| Jan 12, 2014
This kind of logic might not make sense to you. It makes absolutely no sense to me.
But to the folks in power in Tallahassee, well, it makes perfect sense. Which tells you all you need to know about your elected officials.
Many folks in Tallahassee,...
| Jan 30, 2014
BLACKSBURG — Whit Babcock is a college coach's son. He played college baseball and has worked in college sports administration for most of his adult life.
"Indirectly or directly, I've been preparing to sit up here for 43 years," Babcock said...
| Sep 13, 2013
Q: I am a senior citizen with Parkinson's disease, which seriously compromises my sense of balance. I own a first-floor unit in a three-story walk-up condominium building. The back stairwell provides the only access to the laundry room and storage room...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 2:39 PM
Ken Norton died last week. Naturally, everyone thought about his three epic boxing matches with Muhammad Ali, including the 1973 bout in which he broke Ali's jaw.
Like Joe Frazier, who also lost two of three fights to Ali, Norton is inextricably...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:30 AM
The timing feels serendipitous. After a hiatus in 2012 to regroup, Reeling, Chicago's long-running gay and lesbian film festival, is back — kicking off just days after Illinois lawmakers voted in favor of marriage equality. You can't plan that...
| May 29, 2013
In 2004, with President George W. Bush dead set against stem cell research, California just went ahead and did it. Voters made stem cell research a state constitutional right, and endorsed $3 billion in bond sales for 10 years to cement the deal. CIRM,...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:44 PM
They did the nicest thing for Jeremy Grim at his funeral. You couldn't have imagined a nicer thing, or a more fitting one.
As the funeral procession made its way from the funeral home to the cemetery on Monday, it took a detour onto the grounds of the...
| Dec 15, 2009
| 7:29 PM
They called him a gladiator — locked in the fight of his life. For his life.
A battle to breathe in. To breathe out.
To take in enough sustenance and medicine to carry his little broken body over one hour to the next.
To love and be loved in...
| Dec 3, 2011
| 6:28 PM
Determining whether a parent or relative is too old or ill to live alone is a complicated decision for any family, emotionally and financially. Keeping an eye out for early warning signs is an important part of the process, say local experts.
| Dec 18, 2011
Colleen Kegg hasn't worked out the details of her exit plan yet. But about one thing, Kegg is clear: When she can no longer feed herself or go to the bathroom without assistance, she will take steps to end her life. A rare and incurable neurological...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 1:38 PM
J.D. and Donna Cain are all smiles these days. It’s amazing, considering what the couple has gone through.
For more than a decade, J.D. lived with what he thought was Parkinson’s.
“I could think, and I'd know it was in there. But I...