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  • Mr. Basketball of Illinois 2000 | East St. Louis' Darius Miles

    Mr. Basketball of Illinois 2000 | East St. Louis' Darius Miles
    Ethel Miles didn't think her son had a chance. Even though 6-foot-8-inch Darius Miles is considered among the three best players in the nation, mom was convinced that Brett Melton of Mahomet-Seymour would win the Mr. Basketball of Illinois award. "I...
  • future date with time [chi-test-mike-story-6]

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The nation's capital is celebrating the gift of more than 3,000 cherry trees from Japan in 1912. Because of mild weather, the trees, which circle the Tidal Basin, bloomed earlier than usual this year and have passed peak. But...
  • Naval Academy students give aging veterans a final salute

    Naval Academy students give aging veterans a final salute
    Richard Harryman was wearing a crisp blue shirt for the occasion, and his hospital bed was in the living room. There were punch and cookies on a table in the hall, and family and friends were waiting when a car arrived carrying four midshipmen....
  • Read Gov. Rick Scott's State of the State Speech

    Read Gov. Rick Scott's State of the State Speech
    TALLAHASSEE -- Here's Gov. Rick Scott's State of the State speech to lawmakers: Good morning, Chief Justice Polston and distinguished members of the Supreme Court.  Welcome Attorney General Pam Bondi, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater,...
  • Palestinian rapper Tamer Nafar aims for a global stage

     Palestinian rapper Tamer Nafar aims for a global stage
    TEL AVIV — Tamer Nafar, a 34-year-old rapper who has been described as the Chuck D of Palestinian hip-hop, was standing on a sidewalk dressed in a skin-tight black bodysuit and wearing a silky red wig. "Can I see more duck lips?" the director...
  • In May 1974, Tribune delivered 2 Watergate bombshells

    In May 1974, Tribune delivered 2 Watergate bombshells
    Forty years ago this Thursday, Tribune readers found an extraordinary special section in their morning paper — a 44-page transcript of taped Oval Office conversations, the long-sought smoking gun of Watergate, perhaps the greatest political crisis...
  • Yearbook photos could predict happiness, life expectancy and marriage success, researchers say

    Yearbook photos could predict happiness, life expectancy and marriage success, researchers say
    Yearbook photos mean different things to different people.  Looking back at your junior high, high school or college yearbook photos may bring up good memories, or ones you wish to forget. But the latest photo analysis research suggests that those...
  • School tells boy his 'My Little Pony' gear triggers bullying

    School tells boy his 'My Little Pony' gear triggers bullying
    Officials at a North Carolina school told a 9-year-old boy who was being picked on by classmates that he needed to leave his "My Little Pony" backpack at home because it's "a trigger for bullying," WLOS is reporting. Grayson Bruce's backpack is blue and...
  • Coachella 2014: 10 not to miss at this year's festival

    Coachella 2014: 10 not to miss at this year's festival
    First, the good news: 166 acts are slated to perform at this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio. Now the bad: 166 acts are appearing at this year's Coachella. No one can see them all. Here are 10 acts that deserve consideration in...
  • Study: Happiest couples sleep very close together

    A recently conducted study found that the happiest couples sleep very close together -- as in an inch or less apart. Of the 1,000 people who participated in the survey, 86 percent of people who sleep an inch or less apart from their partner reported...
  • New Orleans socialite has larger than life memorial service

    New Orleans socialite has larger than life memorial service
    The family and friends of New Orleans philanthropist and socialite Mickey Easterling could have thrown the 83-year-old woman a traditional memorial service after she passed away last week. But putting her in a casket for a bland viewing wouldn't have...