| Oct 24, 2013
| 1:32 PM
These groups meet regularly.
Abusive relationships — Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m. Domestic Violence Center of Howard County, 5457 Twin Knolls Road, Suite 310, Columbia. Free child care. 410-997-0304.
Adult Children of Alcoholics — Wednesdays, 7 p....
| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:38 PM
One only had to sit through a public hearing on gambling to get a taste of how diverse the state's interests are -- and the Florida Senate Gaming Committee did just that Wednesday.
Committee chair Garrett Richter, R-Naples, had proposed four...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Sons of Anarchy recap: “Los Fantasmas” After the entertaining sidetrip last week that showed us the continuing exploits of Venus Van Dam, we get back on track this week with a pretty focused, straightforward episode. The fallout from Tara's...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Jane's Addiction has seen its fair share of shakeups since the group's inception in 1985. Yet despite the history of backstage brawls, the breakups, the multiple reunions, and the revolving bassist position that has seen Guns n' Roses' Duff McKagan, the...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 4:47 PM
Following a judge's decision, David Tutera, celebrity wedding planner extraordinaire-turned-reality TV star, has had his fraternal twin children separated as a result of a custody battle with ex-partner Ryan Jurica.
The star of WeTV's "My Fair Wedding"...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 5:07 PM
"Ignorance is bliss," said poet Thomas Gray. Another poet, George Santayana, said, "It takes patience to appreciate bliss; volatile spirits prefer unhappiness."
I suspect that Russell Thrall III, editor CollisionWeek, a repair industry newsletter...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:15 AM
Very little casting is done in Chicago when big studio movies shoot here. Not significant roles, where the camera lingers on a person for more than a moment. It's a strange phenomenon considering the deep bench of acting talent in town, but every so often...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 1:27 PM
Patients should not be prescribed long-acting or extended-release opioid pain relievers unless they need daily, round-the-clock treatment of their pain that can’t be managed by any other means, the Food and Drug Administration has told physicians....
| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:19 PM
The Reel Recovery Film Festival, which focuses on stories of addiction and recovery, kicks off its fifth edition Oct. 18 at the Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex.
The festival presented by the Hollywood nonprofit recovery group Writers in Treatment, includes...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 10:57 AM
When hundreds of Downers Grove high school students, parents and community members gathered at North High for a forum on substance abuse, two things were evident:
Chris Herren had a story that they wanted to hear, and Herren wanted to hear theirs....
| Oct 13, 2013
We've all heard the complaints about casinos. They're big, sleazy places with flashing lights, endless supplies of booze and skimpily clad waitresses — all designed to dupe the unwary into surrendering piles of cash. Not only that, but their...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 3:56 PM
Johnny Dudek had piercing blue eyes, swooping bangs and a perfect grin — thanks to the braces that came off not long ago. Soon to turn 16, he was excited about getting the white Grand Am his grandmother left him before she died, though his parents...