| Dec 12, 2012
| 10:36 AM
A faulty blackboard sealed Russell Matthew's acting fate. As he took the prop on stage during a skit, it immediately fell apart.
"I took a chance to save face and ad-libbed a lament on the funding of our public school system," the Silver Spring...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 12:49 PM
Francis Joseph McNerney III, a graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School where he was known as the Fighting Gael mascot, died Dec. 21 at the University of Maryland Medical Center from complications related to a lung transplant. The Canton resident was 23....
| Aug 9, 2012
| 6:14 PM
For those with cystic fibrosis, there's a litany of medicines to be taken every morning and night.
For Rob and Paulette Montelone, it's triple the dosage as they distribute the medication to the three of their five children who have the disease. They...
| Aug 18, 2012
I call Stan Schwartz a "stair-ologist." But he prefers a warmer, cuddlier term.
"I'm a nerd," says the 52-year-old system analyst for the earthquake computer at Caltech. "I studied the staircase in this building like a bug under a microscope. I took...
| Jan 8, 2012
For brief moments, Cassie Stanley can forget her precarious relationship with death.
She forgot on Christmas morning when her family opened presents. At other times, she forgets by immersing herself in watching the Bulls or Cubs on TV in her family's...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 11:39 AM
PROVIDENCE HIGH—Rivals Bellarmine-Jefferson High and Providence took the court in the final game of an all-day tournament benefiting a good cause Saturday at Providence High School.
The game proved worthy of main-event status, as the Guards and the...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 9:53 AM
In a new report, The American Clinical Laboratory Association asserts that genetic testing and genomic clinical lab testing generates 116,000 jobs -- 44,000 directly, the rest indirectly -- and contributes $16.5 billion annually to the U.S. economy.
| Feb 18, 2012
| 12:37 PM
The Chicago Auto Show opened a 10-day public run with its 21st First Look for Charity at McCormick Place on Feb. 9.
This tuxedo-mandatory gala, attended by 8,000, raised more than $2 million for 18 local nonprofits that included the 100 Club of Chicago,...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 12:15 PM
For over a year, a group of local bartenders have been informally meeting as Baltimore's first guild for mixologists.
They've been operating under the radar for most of that time, only quietly launching a website a month ago. But they will make their big...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 1:31 PM
If you haven't gotten around to registering as an organ donor, there's a charming young woman in England who just might give you the nudge you need to stop putting it off.
Her name is Kirstie Mills, and she's the heroine -- and we mean that literally --...
| Feb 25, 2012
| 9:33 PM
Here Comes the Show
The Newport Beach Wedding Show is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, 1107 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach.
Homeless in Costa Mesa
Becks Hayhoe, who sits on the City Council-appointed Costa Mesa Task...