| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
I am so disappointed in Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel. How dare he spend a perfectly fine Saturday afternoon throwing five touchdown passes, rushing for 98 yards and nearly rallying his team from a 21-point deficit against Southeastern Conference...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 6:37 AM
The concept of an empty nest is becoming less of a reality for many parents of recent college graduates.
Because of an unstable economy and large amounts of student loan debt, the number of college graduates moving back in with parents is on the rise....
| Aug 5, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Those who think there's not much to do at the University of Iowa, think again. The school has beaten out other contenders, including UC Santa Barbara, to win the title as top party school.
A Princeton Review survey found students ranked Iowa as tops...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 6:44 PM
Carley Godsey of Hagerstown recently was recognized by the United States Achievement Academy as a student of excellence in honor roll.
Carley attends Williamsport High School. She was nominated for the honor by Randy Longnecker, a counselor at the...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 6:00 PM
What causes hyperactivity? The answer may lie not only between your ears, but inside them.
A genetic defect in the inner ear has been shown to cause hyperactive behavior in mice. The mutation ramps up proteins that regulate signaling in the brain,...
| Aug 28, 2013
Experts hope the restoration of a ravine in Highland Park will benefit fish and other tiny aquatic critters.
Most ravines on the North Shore are mainly to drain stormwater into Lake Michigan. But Park District of Highland Park officials sought a...
| Aug 20, 2013
The tech-support strategy being undertaken by two area school districts will make a lot of sense to anyone who's ever turned to a child for help with the remote.
Students haven't yet returned from summer break at Lake Zurich Community Unit School...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 3:14 PM
Kudos to University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst for proposing a real faculty-student consensual sexual relationship policy. It took 25 years, a changing perspective on professors' ethical responsibilities and a woman president at UConn to get...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 9:36 AM
Interest rates on some student loans doubled to nearly 7% Tuesday after Congress failed to reach a last-minute compromise.
The interest rates on federally subsidized Stafford loans jumped from 3.4% to 6.8% but could be reduced when lawmakers return from...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 10:39 PM
It was a rare July day at the Swisher Field Athletic Complex on the southeast side of Aberdeen.
The parking lot, which is normally close to empty on Fridays in the summer, boasted numerous vehicles with license plates from Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and...
| Jun 22, 2013
When I was a child, for as long as I could remember, my family's Encyclopedia Britannica set was missing two volumes — the two volumes that always seemed to pertain to my homework assignments. And so within an hour or so of getting home, I would sit...
| Jan 15, 2013
Dyer Brainerd Holmes
NASA manned space flight director
Dyer Brainerd Holmes, 91, director of manned space flight for NASA when Americans were making their early forays into space in the early 1960s, died Friday at a hospital in Memphis, Tenn., of...