| Jun 22, 2014
Dr. John J. Bergan was a skilled vascular surgeon, researcher and educator who helped develop a separate specialty in surgery for diseases of arteries and veins.
"He was an innovative and pioneering surgeon who did the first (kidney) transplant at...
| Sep 3, 2014
Museums needn't be stuffy places full of old bones, and people who don't think there's anything of interest inside may not be looking hard enough.
Coming up is a chance to rectify all that. More than 1,000 museums from coast to coast will offer free...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 2:22 PM
In war, as a combat aviator during World War II, and in peace, as a businessman, civic leader and powerful player in local politics, James Alter was always fighting the good fight.
Mr. Alter, 92, died of congestive heart failure Thursday, Aug. 14, in...
| Aug 10, 2014
Ask many college presidents why tuition costs keep rising and you'll hear a litany of excuses: We have to pay superstar profs. Build comfortable facilities to attract hedonistic students. Keep up a sprawling, aging infrastructure. Offer more...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 12:49 PM
Her parents sent her to college with invaluable advice, said Ashli Stempel: "Always sit in the front row. You never know who you'll meet."
Sure enough, during the first lecture she attended at Northeastern University in Boston, Stempel met Jim Stellar,...
| Aug 2, 2013
Emails recently obtained by the Associated Press have revealed that Indiana's former Republican governor, Mitch Daniels, now president of Purdue University, tried to ban Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States" from Indiana schools. His...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 8:17 PM
The Homewood-Flossmoor varsity girls basketball team had just grabbed the No. 1 ranking in the state when a new adversary appeared -- a lawsuit alleging its coach had recruited players in violation of the rules.
The suit, filed by a parent of a...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Winter Park Memorial Hospital officials had their dukes up, on the defensive.
On the line, a caller with an ominous question: “What are you doing at the hospital to my son?" Rather than a straight jab, the caller threw a curve: "My son came home...
| Jun 24, 2013
A new study has found that an employee's efficiency increases by more than 200 percent when that person is given the option of sitting in a chair made of milk chocolate.
The study was conducted by me, on behalf of my new company, ChocoChair Inc. (Our...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 4:58 PM
Thursday's $765-million settlement between the National Football League and 4,500 retired NFL players underscores two key facts about traumatic brain injury: that it is difficult to prove and measure -- especially many years after the fact -- and that its...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 1:48 PM
Stephen M. Ross, who devoted years to studying novelist William Faulkner and was a retired National Endowment for the Humanities official, died of a stroke Aug. 21 in Philadelphia. The Catonsville resident was 69.
His wife, Carol Kolmerten, said he...