| Nov 17, 2012
During Heather Kirn Lanier's two years in Baltimore as a neophyte teacher, she taught at a city high school that backed up against Mount Olivet Cemetery.
She could clearly see tombstones from her classroom window. Each time Lanier took in the view,...
| Nov 30, 2012
When we decided to look at where Illinois students are going to college – and how that has changed – we didn’t know what we would find. Would there be a small college in Montana suddenly attracting a large number of Illinoisians? Was...
| Dec 2, 2012
Six years ago, when University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign officials announced plans to enroll more undergraduates from outside the state, the public outcry was so intense that the plan was scrapped within a week.
But despite the university's...
| Apr 6, 2012
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| Dec 8, 2012
The acting out started early, the horrific memories torturing the subconscious.
Those lazy afternoons along the New River were supposed to be a youthful escape from the inner-city life in Fort Lauderdale.
They weren't. And only now, after opening up...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 10:49 AM
The Megabus coach that crashed en route from Chicago, killing a graduate student from University of Missouri, was manufactured last year and “had passed a full preventative maintenance check within the past week,” the company says.
| Aug 3, 2012
| 1:56 PM
Aditi Avhad hadn't seen her parents in a year when they arrived at O'Hare International Airport from India Thursday.
They piled into a bus for the trip back to the University of Missouri in Columbia, where Avhad was a grad student at the medical school....
| Aug 22, 2012
| 5:40 PM
A Missouri man who was aboard the Megabus that crashed in Illinois earlier this month is suing Megabus and the bus driver for failing to properly inspect maintain the vehicle, among other allegations.
Michael Murphy of Jackson County, Mo., filed the...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 2:01 PM
You've heard all the New Year's advice -- eat less, exercise more, etc. etc. Here are some tips from Kansas primary care physician Dr. Michael E. Monaco of Overland Park, KS, which make it look easy. "Anyone can take simple steps to make 2012...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 4:25 PM
A nonprofit foundation paid hundreds of thousands of dollars by the Baltimore Police Department as part of the commissioner's signature training program reported that nearly 40 percent of the foundation's expenditures over two years covered entertainment,...
| Jan 25, 2012
Award-winning Greek filmmaker
Theo Angelopoulos, 76, an award-winning Greek filmmaker known for his slow and dreamlike style as a director, was killed in a road accident Tuesday in Athens.
Police and hospital officials said...