| Mar 24, 2011
| 4:18 AM
Orioles centerfielder Adam Jones is one of the many professional athletes who are active on Twitter. He posts his opinions on national sports, interacts with his 11,000-plus followers and keeps Orioles fans in the loop about what he is up to, whether he...
| Nov 18, 2010
Until Monday the worst thing facing me this week was a root canal.
And then my sister Tris, my personal idol, died.
There is nothing I can write that would do justice to her, but she is at the top of my mind and I can't seem to wrestle with any...
| Sep 8, 2010
Richard M. Daley's 21-year run as mayor will end next spring with the city broadly reshaped by his vision and unprecedented grip on power, but with his image as Chicago's sure-handed leader increasingly challenged.
He stepped off the political stage in...
| Feb 2, 2011
| 9:16 AM
Pat Powers, 55, who lives in Wicker Park, walked south down Ashland Avenue this morning. He had a three-mile walk ahead of him to the Marriot at Medical District/UIC, 625 S. Ashland Ave., where he was meeting his boss.
He called the dire warnings...
| Sep 22, 2010
I recently underwent — in rapid succession — a root canal and my annual mammogram.
The root canal was painless, thanks to my dental surgeon, who asked numerous questions, expressed great concern about my comfort and, on his own initiative,...
| Feb 11, 2011
| 5:09 PM
A 17-year-old boy from Blue Island died of an infection after he underwent root canal surgery, and his family says they believe the procedure may have been unnecessary.
Christopher Schutzius died of sepsis, a toxic infection, following the root canal,...
| Feb 12, 2011
| 12:05 AM
CHICAGO -- The family of a teenager from the Chicago suburbs is grieving over his death following root canal surgery.
In late January, 17-year-old Christopher Schutzias lost a filling while eating caramel candy.
On February 1st he went, by himself, to...
| Feb 21, 2011
| 4:40 PM
People rarely are in a hurry to get to their dentist’s office, but at 7:30 a.m. Monday staffers for Dr. Kamran Sahabi found half a dozen people waiting at the entrance to the Glendale Dental Center on South Glendale Avenue.
Sahabi and Dr. Farid...
| Feb 28, 2011
| 8:33 PM
LAWRENCE, Ind. (AP) — A man has sued an Indianapolis strip club, saying a danger's shoe flew off and chipped his teeth.
Thirty-four-year-old Jake Quagliaroli says he was sitting about 20 feet from the stage at PT's Showclub when the dancer's...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 6:53 AM
A new program is available to Sedgwick County residents that will help improve oral health. The Dental Discount Card program provides savings when presented to one of 25 participating dentists and is sponsored by the National Association of Counties...
| Jun 26, 2011
| 5:00 AM
I pay my taxes.
I will not offend your intelligence by pretending to enjoy it. Writing that check is about as enjoyable as a chain-saw root canal. But I don't resent it, either.
I pay my taxes because this is how we the people pay for things we deem...