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  • Violent Storms Leave Deadly Path of Destruction From Texas to Tennessee

    Violent Storms Leave Deadly Path of Destruction From Texas to Tennessee
    VILONIA, Ark. -- Severe storms ripped through parts of the South on Wednesday, cutting a path of destruction from Texas to Tennessee that left at least 12 people dead and damaged an untold number of homes and businesses, authorities said. Even as...
  • Quinn pardons 50 for past crimes

    Quinn pardons 50 for past crimes
    Rosa Young-Bey Williams said she had been praying for what happened Friday, the day Gov. Pat Quinn made her one of 50 people getting pardons for past crimes. The 64-year-old Williams now lives in Vista, Calif., but she said her teaching career was cut...
  • Semi-retired pastor finds solace in familiarity

    Semi-retired pastor finds solace in familiarity
    The Reverend Lee Iseley and his wife Jerrianne have called a lot of places home throughout the South and the Midwest. So as they get as close as they likely ever will to retirement, it was only fitting the senior living community they chose is called...
  • Family Conference Call Book Club

    Family Conference Call Book Club
    About once a month, members of the Michalski family discuss by phone our monthly book. Three generations of the family take part. Members call in from California to Texas to Chicago. Biggest obstacle: Coordinating time zones to make sure that the...
  • Why go electric? Nissan Leaf makes its case

    Why go electric? Nissan Leaf makes its case
    The Nissan Leaf isn't for everybody. I could say the same of any car I review, yet for some reason it seems necessary to remind consumers of this fact when detailing electric cars like the Leaf and Chevrolet Volt. Reactions to the nascent EV (electric...
  • Book Group of the North Shore

    Book Group of the North Shore
    Our book club began in 2001 with five original members. We have grown to 14. Most of us have been educators at some point in our lives, teaching everything from preschool to college. Laura Caldwell, author of "Long Way Home: A Young Man Lost in the...
  • Romance review round-up

    Romance review round-up
    "Call Me Irresistible" by Susan Elizabeth Phillips Avon, $13.99 After Meg Koranda convinces her best friend Lucy Jorik to dump her fiancÚ Ted Beaudine, everyone in Wynette, Texas, is upset with Meg for breaking up the town's golden couple. Now all Meg...
  • "Last Words of the Executed" by Robert Elder

    "Last Words of the Executed" by Robert Elder
    "Last Words of the Executed" By Robert K. Elder Foreword by Studs Terkel University of Chicago Press, 301 pages, $22.50 Robert K. Elder begins his oddly affecting, 'Last Words of the Executed,' with the final utterance of Marmaduke Stevenson, who was...
  • 5 books on roller derby

    5 books on roller derby
    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...
  • Here's the pitch from Wilfred Santiago

    Here's the pitch from Wilfred Santiago
    He was a man in motion — the beautifully controlled fury of a great athlete. How, though, to convey that energy and grit and grace on the flat page of a graphic novel? How to suggest the up-and-at-'em vigor of a Roberto Clemente in a venue that...
  • Six Flags unveils new attractions for every park in 2012

    Six Flags unveils new attractions for every park in 2012
    Six Flags unveiled its 2012 lineup of new roller coasters, thrill rides, water slides and live shows at the amusement park chain's 12 North American locations. > Photos: New attractions coming to Six Flags parks in 2012 New Six Flags President and Chief...