Stories for February 16, 2012
Researchers from Dartmouth College say one infant formula sweetened with organic brown rice syrup had six times the federal limit for arsenic in drinking water.
Against the formidable backdrop of Pittsburgh’s former Homestead Steel Works, appraiser Peter Shemonsky shows host Mark L. Walberg strikingly delicate examples of centuries-old jewelry fashioned out of steel and iron. Highlights include a 6.5 carat yellow mine cut diamond ring kept for years in a sock drawer; a North American Indian club and pipe the owner believes belonged to Sitting Bull; and three Charles Darwin first editions, including an 1830s collection of The Voyage of the Beagle, an 1859 On the Origin of Species, and an 1871 The Descent of Man, insured at $284,000.
The Democratic leader of the California Senate is voicing his concerns over the possibility that there will be competing tax measures on the November ballot.
The Digital Bookmobile made its final San Diego pit stop today at the Serra Mesa/Kearny Mesa Library.
From draft dodging to the Dayton Accords, from Monica Lewinsky to a balanced budget, the presidency of William Jefferson Clinton veered between sordid scandal and grand achievement. In "Clinton," the latest installment in the critically acclaimed and successful series of presidential biographies, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE explores the fascinating story of an American president who rose from a broken childhood in Arkansas to become one of the most successful politicians in modern American history and one of the most complex and conflicted characters to ever stride across the public stage.
San Diego State University students will have the opportunity to start their own businesses when the Zahn Center, which will help young entrepreneurs turn their ideas into companies, launches in March, the university announced today.