| Dec 20, 2013
| 11:29 AM
What's a 10-letter word for the 100th anniversary of something, in this case crossword puzzles?
Google is celebrating the centennial of crossword puzzles Friday with an interactive doodle on its home page. Users can head to Google.com to play the...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 1:39 PM
Eva A. Burton, a homemaker who was active in the United Methodist Church, died Dec. 16 of complications from a stroke at her daughter's home in Chestertown. She was 100.
The daughter of Luther Kilchenman Angel, a metallurgist, and Laura Kilchenman Angel,...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 9:40 AM
In a year-end memo to company employees, Apple CEO Tim Cook sparked more speculation over what the tech giant might have up its sleeve in 2014.
"We have a lot to look forward to in 2014, including some big plans that we think customers are going to...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 2:21 PM
Rose G. Vassallo, a retired construction firm bookkeeper, died of complications of renal failure Thursday at the Ellicott City Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was 84 and lived in Ellicott City.
Born Rose Grace Mignone in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 1:39 PM
At the age of 6, Merl Reagle could spell the names of every kid in his first-grade class. For some reason, he still doesn't know why, he started linking them together.
"Maybe somebody gave me a piece of graph paper. I don't know," Reagle said. "I was...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 2:30 AM
For a fun holiday gift, consider a bridge book. David Bird's series about the bridge-playing monks of St. Titus and Victor Mollo's "Menagerie" books are sheer delights.
For a stocking stuffer, try the brilliant Jeff Chen's "Bridge Crosswords," 52 bridge-...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 2:42 PM
Betty B. Scher, a nurse who was known to family and friends as having boundless energy and a lifelong thirst for knowledge, died Nov. 13 at her home. The Baltimore resident was 87.
When her children told extended family members she had died, few...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 10:50 AM
Longtime La Cañada resident John Offermans, 84, passed away on October 27, 2013 from complications following a stroke.
John was born Johannes Hubertus Offermans in the town of Amstenrade, province of Zuid-Limburg (South Limburg), the Netherlands, on...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Years ago, a colleague of mine showed me a study about how cognitive ability can start slipping as early as age 50. "I guess that means we only have a limited time left in the money management business," he teased. That study has always haunted me - it'...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 1:47 PM
This story originally ran in The Tribune's Arts & Entertainment section on April 19, 1998.
Movie critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert have co-hosted the weekly, nationally syndicated film review TV show “Siskel & Ebert” for the past 23 years,...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 9:33 AM