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By Ramin Mostaghim and Jeffrey Fleishman and Ramin Mostaghim and Jeffrey Fleishman,Los Angeles Times | September 4, 2007
Tehran, Iran -- An American scholar accused of promoting revolution in Iran has been allowed to leave the country and reunite with her family in Austria, ending months of protests by human rights groups and heated exchanges between Tehran and Washington. Haleh Esfandiari, 67, who was released on bail Aug. 21 after four months in prison, was told by Iranian authorities Sunday to pick up her passport, her lawyer said yesterday. She flew from Tehran to Austria, where her sister lives, to rejoin her husband, Shaul Bakhash, a historian at George Mason University in Virginia.
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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2014
In what should be a cautionary example of being careful what you ask for, the Associated Press Stylebook  has tweeted an invitation to identify what people like and dislike in the new edition. The Lord has delivered them into my hands.  When I first picked up my copy of the 2014 edition, it fell open to the page bearing the convince, persuade  entry. You know, you may be convinced that or convinced of  but you must be persuaded to . ( Persuaded  can also take that , Garner's Modern American Usage  points out, but let that pass.)
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By MICHAEL PAKENHAM | January 18, 1998
It's done now. He's been sacked, cashiered. Joseph Epstein had written 91 essays in consecutive issues of the American Scholar since, at age 37, becoming its editor with the Spring 1975 issue. That quarterly journal is the wholly-owned organ of Phi Beta Kappa, the college honors society. Those pieces have been published in five collections. They stand among the best essays written in the English language in the current generation. A sixth volume is in the works.Epstein's 92nd essay, titled "I'm History," is characteristically civilized, civil and courageous.
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By Ramin Mostaghim and Jeffrey Fleishman and Ramin Mostaghim and Jeffrey Fleishman,Los Angeles Times | September 4, 2007
Tehran, Iran -- An American scholar accused of promoting revolution in Iran has been allowed to leave the country and reunite with her family in Austria, ending months of protests by human rights groups and heated exchanges between Tehran and Washington. Haleh Esfandiari, 67, who was released on bail Aug. 21 after four months in prison, was told by Iranian authorities Sunday to pick up her passport, her lawyer said yesterday. She flew from Tehran to Austria, where her sister lives, to rejoin her husband, Shaul Bakhash, a historian at George Mason University in Virginia.
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By Michael Pakenham | June 20, 1999
It would be more engaging -- and perhaps more entertaining -- if I could give evidence here that the visigoths of the radical academic elite have sacked and pillaged yet another major temple of civilized reasoning and scholarship.There's no doubt they have overrun another campus, another faculty -- just this week. But thus far, at least, the American Scholar -- despite dire fears -- has not collapsed into extremist politicization of art, literature, history and culture.That journal is the quarterly publication of the Phi Beta Kappa Society.
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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2014
In what should be a cautionary example of being careful what you ask for, the Associated Press Stylebook  has tweeted an invitation to identify what people like and dislike in the new edition. The Lord has delivered them into my hands.  When I first picked up my copy of the 2014 edition, it fell open to the page bearing the convince, persuade  entry. You know, you may be convinced that or convinced of  but you must be persuaded to . ( Persuaded  can also take that , Garner's Modern American Usage  points out, but let that pass.)
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By Kasey Jones and Kasey Jones,SUN STAFF | February 1, 1999
If you think black history is just about slavery and Martin Luther King Jr., think again.Microsoft's Encarta Afri-cana puts the software giant's popular electronic encyclopedia format to outstanding use in a comprehensive, fascinating volume on Africa and people of African descent.It offers more than 3,000 articles and 2,000 photos, videos, maps and charts. Video clips include several 360-degree views, and there is a text-to-speech reader for the visually impaired.The two-CD volume was edited by Harvard University professors Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Kwame Anthony Appiah.
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June 19, 1991
The U.S. Achievement Academy announced that Archbishop Spalding sophomore Ruthie Toomey has been named an All-American Scholar and a U.S.national award winner in cheerleading.Toomey, a Ferndale resident, was nominated for the national awards by her cheerleading adviser,Mary Thompson. Toomey will appear in the All-American Scholar Directory and the U.S. Achievement Academy Official Yearbook, both published nationally."Recognizing and supporting our youth is more important than everbefore in American history," said Dr. George Stevens, executive director of the U.S. Achievement Academy.
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By CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER | November 26, 1993
In a recent essay in The American Scholar titled ''Defining Deviancy Down,'' Daniel Patrick Moynihan offers an arresting view of the epidemic of deviancy -- of criminality, family breakdown, mental illness -- that has come to characterize the American social landscape. Deviancy has reached such incomprehensible proportions, argues Mr. Moynihan, that we have had to adopt a singular form of denial: We deal with the epidemic simply by defining away most of the disease. We lower the threshold for what we are prepared to call normal in order to keep the volume of deviancy -- redefined deviancy -- within manageable proportions.
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May 2, 1995
The Carroll County Board of Zoning Appeals has denied a request from a Detour woman to house 10 or more dogs at her kennel in the 8200 block of Sixes Bridge Road.In 1990, the board gave Elizabeth B. Ferro permission to operate a kennel with a maximum of 10 dogs. After someone complained in October that she had more than 10, she asked to enlarge the kennel, according to the board's written decision.Ms. Ferro, her sister and her mother have 17 dogs and 48 cats on the property, and the dogs often run loose in the neighborhood, the board said, contending that "Ms. Ferro has demonstrated little regard for her neighbors."
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By Michael Pakenham | June 20, 1999
It would be more engaging -- and perhaps more entertaining -- if I could give evidence here that the visigoths of the radical academic elite have sacked and pillaged yet another major temple of civilized reasoning and scholarship.There's no doubt they have overrun another campus, another faculty -- just this week. But thus far, at least, the American Scholar -- despite dire fears -- has not collapsed into extremist politicization of art, literature, history and culture.That journal is the quarterly publication of the Phi Beta Kappa Society.
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By Kasey Jones and Kasey Jones,SUN STAFF | February 1, 1999
If you think black history is just about slavery and Martin Luther King Jr., think again.Microsoft's Encarta Afri-cana puts the software giant's popular electronic encyclopedia format to outstanding use in a comprehensive, fascinating volume on Africa and people of African descent.It offers more than 3,000 articles and 2,000 photos, videos, maps and charts. Video clips include several 360-degree views, and there is a text-to-speech reader for the visually impaired.The two-CD volume was edited by Harvard University professors Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Kwame Anthony Appiah.
NEWS
By MICHAEL PAKENHAM | January 18, 1998
It's done now. He's been sacked, cashiered. Joseph Epstein had written 91 essays in consecutive issues of the American Scholar since, at age 37, becoming its editor with the Spring 1975 issue. That quarterly journal is the wholly-owned organ of Phi Beta Kappa, the college honors society. Those pieces have been published in five collections. They stand among the best essays written in the English language in the current generation. A sixth volume is in the works.Epstein's 92nd essay, titled "I'm History," is characteristically civilized, civil and courageous.
FEATURES
November 15, 1992
Carole Denise Contee, daughter of William Contee Jr. of Bolton Hill, recently graduated from Texas Woman's University in Dorton, Texas. A member of the Solder Key National Honor Society, she was named All-American Scholar by the United States Achievement Academy. She was also elected to the National Dean's List and to the Texas Woman's University Honor Roll.*Carrie Mallonee, a Friends School senior, recently received the Herbert Zipper Award for composition from the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts.
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January 17, 1999
Ralph Waldo Emerson(1803-1882)Emerson was a main practitioner of New England Transcendentalism. His 96-page book "Nature" helped initiate Transcendentalism.In it he answered the questions to his spiritual doubts. His later writings were, in a sense, annexes of "Nature."In his lecture "The American Scholar" he explained what he believed were the duties of a liberated intellectual. It was in essence a lecture against Harvard intelligentsia, although Emerson himself was a Harvard graduate.-- Encyclopedia of LiteraturePub Date: 01/17/99
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