| Dec 24, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Harrison Ford always wanted to be a character actor, but stardom got in the way. "It was never my intention to be a leading man, I always wanted to play character parts," says the 71-year old superstar of the "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" franchises,...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Thomas J. "Arky" Vaughan, a retired constable and a Senior Olympian who played basketball for 75 years, died Dec. 19 of a massive stroke at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 85.
"Arky was one of the best two-hand set shooters I've ever seen," said Al "Goldy"...
| Jan 1, 2014
In addition to Victoria Falls, Africa's Zambezi River is known for its challenging whitewater. An agreement by the governments of Zambia and Zimbabwe to build two dams downriver from the falls would flood the Batoka Gorge below the falls, wiping out...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 11:09 AM
Jan. 9, 2002: Fourth-ranked Maryland clears its bench in a 112-79 rout of North Carolina before a sellout crowd at Cole Field House. Juan Dixon leads the Terps (12-2), who accumulate the most points ever scored against the Tar Heels (5-7).
Jan. 7, 2001:...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 8:21 PM
Longtime announcer for Padres
Jerry Coleman, 89, the longtime voice of the San Diego Padres and a former major league ballplayer whose career was interrupted by combat in two wars, died at a hospital Sunday, the team announced....
| Jan 6, 2014
| 10:04 AM
The Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2014 is being announced on Wednesday, and it is completely loaded with lots of candidates who are eligible for the first time, along with a slew of candidates who have been on the ballot previously, and one candidate,...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 9:04 PM
While the National Baseball Hall of Fame was announcing Wednesday that three players in their first year of eligibility — pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine and slugger Frank Thomas — had been elected by the writers' association in the...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 1:09 PM
It would be hard to take serious issue with the three baseball greats who were elected to the Hall of Fame by the voting members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, but the selection process always seems to create several levels of intrigue....
| Feb 19, 2014
| 7:32 AM
With White Sox legend Frank Thomas getting elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame today, I thought I would check in and see how his Big Hurt Beer was doing. Imagine my surprise when I came across this gem. It’s a low-budget commercial for Thomas&...
| Jan 23, 2014
Letters to the editor from Palos Hills, Midlothian, Evergreen Park, Indian Head Park and Tinley Park.
Cover the good guys
Ask most people and they will tell you that they wish the TV news and papers had more "good news" in them. However, what...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:11 AM
The Orioles continued to meet with possible trade partners and free-agent representatives on Day 2 of the general managers meetings Tuesday in Orlando, Fla. Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Phillies made perhaps the most interesting move of the week so far,...