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  • Plymouth Place chaplain loves to be creative, caring

    Seeking balance in life has always been important to the Rev. Carol Taylor, first on spreadsheets as an accountant and now as a minister. As chaplain of Plymouth Place Senior Living center in LaGrange Park since November, Taylor brings spiritual...
  • Cheating prosecutors should give 'tough on crime' advocates pause

    To the editor: Your editorial on cheating prosecutors should be required reading for all the supporters of the death penalty and all those in the "lock 'em up and throw away the keys" crowd. ("The case against cheating prosecutors," editorial, Feb. 15)...
  • Police abuse, black-on-black violence focus of rally in South L.A.

    Police abuse, black-on-black violence focus of rally in South L.A.
    On a cloudy Saturday morning in South Los Angeles, hundreds of marchers took to the streets to call for an end to police abuse and black-on-black violence. When Tritobia Ford and her family arrived, the crowd parted and someone yelled, "Let's show...
  • Capsule reviews of feature films

    AMERICAN SNIPER. 3 stars. Bradley Cooper delivers a powerful turn as Chris Kyle, the real-life Navy SEAL credited with the most kills of any sniper in U.S. military history. Clint Eastwood directs this taut Iraq War-era drama, although the sequences...
  • Zendaya accepts Giuliana Rancic's apology in dreadlocks debacle

    Zendaya accepts Giuliana Rancic's apology in dreadlocks debacle
    Zendaya Coleman has accepted Giuliana Rancic's apology for remarks over the "locs" hairstyle she wore on the Oscars red carpet, invoking the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a statement talking about "hidden prejudice" and explaining why she stood...
  • Oscars: Zendaya accepts Giuliana Rancic apology

    Oscars: Zendaya accepts Giuliana Rancic apology
    Most Oscar fashion commentary is long forgotten. But 2015 may be remembered for a Disney star's gracious reaction to offensive remarks. "Fashion Police" commentator Giuliana Rancic was widely castigated for her critique of Zendaya’s dreadlocks....
  • Former Southern Coach James Barber Just Keeps Running

    Former Southern Coach James Barber Just Keeps Running
    In the early 1960s, at Southern Connecticut State College, James Barber held the record for the 120-yard high hurdles, and the 300- and 440-yard intermediate hurdles. The thing about runners — they never quit. New Haven has many heroes, and...
  • 'Birdman' named Best Picture, as Academy spreads the Oscars around

    'Birdman' named Best Picture, as Academy spreads the Oscars around
    In an especially strong year for movies, it seems fitting that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences chose to honor many different films with Oscars on Feb. 22. In fact, all eight Best Picture nominees received at least one award, and no...
  • A Believer In Power Of Civil Rights, Education

    Claudia Mallett was a quiet but passionate woman who believed in the power that education conferred. She was a leader of the civil rights and peace movement in Detroit for 30 years, and helped hundreds of children as a school social worker. In...
  • Va. city to consider ending observance of Lee-Jackson day

    Charlottesville is considering an end to the local observance of Virginia's Lee-Jackson day, which celebrates two Confederate generals. The City Council is expected to take up the proposal on Tuesday, according to The Daily Progress (http://bit.ly/...
  • Alabama gay marriage fight echoes states' rights battles

    Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore's judicial building office overlooks Montgomery's Dexter Avenue, a history-soaked thoroughfare topped by the Alabama Capitol where Jefferson Davis was inaugurated president of the Confederacy and where the Rev. Martin...