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2008-06-16 12:00:53

By Sharon Pian Chan, Seattle Times Jun. 16--Now 35, Moses Ole Kinayia says it took him seven years longer than usual to get his master's degree. He said those years were spent herding cattle in southern Kenya, where he grew up. "My father did not want me to go to school," said Kinayia, a member of the Masai tribal community. "Every year my father pulled me out of school during the dry spell just to follow animals."The fourth of 36 children, Kinayia was the first in his family to attend...

2008-06-16 09:01:20

What's it like to live in a far-off place most of us see only on a vacation? Foreign Correspondence is an interview with someone who lives in a spot you may want to visit. Dr. Kelly Reynolds, 40, is a native of West Virginia who lives in Tucson, Ariz., where she is a professor and microbiologist at the University of Arizona. She is launching a Web site later this summer about germs and viruses (www.learnaboutgerms.com). Q. Do you travel much to other countries? A. Yes: Europe, Asia,...

2005-09-01 03:08:40

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - When Salman Rushdie complains about being treated like a celebrity by the press, it is clear the effects of Iran's fatwa calling for his death have worn off. The Indian-born writer upset the Muslim world with what it saw as his blasphemous book "The Satanic Verses," culminating in Iran's famous edict of 1989. Today he condemns the culture of instant fame almost as readily as he does Islamic radicalism. "The problem is that when you are well...

2004-11-27 03:00:00

It seems a contradiction to say that in order to have a closer relationship we need to be more ourselves. TRADITIONAL wisdom has suggested in contrast that giving up individual will and developing a collective will is essential for a marriage or long-term relationship to survive. It's certainly the case that two people have to learn to be able to work together to maintain closeness long term. That alliance does not have to mean losing individuality; in fact quite the opposite applies. To...

Word of the Day
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'