| Feb 14, 2013
| 4:33 PM
I'm writing in resonse to Kenneth VanAntwerp M.D. commentary on Oct. 31 about Gardasil.
The Gardasil supposedly protects you from only four different strains of HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) when there are more than 100 different strains of HPV. Fifty-...
| Feb 16, 2013
After I pointed out that the Goodman Theatre production of Christopher Shinn's "Teddy Ferrara" contains a goodly amount of onstage groping, poking and unbuttoning, a fevered member of the Twitterati made a rather stinging observation.
"Chris Jones," the...
| Jan 30, 2013
The recommended schedule of vaccines for children is safe and has done much to dramatically lower the incidence of devastating illnesses, according to a new national scientific study that was partly led by a Northwestern University professor....
| Jan 29, 2013
| 7:38 AM
The revered jazz bassist Charlie Haden hopes he can give a brief speech when he picks up his Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy the day before the Grammys are broadcast on Feb. 10.
But Haden sometimes has difficulty speaking, and...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Preparations for the 57th Inauguration on Jan. 21 inspire recollections of storied presidential visits to Central Florida.
When Grover Cleveland arrived in 1888, for example, his reception was a bit chilly: The Orlando Ice Works presented him with a...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 10:30 AM
"What is there to say?" That's the question editorial writers all over the country were asking themselves after what happened at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. It's no longer necessary to specify where Newtown is, or just what happened there. It...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Is it any wonder America is distrusted and held in contempt around the world?
I was unaware my tax dollars were paying for fake polio vaccination programs in Pakistan (and no doubt elsewhere). What a dreadful way to "win the hearts and minds" of a...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 5:46 PM
Dave “Hawk” Wilder, who coached the Glendale Community College softball team the past 13 seasons, died Sunday at his home in Northridge. He was 70.
Glendale college assistant softball coach Sal Pizzo confirmed Wilder’s death Monday....
| May 27, 2013
| 3:49 PM
For Vietnam War veteran Michael Read, Monday’s free pancake breakfast at War Memorial Park in Martinsburg was a great opportunity.
“At gatherings like these, you get to see a lot of other guys,” Read said before making a dent in the...
| May 28, 2013
| 7:38 AM
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Gunmen killed a female polio worker and injured another near the northwest city of Peshawar on Tuesday, the latest in a series of assaults on vaccination teams working to eradicate the disease in Pakistan.
The women were...
| May 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Russian officials are working diligently with U.S. counterparts to revive collapsed peace talks on Syria’s future after more than two years of bloody civil war.
But Moscow also has threatended to ship sophisticated anti-aircraft missiles to the...