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  • Girls volleyball | 3A semifinal: Payton falls to LaSalle-Peru

    NORMAL, Ill. — Payton's quest to break new ground by becoming the first Chicago Public League school to win a state volleyball title must wait another year. LaSalle-Peru advanced to its first state championship match with a 25-18, 25-17 win over...
  • Girls volleyball | 3A state final: 10th title perfect for St. Francis, Kopec

    Girls volleyball | 3A state final: 10th title perfect for St. Francis, Kopec
    NORMAL, Ill. — St. Francis volleyball coach Peg Kopec let loose for a few seconds Saturday when she swayed to Kool & The Gang's "Celebration" at Redbird Arena. The winningest coach in Illinois volleyball history, Kopec figured out a long ago how...
  • W.A. Sarmiento dies at 91; architect redesigned banks for modern era

    With their soaring pillars, immense bronze doors and dimly lit interiors, banks used to make small depositors feel even smaller – but at least they believed their money would be safe. By the 1950s, though, banks were eager for a friendlier image...
  • Russ Reid dies at 82; creator of pioneering World Vision infomercials

    Russ Reid dies at 82; creator of pioneering World Vision infomercials
    There was a time when Christian charities would raise money by showing films of their good works in church basements. Then Russ Reid, a marketing man who specialized in religious groups, came up with a bold plan for World Vision, a client that sought to...
  • Review: 'Kon-Tiki' a tale retold of determined seafarers

     Review: 'Kon-Tiki' a tale retold of determined seafarers
    "Kon-Tiki" is a ripping yarn torn from yesterday's headlines. Though somewhat forgotten now, the 1947 story of six men, an oceangoing raft and a wild and crazy theory was a media sensation that gripped the world's imagination — and launched a...
  • 50 Best Restaurants: The U.S. did better than you think, and where Thomas Keller ate after

    50 Best Restaurants: The U.S. did better than you think, and where Thomas Keller ate after
    An American restaurant may not have walked off with the top spot on this year's World's 50 Best Restaurants list awards, which was sponsored by San Pellegrino and held in London on Sunday night, but the United States tied with France for most...
  • Literary lucha libre!

    Literary lucha libre!
    Literary lucha libre: It's a battle of words between writers wearing luchador wrestling masks. Husband and wife tag team Christopher Vazquez and Angie Silva founded an event for Peru's up and coming writers to compete in the ring, based on the Mexican...
  • 51 dead after vehicle plunges off road in Peruvian highlands

    51 dead after vehicle plunges off road in Peruvian highlands
    MEXICO CITY — Fifty-one people, including 14 children, were killed when a vehicle plunged off of a mountain road in southeast Peru and fell more than 650 feet, local news media reported. According to the Peruvian newspaper El Comercio, the vehicle...
  • Peru vows to investigate report of massive dolphin slaughter

    Peru vows to investigate report of massive dolphin slaughter
    LIMA, Peru — The Peruvian government has promised to investigate charges by an environmental group that the out-of-control slaughter of dolphins in Pacific coastal waters has put the ocean mammal at risk. At least 15,000 dolphins are being...
  • Daniel Alarcon's 'At Night We Walk in Circles' is a layered world

    Daniel Alarcon's 'At Night We Walk in Circles' is a layered world
    The most memorable magic in Daniel Alarcon's engaging and illuminating new novel, "At Night We Walk in Circles," comes when his three main characters, all actors, perform on various stages in their impoverished but beautiful country. Nelson, Henry and...
  • Lionel Messi blames L.A. organizers for cancellation of charity event

    Talk about Messi situations. Hours after it was announced that Wednesday's charity soccer match featuring Argentina's Lionel Messi at the Los Angeles Coliseum had been canceled, Messi went on Facebook and gave his side of the story. "Disappointed by...