| Nov 17, 2013
| 10:29 PM
The Sports Xchange
By Tom LaMarre, The Sports Xchange
Golf notebook: Mickelson eyes 2016 Olympics
--Phil Mickelson, coming off a season in which he captured the Open Championship at Muirfield, let the world in on a little secret: He wants to compete in...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 6:46 PM
When the aides who cared for his elderly mother did not get paid for several months early this year, Joe Konrath sought help from the state, which had hired the payroll company responsible for cutting the checks.
Konrath feared that if the aides didn't...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 7:00 PM
Eighteen and pregnant, Jessica Chandler was terrified. Taken away from her mentally ill mother and placed into the foster care system as a child, she wanted to be a good parent.
"But I didn't really know what that meant," said Chandler, now a graduate...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 11:15 AM
A woman's purse is stolen while walking in downtown Baltimore. She is upset and frightened, yet she does not stop to report the theft as she passes a police station. Instead, she walks to the nearest hospital and asks its social work department for...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 1:58 PM
Delphine S. Kelly, a music teacher and former Eastern Shore social worker, died Oct. 27 of a stroke at the Chester River Hospital Center in Chestertown. She was 90.
The former Delphine Stewart was born and raised in Toronto. She was the daughter of...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Members of Los Angeles County's largest employee union voted to give their leaders authority to call a strike, after months of contentious talks about wages, employee healthcare and working conditions.
"If we need to go there, we'll go there, but I'm...
| Nov 13, 2013
Given the large scale of poverty and crime in Chicago, I believe it is worth focusing on certain designated commercial strips and parks as "refuges." In other words, provide them with 24/7 security so people would feel safe being in them...
| Nov 7, 2013
Illinois' gay marriage bill that awaits the governor's signature doesn't force religious clergy to officiate at same-sex weddings or compel churches to open their doors for ceremonies. But similar safeguards aren't spelled out for pastry chefs, florists,...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:00 PM
The union representing Los Angeles County social workers filed a lawsuit Tuesday to force the county to reduce case loads.
Service Employees International Union Local 721 -- which represents about 55,000 county employees -- alleged in the suit that...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 8:56 PM
The possibility of a walkout affecting a wide array of public services loomed larger Wednesday after the union representing most Los Angeles County government employees broke off negotiations, charging that county officials have been unresponsive to their...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 12:52 PM
Ready, set, charge! Stylist to the stars George Kotsiopoulos will head up the “Tour de Fashion” at The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills Friday 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Oct. 25. Shoppers will have a chance to sip mojitos and shop to benefit a variety...