| May 23, 2010
If you have ever wondered how many trees are in Lincoln Park — on one of those days you weren't wondering what to wear or where to go to dinner — Liam Heneghan will tell you.
For more than a year, this professor in DePaul University's...
| May 31, 2010
Streaming video of oil pouring from the seafloor and images of dead, crude-soaked birds serve as visual bookends to the natural calamity unfolding in the Gulf of Mexico.
But independent scientists and government officials say another disaster is...
| Jun 18, 2010
It is an overlooked danger in oil spill crisis: The crude gushing from the well contains vast amounts of natural gas that could pose a serious threat to the Gulf of Mexico's fragile ecosystem.
The oil emanating from the seafloor contains about 40 percent...
| Jun 23, 2010
| 11:16 AM
Michelle Morris was surprised when her mom handed her the May 24th issue of Sports Illustrated and she saw her name and face staring back at her with a small write-up.
Sports Illustrated included Morris in a "Faces in the Crowd" segment. The item...
| Jul 8, 2010
These days, the average American consumes a whopping 22 teaspoons of sugar each day, totaling about 350 calories. Thus, in the context of a national obesity problem, it's no surprise that food manufacturers have begun introducing sugar-free versions of...
| May 5, 2010
Reporting from Washington -- The CIA received secret permission to attack a wider range of targets, including suspected militants whose names are not known, as part of a dramatic expansion of its campaign of drone strikes in Pakistan's border region,...
| Jul 15, 2010
| 4:57 AM
You know it's summer in Hampton Roads when the crape myrtles bloom.
From the showy flowers to the artistic bark and rich green foliage, crape myrtles make a splashy southern statement in any sunny spot.
The plants, original to China and grown in this...
| Jul 27, 2010
Relish: It's more than just a topping for ballpark hot dogs. A spoonful or two can spark almost any meal. And don't think all relishes are made from pickled cucumbers; relishes today are made from tomato, corn, eggplant, and many more seasonal...
| Aug 2, 2010
Laura Rovi was smart enough to be lazy. An honor student at Elmhurst's York High School in Elmhurst, Illinois, she was accustomed to getting an A even when she cruised through a class.
She expected nothing less when she took a government course her...
| Jul 28, 2010
In summer, the story goes, when bushels of tomatoes would be piled high at farm stands and markets, my grandmother would present herself in the kitchen clad only in her bathing suit and pearls. The bathing suit was because she was about to cook up and can...
| Nov 14, 2009
| 7:39 AM
Dr. Phillips' wide receiver Kenny Shaw had one of his biggest games of the season Friday night in the Panthers' 41-7 victory over West Orange, then headed to the University of Georgia this weekend for his scheduled visit with the Bulldogs.
It is the...