| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:32 PM
In his church office, pastor Chuck Smith kept a crown made of thorns and a jar full of candy. The thorns were from the Holy Land. The candy was for his grandkids. The image suggested his special appeal as a preacher: A harsh, old-school Christianity...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Veteran Hollywood executive Tom Sherak has a new role: Los Angeles film czar.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Thursday appointed Sherak to be his senior film advisor and help stem the flow of production that has taken a toll on the city's signature...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 10:09 AM
Reporter Amanda Evans wants viewers of Central Florida News 13 to know they may not see a lot of her in coming months.
Evans, 29, is expecting her first child. Her husband, Joe Clark, 30, is facing major surgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston,...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 11:14 AM
The picture that Yatzie Dee took down from the wall looked, to an uninformed eye, like a depiction of a myth or a tribal memory — certainly nothing that reflected life in modern Southern California.
But as Dee spoke in his soft, high voice, the...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 6:45 PM
There's a farm in Heidelberg Township where 17 beautiful horses and a cute but mischievous donkey live the life of Riley, or whatever the equine equivalent to that would be. The life of Mr. Ed, maybe, though beyond the occasional whinny I never heard a...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Demolition of the Spinning Wheel restaurant on Ogden Avenue is slated to begin this fall to make way for a $48 million cancer center to be operated by Adventist Hinsdale and Adventist Lagrange hospitals.
The two-story Hinsdale Adventist Cancer Institute...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 9:36 PM
Ask his cross country teammates for their favorite Jayme Skaggs story, you're likely to be met with a round of laughs and incredulous questions asking if you really mean just one story.
Ask Skaggs for his favorite story, he'll tell you about the time...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 6:52 PM
Fred Dickson is a cancer survivor, a father of three, an aspiring author, a master plumber and an inspirational speaker
The 53-year-old also happens to be a semiprofessional football player.
The 6-foot-5 defensive end with the white mustache and...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Maybe it's my age, time galloping at breathtaking speed after the mid-century mark, or the news that two people I know received a dismal health prognosis in the past two weeks. Whatever the prompt, I find myself musing about a subject often ignored....
| Sep 20, 2013
| 9:00 AM
First of all, congratulations to Judy Berman on her recent article on prostate cancer ("My prostate cancer month," Sept. 16). She is correct that everybody recognizes the pink ribbons and what they represent, but few know the blue ribbon sign. As a...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 12:49 PM
Dr. Jocelyn A. Farrar, who realized a childhood dream of becoming a nurse and then spent nearly four decades in the field, died Saturday of mesothelioma at a second home in Isle of Palms, S.C. The longtime Mount Airy resident was 61.
"She was a nurse's...