| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:50 AM
On Oct. 13, just before 9:15 a.m., Tatyana McFadden soared across the finish line at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, just two seconds before the racer behind her, taking the top spot in the women's wheelchair competition and making history....
| Oct 30, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Recently, I spent an hour floating in a 4-by-8 isolation tank filled with tepid salt water in a basement in Manassas, Va.
No, this wasn't a "Silence of the Lambs" scenario. It was an exercise meant to bolster my sanity, not endanger it.
| Oct 29, 2013
| 2:30 PM
A star lacrosse player turned the world topsy-turvy Tuesday for a group of dyslexic middle schoolers.
"It may be difficult for you guys to understand now, but a learning disability can be a gift," Paul Rabil told a gathering of about 100 students at the...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 3:45 PM
Max Planck Florida, lured to Palm Beach County by millions in taxpayer incentives, is getting closer to meeting its job creation requirement, according to an annual progress report to the county.
Palm Beach County committed about $87 million of taxpayer...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Tatyana McFadden surged to the lead of the New York City Marathon, and mile after mile, waited for a rival to challenge her.
As has been the case all year, however, no one could catch the Clarksville resident. McFadden won the women’s wheelchair...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Harvey Hubbell's documentary covers the topic of dyslexia from multiple angles: the filmmaker's personal experience, historical overview, interviews with famous dyslexics, scientific theories and experimental methodology. Hubbell paints in a wide range of...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 3:23 PM
Kathi Keane of Grayslake says she's been fighting for years to get help for her 10-year-old daughter Grace's dyslexia.
By the end of the third grade, Grace was placed on an individualized education plan, but Keane said the interventions didn't work....
| Oct 21, 2013
A new classroom has been created for special education students at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School in School District 41 in Glen Ellyn after parents complained about a shared space and less than ideal learning environment.
Before Columbus Day,...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 4:59 PM
Albert Einstein had a colossal corpus callosum. And when it comes to this particular piece of neural real estate, it's pretty clear that size matters.
Chances are, that brawny bundle of white matter cleaving the Swiss physicist's brain from front to...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 5:45 PM
Like any sports team owner, Rebecca Wagner wants to win.
"Would I love a championship? You'd better believe it," Wagner said. "I'm as competitive as the next person."
But Wagner, the owner of the Pennsylvania Dragons, the minor league adult football...
| Oct 18, 2013
Sunday, Oct. 20
Beer tasting festival Brews by the Bay will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second St. in Annapolis. Event features tastings of 13 beers from the Annapolis Homebrew Club. The tastings include a...