| Aug 3, 2011
Northrop Grumman awarded a $200 grant to both Mt. St. Joseph High School and to St. Agnes School for use in the schools' science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs.
In an email, Mt. St. Joseph High School spokeswoman Jess Jankoviak said...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 12:26 PM
With his gig at the Steppenwolf Theatre now seemingly an annual event, Tony Fitzpatrick is taking on the air of Garrison Keillor, and his motley crew of sidekicks is looking a bit like a cut-rate cast of "Prairie Home Companion." As seen from the back...
| Sep 4, 2011
A Story of True Love
Thich Nhat Hanh
HarperOne: 147 pp., $23.99
The novel, as a storytelling device, begins with that white parchment of possibility, turns many tricks, reveals many truths and, in the best of hands, can exploit the very...
| Oct 11, 2011
Bobbie Lee Holmes, a Los Angeles public school teacher who won an early victory for fair housing in California when she and her husband used the courts to challenge the racism of their Pacoima neighbors, died Sept.19 in Petaluma. She was 84.
| Mar 26, 2011
| 8:47 PM
Geraldine A. Ferraro, the savvy New York Democrat who was embraced as a symbol of women's equality in 1984 when she became the first woman nominated for vice president by a major party, died Saturday at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was...
| Aug 9, 2011
Dr. Bernadine Healy, a hard-charging cardiologist and educator who was the first woman to lead the National Institutes of Health and later commanded American Red Cross relief efforts after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, died Saturday at her home in Gates...
| Oct 16, 2011
During a showdown with the Catholic Church in the late 1960s, Anita Caspary and the Los Angeles order she led, the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, were cast as "rebel nuns" for progressive reforms that included abandoning the nun's habit and...
| Aug 16, 2011
Vic Dunlop, a zany and irreverent standup comic with a natural flair for making people laugh, has died. He was 62.
Dunlop died of complications of diabetes Saturday at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, said his wife, Linda.
| Dec 13, 2011
| 4:38 PM
Police rescued approximately 50 students late Monday from an Islamic seminary in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city, several of whom were reportedly chained in a basement, denied food and pressured to join the Taliban....
| May 15, 2011
A muddy, weed-choked field in the hills of northern Cambodia is the last resting place of Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot, chief instigator of a communist regime that enslaved a nation, dismantled its social and cultural institutions and took the lives of 2...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 4:36 AM
I was optimistic about this new season of “Dexter” for one particular reason: the smirk on Dexter’s face in the screener’s press photos. Of course, it’s understandable that Dexter was a bit of a downer last season, with his...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 4:22 PM
If you ask Gov. Tom Corbett how to fix what ails Pennsylvania’s public schools, you’ll get an unequivocal answer: “What we need to do is create the competition,” the Republican said as he rolled out his revamped school reform...