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  • When a family member commits suicide

    When a family member commits suicide
    I didn't know Robin Williams personally, but learning of his suicide opened an old wound. In 1975, when I was 21 and my mother was 51, she took her life. She started her car in an enclosed garage and died of carbon monoxide poisoning. In the United...
  • #Iftheygunnedmedown: Social media with a message

    #Iftheygunnedmedown: Social media with a message
    In the newfound arena of social media as activism, few hashtags have generated as much buzz as "IfTheyGunnedMeDown," which has been circulating around Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Still, the trending hashtag was several hours old before Alexis...
  • Musikfest reaches new heights with Aerial Mind

    Dangling upside down in the air on a trapeze or silks, you become at one with yourself — at least that's what Christine Gorigoitia hopes happens through Aerial Mind, the company she began to foster her passion for bringing the body and mind...
  • Theodore 'Dutch' Van Kirk, navigator on Enola Gay, dies at 93

    Theodore "Dutch" Van Kirk, a navigator who on Aug. 6, 1945, guided the Enola Gay over Hiroshima to drop the first nuclear bomb in the history of warfare, died Monday at an assisted living facility in Stone Mountain, Ga. He was 93. The last surviving...
  • Robin Williams' suicide focuses attention on Parkinson's, depression

    The death of Robin Williams has focused new attention on Parkinson's disease. Williams, who was found dead from an apparent suicide Monday, was suffering from the "early stages" of Parkinson's disease, his widow, Susan Schneider, said in a statement...
  • The Biblioracle: An app-etite for distraction

    The Biblioracle: An app-etite for distraction
    Recently, my mom was moving into a new place and I was home to help sort through the final bits of our family archives, to claim what I wanted and part permanently with everything else. There were some interesting finds, including my father's...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Getting a charge out of changing cars... and times

    It was zero-dark-hundred, a typical La CaƱada Saturday morning. I was lost in the fifth edit of the Great American Novel when I happened to glance toward Gould Avenue. Three strange vehicles silently pulled up to the curb. Was this a sign of the...
  • Robin Williams' widow says actor was sober, had Parkinson's at death

    Robin Williams' widow says actor was sober, had Parkinson's at death
    Actor and comedian Robin Williams, who was found dead from an apparent suicide Monday at age 63, was suffering from the "early stages" of Parkinson's disease, his widow, Susan Schneider, said in a statement Thursday. The actor, who battled drug and...
  • John Kerry, Ted Cruz, Paul Krugman: Sunday guests

    John Kerry, Ted Cruz, Paul Krugman: Sunday guests
    UPDATED: Secretary of State John Kerry will be a guest on five Sunday morning programs. Here's the guest list: ABC's "This Week" welcomes Kerry, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., at 11 a.m. on WFTV-Channel 9. Other...
  • How John Oliver and HBO Shattered TV's Comedy-News Format

    Brevity, so it has been said, is the soul of wit. John Oliver seems to believe the opposite is equally true. The comedian has been letting loose on his new HBO program "Last Week Tonight," unveiling segments that can last anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes...
  • WUCF-FM rearranges schedule, moves Alan Rock

    WUCF-FM rearranges schedule, moves Alan Rock
    UPDATED: WUCF-FM listeners will hear major changes, starting Wednesday. Alan Rock, who has worked the morning shift for 12 years, moves to the weekends. He will broadcast from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays and Sundays, starting this weekend. Weekdays are...