<p>When it comes to fine-tasting fruit, the art of patience can't be underestimated.</p>
In a hurry-up world, the garden keeps its own time. Old-fashioned plants like raspberries, asparagus and rhubarb ask us to slow down and wait for the sweet reward they offer. Commentator Julie Zickefoose revels in the waiting.
I have a friend who lives up in the mountains of North Carolina who loves to give me wonderful plants. Usually Connie gives me native prairie plants, and I plop them in the meadow, and it's no big deal. But this year she gave me raspberries. Not just any raspberries. Golden raspberries.
<p>Last-minute income tax filer Jen Makowski works on her taxes at the main post office, April 15, 2004, in Chicago. Proponents of the flat tax argue it would make it easier for Americans to file their taxes. </p>
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As Rick Perry unveils his flat tax plan, we take a look back at the history of the flat tax, from Abraham Lincoln to Steve Forbes to 9-9-9.
Originally published on Mon October 31, 2011 5:51 pm
<p>A pair of tweezers holds a graphene transistor fabricated on a silicon wafer. An I-Corps team from the University of Pennsylvania is working on scaling up their cheaper method of making high-quality graphene, an extremely strong, conductive material one atom thick that was the <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130344815">subject of a Nobel Prize</a> last year.</p>
The slow pace of job creation has revived interest in getting promising new technologies out of university labs and into the marketplace. At Stanford University, a group of academic researchers from all over the country gathered to take a crash course in how to turn their projects into startup companies.
From the shaky, grainy video, we have an idea of what the last moments were like for Col. Moammar Gadhafi. But over the past few days, his top security official, who was captured along with Gadhafi, has been talking about the final weeks of one of the most notorious despots in modern history.
As Mansour Dao, who says he is also Gadhafi's cousin, puts it, Gadhafi left Tripoli on Aug. 18 or 19, before the rebels made a push for the capital city. He left to Sirte, what was a stronghold, and his son Saif al-Islam left for Bani Wald.
The state has conceded that cities are receiving 15 percent less tax revenue than before the 2006 enactment of a state telecom tax, a move that over the last five years has cost Winchester about $125,000. Because there has been a 15 percent shortfall in the tax revenue cities have received, Winchester, along with Greensburg, Mayfield and Florence, filed a lawsuit last month asking the Franklin Circuit Court to deem the tax unconstitutional.