| Mar 22, 2013
| 9:16 AM
Alan Elmer Kaufman, 59, Newcastle, Wy, born January 20, 1954, died March 16, 2013, at Rapid City Regional Hospital, after a strong and stubborn battle against liver cancer. He was surrounded by his loving son, Josh; the mother of his grandchild, Katie...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 5:13 PM
The farther the La Salle basketball team has gotten from Philadelphia the louder and livelier the celebrations have gotten on the other end of cellphones, Instagrams and the rest that 21st century social media have to offer.
That goes for Rohan Brown,...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 6:44 PM
WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday for the first time approved a type of diagnostic test that will allow doctors to determine what kind of hepatitis C virus a chronically infected patient has, and tailor treatments based on that...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 10:30 PM
Edgy Scottish novelist
Iain Banks, 59, a Scottish writer who alternately wowed and disturbed readers with his dark jokes and narrative tricks, died Sunday. His publisher, Little Brown, announced his death but did not provide other details....
| Jun 6, 2013
| 10:54 AM
Nick Lorson is still optimistic despite almost three years of cancer treatment.
"You have to stay upbeat," he said in a telephone interview. "I do so mainly by staying active in the community. I'm doing well but still catching up from the past three...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Even genius seems replaceable in sports, including baseball.
Tony Gwynn and George Brett go into the Hall of Fame, and along come Ichiro Suzuki and Miguel Cabrera. Greg Maddux retires, and up pops Clayton Kershaw. Tony La Russa steps away, and the...
| May 28, 2013
| 2:59 PM
Dr. Lewis Yocum, the longtime Angels team physician and a giant in the world of sports orthopedic medicine, died over the weekend after quietly battling liver cancer, the team announced Tuesday. He was 65.
Yocum, who was in his 36th season with the...
| May 17, 2013
| 8:08 AM
Back in 1981, the city of Charlevoix received a notice from the Michigan Department of Public Health: its municipal well system was contaminated.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the well system was connected to a wedge of contaminated...
| May 8, 2013
| 10:35 AM
Half of all patients who have tested positive for hepatitis C have not had follow-up testing to see if they are still infected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
That means many people are living with the disease and not...
| May 10, 2013
| 4:28 AM
My dad was a garage kind of guy. As a girl, I remember him there more than anywhere else around the house. He'd spend hours in his workshop-slash-mancave tinkering, working on the family cars and giving quiet advice. I'd settle in next to him, because...
| May 5, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Among the pleasures of seeing an August Wilson play, it's often said, is just listening to the people talk.
As Los Angeles Times theater critic Charles McNulty has noted, Wilson stocks his scripts with "natural raconteurs" and lets them soar in...
| May 5, 2013
| 10:50 AM
In Sunday's Calendar (and online here), I review "Flip: The Inside Story of TV's First Black Superstar," a worthwhile new biography of the late comedian by Kevin Cook ("The Last Headbangers," "Titanic Thompson: The Man Who Bet on Everything"). The...