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  • Student critically injured in fall from Northwestern frat house

    Student critically injured in fall from Northwestern frat house
    A student remains in critical condition this afternoon after falling from a third-floor window at his fraternity house at Northwestern University in Evanston, according to school and hospital officials. Matthew Cooney is in critical, but "stable"...
  • What the Houston Astrodome can teach us

    Now that voters have rejected a plan to save the Houston Astrodome, a marvel of engineering muscle and space-age glamour and easily the city's most important building, it would be easy to conclude that modern architecture has a major image problem in this...
  • PASSINGS: John Palmer

    John Palmer, 77, a veteran reporter for NBC News who covered wars and Washington during a career that spanned 40 years, died Saturday at George Washington University Hospital of pulmonary fibrosis, according to his wife, Nancy. Palmer worked for NBC...
  • The right reasons to pick a college

    Two million recent high school graduates will start college in the coming weeks. Sadly, many of them selected schools for the wrong reasons. How did they pick them? Many played the ratings game. "By all means stick to the rankings," they believed....
  • Lorelei McClure is Wilmette's person of the year

    Lorelei McClure is Wilmette's person of the year
    When Wilmette officials announced they were resurrecting the tradition of honoring a local person of the year, housing advocate Gail Schechter quickly nominated a fellow advocate she said is known for her calm and grace when building bridges between...
  • Laser surgery lawsuits against non-doctors on the rise

    Laser surgery lawsuits against non-doctors on the rise
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - More patients are filing claims after being burned, scarred or otherwise injured during laser surgeries performed by non-doctors, a new study shows. Researchers found 75 out of 175 legal cases related to procedures like...
  • Harris: Futuristic inventions Illinois scientists are working on today

     Harris: Futuristic inventions Illinois scientists are working on today
    Philip Laible, Argonne National Laboratory: endurance bioenergy reactor. An endurance bioenergy reactor. Huh? Most of us have seen one — in a movie. In "Back to the Future," Doc barrels his DeLorean into the McFlys' driveway. "What are you...
  • Nobel Prize predictions: Higgs boson, exoplanets could yield winners

    Nobel Prize predictions: Higgs boson, exoplanets could yield winners
    It’s a favorite parlor game for science geeks: predicting who will win the Nobel Prizes. For guidance, you can look to the winners of the Lasker Awards for medical research, or the Shaw Prizes for astronomy and life sciences. Recipients of the...
  • Cardiologists recommend wider use of statin drugs

    Dramatically escalating the fight against heart attacks and strokes, the nation's cardiologists have rewritten the guidebook on how Americans should be treated with statins and unveiled a plan that could double the number of patients taking the...
  • Even before injury, chronic back pain may start in the brain

    Even before injury, chronic back pain may start in the brain
    It's infuriating to chronic pain sufferers to be told their pain is "all in the head." But a new study offers strong evidence that even before a person experiences an injury, the likelihood that the resulting pain will become chronic can be predicted by...
  • Dreams dashed as drug trial canceled

     Dreams dashed as drug trial canceled
    For most people, attending a relative's wedding is a happy occasion. But for one Highland Park couple, seeing their son socialize and dance qualified as a once-in-a-lifetime thrill. "Ethan was just so appropriate ... so engaged in life," said Rebecca...
  • Bruce Dold

    Bruce Dold
    A little about my background: I was a reporter at the Tribune for 12 years, primarily writing about politics, before I joined the editorial board in 1990. I wrote a column for five years-- great fun, I miss it--until I became the Editorial page editor in...