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  • Norman Goldstone dies at 86; engineer saved Watts Towers

    Norman Goldstone dies at 86; engineer saved Watts Towers
    Norman J. "Bud" Goldstone, a former aerospace engineer who devised and directed the 1959 stress test that saved the Watts Towers from the wrecking ball by proving that the world-famous landmark was structurally sound and safe, has died. He was 86....
  • Power of a 'Tiger'

    Power of a 'Tiger'
    "Don't tiger mother me!" my daughter replied the other evening in response to the obligatory nightly homework question. Eye-rolling and laughter ensued, and it became clear that the phrase "tiger mother" had entered the national lexicon. Since The Wall...
  • Drowned in corn: Grain bin deaths hit record

    Drowned in corn: Grain bin deaths hit record
    The three young workers sank into a funnel of corn that pulled them down like quicksand toward the bottom of the giant grain bin. Wyatt Whitebread, 14, started screaming as the kernels moved past his chest, up his chin and over his head within a matter...
  • About Bob Englehart

    Bob Englehart was born November 7, 1945 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Influenced by children's book illustrators Tibor Gergely and H.A. Rey, he determined early in life to be an artist. Later, as a teenager, Bill Mauldin, Norman Rockwell, and the illustrators...
  • Church attendance associated with obesity: Study

    Many religions condemn overeating and gluttony. Yet young adults who frequently attend religious activities are 50 percent more likely to turn into obese middle-agers than those with no religious involvement, according to research from the Northwestern...
  • Hospitals drowning in noise

    Hospitals drowning in noise
    At 3:15 p.m. on a weekday, the busy eighth floor of Chicago's St. Joseph Hospital is buzzing with noise. Alarms beep incessantly. The elevator dings each time the doors open. During the shift change, the "cocktail party effect" kicks in; people talk...
  • Purdue student's virus work makes a name for herself

    Purdue student's virus work makes a name for herself
    Any time Emilia Czyszczon gets bogged down in her biological engineering studies — any time she considers taking the easy route on an assignment — she thinks about her father. He, too, attended Purdue University, but only after emigrating...
  • Comeback Athlete winners provide inspiration at Methodist Sports Medicine Awards

    Comeback Athlete winners provide inspiration at Methodist Sports Medicine Awards
    For the seventh consecutive year, Methodist Sports Medicine recognized outstanding student athletes who have overcome incredibly difficult circumstances to achieve success. At the banquet Thursday held at the Indiana Roof Ballroom, a video profile was...
  • The Interview: Carolyn Y. Woo

    The Interview: Carolyn Y. Woo
    As a teenager attending a Catholic school in Hong Kong in the 1960s, Carolyn Y. Woo never imagined that her studies were helping prepare her to one day lead Baltimore-based Catholic Relief Services, one of the world's largest international humanitarian...
  • At 106, Ray. W. Hooker of Gloucester may the oldest NASA retiree

    At 106, Ray. W. Hooker of Gloucester may the oldest NASA retiree
    GLOUCESTER — John Glenn may be the oldest living astronaut, but he’s still a young pup compared to Ray W. Hooker. Hooker, 106, was in the twilight of his NASA career when Glenn rocketed to superstardom in 1962 as the first American to orbit...
  • Are whitening toothpastes a bright idea?

    Are whitening toothpastes a bright idea?
    It's hard to believe, but there was a time not long ago when everyone walked around (in public!) with naturally colored teeth. Today, with so many whitening gels, strips and trays out there, yellowish grins aren't as common — nor the natural look as...