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  • PASSINGS: Dave Treen, Forest Evashevski, Cordner Nelson

    Dave Treen Ex-governor of Louisiana Dave Treen, 81, who in 1979 became the first Republican governor of Louisiana since Reconstruction but lost a reelection bid to the controversial Democrat Edwin Edwards four years later, died Thursday of complications...
  • Be a Social Butterfly

    Be a Social Butterfly
    Research shows that staying connected to friends is a wellness step equal in benefit to maintaining a healthy body weight or not smoking. Some examples: University of Iowa researchers discovered that women with advanced cases of ovarian cancer who report...
  • "The Seamstress," by Frances de Pontes Peebles

    It's rare to find a first novel by a writer barely out of a workshop who isn't looking inward. But "The Seamstress," a glorious narrative production by recent University of Iowa Writers' Workshop graduate and Chicago resident Frances de Pontes Peebles,...
  • Photoshopped images: the good, the bad and the ugly

    Kim Kardashian has practically made a living off her curvaceous figure. But the E! network celeb was looking a little less shapely in Complex magazine in April, her body reduced about a dress size, her legs smoothed to near-perfection. How did readers...
  • U. of I. more difficult to get into

    U. of I. more difficult to get into
    To understand why someone applying to the University of Illinois would seek help from a trustee or legislator -- as detailed in a Tribune series that began last week -- consider how the battle for admission has changed over the last 25 years. In 1984,...
  • W.D. Snodgrass dies at 83; Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, teacher

    W.D. Snodgrass, the prolific, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who had a nearly 40-year teaching career, has died in upstate New York. He was 83. His family said he died Tuesday at his home in Erieville, N.Y., just east of Syracuse, after a four-month...
  • Martin Eli Weil dies at 68; restoration architect and founding member of the L.A. Conservancy

    Martin Eli Weil dies at 68; restoration architect and founding member of the L.A. Conservancy
    Martin Eli Weil, a leading restoration architect and a past president of the Los Angeles Conservancy who was involved in the restoration of landmark structures such as the El Capitan Theatre and the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Storer House in the...
  • Bob Jeter, 71; football star for Iowa Hawkeyes, Green Bay Packers

    Bob Jeter, a former University of Iowa halfback who was named most valuable player of the 1959 Rose Bowl and went on to play defensive back for the Green Bay Packers, died of a heart attack Thursday at his home in Chicago. He was 71 and had undergone...
  • Harry Kalas dies at 73; voice of Phillies and NFL Films

    Harry Kalas dies at 73; voice of Phillies and NFL Films
    Harry Kalas, the longtime voice of baseball's Philadelphia Phillies who also had a familiar role as an announcer on NFL radio broadcasts and as the narrator of the league's action for NFL Films, died Monday. He was 73. Kalas, who punctuated innumerable...
  • 4 questions with Allison Amend

    4 questions with Allison Amend
    Allison Amend is the author of 2008's "Things That Pass For Love" and, recently, "Stations West." The Chicago native has lived around the world where she picked up a spare language or two, dropped out of Stanford three times (though she managed to...
  • Cancer and the bacterial connection

    IN the 1890s, a New York surgeon named William Coley tested a radical cancer treatment. He took a hypodermic needle teeming with bacteria and plunged it into the flesh of patients. After suffering through weeks of chills and fevers, many showed...
  • Carl McIntosh dies at 94; president of what is now Cal State Long Beach

    Carl McIntosh, president of what is now Cal State Long Beach during a period of rapid growth in the 1960s, died Monday in Bozeman, Mont. He was 94. His death was announced by Montana State University, where he served as president from 1970 to 1977. The...