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  • South L.A. fears loss of St. Francis trauma hospital

    South L.A. fears loss of St. Francis trauma hospital
    For Eleanor Taylor, St. Francis Medical Center has meant the difference between living and dying. Doctors at the Lynwood hospital treated the 84-year-old when she had a stroke and underwent gallbladder surgery. Earlier this year, surgeons there saved...
  • Commentary: When a person's words become someone else's

    "When the legend becomes fact, print the legend." Screenwriters James Warner Bellah and Willis Goldbeck wrote this famous line for the John Ford-directed 1962 film "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance," starring John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart. Such a...
  • 'Never Givin' Up' recites MLK's 'Letter' to call for justice

    'Never Givin' Up' recites MLK's 'Letter' to call for justice
    Anna Deavere Smith, whose documentary theater offerings have investigated the Rodney King riots ("Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992") and the crisis in U.S. healthcare ("Let Me Down Easy"), among other societal flash points, has been hard at work on a new piece...
  • Who is this flying mailman with a message for Congress?

    Who is this flying mailman with a message for Congress?
    Many questions surround the political stunt of a postal worker charged Thursday with violating national airspace and operating an unregistered aircraft by landing his gyrocopter on Capitol Hill. Q: Who is he? A: Doug Hughes, 61, delivers the U.S. mail...
  • Jail for 9 of 10 ex-educators in Atlanta test-cheating case

    Jail for 9 of 10 ex-educators in Atlanta test-cheating case
    All but one of 10 former Atlanta public school educators convicted in a widespread conspiracy to inflate student scores on standardized tests were sentenced to jail time Tuesday, and the judge called the cheating scandal "the sickest thing that's ever...
  • Atlanta school officials sentenced up to 7 years for test cheating

    Atlanta school officials sentenced up to 7 years for test cheating
    ll but one of 10 former Atlanta public school educators convicted in a widespread conspiracy to inflate student scores on standardized tests were sentenced to jail time Tuesday, and the judge called the cheating scandal "the sickest thing that's ever...
  • 8 Atlanta educators sentenced to prison in school cheating scandal

    8 Atlanta educators sentenced to prison in school cheating scandal
    Eight Atlanta educators convicted of conspiracy to boost students’ test scores received stiff sentences Tuesday in a school cheating scandal that sparked an emotional debate over race, testing and the prospect of sending elementary school teachers...
  • Health Calendar: Health fair April 25 at Shiloh Baptist Church in Waukegan

    Health screenings, events and support groups throughout the county. EVENTS FAIR: A health and wellness fair titled "Improve your Health — Improve Your Life" will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 25 at Shiloh Baptist Church, 800 S. Genesee...
  • Today in History

    Today is Thursday, April 16, the 106th day of 2015. There are 259 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On April 16, 1945, during World War II, a Soviet submarine in the Baltic Sea torpedoed and sank the MV Goya, which Germany was...
  • Easter ad, Rubio and Red Cross: Letters

    Easter ad, Rubio and Red Cross: Letters
    Grateful for Easter ad I was bewildered and saddened at the April 8 letter to the editor by Robin Westbrook criticizing the Hobby Lobby ad, which appeared at the back of Section A on Easter Sunday. There was no mention of the holiday on the front page...
  • Was 1965 music's greatest year ever?

    Here in the media-saturated 2010s, we get to relive the events of the momentous 1960s in an inexorable year-by-year march. Last year, the Beatles re-invaded America. Next year, 50th-anniversary journalism will see to it that the miniskirt and "Star Trek"...