| Apr 9, 2013
| 5:02 PM
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Carolyn McKinstry longed to visit the zoo.
All Wash Booker wanted was a banana split from the lunch counter.
In 1963, they were teenagers attending different high schools — black schools — in Birmingham....
| Apr 10, 2013
| 12:56 PM
John Ward Ross-Duggan, MD
(nicknames “ John Ross, Doctor John, Rhino)
Died at age of 57 drowned in a sailing accident on February 23, 2013.
Residing in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Born: Long Beach CALIF. On August 2, 1955
Son of Dr. John K Ross-Duggan,...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 3:14 PM
NORFOLK — The Duke University women's basketball team received a home-cooked meal 200 miles from campus Friday evening, which should translate to a sizeable show of support at the NCAA tournament's Norfolk Regional.
Center Elizabeth Williams'...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 8:56 AM
Tift Merritt is the restless sort. You can read it in her lyrics, yearning, deep-rooted narratives about moving around and moving on, often alone. You can hear it in her music, which rests comfortably within many genres without settling for any. And you...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 8:01 AM
"Southland," "Girls," "Game Change," "Louie," "Doctor Who" and "Saturday Night Live" mastermind Lorne Michaels are among this year's Peabody Award winners honoring the best in electronic media.
It's nice to see "Southland"--one of the best shows the Emmy...
| Sep 8, 2012
As we launch the 2013 Nelson Algren Short Story Awards Contest, we consider our relationship — as Chicago Tribune journalists — to the world of fiction. Though we are dedicated to the world of fact, we recognize that fiction can help us make...
| Jan 23, 2011
In 1984, when he was 51, novelist Reynolds Price learned that a pencil-shaped tumor, about 10 inches long and malignant, had invaded his spine. Several surgeries and dozens of radiation treatments followed, leaving him a paraplegic racked with pain and...
| Sep 29, 2011
Florida's 1st GOP governor of 20th century
Claude Kirk, 85, a flamboyant self-promoter who became Florida's first Republican governor of the 20th century, died Wednesday at his West Palm Beach home, his family announced.
| Aug 26, 2010
To donate the stem cell-rich umbilical cord blood produced during the birth of her daughter, Jaime Feaster of Lake Charles, La., would have had to drive more than two hours to the nearest hospital equipped to collect it.
That's a long way to go when you'...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 7:42 PM
The scandal surrounding former Nittany Lions defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky and members of the Penn State University administration has weighed heavily on Bethlehem Township's Tom Flad, a major alumni donor who, with his wife Karen, have committed...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 7:42 PM
“Chris Harrison Shows Up Only When There’s Something Strange Going On”
While discussing “The Bachelor” with friends this weekend, we discovered something unnerving about Emily (“Epidemiologist”): Though she is...