| Jun 27, 2011
| 5:46 PM
Gisele Plancher took a deep breath and began to read her son's handwritten message inside the last Mother's Day card he ever gave her.
Her voice wavered as she told jurors that her son, Ereck, wrote, "I would like to personally thank you for raising me...
| Aug 11, 2012
Meet another member of South Florida's many-sided faith community. This week we're talking with Rabbi Jessica Spitalnick Brockman, associate rabbi at Temple Beth El of Boca Raton.
Q: What's your particular area at the synagogue ?
A: Social action, adult...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 8:15 AM
From the Kansas Historical Society:Born July 22, 1893, in Topeka, Kansas. Died July 18, 1990, in Topeka, Kansas.
Karl Augustus Menninger was born on July 22, 1893, in Topeka, to Charles Frederick and Florence Vesta (Kinsley) Menninger. As a young man...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 8:22 AM
From the Kansas Historical Society:
Inventor of the microchip. Born: 8 November 1923, Jefferson City, Missouri. Died: 20 June 2005, Dallas, Tex.
Jack St. Clair Kilby was born November 8, 1923, in Jefferson City, Missouri, to Hubert S. and Vina...
| Oct 20, 2011
The University of Illinois in June announced a massive fundraising campaign for financial aid assistance, its latest effort to help struggling students pay for college.
But a potential source of money remains committed to the university division so flush...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 1:39 PM
As a graduate of University of Wisconsin (married to my college sweetheart from the same school), I’m always interested in news from my alma mater. But when reporting a story earlier this year about the growth of minority populations in the suburbs,...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 7:08 AM
Sarah Wu does not look like a troublemaker. The slight, blond mom comes off, by her own admission, as "a super nice person … without a bad word to say."
That may be why the speech pathologist was able to crank out an incisive daily blog...
| Oct 6, 2011
Steven P. Jobs, the charismatic technology pioneer who co-founded Apple Inc. and transformed one industry after another, from computers and smartphones to music and movies, has died. He was 56.
Apple announced the death of Jobs — whose legacy...
| Oct 6, 2011
"If you can put a number on it," Arthur C. Nielsen Jr. said his father once told him, "then you know something."
It was a lesson the younger Nielsen — who died Monday at age 92 — never forgot. His lifelong efforts remade his father's once-...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 7:41 PM
On Saturday night Orange Coast College will induct five luminaries into its Athletic Hall of Fame.
The ceremony begins at 4:30 p.m. in the Peterson Gym Foyer. The inductees will be introduced later that evening during the halftime ceremonies of the OCC-...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 8:51 AM
State Sen. Thomas V. Mike Miller supports merging the University of Maryland, College Park campus and University of Maryland, Baltimore professional schools in order to raise their national rankings based on total research funding. Compilers of the most...