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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • CASA's newest volunteers become voices for abused, neglected children

    CASA's newest volunteers become voices for abused, neglected children
    Candace Miller once took the same oath 29 new CASA volunteers recited Thursday afternoon in the rotunda of the old Kane County courthouse in Geneva. Her advice to the new volunteers, who will become a voice for abused and neglected children in Kane...
  • Health Calendar for April 9

    Health screenings, events and support groups throughout the county. EVENTS WALK FOR HEALTH: The Lake County Forest Preserve District, the Lake County Health Department, NorthShore University Health System and other partners are teaming up for "Rx for...
  • Road trip a marvel of sights and sounds of Disney

    Road trip a marvel of sights and sounds of Disney
    For time-stretched parents and young school-aged children yearning to spend more quality time together, spring break arrives at precisely the right time to cure that affliction. Our tonic this year came in the form of a 10-day, 2,400-mile, seven-state...
  • Ferguson comes to South Carolina

    The following editorial appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Thursday, April 9: Some 855 miles and 238 days separate the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Walter L. Scott in North Charleston, S.C. But the striking similarities of...
  • Timeline of events in 2013 Boston Marathon bombing

    A timeline of events related to the Boston Marathon bombing, which killed three people and injured 260 others on April 15, 2013. A federal jury on Wednesday convicted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who defenders say was influenced by his older brother, Tamerlan. ___...
  • Reaction to UVA article retraction: People still read Rolling Stone?

    To the editor: Back in Memphis in 1968, following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and my brother's arrest for having hair below his ears, I wrote to Rolling Stone. I explained how the publication felt like a lifeline to those of us out in...
  • Levi Watkins, pioneer in cardiac surgery, dies

    Levi Watkins, pioneer in cardiac surgery, dies
    Dr. Levi Watkins Jr., a noted Johns Hopkins cardiac surgeon, behind-the-scenes political figure and civil rights activist who broke many racial barriers, died Friday from a massive heart attack and stroke, relatives said Saturday. The 70-year-old Dr....
  • Weekend ballads: Carly Rae Jepsen, Tame Impala, Beyonce and Rihanna get slow

    Weekend ballads: Carly Rae Jepsen, Tame Impala, Beyonce and Rihanna get slow
    For reasons unexplained, four excellent ballads were released this weekend. One arrived first via a televised sporting event and a marketing campaign, another via that same campaign and a third arrived in a late-night network TV debut. The fourth?...