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Said Defense Attorney William P. Homans, Jr.: "Although the indictment refers to the killing of a 'baby boy' no 'baby boy' ever existed." Assistant District Attorney Newman A. Flanagan remarked: "If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, quacks like a duck...use your common sense."
State legislatures, says the president of an embattled independent university, are wasting millions of tax dollars to provide education that is already available—and functioning at a high level of efficiencyin colleges and universities that are not beneficiaries of the public purse. Here are some thoughts on how to keep those independent schools in business and save tax money in the bargain.
To include the mighty American oil industry among the disadvantaged in our society may seem to call for a quantum flight of the imagination, but an oilman puts the case that the press and the politicians widely misunderstand and/or misrepresent the industry’s motives and problems.
From 1927 to 1939. Wes Ferrell was a pitcher with Cleveland, the Yankees, and the Red Sox. In this interview he tells what it was like to face some of the great hitters as well as to stand in the batter’s box
Recent laws prohibiting or restricting fetal experimentation are illogical, precipitous, and certain to increase the human suffering they seek to avoid, argue the authors. This article examines the dilemma. There follows on page 71 a report on a related issue, raised by the trial of Dr. Kenneth Edelin for manslaughter in connection with an abortion.
Few men so eloquently “wordy” have ever revealed so little of themselves to the world as did Duke Ellington. As some men hide behind public silence, he hid behind public phrases to build the walls around him ever higher.