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  • Six Flags amusement parks prepare for thematic makeovers

    Six Flags amusement parks prepare for thematic makeovers
    Wham! Bam! Ka-Pow! A bruising brawl involving comic-book superheroes, Saturday morning cartoon characters and extreme sports icons will change the ride and roller coaster landscape of Six Flags' 11 U.S. amusement parks in 2011. An intellectual...
  • Top 10 new theme park rides for 2011

    Top 10 new theme park rides for 2011
    It already feels as if 2011 is shaping up as a tweener ye ar for new rides and attractions at U.S. theme parks. Last year saw the blockbuster debuts of Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal's Islands of Adventure in Florida and the "World of...
  • Illinois students inch up ACT scores

    Illinois students inch up ACT scores
    Illinois' Class of 2011 posted the highest average ACT score in a decade — 20.9 — but the performance fell below the national average and most graduates left high school unprepared for key college classes, data released Wednesday show....
  • Robert Stempel dies at 77; former CEO of GM

    Former General Motors Co. Chief Executive Robert Stempel, an engineer who led the development of the catalytic converter but was ousted in a boardroom coup, died Saturday in Florida. He was 77. The cause of death was unclear, but family friends in...
  • Peter J. Gomes dies at 68; Harvard's longtime spiritual leader

    Peter J. Gomes dies at 68; Harvard's longtime spiritual leader
    In a sermon some years ago, the Rev. Peter J. Gomes, Harvard University's longtime spiritual leader, offered a precise, if unconventional, definition of hell. He said hell is "being defined by your circumstances, and believing that definition." Gomes,...
  • PASSINGS: Bernard Greenhouse

    Bernard Greenhouse Cellist, founding member of Beaux Arts Trio Bernard Greenhouse, 95, an acclaimed cellist and founding member of the prominent chamber music group Beaux Arts Trio, died Friday at his Massachusetts home on Cape Cod, his family said. At...
  • Kevin Jarre dies at 56; screenwriter of 'Glory' and 'Tombstone'

    Kevin Jarre dies at 56; screenwriter of 'Glory' and 'Tombstone'
    Kevin Jarre, a screenwriter steeped in American history who wrote the Civil War saga "Glory" and the western "Tombstone," died unexpectedly of heart failure April 3 at his Santa Monica home, said his aunt, Patty Briley Bean. He was 56. Jarre had been a...
  • Ask Tom why: What is the comparison between Hurricane Irene and New England's Great Hurricane of 1938?

    Dear Tom, Hurricane Irene has caused great flooding in New England, but that area has had other hurricanes. I'm a former resident of Massachusetts and old-timers there used to talk about the hurricane of 1938. What is the comparison between the two? &#...
  • Doctors aim to stop pancreatic cancer before it forms

    Doctors aim to stop pancreatic cancer before it forms
    Seeing a chance to stop one of the most deadly kinds of cancer before it forms, doctors at Johns Hopkins and at other hospitals around the nation are focusing on the common pancreatic cyst. Up to 20 percent of pancreatic cancer begins as one of these...
  • Villages artist-pastor felt tug of ministry but loved arts, too

    Villages artist-pastor felt tug of ministry but loved arts, too
    OXFORD — The Rev. Drew Willard, who grew up in Plainfield, N.J., was ordained as a United Church of Christ minister in 1996. He previously preached at churches in Mystic, Conn., and Holiday, on Florida's west coast. He served as a youth pastor...
  • Hey, doc, are you listening?

    Hey, doc, are you listening?
    After waiting two hours in a crowded New York City clinic with a broken collarbone, Kerri-Ann Jennings expected more from the doctor who saw her. Although she was in tears from pain — she had broken the bone the previous day on vacation and the...