| Feb 21, 2012
| 6:54 AM
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...
| Jul 4, 2011
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...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 1:11 PM
The parents of a Glenview teen killed in 1993 lashed out at prosecutors today for waiting years after a DNA match in the case before finally charging a primary suspect with their daughter's murder.
Prosecutors have said the DNA in 2003 was not enough...
| Jul 13, 2011
Three area hospitals were recognized in a new nationwide survey for their treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patients.
The Human Rights Campaign's Healthcare Equality Index 2011, released last week, cited Advocate Illinois Masonic...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 10:22 AM
Erica Kempler, of Columbia, has two ceramics pieces on juried exhibit at the First Street Gallery in New York City, and two other ceramics pieces on juried exhibit at the Bedford Gallery, in Walnut Creek, Calif. She is a 2005 graduate of Wilde Lake High...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 2:48 PM
A photo snapped of Amy Martich just before she entered the waters of the Hudson River during the Nautica New York City Triathlon captures what her father calls “her confident look” and easy smile that won her friends throughout life.
| Aug 10, 2011
| 12:43 PM
Tom Backof, a Baltimove native and biology grad student at Indiana University-Purdue University, hasn’t been in school for a while. He’s been too busy battling cancer and, most recently, biking 4,000 miles across the country with 4K for...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 2:22 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Music therapy might help lower anxiety and improve mood in people with cancer, say researchers who analyzed past studies.
It's not entirely clear from those studies what kind of music-related treatment -- going to sessions...
| Aug 26, 2011
The scowl that creased Troy Piccinini's face on a recent afternoon was not the game face of a football player, at least not this fall.
Piccinini, 16, just had struggled through tests of his short-term memory and other cognitive functions. After suffering...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 6:19 PM
Have you ever noticed how people just seem to know your business around here? Maybe it's bred into the culture, part of our rowhouse roots or that whole smallest-big-city thing, but no man is an island in Baltimore.
I remember grilling lamb chops in...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 8:35 PM
A few weeks ago, 24-year-old Amanda Stirrat completed her master's degree in public health at Purdue University. Most of her peers struggled to find work. As for Stirrat?
"The job market seemed easy," she said with a shrug.
She credited her studies in...