| Dec 13, 2014
| 4:04 PM
Frances Koons had a good wakeup call Saturday morning to get her going for the USA Track and Field Club Cross Country Championships.
Her younger sister, Anne, due with her first child, was having labor pains. Koons, a former PIAA Class 3A track and...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 8:31 AM
University of Florida President Bernie Machen will spend his first half decade out of office as a privately funded adviser to the Gainesville school.
Machen, who will step down as president at the end of December after 11 years leading the university,...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 1:25 AM
Connecticut isn't at all like the sunny, dry-summer places where most of the world's great wine grapes are grown. Winters are more bitter than in France. Growing seasons are shorter and wetter than Italy's, Spain's or California's.
So you'd think that...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 2:30 AM
You know that one of the keys to losing weight is eating fewer calories. But it can be hard to know how to cut back without feeling deprived or hungry. These tips can help make healthy eating easier:
1. Out of sight, out of mind
It's hard to resist...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 1:40 PM
New leaders have been approved at Florida's top two public universities.
Former Florida House Speaker John Thrasher will lead Florida State University while Cornell University Provost W. Kent Fuchs will lead the University of Florida. The State...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 3:42 PM
During nearly a century of life, Pauline Bower never stopped longing to learn.
Bower was taught how to drive on a Model T Ford in the late 1920s, and at age 98, after losing her sight, learned to voice-dial family members using Siri technology on an...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 1:37 PM
Half a dozen students from the Great Lakes region were among 32 Americans selected as Rhodes scholars, officials announced this weekend.
The scholars were chosen out of a field of more than 200 U.S. finalists from 86 colleges and universities. The...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 10:52 AM
Joel Cogen, who co-founded and propelled the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities into a powerful voice for cities and towns in the state legislature, died Nov. 8. He was 81 and had lived in Hamden.
Today, "CCM is the envy of just about every...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 8:15 PM
Los Angeles gets 88% of its water from three major aqueducts, flowing from the Colorado River, Owens Valley and the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.
But as they make their way into the region, the aqueducts cross the San Andreas fault a total of 32...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 4:44 PM
After serving as an Army surgeon in Vietnam at the height of the war, Dr. Thomas E. Murphy joined the medical staff at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston in 1970 and through the years worked to make the cardiac department one of the best equipped and...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 11:20 AM
For thousands of years, men dreamt of flying, being able to soar with the birds. So did women.
Although Orville and Wilbur Wright turned the dream into a reality in 1903 with the first controlled flying machine, women had to wait a little longer. But...