| Sep 12, 2014
| 12:35 PM
Samuel E. Jackson Jr., a retired research psychologist who was a longtime active member of Kappa Alpha Psi, an historically black fraternity, died Sept. 1 at Howard County General Hospital of heart failure. He was 80.
"He was a beacon of light in the...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 7:13 AM
A New Orleans woman received an unorthodox funeral that included Busch beer, menthol cigarettes and disco lights, WGNO reports.
Miriam "Mae Mae" Burbank was a lively, "life of the party" type of woman, according to her family.
So it was only fitting...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Looking ahead: For many Jews, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur signify new beginnings — time for reflection, apologies and forgiveness. The tradition of blowing the shofar (loud horn) serves as a wake-up call to examine our deeds, responsibilities,...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 7:51 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older people with impaired blood flow to their brains saw improvements in thinking skills after drinking two cups of cocoa every day for a month, in a new study.
The study's researchers caution, however, that people shouldn'...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Barbara Mae Schnoebelen, aged 83, died peacefully on August 8, 2013 at her home of 53 years, in Burbank California, after a struggle with multiple organ failure. She was born January 4, 1930, in Chicago, Illinois; the daughter of Murray and Fannette...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Margo Bates was new to the Guilford neighborhood when she first met Beverly Quinones in 1995.
“She said, ‘Would you like to do Flower Mart?’ I said, ’What’s Flower Mart?’”
Quinones, longtime organizer of the...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 9:41 AM
For Baltimore author Jen Michalski, 2013 is shaping up to be the Year of the Book Party.
In a nine-month period, the 41-year-old freelance medical copywriter is having three works of fiction in different genres come out with three small, independent...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 10:56 AM
Vera Belle Lunsway, age 86, of Corona del Mar, passed away Saturday June 29, 2013 at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach California. She was born October 7, 1926 to James Herbert McCorkle and Iva Lou (Mallory) McCorkle in Gem, Kansas. She had one older...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 3:10 PM
When it comes to rewarding distraction — we would never suggest it was a waste of time — there's nothing quite like grabbing the crossword puzzle, retreating to a comfortable chair and battling it out with Mr. Shortz, Mr. Reagle or whoever...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Inside a small TV studio in Los Angeles, Ondi Timoner is absorbed again in the making of documentaries. She's on the phone discussing editing options for one project, then planning for the fundraising event of another. Standing nearby is director...
| 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...