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Lou Gehrig

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  • Teaching, even in the face of death

    Teaching, even in the face of death
    It began with a case of what is known as "drop foot." In early 2009, La Cañada Flintridge resident Bonnie Hine found herself unable to flex her toes, and then her ankle, in the routine motions used during walking. Her balance suffered, and she found...
  • Walking to Cure ALS Disease

    Walking to Cure ALS Disease
    ALS is a killer disease with no known cure. That's something folks in Grand Rapids are hoping to change. Hundreds turned out for the 23rd annual Walk to Defeat ALS. Few people truly understand the illness, which is more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's...
  • Man Whose Wheelchair Money was Stolen, Dies

    Man Whose Wheelchair Money was Stolen, Dies
    A man with Lou Gehrig’s Disease who had money for his wheelchair ramp stolen in June, has now died. Leo Smith lived in a trailer home park in Tracy with his new wife Angela. Leo was a car salesman and former cook who was active until just a few...
  • Northwestern study unveils clues to cause of ALS

    Northwestern study unveils clues to cause of ALS
    Researchers at Northwestern University say they have discovered a common cause behind the mysterious and deadly affliction of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig's disease, that could open the door to an effective treatment. Dr....
  • Brain Science

    Brain Science
    Northwestern University researchers have found a common link that leads to the cause of ALS, better known to some as Lou Gehrig's disease. ALS is a degenerative disease that takes its toll on most major motor skills. The root of ALS has been linked to a...
  • Saints Win Thriller Over Texans

    Saints Win Thriller Over Texans
    The Saints came back from two fourth quarter deficits to the beat the Houston Texans in a thrilling 40-33 victory at the Superdome Sunday. The Saints trailed for the entire first half, and didn't get their first lead of the game until Drew Brees found...
  • Worst Food-borne Illness Outbreaks?

    Worst Food-borne Illness Outbreaks?
    The Decade's 10 Biggest Food-borne Illness Outbreaks: (Source: Tainted cantaloupes have left 13 people dead in what has become the deadliest U.S. outbreak of a food-borne illness in more than a decade, according to the CDC. Incidence rates of...
  • Book Review: 'Stan Musial' by George Vecsey

    Book Review: 'Stan Musial' by George Vecsey
    Stan Musial An American Life George Vecsey Ballantine/ESPN Books: 397 pp., $26.00 Here is a theory I have: There are three kinds of baseball players — the Good, the Great and the Gods. In the first category is everybody who made it to the...
  • Donate to Iron Phi!

    Dear WGN Friends and Family: I am currently entering my junior year as a music business major at Belmont University in Nashville where I am a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Many famous and influential men have been members of Phi Delta Theta...
  • Yanks' Granderson, Teixeira Having Historic Season

    Yanks' Granderson, Teixeira Having Historic Season
    Yankee fans this season have been treated to 103 homers and the Bronx Bombers show no signs of slowing down. Remarkably, however, almost half of those round trippers have come from only two players. Outfielder Curtis Granderson and first baseman Mark...
  • Lisa & Michael

    Lisa & Michael
    Every love story has a great beginning. This is ours. When I least expected it, my soul mate walked into my life …. Michael and I met online at  We both had been in long term relationships in the past but nothing that was felt just...