Jim Smiley is rightfully proud of his wife. After surviving the genocide of Cambodia and immigrating to the US, she has become an ultra-runner, capable of covering distances longer than a marathon, as she proved with surprising ease a couple of weeks ago.
Aaron Shatzman, dean of social sciences at Montgomery County Community College, is 65 years old and exudes the energy and enthusiasm of an undergraduate. True academic that he is, he wears bow ties - "a gentleman needs to know how to tie a bow tie," he asserts - a sartorial trademark that he adopted from his mentor, David Potter, a distinguished professor of U.S. history at Stanford University, where Shatzman earned his doctorate.
Sometimes it pays to trust a rat. At age 17, Frank Herrelko quit school and began working in a coal mine near his home in Western Pennsylvania to help his family pay off its debts. One day, during a break, he was throwing pieces of coal at the mine rats.