| Feb 17, 2013
| 10:47 AM
My friend Bonnie served fresh strawberry pie last week, and I am still thinking about it. These ripe, red treats from the fields of Florida can't be beat.
As Plant City warms up for its annual Florida Strawberry Festival (Feb. 28-March 10), it's a great...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 5:35 PM
If you think it's bad now, just wait.
If you think college football recruiting has become too big and too time-consuming and too insanely excessive, just wait.
If you think 17-year-old high school football players have become too self-important, too...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 2:14 PM
An honor like the Nelson Algren Short Story Award can be a boon to a writer. It can give him or her the confidence to slog through rejections and trudge forward with literary endeavors. When we asked former Nelson Algren Award recipients what winning...
| Jan 9, 2013
In this era of high-stakes testing, recess has taken a back seat to more scholarly pursuits. But don't be so quick to dismiss the value of downtime, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The organization began studying the importance of...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 3:59 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A group of American pediatricians is telling school districts that children need recess and free time during the school day, and it should not even be taken away as punishment.
"We consider it essentially the child's...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 9:49 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite a widespread belief that sex during the later stages of pregnancy can jumpstart labor, a new study from Malaysia found no differences in the timing of delivery between women who had sex near term and those who...
| Apr 12, 2013
DePaul University students and other Lincoln Park nightowls now have a new way to satisfy their late-night munchies: cookies and milk delivered to your doorstep by Insomnia Cookies, which opened its first Chicago-area location in Lincoln Park Tuesday....
| Jun 17, 2010
Thomas W. Ludlow Ashley
Ohio congressman fought poverty
Thomas W. Ludlow Ashley, 87, a former Ohio congressman who spent 26 years in Washington and was a strong advocate for public housing, died Tuesday of melanoma at his home in Leland, Mich.
| Jul 28, 2010
Jack Tatum, the storied Oakland Raiders safety best known for landing the hit that paralyzed New England receiver Darryl Stingley, has died. He was 61.
Tatum, among the most feared and respected NFL players of his era, died of a heart attack Tuesday...
| Jul 13, 2010
| 12:26 PM
George Steinbrenner, who made his name synonymous with the revival of the New York Yankees as a dominant baseball team and leveraged multiple championships into business ventures that forever changed the economics of the sport, has died. He was 80....
| Aug 18, 2010
Dr. Frank Ryan, a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon to the stars who once estimated he had removed thousands of gang tattoos for free through his nonprofit foundation, has died in a single-car accident in Malibu. He was 50.
The Jeep Wrangler he was driving...
| Aug 25, 2010
William Saxbe, a former U.S. senator who became the last attorney general to serve under President Richard M. Nixon and presided during the Watergate investigation, has died. He was 94.
Saxbe died Tuesday at his home in Mechanicsburg, Ohio, said his...