| Jan 23, 2011
| 10:18 PM
Jack LaLanne, the seemingly eternal master of health and fitness who first popularized the idea that Americans should work out and eat right to retain youthfulness and vigor, died Sunday. He was 96.
LaLanne died of respiratory failure due to pneumonia at...
| Apr 25, 2010
| 8:42 PM
An Ohio man was arrested Sunday afternoon after he was spotted with a gun in a North Carolina airport parking lot as Obama departed on Air Force One, according to authorities.
Joseph McVey, 23, is charged with going armed in terror of the public, a...
| Nov 10, 2010
The first great American autobiographies both appeared in the 19th century, were born of conflict and written by public men — "The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass" and "The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant."
Since then, what we might...
| Nov 22, 2010
| 6:49 PM
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Mike London brought his "A" game Monday. His Virginia football team needs to be even better Saturday at Virginia Tech.
The Cavaliers share last place in the ACC's Coastal Division and are concluding their third consecutive...
| Nov 28, 2010
A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Random House: 480 pp., $27
As I read Laura Hillenbrand's stirring and triumphant account of the harrowing experiences of American Olympic runner and World War II...
| Nov 26, 2010
Climbing to the top of a huge ledge overlooking the Hop River valley, it's easy to imagine Lorenzo Dow preaching on top of the rocky outcroppings to the masses below.
This is where I found myself last week with Gwen Marrion, president of the Bolton...
| Oct 6, 2010
| 2:19 PM
Airing over three consecutive nights beginning Monday, Oct. 11 (check local listings), the six-hour PBS series "God in America," a co-venture of "Frontline" and "American Experience," blends documentary footage, historical dramatizations and interviews...
| Jul 23, 2010
| 2:01 PM
| Jul 24, 2010
| 1:44 PM
The pulpit of Saint Andrew's Chapel isn't off to one side in deference to the altar, as it is in a Catholic church. It isn't a lectern wheeled onto the stage after the Christian rock band sits down, as it is in many nondenominational megachurches.
| Aug 26, 2010
The suburbs of Chicago are like people: Each one has a unique personality with its own appeal and claim to fame.
The problem is that (many) city-dwellers balk at the idea of going to the suburbs, and (lots of) suburbanites think first of Chicago —...
| Sep 3, 2010
| 7:23 PM
Even the Rev. Billy Graham might have been a tad emerald with envy — if it wasn't a sin.
Still, who couldn't help but marvel at the multitudes who turned out last Saturday for the Sermon on the Monument?
Less a political rally than an old-...