| Jun 19, 2012
| 7:58 AM
Summer squashes have to be the most overlooked (and overcooked) vegetables of the summer growing season. They're everywhere, but they're not as widely anticipated as asparagus, as beloved as peas or as coveted as strawberries. Available in all farmers'...
| Jul 24, 2012
— The road leading to the women's prison in this rural town is lined with crops as far as the eye can see. And by 6 a.m., 21-year-old Olivia Moody is out with the "field squad," picking okra, squash and beans under the Southern sun, the way her...
| Jan 2, 2012
The mood was festive at the Genesis Center in downtown Gary over the weekend as Karen Freeman-Wilson was sworn in as mayor, but in the estimation of many observers, she and her city are on borrowed time.
Seated on the dais at the center of a row of newly...
| Jun 27, 2011
The medical error that killed Genesis Burkett began with the kind of mistake people often make when filling out electronic forms: A pharmacy technician unwittingly typed the wrong information into a field on a screen.
Because of the mix-up, an...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 2:11 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Among women trying to get pregnant, moderate exercise is tied to more success, according to a new study. However, with exception of overweight and obese women, women who exercise vigorously take a longer time to conceive....
| Apr 25, 2012
| 7:29 PM
Jim Keenan wasn't particularly alarmed by a small blister that developed on his heel. Five days later, the 62-year-old's foot was so seriously infected doctors feared they might need to amputate his lower leg.
Keenan, who also has Type 2 diabetes,...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 11:53 AM
There are lots of good reasons parents avoid taking their kids to nice restaurants, including tight budgets, cranky behavior (all around) and a lack of healthy kids meal options. There’s not much restaurateurs can do about the first two issues, but...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 4:09 PM
We love tomato season.
Even though our potted plants aren't yielding much yet, a generous friend with front AND backyard gardens in Albany Park has been keeping us well supplied with all the kale and, now, heirloom tomatoes a gal could want.
| Aug 25, 2012
The year Disney World opened, 5-year-old Kevin Goodman visited the Magic Kingdom for the first time. That was 1971 and he has vacationed there at least once a year ever since.
He really does love the place.
For about 30 years Kevin, his mother and his...
| Apr 1, 2012
| 4:52 PM
While adults continue the emotional debate over the circumstances of Trayvon Martin's death, kids are listening and asking questions of their own.
Across Central Florida, conversations about racism, stereotypes and Florida's "stand your ground" law are...
| Apr 10, 2011
Revolutions are still televised, but they get Tumblr'd, tweeted and YouTubed ﬁrst. This one started last summer when music micro-bloggers began deifying a pack of nine skateboarding, freewheeling teenaged rap vandals from Los Angeles. Full name:...