| Jan 7, 2015
| 10:40 AM
The latest chapter of a previously heartwarming story has turned into a confusing and contentious dispute.
Now the International Olympic Committee is trying to help resolve the clash that has led the South Sudan track and field federation to suspend the...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 3:40 PM
The University of Illinois has proposed a tuition freeze for in-state undergraduates next fall, part of an effort to woo high-achieving Illinois students who are increasingly leaving the state for less expensive options.
The freeze, if approved by...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 6:20 PM
"New Directions: A Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Textiles," organized by the Textile Society of America, opened recently at the Craft & Folk Art Museum. The concept is to showcase shifts in contemporary textile art and to highlight technical,...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 2:37 PM
After 39 years of delivering meals to the homebound, a hospital stay prompted Amy Shimberg to try a taste for herself.
She said her Meals on Wheels volunteers in the Tampa, Fla., area treated her well and the food was excellent, but being on the other...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 3:11 PM
Herb Mitchell passed away peacefully on September 25, 2014 in Naples, FL. Born on July 25, 1929 in Elkhart, IN to Charles and Beulah Mae Mitchell. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Roberta, and children Robert, Debra, Kimbra and Melissa, as well...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 5:49 PM
When Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval announced a $1.3-billion package of public subsidies to lure a Tesla Motors battery factory, he stressed that the huge sum would be dwarfed by an economic windfall for local residents.
The electric car maker will create...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 2:49 PM
College students in California and three other states filed lawsuits against their campuses Tuesday in what is thought to be the first-ever coordinated legal attack on free speech restrictions in higher education.
Vincenzo Sinapi-Riddle, a 20-year-old...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 9:59 PM
Vincenzo Sinapi-Riddle is a passionate libertarian who was thrilled to attend Citrus College in Glendora for what he imagined would be a quintessential college experience of unbridled debate.
But after he arrived last year, he learned that the college...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 7:06 AM
A six-member team from DeLand won first place at the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals held last week at Iowa State University. A team from Princeton Elementary won third place in their category.
The DeLand group turned a broken lawnmower into a Model T,...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 3:40 PM
How special it is when celebrity athletes use their gifts to "win" at causes other than sports.
Royce White is a collegiate-turned-professional basketball player. Like many outstanding college players, White gained national attention in high school,...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Liz Breck was a determined long-distance runner and fitness fanatic whose magnetic personality inspired others to get into shape and to keep a positive outlook on life.
Even when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, she hardly missed a step.