Stories for March 22, 2012
The Democratic head the California Senate says Cal State University Trustees should be sent a message after they voted this week to raise the pay for two new C.S.U. presidents.
Republicans are attacking President Obama and his team for allegedly saying they wanted energy prices to go up. The president scoffs at the charge. But some environmentalists say higher energy prices would be a good thing because they would spur the development of alternative technologies.
Narrated by Dustin Hoffman, "Jews And Baseball" explores the connection between Jewish Americans and America's national pastime. The feature-length documentary tells a story of immigration, assimilation, bigotry, heroism, the passing on of traditions and the shattering of stereotypes. Interviews feature fans, writers, executives and players, including Al Rosen, Kevin Youkilis, Shawn Green, Norm Sherry, Ron Blomberg, Bob Feller, Yogi Berra and legendary Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax. It interweaves powerful personal and historical stories with an extraordinary collection of rare archival footage and photos, and a musical score ranging from Benny Goodman to Yo-Yo Ma to Rush.
The California legislature erupted in debate today over the passage of nearly 80 empty budget bills that don’t contain any actual budgeting.
Scripps Research Institute scientists and their colleagues have successfully harnessed neurons in mouse brains, which allowed them to at least partially control a specific memory, Scripps announced today.
"Inside Fenway Park: An Icon At 100" celebrates the centennial of the oldest ballpark in America. Using a Red Sox/Yankees game as a thread, the film tells the story of Fenway’s long history as a venue for sports and as a public space. A decade ago, it looked as though Fenway would be largely destroyed and replaced with a new ballpark. Luckily, wiser heads prevailed and one of Boston’s most popular attractions, and a landmark for baseball fans everywhere, survived.
New research identifies the genetic mechanisms involved in the abnormal brain development of children with autism.
Students and advocates against drunk driving press message of safety, caution to student revelers.
At the Bismarck Civic Center, appraisers give high marks to the array of objects brought for show-and-tell, including a painting of a Northern Pacific Railroad train that once may have graced a Fargo railroad station; a valuable Civil War photo collection of members of John Hunt Morgan's Cavalry, also known as Morgan's Raiders; and a delightful collection of University of North Dakota pottery, some made by the owner's mother and grandmother when they were students, valued at $5,500 to $7,500.
A global charitable program has set-up shop this week at a Rec Center in National City. Its dedicated to improving the vision of children whose families can't afford to pay for eye care.