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Teacher treasures tenure among Kosovo Albanians By Leigh E. Rich The Hemingway Book Club of Kosovo By Paula Huntley Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam February 10, 2003 256 pages $22.95 Ernest Hemingway, known for the brash, adventurous way in which he lived his life as well as the acclaimed stories he wrote, needs no introduction—not even half […]

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Author Carolyn Slaughter, Africa, come of age in memoir ‘Before the Knife’ By Leigh E. Rich Before the Knife: Memoirs of an African Childhood By Carolyn Slaughter Alfred a Knopf Inc. January 2002 Though born in India to English parents and admittedly influenced by American fiction, there could be no other homeland for novelist Carolyn […]

Categories: Books, People, Politics, Religion, Utrinque Paratus | Comments Off on A timely tale of revenge

Giving peace a chance By Leigh E. Rich Kalandia, West Bank. “‘That’s him,’ the woman said, pointing over her grandchildren’s heads. I followed her finger to the wall, to the shooter’s photograph, saw his face for the first time, and sank into the couch. ‘He tried to kill someone,’ she said in an easy voice. […]

Categories: History, People, Social Science, Utrinque Paratus | Comments Off on Author finds past in present

Pearl Duncan traces 400 years of ancestry using DNA By Leigh E. Rich “My mother’s ancestors used to own my father’s ancestors,” joked author and educator Pearl Duncan Thursday when she spoke at the Auraria campus as part of the Metro and CU-Denver combined Distinguished Lecture Series. Duncan, whose decade-long research into her family tree […]

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Holocaust survivor brings hope, museum to Denver By Leigh E. Rich Henry Greenbaum has a story to tell. And he tells it every Friday. Before Shabbat—he promises any rabbi who might be sitting in the room—Greenbaum recounts his coming of age under the Nazi regime. Now 75 and a volunteer with the speaker’s bureau at […]

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Manual High students go ape over Goodall By Leigh E. Rich Though she’s on the road more than 300 days a year, renowned ethologist, conservationist and the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees never leaves home. She brings it with her, in mind, in spirit … and in a long, gold pendant that hangs beside her […]

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Jack Weil turns 100 By Leigh E. Rich What’s the view like from the other side of 100? Not many live to tell the tale or, if they do, few can spin a yarn about the last century as the affable, Jack A. Weil, who officially becomes a centenarian next Wednesday, March 28. Born in […]

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The story of Devorah and Daniel By Leigh E. Rich If there ever were a classic case of beshert, it would be the story of Daniel Bennett and Devorah Uriel. A classic case of fate taking its time, that is. Married for a little less than nine months now and both in their 40s, Bennett […]

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Pediatrician apprentices under Josef HaCohen Halperin By Leigh E. Rich Dr. Kenneth Katz, a local pediatrician and mohel, recently visited one of the most renown and well-respected mohelim in Israel this past August—Josef HaCohen Halperin, chief mohel for Bikur Cholim Hospital in Jerusalem. Katz traveled to Israel for the sole purpose of apprenticing under Halperin […]

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Craig Nassi, aka Mr. Golden Triangle, develops an idea By Leigh E. Rich One man, three buildings and a golden idea have furthered the City of Denver’s Frankenstein-like resurrection of the Golden Triangle into an urban residential locale. The city rezoned the area bounded by Speer Boulevard, Colfax Avenue and Lincoln Street in 1994, hoping […]

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Albert Rose gives $1 million for pulmonary research By Leigh E. Rich Denver businessman Albert Rose recently donated $1 million to start the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, an organization that will be dedicated to research concerning the cause of and treatment for the respiratory disease. “I took an examination about a year or so ago. I […]

Categories: Books, People, Science, Utrinque Paratus | Comments Off on The real James Herriot

Bio doesn’t improve on Herriot’s books By Leigh E. Rich The Real James Herriot: A Memoir of My Father By Jim Wight Ballantine Books February 2000 371 pages $25.00 His family and friends called him Alf, though most know him as James Herriot, the affable country veterinarian who wrote memorable books about life in the […]