After spending 27 years in prison for opposing the white apartheid government that discriminated against black South Africans, Mandela had every right to be bitter. But he had more important things to do.
As tractor-trailers full of scrap material stream in and out of the metal recycling facility in Fremont, a pair of diesel-fueled material handlers use claws to pick metal and crushed vehicles from 30-foot-high scrap piles.
Nearly 800 women die each day from complications during pregnancy and childbirth.
Most of these deaths are preventable, says Dr. Priya Agrawal, executive director of Merck for Mothers and an ob-gyn.
Published Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 4:29 pm / Updated at 11:22 pm
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The Rev. Rob Scheiblhofer blesses Linus, a Yorkshire terrier owned by Nick Behrens, during a pet blessing Saturday at St. Cecilia Cathedral. Palladium Brass and the Archdiocesan Children's Choir performed.
Jesus ruffs me, this I know
On cold Saturday, still plenty of warmth at St. Cecilia pet blessing
Russell Quimby, a Nebraska native and West Point military graduate, grew up in a railroad family and spent 22 years as a rail-accident investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board. He lives in northwest Omaha.