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College athlete ends career to donate bone marrow
Cameron Lyle of Plaistow will be missing his final two track meets at the University of New Hampshire, choosing instead to donate bone marrow.
Volunteer firefighter from tiny town among plant explosion missing
A firefighter from this small town's volunteer fire department is reported missing in the fertilizer plant explosion that killed several people and injured dozens of others in West, Tex., Wednesday night.
Johnstown Penn. among nation's fastest shrinking cities
Johnstown’s population is dropping at a faster pace than almost any other metropolitan statistical area in the United States.
Education goals stress keyboarding - not cursive
A new set of national standards don’t require children to learn how to read and write in cursive. They do, however, require students demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills by the end of fourth grade.
Teacher colleges join digital trend
At Pittsburgh (Kan.) State University, students preparing to be elementary teachers are instructed not to teach cursive as a stand-alone activity but rather to incorporate it into writing projects, said assistant professor Kristi Stuck.
Cursive writing at risk in U.S. schools
Cursive writing is fading from American society thanks to the ubiquitous computer keyboard. Longhand's advocates also blame education standards introduced by the National Governors Association and now adopted by 45 states. Debates over dropping cursive from school curricula pit teachers against teachers, and stoke a fear among historians that we are raising a generation of handwriting illiterates.
Slate: Your laser pointer is probably illegal
A new study shows a majority of the dinky laser pointers on the market exceed the power level limits set by the Code of Federal Regulations, which means a whole lot of twerps out there wield far more retina-burning power than they should.
VIDEO: 'Fat letters' sent home to Mass. students spark controversy
Notes dubbed "fat letters" have been sent home by schools in North Andover, Mass., informing parents their child is identified as obese.
Women places 67 dead cats in freezer
A woman who placed the bodies of 67 individually wrapped cats in her freezer will face animal cruelty charges in town court next month, Schoharie County Sheriff Tony Desmond said.
VIDEO: Naked man locks himself out of hotel room
A naked hotel guest drops his room service tray off in the hall outside his room, only to discover the door has closed and locked behind him.
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