| Jun 20, 2011
| 3:01 AM
What would you pay for a handgun that once belonged to the infamous lord of Chicago's underworld? Christie's hopes a lot.
The storied London auction house believes that the nickel-plated, six-shot "police positive" revolver that once belonged to Al...
| Mar 13, 2011
| 5:36 AM
Doris Milewski, of South Bend, recalls a vibrancy about the intersection at Michigan and Washington streets that served as a focal point for downtown amid all the department stores and restaurants in the ’40s.
Eleanor DeGraff distinctly remembers...
| Nov 6, 2011
'A Dark and Lonely Place' By Edna Buchanan. Simon & Schuster, 415 pages, $26
As legends go, John Ashley and his gang of bank robbers, moonshiners and pirates who worked the state's back roads during the early 1900s probably have been forgotten by most...
| Nov 8, 2011
** (out of four)
Clint Eastwood knows a great deal about many subjects: grumbling, the West, gunfire, stubble.
Then there are topics, recent years have proven, about which Mr. Eastwood has fewer insightful thoughts: kidnapping, apartheid, the...
| Dec 11, 2011
Melvin Purvis, the famed G-man who took down John Dillinger, lived the rest of his life in the desperado's shadow.
When Dillinger made his famous escape on March 3, 1934, from the Crown Point, Ind., jail and crossed the state line with a stolen car, it...
| Dec 26, 2011
| 2:42 PM
Did you know there is a vice president of the United States buried in South Bend's oldest cemetery? Or that there are two revolutionary war soldiers buried there as well?
South Bend City Cemetery dates back to 1832 and holds fascinating stories of...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 5:00 PM
I hate it when my day starts out the way today did. I pick up my South Bend Tribune (6/16) and read a story that makes me shout, “Are you kidding me.”
That is what happened as I read the headlined article: “Sex offender mistakenly...
| Jul 23, 2011
Think about it, fellas. How many times are you stopped on the street by a complete stranger who tells you you're looking great.
Never, you say?
Put on a distinctive hat this summer and I guarantee you'll acquire an instant fashion fan club.
| Jul 28, 2011
| 10:13 AM
When a beat reporters go to work, they know what they’ll be covering: courts, crime, city hall, etc. General assignment reporters like me know one thing: each day will be different than the last.
My recent subjects have ranged from mobile homes to...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 10:25 AM
To some John Dillinger was a ruthless bank robber, to others he was a hero taking a stand against the government -- but to people in Warsaw he is the man who robbed their police department.
There is nothing but a parking lot there now but in 1934 the...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 9:59 AM
How do movies get picked as Oscar-worthy? Which nominees do critics think have the best shot and why? Are your picks different? It's Oscar week: Join a panel of movie critics Monday night at the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater to talk about the year's...