| Aug 14, 2011
Joyce Pennington opened a letter from the state recently and got some unexpected news: At the end of this month, she will be dropped from an Illinois program that helps pay for prescription medications.
The 62-year-old Midlothian woman, who has severe...
| May 3, 2011
Q: In the song "House of Blue Lights," they have "fryers, broilers and Detroit barbecue ribs." Can you explain what "Detroit barbecue ribs" are?
—Rick Shaftan, Sparta, N.J.
A: I fear "Detroit barbecue ribs" may be nothing more than a catchy song...
| Nov 11, 2010
| 6:18 AM
Orlando Evans offensive tackle Darrell Williams is finally relieved to have his recruiting process completed.
The 6-foot-5, 245-pound Williams committed to USF last week but was official Wednesday when he received his paperwork in the mail.
"Yep, I just...
| May 16, 2011
| 8:00 AM
Maybe it was last week's heat and humidity wave, but we Stewsters have been looking ahead to summer (still more than a month away, officially), which of course means summer coolers.
So what drink says "summer" to you? For me, it might be the mojito at...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 2:29 PM
After visiting Ellis Island in New York on Wednesday, Sarah Palin swung by the midtown Manhattan headquarters of Fox News, where she met with senior executives, including network chief Roger Ailes.
It's unclear whether network officials pressed Palin...
| Apr 15, 2011
| 9:50 AM
He's gone, but I keep hearing that gravelly New England voice in my head:
"Hey Mayo, this ain't the Atlantic Monthly!" (Chiding me for blowing deadline for the umpteenth time.)
"Geez, you need a road map to get through that lead." (Ripping an opening...
| Feb 24, 2011
| 3:28 PM
TITUSVILLE -- Tears welled in Luann DeJoseph's eyes as she watched Space Shuttle Discovery soar into the sky Thursday afternoon. The woman – she said she was "in her 50's" and grew up watching NASA launch moon rockets -- whispered a prayer to...
| Aug 6, 2011
| 5:59 AM
A couple of weeks ago, the state of Florida's top offensive lineman John Theus of Jacksonville Bolles shunned the Florida Gators for a commitment to Georgia.
New head coach Will Muschamp and staff, however, did not sulk. They just refocused. So what,...
| Jan 11, 2011
The New York City school system can publicly release performance ratings for more than 12,000 teachers based on their students' test scores, a Manhattan judge ruled Monday, in what would be the largest such disclosure in the country.
The interests of...
| May 13, 2011
| 2:03 PM
Obligation is the appropriately named Anne Arundel County estate owned by retired attorney John F. Wilson Jr. The vast chunk of property on which his 17th-century home stands was a land grant issued in 1671 by Charles Calvert to Thomas Stockett, who had...
| Jan 22, 2011
By one measure, the 2012 presidential campaign is off to a slow start.
No major candidate has officially jumped in, unlike four years ago, when nine White House hopefuls had declared their bids by the end of January 2007. Mindful that the first...