The best news stories don't end when they are written and read. At the least, they are conversation-starters; at most, the stories themselves provide the impetus for a new chain of events. Here are some recent examples that grew out of stories in TIME:
Last September, Dr. Woodson W. Fishback of Southern Illinois University began to train school board members for the responsibilities of their jobs, and TIME reported his activities on Jan. 26.
His project, said TIME, "was beginning to look like a small significant landmark in U.S. education."
Ever since the story appeared,...