| Jan 30, 2012
As a top television comedy director who won an Emmy directing "The Dick Van Dyke Show"in the early 1960s, John Rich was faced with a tough choice in 1970.
On the same day he received a phone call from Mary Tyler Moore wanting to set up a meeting to...
| Dec 23, 2011
When Mike and Erin Lovitto decided to build a house where they could raise their 5-month-old twins, they looked no farther than Mike's hometown, Glenview.
Having a new house in an established community is the best of both worlds, said Mike.
| Jan 31, 2012
| 11:37 AM
Jennifer Pate and Barbara Machen are the faces of modern motherhood. Meeting at a Mommy & Me class, they immediately clicked over a shared struggle. As mothers, wives, and career women, they thought they had what they always wanted, but something vital...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 10:41 AM
Jerod Mayo has earned Pro Bowl and Rookie of the Year honors. He's led the NFL in tackles and secured the approval of football's most finicky and poorly dressed coach.
What he hadn't enjoyed before this season was playoff success.
What he's poised to do...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 6:20 PM
The nasty little secret behind a portion of the popularity of the NFL is the passion for betting which generates billions of dollars every week.
When you are at a game and hear cheering after scores that seems disconnected with the action on the field ...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 3:27 PM
As he carried the Lombardi Trophy to midfield after the Super Bowl Sunday, past a double row of giddy and groping New York Giants, Raymond Berry felt their glee.
"They (players) were in another world," said Berry, 78. "As I watched them touch the trophy,...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 1:08 PM
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) has long and controversial ties with large food and beverage corporations, including Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Hershey, Kraft and Unilever.
As partners, the companies have a national platform at nutrition...
| Feb 19, 2012
| 4:51 PM
Jenna Fischetti picks a seat at a Baltimore County Starbucks where she can see who's coming and going. As a transgender woman, the 47-year-old is always on guard.
"My head's on the swivel," said Fischetti, a freckled brunette.
When she slips into a...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 10:48 AM
For confectionery-crazed Angelenos, the newest development in vending culture is the sweetest one yet: a 24-hour cupcake-dispensing machine at Sprinkles, the Beverly Hills-based Holy Grail of cupcakery. And it’s pink.
The automaton will vend...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 3:09 PM
The House made the first move against Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s budget proposal Thursday, lowering the estimate of how much money the state should expect to take in next year by more than $200 million.
For a state that owes more than $8 billion...
| Mar 11, 2012
For Nestle Waters, a few degrees on the thermostat can mean big money.
That's why when Lehigh University's Enterprise Systems Center pointed out a glitch in the processes of the company's state-of-the-art Breinigsville plant that was keeping temperatures...