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  • Jonathan Eig's 'Get Capone' aims to go beyond stereotypes

    Jonathan Eig's 'Get Capone' aims to go beyond stereotypes
    “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...
  • Cruises gaining in popularity with disabled travelers

    William Floria sat while four crew members lifted him, wheelchair and all, into the cruise ship's tender. As he looked at the water surging against the 77,700-ton ship and the small boat that would take him ashore, he said, "I'm just praying they don't...
  • Favre's streak predates plenty in sports, pop culture

    It was on Sept. 27, 1992 that Brett Favre made his first career start at quarterback, taking the Packers onto Lambeau Field against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Now, 291 consecutive regular-season starts later (and 315 all told, including postseason games),...
  • Medicare to Help With Screening for HIV in Older Americans

    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...
  • Statins for all?

    Statins for all?
    Should statin drugs be put in the water, or what? More than 13 million Americans are taking these medications to lower their cholesterol and hopefully stave off heart disease -- a job the drugs appear to excel at. Statins can lower "bad" LDL...
  • Ripken's No. 8 statue stolen

    It's the most recognizable digit in Baltimore. Authorities said that didn't dissuade four young men from ripping Cal Ripken Jr.'s 3 1/2 -foot-tall aluminum number 8 off its base in front of Camden Yards Tuesday night, throwing it into the back of a...
  • O's crushed by Yanks in series finale

    O's crushed by Yanks in series finale
    - The mismatch that people most expected here over the weekend never materialized until the eighth inning Sunday, when the New York Yankees turned a close game with the Orioles into a humbling 13-3 rout. The Orioles' chances of their first three-game...
  • Mesa Musings: Today stands on its own

    A decade ago I met a young man who, like me, was a volunteer at a weeklong church camp for kids. The father of several youngsters was extremely courageous. One morning he told me almost matter-of-factly that he'd recently been diagnosed with ALS. I was...
  • Dogs Can Boost Your Health

    Dogs Can Boost Your Health
    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...
  • Teel Time: One-on-one with John Wooden, the Wizard of Westwood

    Teel Time: One-on-one with John Wooden, the Wizard of Westwood
    - Retired UCLA coach came to Norfolk in 1998 - Said the dunk is bad for the game - Never made more than $40,000 John Wooden attended the 1998 McDonald's High School All-American Game n Norfolk and the day prior graciously granted me an interview. He...
  • Rutan and Branson make a giant leap for space tourism

    Rutan and Branson make a giant leap for space tourism
    On a wind-tossed desert night, the dream of space pioneers Richard Branson and Burt Rutan to bring space flight to everyone -- at least everyone who can afford it -- drew closer to reality when the pair unveiled the world's first commercial passenger...