Originally published on Fri April 13, 2012 7:41 am
One week from today, Chief Michael Maloney was due to retire from the Greenland, N.H., police department.
Thursday night, he was killed during a drug bust in which four officers were also wounded. The man authorities were trying to arrest, and a female acquaintance, were later found dead inside the home where the raid took place. Authorities believe they may have died in a murder-suicide.
A few years after her younger brother John died from AIDS-related complications in 1989, poet Marie Howe wrote him a poem in the form of a letter. Called "What the Living Do," the poem is an elegiac description of loss, and of living beyond loss.
Two high school students from Flagstaff, brothers Haydn and Winston Fredrickson, have just won a very prestigious science award. Out of hundreds of entries from dozens of countries, the Fredrickson's design for a space colony won the NASA Space Settlement Competition.