| Aug 30, 2014
| 3:03 PM
Helen Bamber's father read to her as a child in pre-war Britain, but there was nothing warm or comforting about the experience.
He read passages from Hitler's anti-Semitic treatise "Mein Kampf" and articles by Hitler's chief propagandist, Joseph...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 9:59 PM
Should you happen to find yourself shopping at a Macy's this Saturday, you can always excuse it as charitable giving.
The national retailer holds its ninth annual “Shop For A Cause” charity event on Saturday [Aug. 23] -- which invites...
| Aug 30, 2014
What do Sting, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett have in common? All three have huge fortunes, and none of them are giving it to their kids.
Sting just revealed that most of his $300 million won't end up with his six adult children. "I certainly don't...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 8:13 AM
Concern about rising wealth and income inequality has generated all kinds of solutions, often focused on improving the lot of the people at the bottom with measures such as minimum wages. But instead of putting a floor on what people get, why not put a...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 2:31 PM
In recent months, some of the most successful business gurus in Central Florida have teamed up on a project that won't earn them a dime. In fact, it's costing them money.
But members of the new Entrepreneurs In Action initiative are getting a...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 10:34 AM
Sarah Wood gives good advice — and she follows it.
Wood, wife of former Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood, is co-founder with her husband and vice president of the Wood Family Foundation. She is in her second year at the University of Illinois at Chicago,...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Many executives would have given up after sinking a decade and $1 billion into an unsalable product.
Wall Street had hammered the company's stock after regulators issued yet another round of safety concerns. Analysts piled on, some declaring the product...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 10:00 AM
It's a quandary faced by anyone who's been asked for money by a homeless person: Will my spare change stave off hunger or support an addiction?
Pasadena is now testing an alternative to giving to the panhandler.
Fourteen repurposed parking meters...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 4:31 PM
J. Christopher Kovats-Bernat's recent letter to the editor, "I won't accept the Ice Bucket Challenge," appears to make a solid case against supporting the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association.
Unfortunately, he relies only on quantitative means,...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 11:22 AM
Another proposal to house undocumented children in Maryland and another shameful response. This time it wasn't rural Carroll County blasting the prospect of "illeagles" living outside Westminster, but a Baltimore County councilman decrying the potential...
| Jul 15, 2014
Lynn Damon, who has worked more than 30 years as a professional photographer, has another accomplishment to add to her collection of awards.
Damon, 53, was recently inducted into the Manchester Arts Commission Hall of Fame.
Damon, who lives in...