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National Park Service collects oral 9/11 history

Mct and Mct September 8, 2006

By Sean D. Hamill MCT SHANKSVILLE, Pa. - Bill Ziegler heard the roar of United Flight 93 as it soared too close to his home in Stonycreek Township on Sept. 11, 2001, heard the explosion moments later,...

University of Flordia expands options

Mct and Mct September 8, 2006

By Jerry W. Jackson MCT With organic food sales booming, the University of Florida will offer an undergraduate degree in organic agriculture beginning this fall. UF said Wednesday it will be one of only...

New algorithm may revolutionize hearing aid technology

Mct and Mct September 8, 2006

By Scott Canon MCT COLUMBIA, Mo. - It's the place where cloak-and-dagger eavesdroppers take a sympathetic seat next to your hard-of-hearing grandmother. The cocktail party. It's tough for a spy to listen...

Prime Minister Tony Blair announces his future resignation

Mct and Mct September 8, 2006

By Tom Hundley MCT LONDON - Fighting to prolong his political life and preserve his legacy in the face of an escalating Labor Party revolt, Prime Minister Tony Blair announced yesterday that he would resign...

Katrina damage still haunts schools in South Mississippi

Mct and Mct September 8, 2006

By Melissa M. Scallan MCT GULFPORT,Miss.- Universities and community colleges in South Mississippi took a huge hit from Hurricane Katrina, suffering damages in excess of $300 million. A year after the...

Colleges improve campuses for disabled

Mct and Mct September 7, 2006

CHICAGO - The first time the fire alarm went off in his University of Chicago dorm, Jonathan Ko, a quadriplegic, was in bed, without a plan of escape. Had it been a real fire, there would have been no...

Lecturer’s touchy topic surprises all

Mct and Mct September 7, 2006

MADISON, Wis. - Room 526 of the Social Science building at the University of Wisconsin-Madison was buzzing with excitement Tuesday afternoon. It was minutes before 4 p.m., the time Kevin Barrett was scheduled...

Wide range of studies gives students competitive edge

Mct and Mct September 7, 2006

By Patrice M. Jones MCT CHICAGO-Alex Zatvornitsky has spent uncountable hours researching Loyola University Chicago, the school where he started classes as a freshman last month. He also has worked out...

Law firms coerce students into summer internships

Mct and Mct September 5, 2006

By Natalie Singer MCT Jerry Taylor was all nerves before he started his summer internship at the Seattle law firm of Garvey Schubert Barer. He worried about the workload, whether he would impress his superiors,...

Professors at Berkeley to discuss attendance policy

Mct and Mct September 5, 2006

College professors understand that 8 a.m. classes are not the most popular among students, but lately instructors are wondering if any time would be popular. At UC Berkeley and elsewhere, faculty members...

Professors cracking down on cheating

Mct and Mct September 5, 2006

By Joshua Benton MCT It's the sort of case you might expect Encyclopedia Brown to tackle. Two kids seem to have cheated on Professor Harpp's final exam. Can he prove the culprits did it - before it's too...

Harry Potter podcast makes 17-year-old a star

Mct and Mct September 1, 2006

By Toni Callas MCT PHILADELPHIA - Jeff and Heidi Sims thought their oldest son, Andrew, would become a computer tech. After all, he's taken apart the family computer more times than they can count. Then...

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