| May 29, 2000
As scores of teen-agers walked the pool deck in search of Olympians at the University of Michigan's Canham Natatorium this weekend, there was one teen in the pool trying to become one.
At the inaugural Key Bank Swim Classic, Baltimore's Michael Phelps,...
| Dec 18, 2013
The ideal that all Americans have a shot at success regardless of their economic status at birth is the bedrock of the American dream. But the ability to rise from the mailroom to the executive suite through hard work and fair play is more fantasy than...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 12:02 PM
Hal Shorey isn't naming names, but he distinctly remembers the holiday dinner at which a certain relative took issue with his hand towels.
We've all been there. You toil and sweat and primp and prepare, all in the hopes of presenting a picture-perfect,...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 5:12 PM
Broadway star Patti LuPone and opera baritone Nathan Gunn will headline the guest faculty artists coming to the Torggler Summer Vocal Institute at Christopher Newport University in 2014. Applications are now being accepted.
LuPone has earned Tony Awards...
| Dec 15, 2013
I first visited South Africa as a student in 1963 and saw the horrors of apartheid. This cannot last, I thought, but that was naive.
In the years that followed, my activist host was arrested along with many others and sentenced to prison. While the...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 2:42 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - College students who consume energy drinks tend to drink more alcohol and having both in the same day may lead to more negative consequences, a new study says.
Combining heavily caffeinated energy drinks and alcohol is a...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 6:50 AM
Chicago technology entrepreneur Eric Lefkofsky and his wife Liz are among the latest families to sign the Giving Pledge, promising to give more than half their wealth to charity.
Founded four years ago by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates, the...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 11:09 AM
By Edward McAllister
NEW YORK, Dec 4 (Reuters) - A recovering economy and cheaper
prices at the pump have boosted U.S. gasoline demand in recent
months, following five years of decline, a change that some
experts say could continue into 2014.
| Dec 1, 2013
| 4:44 PM
— Daniel Feehan, who grew up in Batavia, has chased and captured insurgents in Baghdad, taught sixth-grade math in Gary and received a master's from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
Now the 31-year-old former Army captain is one of 12 White...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 11:26 PM
When she's not playing volleyball or hanging out with her friends, Maddy Abbott enjoys to write.
Abbott, a junior at Sage Hill School, is the sports editor for the Lightning school newspaper, "The Bolt."
"There's a lot of volleyball in our school...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 8:42 PM
There are moments when Austin Hatch grows frustrated.
Moments when he struggles with schoolwork that used to come more easily. Moments when he hesitates on the basketball court.
"I realize that I still have a lot of work to do," he says.
| Nov 25, 2013
Elizabeth Stein has made a life of music. She's a dealer of fine antique and modern musical instruments. She books musicians for events around the area. She began a two-year term as president of the League of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in July,...