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  • Bobby Shriver's ties that bind

    Bobby Shriver's ties that bind
    Kennedy memorabilia is scattered around Bobby Shriver's campaign headquarters. On one wall hangs a photo of a giant Robert F. Kennedy mural, on another the signed text of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's 1980 speech to the Democratic National Convention: "To...
  • Nina Mukerjee Furstenau: Six recipe cards, a wing and a prayer

    Nina Mukerjee Furstenau: Six recipe cards, a wing and a prayer
    An astonishing network of mothers, aunts, and cousins — epic really in its proportions — reached out to me in Kansas when I was 17 in 1979. It was because of Indian boys. Other than my brother and a son of a family friend, no Indian males my...
  • This Year's Marathon Like None Before It

    This Year's Marathon Like None Before It
    I ran my first Boston Marathon in 1965. I will never forget the sheer physical experience, the pain, fatigue and exhaustion. But equally, I will never forget the emotional high — the rising excitement as the miles wore on, the cheering of the...
  • Junta Directiva de Hartford designa a Schiavino-Narváez como Superintendente

    Junta Directiva de Hartford designa a Schiavino-Narváez como Superintendente
    Beth Schiavino-Narváez, administradora en el sistema escolar de Montgomery en Maryland, ha sido nombrada la próximo superintendente escolar de la ciudad. La Junta de educación ha designado a Schiavino-Narváez durante una reunión especial el lunes que...
  • Godless movement picks Chicago area for charity event

    Godless movement picks Chicago area for charity event
    When it comes to charitable giving, Christians contribute to the collection plate, Jews donate tzedakah and Muslims give zakat. But what do nonbelievers do? The Foundation Beyond Belief wants to provide the answer to that question and has announced its...
  • When capital gains tax applies to primary residence

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I bought a condominium in Feb 2012 as my primary residence for $229,000 and sold it in Oct 2013 for $385,000. We bought a new home for residential use and invested the gains into that one. Is there any way around...
  • Musical Knights bring an Irish twist to Tanzanian relief

    Musical Knights bring an Irish twist to Tanzanian relief
    It's not often you hear of a traditional Irish band that features the name of an impoverished African nation in its title. But the Tanzania Ceili Band, which performs lively Irish music for social dancing, isn't your average group. The seven-member...
  • Ukraine crisis worries Clarksville Peace Corps veteran

    When Peggy Walton returned to Ukraine six months ago, 20 years after a two-year stint as a Peace Corps volunteer, she only wanted to quell her own restlessness and satisfy her curiosity about how the country had changed.  Little did the retired Howard...
  • 'Transformers: The Premake' makes Chicago critic a filmmaker

    'Transformers: The Premake' makes Chicago critic a filmmaker
    Before "Transformers 4" pounds into cinemas next week (sorry, "Transformers: Age of Extinction"), let us take a moment to step back and consider a much smaller, 25-minute film from Chicago-based critic Kevin B. Lee called "Transformers: The Premake,"...
  • Would an inheritance ruin your kids' ambition?

    An inheritance can give your children just the financial boost they need. They could use it to pay off lingering debt, for a house down payment, to contribute to a kid's education or just to provide extra peace of mind. But if you're concerned about...
  • Republican Leads Contenders in Race to Succeed Henry Waxman

    In race that has drawn heavy interest from the entertainment industry, Republican Elan Carr led a long list of candidates seeking to advance to November's general election and succeed retiring Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Los Angeles). The district, which...