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  • 9:09am Dec 05, 2012

    Famous Rudolph, Ohio, Postmark Will Shine On

    After the staff of the village post office was cut to one, it wasn't clear whether the 80,000 Christmas parcels and cards that flow in would get the special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer postmark. But the Toledo Blade reports nearly 75 volunteers have stepped up to keep the tradition going.
  • 8:32am Dec 04, 2012
    Education Education

    Online Courses Force Changes To Higher Education

    Online college courses are attracting hundreds of thousands of students, and that's forcing colleges and policymakers to rethink higher education. The online courses may pose a serious challenge to the way institutions deliver a college education.
  • 7:18am Dec 03, 2012

    Virginia Man Bowls Perfect Game

    With a modified wheelchair and a $20 bowling ball from a yard sale, a Virginia man rolled a perfect game last week. George Holscher had 12 strikes in a row, according to The Virginian-Pilot. Holscher is the second wheelchair bowler on record to rack up 300 points.
  • The Rev. Eric Williams and his colleague Jannette Berkley-Patton visited StoryCorps in Kansas City, Mo., where they discussed a funeral that shaped Williams' future.
    7:05am Nov 30, 2012
    National National Health & Safety Religion

    A Life's Ministry Springs From A Dilemma Over AIDS

    For more than 20 years, the Rev. Eric Williams has devoted himself to educating people about AIDS and helping those who suffer from the disease. As he recalls, one funeral — and a "favor" — led him to the undertaking. World AIDS Day is Saturday.