| Dec 26, 2012
As authorities move to address K-8 absenteeism and truancy in Chicago schools, where tens of thousands of elementary students miss a month or more of school each year, they may not have to look far for workable strategies.
Government agencies and...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 12:28 PM
Differences of opinion among elected officials should be valued and respected because they contribute to the legislative process, but they should also be scrutinized. Two council members recently expressed opinions worthy of scrutiny while discussing...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 6:32 AM
James Edward Farner, M.D., father, physician, family patriarch, fisherman and bridge life master, died March 6, 2013.
He was born in Akron, Ohio, on Jan. 5, 1923, the son of Daniel and Helen Farner.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Alice...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 3:30 AM
Cheryl Ashe has had a lifelong love of reading and although she was a librarian for years, it wasn’t her first professional choice.
Ashe’s love of books eventually would lead her to produce her own show, “Have You Read,” on WNIT...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Twenty-first birthdays can be memorable or not remembered at all.
Indiana University student Nick El Khoury had more reason to celebrate Wednesday night than merely reaching the age to legally go to bars.
El Khoury and partner Murat Kacan teamed up to...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 7:42 PM
SOUTH BEND -- When it comes to cancer screenings, ignorance is not bliss.
Knowledge and discussions with one's doctor can help a person decide which tests are right and when, five local physicians said Wednesday night during a panel discussion at Indiana...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 3:46 AM
Boosting exports might not be as sexy as a big announcement from economic development officials that a new business is locating in our region and bringing with it several hundred new jobs.
But it's certainly among the easiest and most cost-effective ways...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 7:02 AM
Waiting in line for the bus, a Pennsylvania kindergartener tells her pals she's going to shoot them with a Hello Kitty toy that makes soap bubbles. In Maryland, two 6-year-old boys pretend their fingers are guns during a playground game of cops and...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 5:27 PM
SOUTH BEND -- Encouraging faculty members to collaborate with professors outside their departments and students to gain a global understanding would be top goals for Elrie LaBrent "Brent" Chrite, one of the finalists for the job of next chancellor at...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 3:26 AM
In testimony before President Barack Obama's Gun Violence Task Force on Jan. 9, Dr. Paul Appelbaum, a Columbia University professor and former president of the American Psychiatric Association, said that the Newtown, Conn., tragedy, coming so soon after...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 3:12 AM
Candidates for governor, all of them, campaign on jobs, more jobs for Indiana and vast improvement in the state's economy. When elected, they brag about accomplishments in job creation, especially in seeking re-election. And they leave office citing a...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 8:03 AM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The parents of an Indiana University student missing for more than 18 months are marking their daughter's 22nd birthday with a nationwide plea for information that might help them find her.
Lauren Spierer went missing about 4:...