

    Eisenhower son calls for new direction in Gehry-designed memorial
    Members of President Dwight D. Eisenhower's family have been openly critical of the design for a planned memorial to the 34th president in Washington. This week, the family called for a completely new direction for the project in a letter written by the...
  • Titillation of Petraeus affair comes at a high cost for America

    Titillation of Petraeus affair comes at a high cost for America
    Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower was lucky there was no such thing as email during the Second World War. His romantic relationship with his lovely Irish driver, Kay Summersby, did not come to light for decades and did not keep him from leading the D-Day...
  • Adelanto School Board's judicial defiance

    Adelanto School Board's judicial defiance
    When Superior Court Judge Steve Malone ruled on an attempt to convert Desert Trails Elementary School into a charter school, he made it very clear what he wanted done. He ordered the Adelanto school board to accept petitions from parents of the failing...
  • Eisenhower family backs legislation to scrap Gehry memorial design

    Eisenhower family backs legislation to scrap Gehry memorial design
    The Eisenhower family told a congressional panel Tuesday that it supports a bill that would do away with architect Frank Gehry's design for the planned Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial in Washington and halt any additional federal funding for the design....
  • New debate over Frank Gehry's design for an Eisenhower Memorial

    New debate over Frank Gehry's design for an Eisenhower Memorial
    Architect Frank Gehry's controversial design for the proposed Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial is once again the object of bickering in Washington. A major architectural organization said it opposes a new congressional initiative to do away with Gehry's...
  • Rex Scouten dies at 88; longtime White House chief usher

    Rex Scouten dies at 88; longtime White House chief usher
    Rex Scouten, whose 48-year career in the White House began with the Trumans and ended with the Clintons, and whose duties included helping first families transition to their oversized new home, died Feb. 20 at a hospital near his home in Fairfax, Va. He...