| Apr 19, 2014
| 11:21 AM
During his final journey to Jerusalem, Jesus said: "And again I say unto you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."
That sort of preaching was not very popular with the right-...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 3:16 PM
The majority of parents who responded to a survey about the Outdoor Education overnight trip want to keep the program, according to a task force that presented its findings to the Park Ridge-Niles District 64 school board on Feb. 10.
| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:37 PM
Construction will begin this spring at Glen Ellyn School District 41 elementary schools as board members this week voted 6-1 in favor of moving forward on a plan to build additional classrooms at each school in an effort to get rid of half of their...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 9:37 AM
While plans are in the works to reduce the number of portable classrooms at School District 41 elementary schools in Glen Ellyn, at least one board member continues to worry that a future referendum measure on adding space will be tougher to sell after...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 4:52 PM
Last week, the Senate Intelligence Committee, led by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), voted to declassify parts of its report on the CIA's rendition, detention and interrogation program. The White House, the CIA and the Senate still have to negotiate...
| Mar 5, 2014
Thanks to a recent ruling from the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, high school students in the Morgan Hill Unified School District south of San Jose won't be allowed to wear American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo. That's too bad. The flags of both the...
| Mar 24, 2014
Even in the emergency room at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center at 5 a.m., while waiting to be seen after a fall, my 92-year-old dad knew a straight line when he heard one.
"Are you comfortable?" a nurse asked, propping him up with a pillow.
"I make a...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 7:53 AM
Sometime about 10 a.m. on Feb. 6, 1864, the road leading west from Williamsburg began to rumble under the weight of one of the largest Union raids ever aimed at the Confederate capital in Richmond.
Nearly 7,000 bluecoats moved out in an ambitious...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 8:08 AM
Most Union troops moving from Fort Monroe to Yorktown during the Civil War made the trip by boat.
But soon after the first African-American regiment on the Peninsula arrived at Old Point Comfort in October 1863, it took to the road.
| Feb 15, 2014
| 1:09 PM
When the gray-clad soldiers of the 49th North Carolina formed a line of battle on the old Somerton Road near Suffolk early on the morning of March 9, 1864, they were already bone tired and foot sore.
Nearly two weeks of tough marches and skirmishes in...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 4:16 PM
Union Brig. Gen. Edward A. Wild was already a marked man when he landed on the banks of the James River near Sherwood Forest plantation in Charles City on May 5, 1864.
So was his "African Brigade," whose relentless pursuit of Confederate partisans in...