| Mar 22, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Juan Felipe Herrera was appointed California poet laureate by Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday. His 2008 collection "Half of the World in Light" was a winner of that year's National Book Critics Circle award in poetry....
| Apr 23, 2012
| 3:37 PM
During his more than 60 years in the news business, Timonium resident Lou Panos crossed paths with people from legendary Baltimore scribeH.L. Mencken to the Kennedy brothers — as in RFK and JFK.
Along the way, Panos, 86, who was inducted last...
| Jun 22, 2011
Tracy Highfill is divorced and says she first had sex around the age of 16.
"Absolutely, very close to that," said Plano resident Tracy Highfill.
Highfill is part of a group called Divorcing Independent Very Able Survivors, or D.I.V.A.S. It provides...
| Nov 23, 2010
Bob Parkinson began teaching Sunday school when he was still a teenager. Back then, Calvin Coolidge was president and Parkinson lived on a South Dakota cattle ranch, a long way from Glendale First United Methodist Church, where he has since become a...
| Dec 16, 2010
| 3:24 PM
To many hip-hop heads and pop-culture junkies, Todd Boyd is recognized as a renowned speaker, an in-demand television commentator and a critically acclaimed author. However, on the campus of the University of Southern California, he’s better known...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 4:55 PM
Ask patients in some area hospitals which caregivers they most look forward to seeing, and they'll say the ones with hairy faces and bad breath.
For Sean Harris, they were his dogs Diesel and Wilson. For Michael Friedman, it was the family pooch,...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 2:06 PM
Johns Hopkins Medicine faced a leadership crisis in 1996 when Dr. Edward D. Miller came in as interim dean of the school of medicine.
The former dean and the former hospital president had feuded openly, leaving Johns Hopkins in limbo with no vision for...
| Nov 12, 2011
| 6:25 AM
The following are remarks by the new President of Penn State, Rodney Erickson. The Board of Trustees officially made Erickson the university's new President Friday morning. He replaces Graham Spanier, whom the board fired Wednesday night in the wake...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 6:41 PM
Rheumatologist and college dean Dr. Paul B. Rothman will serve as the next CEO of the $6.5 billion Johns Hopkins Medicine health system, ushering in a new era for the world-renowned medical institution that after a decade of rapid expansion faces the...
| Jan 1, 2012
Tuesday will mark the Iowa caucuses, the first voting that counts in the presidential race. During this quadrennial ritual, politicians conduct "retail politics," whether or not the people buy it. Here are 10 facts that can withstand the upcoming...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 3:56 PM
University of Illinois president Michael Hogan’s embattled former chief of staff is to be paid $109,000 a year as a tenured psychologyfaculty member, though campus officials might challenge her employment.
Lisa Troyer resigned as chief of staff...