| Mar 31, 2011
| 6:27 AM
Did retired NYPD Officer George Wong die from 9/11-related causes? That's the question the City wants to answer but it's how they're going about it that's infuriating Wong's grieving family.
NYPD Officer George Wong pitched in after the World Trade...
| Oct 9, 2011
Ménière's disease is an inflammation of the inner ear. Specifically, a swelling in the tubes of the ear canal that control the body's balance. No one knows its cause, but stress, exhaustion and substance abuse are among the factors thought to contribute....
| Jun 3, 2011
| 7:06 PM
Sid Cutter, who staged a hot-air balloon rally nearly 40 years ago that evolved into an annual fall festival and helped transform Albuquerque into a capital of ballooning, has died. He was 77.
Cutter died May 21 in the New Mexico city after a long battle...
| Jun 12, 2011
| 2:39 AM
IMPERIAL — Looking out into a sea of charcoal gray caps and gowns one wouldn’t immediately recognize the diversity of the Imperial Valley College class of 2011.
Yet diversity exists among the 279 graduates who earned associate degrees from...
| Jun 12, 2011
| 7:14 PM
One of Amy Svonavec’s favorite subjects in high school was English.
Now the 42-year-old from Somerset teaches that very subject at her alma mater.
“I loved English ever since junior high,” she said. “It was one of those things...
| Jun 27, 2011
When news of Chief Executive JamesTyree's death spread through the 12 floors of Mesirow Financial late on March 16, several dozen employees converged on President Richard Price's office to console each other.
"There seemed to be a magnetic pull to...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 9:01 AM
I played with the da Vinci Surgery SystemTM -- aka a robotic surgery system -- during the Carilion Women’s Health Fair at the New River Valley Mall in early April. Though that term “robotic” brought to my mind inhuman creatures with...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 8:03 AM
Lim Yoon-taek sings in a quartet battling for the crown in the third season of the South Korean equivalent of American Idol, with the semifinals looming this Friday.
But the slight, bespectacled Lim is also fighting stage four stomach cancer, and his...
| Dec 11, 2011
| 7:48 AM
Jonny Imerman is an angel. As a two-time cancer survivor, his own story became his inspiration to help others. After beating testicular cancer at age 26 and being re-diagnosed at age 28, Jonny Imerman wanted to give back. He spent countless hours at the...
| Jul 24, 2011
| 9:50 PM
Even if Helen Rohrbach didn't remember a customer's name, she could tell you what he or she ate at Roscoe's restaurant.
Rohrbach, who turns 79 on Aug. 10, worked for five owners during her three decades at the restaurant now called Ricky's Restaurant and...
| Aug 6, 2011
Chicago's first round of testing for a toxic metal called hexavalent chromium found that levels in local drinking water are more than 11 times higher than a health standard California adopted last month.
But it could take years before anything is done...
| Apr 15, 2009
Judith F. Krug, a forceful advocate for the right of librarians to stock their shelves without fear of censorship, died of stomach cancer Saturday at a hospital in Evanston, Ill., where she lived. She was 69.
Director of the American Library Assn.'s...