| May 9, 2010
| 9:10 AM
“Get Capone: The Secret Plot That Captured America's Most Wanted Gangster”
By Jonathan EigSimon and Schuster, 480 pages, $28
Reviewed by Noah Isackson, Special to the Tribune
Finding a new way to tell a familiar story is a formidable...
| Jan 4, 2010
Once a disease of the young, HIV has made its way into the lives of older Americans. People with the virus are living longer, while some are contracting it later in life.
There have been efforts to fight it: safe sex classes in senior housing, condom...
| Feb 15, 2010
The explosive spread of electromagnetic fields across the world has undeniably spawned at least one disorder: electrosensitivity syndrome. Millions of people - most of them in Europe - say they suffer headaches, depression, nausea, rashes and other...
| Aug 23, 2010
| 4:31 PM
It's hard to believe, but the fresh-faced kid who burst into the Orioles lineup in 1982, caught the final out of the World Series in 1983 and broke Lou Gehrig's supposedly unbreakable consecutive games record in 1995 has reached the half-century mark. Cal...
| Jun 7, 2010
Many studies have shown that there are a great deal of therapeutic benefits to owning a pet.
Your pet pooch can lower your blood pressure, and therapy dogs are used in hospitals and nursing homes nationwide to help patients heal and cheer people up. We...
| Dec 2, 2009
Tommy Henrich, nicknamed "Old Reliable" for his knack of delivering clutch hits for the New York Yankees, has died. He was 96.
Henrich died Tuesday in Dayton, Ohio, the Yankees announced. No cause of death was given.
A five-time All-Star outfielder,...
| Apr 3, 2009
NFL, college football star
Gus Cifelli, 84, a tackle who played on three national championship teams at Notre Dame and helped the Detroit Lions to the 1952 National Football League title, died of natural causes March 26 at William Beaumont...
| Jan 4, 2009
Nick Scandone, an Orange County sailor who won a gold medal at the 2008 Paralympic Games in China six years after having been stricken with Lou Gehrig's disease, died Friday at his Fountain Valley home. He was 42.
Sailing since he was 8, Scandone was...
| Nov 29, 2008
Verne Orr, the former director of the California Department of Motor Vehicles and Air Force secretary during the Reagan administration, died Thursday of complications from old age at his Pasadena home, according to his family. He was 92.
As Air Force...
| Jan 23, 2009
Bill Werber, who was the oldest living former major league baseball player and a teammate of Babe Ruth, has died at age 100.
Werber died Thursday morning of age-related causes after moving into an assisted-care facility in Charlotte, N.C., three weeks...
| Feb 1, 2009
Eddie Logan, who ran a shoeshine stand at Santa Anita Park from the day the horse racing track opened in 1934 until a few weeks ago, died Saturday. He was 98.
Logan, who in his younger years was a boxer as well as a baseball player in the Negro Leagues,...