| Jul 12, 2014
| 5:18 PM
The towering height that helped 20-year-old Isaiah Austin shoot to the top ranks of the NBA draft this year also was a symptom of the genetic disorder that, less than one month ago, ended his pro career before it began.
But the 7-foot-1-inch Baylor...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 2:46 PM
Orlando's Mad Cow Theatre has increased the size of its board of directors — which once numbered just three — to include a dozen members.
Announced as new members on Friday, June 13, were:
• Jonathan Miller, director of the Olin...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The forensic anthropologist lifted a thighbone from the skeleton arrayed on her metal lab table and studied the fine cracks traversing its surface, gray and weathered as driftwood.
Associate professor Lori Baker, 44, set the bone down and cradled the...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 6:35 PM
FALFURRIAS, Texas — The South Texas sun had scorched the woman's face. Flies swarmed over her lips. Under a nearby mesquite plant, a plastic water jug lay empty.
Brooks County Chief Deputy Sheriff Urbino Martinez picked it up and walked back to...
| Mar 28, 2013
When officials in suburban Des Plaines read about the hazards of spreading cancer-causing coal tar on playgrounds, parking lots and driveways, they moved to join other communities across the nation that have banned pavement sealants made with the...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 8:24 PM
Have you ever visited a faith community for the wrong reasons?
I have, more than once. I made my most memorable trip during my opening sophomore week at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
I'd spent my freshman year floating between churches, so I decided...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 11:06 AM
Scientists probing a giant plug of earwax pulled from a dead blue whale have discovered in its hardened layers a detailed biography of the wild animal's life, from birth to death, in 6-month chapters.
Their new technique, described in the Proceedings...
| Apr 16, 2013
Mavis S. "Sherry" Sheedy, a retired Baltimore public schools art teacher and longtime museum docent, died April 4 of congestive heart failure at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster.
The Reisterstown resident was 74.
The daughter of a civil engineer...
| May 13, 2013
Influential Christian philosopher taught at USC for 47 years
Dallas Willard, 77, an influential Christian philosopher who taught at USC for 47 years and chaired the philosophy department in the early 1980s, died Wednesday in Woodland...
| Nov 16, 2010
| 7:22 PM
For Glendale resident Douglas Rogers, life took an animated turn in 1998 when he was hired as art director for "Shrek."
"I had come to Los Angeles to do 'Othello' at the Shakespeare Festival. Jeffrey Katzenburg (producer of 'Shrek' and DreamWorks...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 1:22 PM
The Los Angeles basin is home to some famously filthy air, and this month a leader in the study of air pollution added a carbon particle-tainted feather to his cap.
John Seinfeld, a chemical engineering professor at Caltech, has been named one of two...