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  • A never ending war [Commentary]

    A never ending war [Commentary]
    In the days leading up to the end of the Michael Dunn "loud music" case — in which a white Florida man shot and killed a 17-year-old black teen after getting into an argument over the boy's so-called "thug" music — I was overwhelmed with...
  • Walter Ehlers dies at 92; awarded Medal of Honor for WW II heroism

    Walter Ehlers dies at 92; awarded Medal of Honor for WW II heroism
    For extraordinary acts of courage during the D-day invasion of World War II, Walter Ehlers received the nation's highest military award — the Medal of Honor. And it changed his life. "I didn't have a life before the medal," Ehlers said in a 2004...
  • Ailing Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to seek fourth term

    CAIRO -- Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika ended months of speculation about his political future by announcing Saturday that he would run for a fourth term in office, Algeria's state news agency, APS, reported. The relatively weak...
  • Jean H. Hepner, Fells Point activist

    Jean H. Hepner, Fells Point activist
    Jean H. Hepner, an early Fells Point community activist who restored one of its residential landmarks and fought a planned interstate highway, died of injuries she suffered as a passenger in an automobile accident Feb. 1 on the Baltimore Beltway at Park...
  • Breaking up is harder to do in the digital age

    Breaking up is harder to do in the digital age
    While breaking up has always been laced with heartache, getting dumped in the digital age is worse. Young lovers, particularly tweens and adolescents, have it the hardest of all. Parents often dismiss the “you’re-too-young-to-feel-that-way&...
  • From Haiti, with love [Commentary]

    From Haiti, with love [Commentary]
    My wife of 55 years, Mallie, recently passed away in our home in South Florida after a hard-fought, three-year battle with stage-four lung cancer, although she never smoked, consumed alcoholic beverages, or, for that matter, ate red meat. But excruciating...
  • A parking space shoveled is a parking space reserved [Letter]

    A parking space shoveled is a parking space reserved [Letter]
    If letter writer David Kulick truly wishes to defend the social contract ("The chair in the parking space: A symbol of incivility," Feb. 20), then my retort is thus: The chair in the road is just a social contract. I plowed, therefore, you do not park....
  • Local Voices South: Feb. 27 edition

    Local Voices South: Feb. 27 edition
    Letters to the editor from Palos Park, Homewood and Orland Park. Distracted driving "Drop it and drive." Chances are, at some point, you've uttered a phrase like that after witnessing someone on the road talking, texting or surfing the Web on a...
  • Facebook to acquire WhatsApp

    Facebook to acquire WhatsApp
    SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook Inc., making its biggest bet yet that its future is in mobile devices, stunned the technology world by announcing it would pay $19 billion in cash and stock for a smartphone messaging app. The giant social network is...
  • Facebook hopes iPhone users keep eyes glued to Paper app

    SAN FRANCISCO — If you want to get a glimpse of Facebook's future, download Paper, the social network's new mobile news reader. The app for the iPhone is part of what Facebook says is its big push to deliver "the best personalized newspaper in the...
  • Lewis Yablonsky dies at 89; Cal State Northridge sociologist

    When Lewis Yablonsky was growing up in New Jersey in the 1930s, he was beaten by poor whites for being Jewish and by black gangs for being white. He committed petty thefts, ran crooked card games and carried a switchblade for protection. Some of his...