| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Shannon Tait's mother is terminally ill and will miss that Alaska cruise with her sister. Can she get a refund from Princess? Read the surprising answer.
Q: I am currently sitting on a deck overlooking a park at a hospice facility while my mother lies in...
| Sep 29, 2013
Because Ben Bernanke's public persona is as mild as milk, the transformation in American governance in which he has participated is imperfectly understood and hence insufficiently deplored. The change is dramatized by two recent developments.
One was the...
| Nov 12, 2011
| 7:54 PM
Last time I wrote about my dad, he'd taken a fall in his bedroom, couldn't get up, but didn't want yet another ride in an ambulance. So my mother got down on the floor with him, pulled up a blanket and they went to sleep.
This time they went down...
| Sep 21, 2012
NORBERTVILLE, Canada — Madeleine Robitaille could have requested anything from her Hockey Hall of Fame son Luc and he would have moved mountains to give it to her, but that isn't her way. She and her husband, Claude, worked hard for all they had...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 5:48 PM
The bullet that Larry Robert Broman used to kill himself went clean through his head and into the wall.
No one had expected him to do it. Not his ex-wife, who had remained close to him. And not their two grown daughters.
It happened early on the...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 3:36 PM
Kill Hannah has spent much of its career coming to its fans around the country and in Europe, but once a year during the holiday season the Chicago alt-rock band has its fans come to it for “A New Heart For Christmas.” And considering the...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 12:48 PM
A Muncie man faces several charges related to break-ins at Ball State University.
Police arrested Mark A. Cassady, 28, on charges including burglary, receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.
| Feb 22, 2012
| 3:46 PM
I am a moderately intelligent fellow, fairly well-read and literary by nature. And though I would not accuse myself of having good taste, I will say here that my tastes are carefully acquired to be those that I think reflect some sort of higher art, or at...
| Aug 5, 2012
"My husband has repeatedly asked me to give him a gun, he has asked me to shoot him, and he repeatedly begs to die."
This came to me Wednesday afternoon in an email from a Northern California woman.
"All I can do is give him the prescribed doses of...
| Oct 8, 2012
Years after Ben Affleck directed critical and commercial successes “Gone Baby Gone” and “The Town,” many stories still peg the director/actor’s latest effort “Argo” as a comeback.
“That narrative has been...
| May 7, 2012
Kristin Scheitrum is constantly on the go at Coca-Cola Park … flinging T-shirts into the crowd, sorting the giveaways, working the between-inning events, taking care of this, rushing to do that.
As a marketing intern, the former Emmaus High...