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  • Northampton DA takes second look at deaths of Lehigh Township couple's babies

    Northampton DA takes second look at deaths of Lehigh Township couple's babies
    When an ambulance brought Jessica Hoffman — 34 weeks pregnant and complaining of severe abdominal pain — to Lehigh Valley Hospital, her situation was dire. Rushed into an operating room for an emergency Caesarean section, she delivered a 4-...
  • Kobe Bryant has come so far, it's no time for him to quit now

    Kobe Bryant has come so far, it's no time for him to quit now
    The most surprising statistic of Kobe Bryant's second consecutive lost season has surfaced, and it's not about points or percentages, but perception. In the wake of the news that Bryant suffered a torn rotator cuff Wednesday, latimes.com conducted a...
  • Students get to experience World War II history up close

    Students get to experience World War II history up close
    More than 300 students from area schools on Friday climbed into the bellies of war birds that won World War II, smelled those engines' grease and hooked their fingers into machine-gun triggers that seven decades ago took aim at enemies. But the...
  • The Harbor Report: Rowing into champion status

    While moving around the harbor the other day, I noticed all the different college alumni flags flying from homes and boats and the different stickers on cars passing by. I started to wonder: What is our harbor's home team, the team we can all get behind...
  • College of DuPage trustees largely silent on president's big buyout

    College of DuPage trustees largely silent on president's big buyout
    Erin Birt had just voted for one of the biggest severance packages for a public employee in Illinois history, but she couldn't — or wouldn't — explain it. The chairwoman of the College of DuPage board of trustees, Birt repeatedly declined to...
  • The reality of American Sniper Chris Kyle

    The following editorial appeared in The Dallas Morning News on Friday, Jan. 23: To say that truth is stranger than fiction is really to say it's more complex. Life, real life, is always more layered and difficult than anything we will read in a book...
  • Rob Owen: Miniseries 'Sons of Liberty' takes liberties with history

    History's "Sons of Liberty" (9-11 p.m. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday) plays like a contemporary action movie, complete with modern profanity, a rooftop chase and scruffy sexy Sam Adams (Ben Barnes, "The Chronicles of Narnia") as its swashbuckling hero....
  • Tinker Field: Demolish it and make way for a baseball complex

    Tinker Field: Demolish it and make way for a baseball complex
    In regards to Tinker Field, I'm going to paraphrase The Clash: "Should it stay or should it go?" Around the time Germany and England were fighting World War I, people were playing baseball at what is today Tinker Field. Named after Hall of FameĀ ...
  • Obama library plan is a reminder of bad blood between community, U. of C.

    Obama library plan is a reminder of bad blood between community, U. of C.
    While many South Side residents share the hope that the library honoring the first African-American president will be built in the community where President Barack Obama rose to prominence, some are suspicious of the University of Chicago's motives for...
  • Hal Holbrook Celebrates 90th Birthday In Hartford

    Hal Holbrook Celebrates 90th Birthday In Hartford
    The legendary Hal Holbrook has decided to celebrate his 90th birthday in Hartford on Feb. 17. In his mind, what better place to be than at The Mark Twain House & Museum, given that among his many Tony and Emmy award winning roles, his humorous and...
  • Ernie Accorsi on search that resulted in Bears' GM-coach combination

     Ernie Accorsi on search that resulted in Bears' GM-coach combination
    The optimism pervading Halas Hall these days can be traced to Ernie Accorsi, the consultant who directed the Bears' general manager search and oversaw new GM Ryan Pace's path to coach John Fox. During the 19-day process, Accorsi guided the transition...