| Aug 6, 2011
The tornado that hit Joplin, Mo., has faded from the news. What was the final death toll, and how does that tornado rank among deadly tornadoes in this country?
—Phil Brown, Chicago
The tornado that ravaged Joplin, Mo.,...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 6:39 PM
MILWAUKEE — On a chilly Sunday morning, a 19-year-old Marquette University student walked into the campus security office and tearfully reported being raped by an athlete just hours earlier.
She says two of the officers on duty that February day...
| May 13, 2011
| 8:58 AM
Dr. Phillips quarterback Nick Patti said Thursday night he has committed to Boise State for the 2012 recruiting class. Patti threw for more than 2300 yards in 2010 with 32 TDS, as he helped lead DP to the state title game.
The Panthers lost that game...
| Jan 13, 2011
| 7:07 PM
While Raheem Mostert won't tell you that his performance in the Central Florida All-Star Game last month led to more interest from college scouts, it certainly didn't hurt the New Smyrna Beach speedster.
UCF got in on the action on Wednesday and then...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 6:49 PM
The cat is out of the bag. It’s a big cat. A Panther to be exact.
If no one knew who Drico Johnson was before Sunday’s Nike Football Training Camp on the Florida State campus, they will be hearing more about him soon enough.
| Aug 12, 2011
| 1:51 AM
On Sunday, we will release the latest update in our 2012 Central Florida Super60 and we are counting down the Top 12 (SuperDozen) leading up to the release:
Ask any coach who's seen him, any coach who's played against him, and you'll hear some very...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 9:03 AM
3 stars (out of 4)
The Indiana-born singer-songwriter has been releasing albums since the mid-‘70s, and has become even more prolific in the last decade. “Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns” is his seventh studio release since 2000, and...
| Jul 14, 2011
Mom and Dad were not happy. Shrieking, circling, diving, they warned the man in the cherry picker to leave their chick, high up in the nest, alone. It was likely the first baby for these osprey parents, after all.
But Chris Anchor, a wildlife biologist...
| May 13, 2011
| 3:12 PM
May 28-29: Mackinaw Music and International Wine & Beer Fest, Mackinaw. Wine and beer tasting, along with a variety of musical entertainment at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard. Fee applies; 309-359-9463; tinyurl.com/3gofqou. Miles from Chicago: 160...
| Oct 14, 2010
| 9:57 AM
"If I loved You, I Would Tell You This: Stories"
By Robin Black
Random House.Pp.278. $24.00
Now that “Lost” has ended, and before you find another addiction of choice to fill your otherwise vacant evenings, try this debut of story writer...
| Nov 6, 2010
| 5:34 PM
There is nothing I love more than women who kick butt.
And this weekend, Chicago is full of just such women.
That's because the city is hosting 'Uproar on the Lakeshore,' the Women's Flat Track Derby Association national championships in which 12 of the...