| Feb 16, 2015
| 7:31 PM
"... If I feel tomorrow like I feel today
If I feel tomorrow like I feel today
I'm gonna pack my trunk and make my getaway ..."
— William C. Handy, "Saint Louis Blues"
Felicia Childress is a retired kindergarten teacher from Gary who at 97 years...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 2:36 PM
Harriet Masembe, an American citizen and African storyteller, talks about her native continent through stories, songs and slides.
Masembe, a teacher at the Learning Curve Academy in Tavares who appears at schools, colleges and in libraries throughout...
| Mar 1, 2015
| 2:51 PM
Faced with a surging number of seminarians, the Madison Catholic Diocese is turning to its parishioners to help fund the training of priests.
The diocese has seen its priests-in-training soar from six in 2003 to the current 33. To educate current and...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 10:32 AM
Chimpanzees can learn a new sound for a common object, suggesting that the ability to acquire the building blocks of language may be more ancient than humans, according to a new study.
When a band of captive chimpanzees was transferred from the...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 8:42 AM
If only people would take their meds as prescribed, a multitude of ailments would disappear. Non-compliance with doctors' orders is one of the major issues in medical care.
January marks the launch of the fourth annual Medication Adherence Team...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 3:05 PM
You have to sell your business idea to a group of strangers in the time it takes to ride an elevator. Ready?
Matt Aguilar was. The Franklin Park resident won the fifth annual Elevator Pitch Competition held at the University of Wisconsin —...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 8:32 AM
The African-American Heritage Festival will kick off with a free cultural event beginning at 6 p.m. Feb. 6 with a performance by "American Idol" contestant David Oliver Willis in the Tavares High gym, 603 N. New Hampshire Ave.
The Community Choir of...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 6:49 AM
Carl Barks' Duck by Peter Schilling Jr., Uncivilized, 122 pages, $12.95
"My cartoons weren't good," a Mickey Mouse doppelganger cheerfully declared on a recent episode of "The Simpsons." "They were just first." Fortunately, Disney's questionable quality...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 9:04 AM
Driving a 27-foot-long hot dog will get you noticed, and that's just the point for Alexandra Longo, a former Miss Addison who has spent the last eight months relishing her travels aboard the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.
She has logged 27,000 miles so far...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 7:17 PM
Michael Bayne has done everything you're supposed to do to avoid taking on too much debt for college. He lives off-campus to save money on housing. He's always working at least one job — sometimes two. And he enrolled at an in-state public school,...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 3:38 PM
As Washington welcomes the 114th Congress, the capacity of our national legislature to address the nation's problems is in doubt.
Public approval of Congress hovers near historic lows. The contrast between Congress' bare ability to pass routine...