Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Calls to end hazing ring out at drum major's funeral

Calls to end hazing ring out at drum major's funeral

Calls to end hazing ring out at drum major's funeral

Posted: 30 Nov 2011 05:42 PM PST

Somber chords sounded at a funeral service Wednesday for a drum major whose death has sparked an investigation of hazing allegations at his Florida university.

Family health makes moral and economic sense

Posted: 30 Nov 2011 07:48 AM PST

Last year I traveled to a small village in Uttar Pradesh, India, where I met a young mother named Rukmini, who had recently given birth to a daughter. It was the sixth day of baby Durga's life, and in keeping with Indian custom, Rukmini was preparing for a ceremony to celebrate the special bond between mother and child.

Save wild forests, save migratory birds

Posted: 30 Nov 2011 04:00 PM PST

As the forests of the East changed this fall into their seasonal reds and oranges, a remarkable migration of birds headed south. About 30 million ducks, cranes and other species cross the U.S.-Canadian border each autumn day.

How to handle unwanted friend requests

Posted: 30 Nov 2011 04:23 AM PST

We've been netiquette'ing for more than a year and a half now, and when we ask friends/acquaintances/the gaping maw of the Internet for their burning questions and column suggestions, one anxiety pops up again and again and again. Here it is, in Mad Libs form:

Five wounded, suspect dead in Texas shooting

Posted: 30 Nov 2011 05:38 PM PST

A woman and four children were wounded and their apparent attacker killed himself in a mass shooting Wednesday, said police in Bay City, Texas.

Evangelist Billy Graham hospitalized for evaluation, lung treatment

Posted: 30 Nov 2011 06:07 PM PST

Evangelist Billy Graham has been admitted to a hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, for "evaluation and treatment of his lungs," the hospital said Wednesday.

What would a publicly traded Facebook mean to users?

Posted: 30 Nov 2011 07:29 AM PST

If Facebook and Wall Street become friends, will you like it?

Singer McCready ordered to return son

Posted: 30 Nov 2011 04:49 PM PST

Country music singer Mindy McCready, ordered to return her 5-year-old son, said Wednesday he is not missing and no Amber Alert has been issued.

Flier accused of attacking flight attendant

Posted: 30 Nov 2011 09:16 AM PST

A passenger who is accused of punching a flight attendant and trying to bite his face during an alcohol-fueled scuffle has been released on bond.