| Apr 26, 2012
| 4:44 PM
What does American musical icon Bob Dylan have in common with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and ex-astronaut John Glenn? All are on the list of 13 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. It's the nation's highest civilian honor,...
| May 1, 2012
| 4:25 PM
Freedom High School grad Daniel Dae Kim, star of "Hawaii Five-O,' has been making the rounds on the east coast, making appearances at a White House dinner with the Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihiko Noda hosted by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 4:36 PM
A memo to the staff from Managing Editor/Online Jimmy Orr and Senior Vice President/Digital Emily Smith: New Year’s resolution No. 1: Send monthly note out earlier (this note is for November). Yikes. But November was a great month. So let’s......
| Dec 16, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Ending a 23-year relationship with the world-renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Orlando Health announced Monday that it will partner with the University of Florida to restructure and rebrand its cancer center.
On Jan. 31, it will...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 11:05 AM
Our nation's potential rapprochement with Iran brings to mind an insight embedded in the 2007 film "300," an unsubtle, comic-book fantasy about the historic clash between East and West.
A vast army of Persians attacks Greece at Thermopylae in 480 BC....
| Dec 8, 2013
| 9:08 PM
More than 70 passengers on a US Airways Express plane were recently surprised to see police and paramedics board the jet in Phoenix and announce that a fellow flier might have the contagious airborne disease tuberculosis.
Further tests by the Maricopa...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"WHEN ONE is young, one should use a lot of mascara, and when one is old, one should use much, much more!"
That was Dame Sybil Thorndike's advice to Marilyn Monroe in the delicious 1957 movie, "The Prince and the Showgirl." (Laurence Olivier was Monroe's...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 12:48 PM
Because everyone from Chicago is actually from Ohio, none of us actually spends Thanksgiving here. This was my first year staying in the city for the holiday. You see, there are amazing benefits to Thanksgiving in Chicago. During a so-called...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 2:36 PM
State health officials are weighing new safeguards for research laboratories and biotechnology companies that handle potentially deadly infectious pathogens, but whether they will impose any remains uncertain because they don't know how big a threat there...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 7:24 PM
WASHINGTON — Despite intense pressure to hold down federal spending, the Defense Department is launching a high-priced effort to create its own production pipeline for vaccines and biodefense drugs — an initiative that defies the advice of...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 10:54 AM
This morning, as I’m sitting at my desk, sipping a Starbucks Pumpkin Latte and trying to write the intro to this column, there’s one thing that keeps going through my mind: Hype.
My coffee has a giant cardboard sleeve announcing the 10th...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"The White Queen," a co-production of the BBC and Starz, debuted in Britain this summer to mostly scathing reviews. Critics objected especially to a few glaring anachronisms — no zippers in the 15th century, nor tourist-friendly castle handrails...