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  • Bethlehem Catholic girls basketball team tackles tougher nonleague schedule

    Coming off a run to the PIAA Class 3A final, the Bethlehem Catholic girls basketball team encountered some difficulty in scheduling nonleague games for this season. The Golden Hawks wound up with a collection of contests that should have them prepared...
  • Understanding autism -- Mike Royko's son updates his family's experience with its 'greatest tragedy'

     
    (Photo taken by Brad Schade) David and Karen Royko had many advantages, including a steady income, health insurance, a helpful school district and supportive parents. But the cost of dealing with their son Ben's severe autism pushed them into bankruptcy.....
  • Blue Jean Ball Supports Autism Speaks, Honors FX's Chuck Saftler

    Hollywood fundraisers can sometimes spark moments of cognitive dissonance, but despite some elaborate nightclub trappings -- including a burlesque dancer on a swing and some Vegas-style bottle-service booths -- Oct. 24's Blue Jean Ball in support of...
  • St. Pat's Weekend Preview: Bono vs. Bono, brews and Snoop

    St. Pat's Weekend Preview: Bono vs. Bono, brews and Snoop
    So last weekend’s St. Pat’s parades and events were, to quote the bard Allen Iverson, just practice. Practice, man. This is St. Patrick’s Day weekend. A St. Pat’s party featuring the probably-not-Irish DJ Laz and not one but...
  • Kobe Bryant accessorizes with crutches at 'An Unforgettable Evening'

    Kobe Bryant accessorizes with crutches at 'An Unforgettable Evening'
    Kobe Bryant looked dapper in his tux Thursday night at "An Unforgettable Evening" in L.A.  He had to accessorize with crutches, thanks to the torn Achilles that knocked him out of the NBA playoffs, but he seemed to take it in stride as he posed with...
  • Glendale police attend autism workshop

    After several challenging encounters with people with autism, Glendale police officers are learning to identify symptoms of the disorder and diffuse tense situations involving autistic people. About 18 months ago, officers responding to a robbery call...
  • Murder? Yes. But 'cold'? No.

     
    This revised posting is featured in my Sunday print column “The murder was committed in a cold, calculated and premeditated manner,” said Assistant Cook County State's Attorney Maureen O'Brien, speaking earlier this week to reporters about the...
  • Moravian Hall of Fame Class of 2013

     
    Ron Berta, Raymond Reimer, Emily Shertzer and longtime coach, the late Doug Pollard make up Moravian's Class of 2013 that will be inducted into the college's hall of fame on Friday, Nov. 8th in Johnston Hall. The 1995 Greyhound softball......
  • Wedded: Jennifer Ayd and John Linehan

    Wedded: Jennifer Ayd and John Linehan
    Wedding date: April 13, 2013 Her story: Jennifer "Jenny" Ayd, 29, grew up in Baltimore. She is a registered nurse at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Her mother, Elaine C. Ayd, is a secretary and her father, Gregory J. Ayd, is a general contractor and owner of...
  • Stewart wins Cup race at Dover; Bowyer 6th, up to 3rd in points

    Stewart wins Cup race at Dover; Bowyer 6th, up to 3rd in points
    A penalty to Jimmie Johnson was all Tony Stewart needed to break out of a four-month slump.   After Johnson was assessed a drive-through penalty for jumping the final restart -- a sanction Johnson protested vehemently -- Stewart passed Juan Pablo...
  • Denny Hamlin wins second straight pole at the Monster Mile; Bowyer starts 15th

    Denny Hamlin wins second straight pole at the Monster Mile; Bowyer starts 15th
    A broken back hasn't slowed Denny Hamlin down, as his competitors in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series learned once again during Friday's qualifying session for Sunday's FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway. Sidelined for five...