| Nov 10, 2014
| 8:47 PM
In the early years of his long congressional career, Philip M. Crane was a key figure in the fledgling conservative movement that became a standard of American politics.
In the 1970s, the Illinois congressman's home outside Washington was the meeting...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 2:11 PM
(Reuters Health) - Swedes who talked on mobile or cordless phones for more than 25 years had triple the risk of a certain kind of brain cancer compared to those who used wireless phones for less than a year, a new study suggests.
The odds of...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 11:00 AM
The main attraction at a sold-out gig, TV on the Radio wasn't scheduled to perform until after 10 p.m.
But at Pappy & Harriet's, the dusty little roadhouse off Route 62 near Joshua Tree, sound check is far from a private affair. So on a recent Friday...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 11:23 AM
Robert Warren Mockard Sr., a retired president and owner of a local moving firm, died of lung cancer Monday at Stella Maris Hospice. The Sparks resident was 85.
Born in Parkville, he was the son of Ellsworth Elmer Mockard Jr. and Anna Hofmann Mockard....
| Sep 14, 2014
| 6:34 PM
Joe Sample, a soft-spoken keyboard player and composer whose blending of funk, blues, jazz, gospel and the Zydeco music of his childhood lent a distinctive sound to his well-known group, the Crusaders, has died. He was 75.
Sample died Friday at a...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 4:31 PM
To the editor: I had never considered the concept of "death with dignity" until I had a front row seat to the horror of death without dignity as my husband suffered beyond what any human should before dying of lung cancer just over a year ago. ("...
| Sep 21, 2014
Debbie Weiss had two options before her when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012; give in emotionally and physically or fight back. She chose the latter.
These days, her life is as much about fighting the disease as it is about spreading...
| Oct 31, 2014
If you think the weather affects your joints or back, a study released recently says you should probably reconsider, at least when it comes to your back. It found no connection between back pain and changes in temperature, humidity, air pressure, wind...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 6:22 AM
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, your humble Popcorn blogger spent some time this weekend with Logan Layman, the talented young songwriter from Williamsburg, about "Won't Let It," one of the songs that helped her take first place in...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 5:00 AM
How tragic and heartbreaking it is to see a young Abraham Setrakian nearly track down his demonic adversary — the king of all vampires, the Master — only to realize he’s trapped underground in some godforsaken Albanian well, unable to...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 5:20 PM
A daughter and the widow of Chuck Smith -- the founder of the worldwide Calvary Chapel movement -- have sued his former church, alleging a conspiracy to commandeer Smith's ministry and deny him emergency medical attention on his deathbed.