Stories for March 20, 2012
Fewer teenage girls are having babies in California than ever before. But birth rates vary widely among ethnic groups.
In El Paso, Texas, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser John Buxton head to the Centennial Museum to check out beautiful pre-Columbian pottery from the Casas Grandes culture. Highlights include a 19th-century Fiji split whale’s tooth necklace; Andy Warhol’s 1966 artist’s proof of a print of Jacqueline Kennedy; and a 1937 first edition copy of "The Hobbit," with original dust jacket and author J.R.R. Tolkien’s signature, valued at $80,000 to $120,000.
With Mitt Romney having what seems like an insurmountable lead in delegates but his rivals, especially Rick Santorum, refusing to exit the race, the GOP primaries have entered the grind-it-out-for-every-delegate phase.That means that Illinois, all of a sudden, counts plenty. The three things to watch for on primary night are turnout in the counties around Chicago, evangelicals the Tea Party.
Despite plans to freeze enrollment next spring at most of its campuses to combat state funding cuts, the California State University Board of Trustees today approved salary packages for two campus presidents that are 10 percent higher than their predecessors.