| Feb 16, 2013
Lisa Graff, an author who teaches children's literature at McDaniel College, can't read a map to save her life.
She's terrible at crossword puzzles, has trouble telling her left hand from her right and uses far too many exclamation points. While she was...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 5:18 AM
In a cheery room in Cockeysville, two dozen people sit with their heads down, focused on the papers in front of them. The only sound is the scratching of pencils on paper.
The sight triggers memories of school days, but this is no group of middle...
| Dec 22, 2012
It was our first Christmas together, and I was determined that it would be special.
We had booked a hotel room for the holidays on the sand at Pismo Beach. Jim, my new love, had Mark Harmon hair and a Richard Gere smile. He watched BBC News, read...
| Mar 21, 2013
Next week we will be making changes to our daily A+E comics/puzzles package as part of our continuing evaluation of reader feedback.
First up, we’re adding a puzzle: Jumble Crossword. This easy but entertaining game lets crossword aficionados test...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 2:45 PM
The day we interviewed Michael Pettersen about his dream job, he began his 38th year with Shure Inc., a Niles-based audio electronics company whose iconic microphones have been associated with everyone from Harry Truman to Elvis Presley.
| 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...
| 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,...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 3:52 PM
Dr. Gordon Breitman, long-time resident of La Canada and community physician for over 45 years, passed away in his home at the age of 78 in Henderson, NV, on April 4, surrounded by loving family. He is remembered for his kindness, warmth, thoughtfulness...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 8:56 AM
Mary Alice Frank passed away peacefully on April 9th at her home in Pasadena. She was 86.
Mary Alice was the middle child of three children of Ruth and Roger Bentley of Glendale, where she grew-up and attended Hoover High School. Following in the...
| 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...