| May 31, 2013
| 3:26 PM
SOUTH BEND — For Scott Mangus, it started innocently enough.
Mangus, a LaPorte native, was in a motorcycle crash in 2004 while spending his college spring break in Thailand. Doctors there prescribed him a narcotic pain medicine for his injuries,...
| May 28, 2013
| 9:52 AM
When Tom Sizemore answers the phone in his Miami hotel room, the tough-guy actor of the iconic 1990s films “Saving Private Ryan," "Natural Born Killers" and "Heat" begins speaking in a chain of short-burst, non sequiturs, interrupted by coughing and...
| May 27, 2013
Neli Vazquez-Rowland believes that the best way to honor fallen soldiers is by supporting veterans who are struggling to make the transition back to civilian life.
Vazquez-Rowland is the co-founder and president of A Safe Haven Foundation, a nonprofit...
| May 25, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Jewel may have come from the Lilith Fair generation of female singers and songwriters, but her latest move pays homage to a much earlier era of guitar-playing troubadours.
The 39-year-old is taking on the role of June Carter Cash in "Ring of Fire," a...
| May 19, 2013
| 9:52 AM
I tried your steps
And stumbled down your stairs
My only problem with drugs
Is that they always run out
These lyrics are from "The Problem With Drugs" by The Popular Mechanics, a Replacements-meets-Steve-Earle quartet. But the band does not...
| May 16, 2013
| 12:00 PM
This year I think we’ll break our Father's Day habit of staying close to home and take my husband to the Addiction Bistro, a little café on La Cienega Boulevard that serves burgers and sausages, chili and ice cream.
I found the Addiction Bistro...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 5:15 AM
I serve on the board of directors for United Ministries/Earl's Place and I am also an elementary school teacher. One activity that I do with my students, centered around number sense, is called "Big or Small?" Students are given a number and need to...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 8:27 AM
On a sunny afternoon last week, a family could be seen walking inside Hope House Laurel, while two groups of people of varying ages sat in chairs in the shade on the side of the building talking amicably.
This private substance abuse treatment center in...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 5:18 PM
I like to run. Apparently, this gets me high.
Last year, researchers at the University of Arizona published a study in the Journal of Experimental Biology examining the "neurobiological rewards" of treadmill running in 10 humans, eight dogs and eight...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 4:21 PM
"For me I feel like it's drugs for breakfast, drugs for lunch, drugs for dinner, drugs drugs drugs," Orange County Superior Court Judge John Adams said. "That's been my diet for 11 years on the bench."
Adams, who hears felony arraignments at the...
| May 1, 2013
| 11:56 AM
Clandestine methamphetamine labs are becoming an increasing problem in Somerset County because addicts are willing to chance making the drugs — a process that creates dangers for first-responders and the general public.