| Sep 29, 2014
| 10:00 PM
It’s easy for the weekdays to slip away while you’re shuffling the kids from school, to music lessons, to home and then nudging them to get their homework done in the evening. The result is a family that’s busy, but maybe not fit nor...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 7:38 PM
Member of U.S. hockey team that won a gold medal at 1980 Olympics
Bob Suter, 57, a member of the "Miracle On Ice" hockey team that won the Olympic gold medal in 1980 and the father of Minnesota Wild NHL star Ryan Suter, died suddenly...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 7:49 PM
Charles Bowden, a chronicler of the Southwest who started as a nature writer but became known for his gritty yet lyrical nonfiction narratives of drug violence and hopelessness on the U.S.-Mexico border, has died. He was 69.
Bowden, who had been...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 9:26 AM
Skin-baring fashions, increased leisure time and acceptance of the idea of a "healthy tan" may have a lot to do with the rising numbers of new melanoma cases each year, suggests a new study.
Researchers found that increasing U.S. melanoma rates track...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 4:20 PM
A year after Consolidated High School District 230 began letting student athletes use their own football helmets rather than those provided by the school, district officials said they've seen little interest in the program.
Although a parent pushed...
| Jul 27, 2014
| 2:08 PM
The University of Maryland, University College has a history of experimentation.
With its roots in a 1920s night school, the institution expanded in the 1940s and '50s into Europe and Asia to educate military personnel. Then as the Internet flourished,...
| May 14, 2014
| 2:30 AM
A coalition of organized veterinary medicine and pet industry representatives formed Partners for Healthy Pets in 2011 to increase the health of pets by simply encouraging regular checkups. According to this consumer advertising campaign, preventive...
| May 5, 2014
| 3:54 PM
Kerry Schmitt passed away unexpectedly on April 11, 2014 at the early age of 62. Born January 9, 1952 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, he was the oldest of three children to Gerald Joseph Schmitt and Patricia Lou Gabrielse. Kerry's childhood and early life...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 2:05 PM
On a Saturday afternoon that dripped with sticky June heat, author Ben Hoffman and his groomsmen readied for his impending nuptials in the West Loop by basking in his hotel suite's air conditioning and a few moments of tranquility, a respite from the...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 9:57 AM
Robert Peters, a Victorian literature scholar who became a prolific poet and brusque critic during a three-decade career at the University of California, died June 13 in Irvine. He was 89.
Peters, who was also a memoirist and performer of his own works,...
| Jun 30, 2014
Sociologist Alice Goffman is a 5-foot-2-inch white woman who grew up in privilege in Philadelphia's historic and affluent neighborhood of Center City.
But over the course of six years — during part of her time as an undergraduate at the University...