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  • After Charleston chef Ben Murray committed suicide, Mickey Bakst (left) and Steve Palmer (right) started a support group for those in the restaurant business struggling with addiction.

    In An Industry Rife With Substance Abuse, Restaurant Workers Help Their Own

    Where alcohol is eschewed in most places of employment, it's a constant in restaurants. And the late night culture means that most socializing happens at bars after work hours. "We're an industry that's a little bit different," says Mickey Bakst, general manager of Charleston Grill in South Carolina. But this also means restaurant employees are at serious risk for problems with substance abuse.

  • Gymnastics Doctor's Victims Speak, As Simone Biles Says She Was Also Abused

    Nearly 90 women who allege they were sexually assaulted by a former USA Gymnastics doctor plan to speak about the abuse during a four-day sentencing hearing that started Tuesday. Larry Nassar is accused of sexually abusing more than 140 women and girls as the doctor for Team USA and...
  • Mormon Church Names Russell M. Nelson As New Leader

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, better known as the Mormon church, has named 93-year-old Russell M. Nelson as its new president. "I express my deep love for you — love that has grown over decades of meeting you, worshipping with you and serving you," Nelson, a...

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Composer's Datebook

  • Coming of age in the first half of the 20th century were two exceptionally talented children of wealthy Austrian steel magnate Karl Wittgenstein: Ludwig Wittgenstein became a famous philosopher and Paul Wittgenstein a concert pianist.

  • In the closing months of World War II, a young American lieutenant named Charles von Stade was killed in Germany when his jeep ran over a land mine.

  • On today’s date in 1932, an all-Ravel concert was given in Paris by the Lamoureux Orchestra at the Salle Erard. Ravel himself was on hand, sharing the podium with Portuguese conductor Pedro de Freitas-Branco.