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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterCollege senior Brian Schreiber works as a janitor until 1 a.m. most nights, cleaning day-care centers so he can send home money to pay his father's hospital bills. He's 21 years old and $22,000 in debt from his studies at the University of New Mexico....
Tags: Facebook, Science, Teaching and Learning, Elections, MySpace
Special to The TimesSwapping spit: The term takes on a more refined meaning at the new dating site ScientificMatch.com. A prerequisite for signing up -- in addition to having a bit of cash to spare -- involves swishing a cotton swab inside your cheek and mailing a juicy...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterCameron, Ariz. -- IN ALL HER YEARS of tending sheep in the western reaches of the Navajo range, Lois Neztsosie had never seen anything so odd. New lakes had appeared as if by magic in the arid scrublands. Instead of hunting for puddles in the sandstone,...
Times Staff WriterSecond in a series of occasional articles. Four years ago, during the last midterm election, Democrats had a simple political strategy for dealing with Iraq: duck. But not now. New Mexico Atty. Gen. Patricia Madrid, a Democrat and critic of the war,...
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Times Staff WriterALBUQUERQUE -- Third in a series of occasional articles. Patricia Madrid was in her rural ranch house one day last fall, chasing a mouse with a broom, when her telephone rang. It was Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, calling...
Tags: Rahm Emanuel, Tom DeLay, Elections, Illinois, Referenda
The Boston GlobeAt the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., a secretary was told to take down a flag she had hung in her office--inciting a deluge of hate mail and angry calls denouncing the professor who asked her to do it. A professor at the University of...
Sun StaffFirst of two articles. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend arrived in Annapolis in 1984 as a young lawyer working for the House Appropriations Committee, and promptly broke the rules. Townsend was trying to persuade the state to yank its investments from...
Tribune senior correspondentWhat is the value of an American life claimed by terrorists? The answer, it turns out, depends on where and when you die. Congress gave the families of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks generous federal compensation payments. Most ended up...
Montana — Montana's Race to the Sky, Feb. 11-17, is one of the most mountainous race courses in the sport of distance sled-dog racing. The 350-mile competition begins in Lincoln and crosses the Continental Divide, reaching an altitude of 7,000 feet....
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