| Sep 10, 2011
| 4:20 AM
A 49-year-old mom, Priscilla Ethridge, was jailed after she allegedly told Walton County Sheriff's Office deputies she hit her son, who was standing in his underwear, with a shovel handle and told him to get out of her home, reports the Northwest...
| Nov 29, 2011
One moment, 8-year-old Brent Midlock was swimming in a shallow saltwater pool at an all-inclusive resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The next, he was gone.
"It's something I think about every day," says his mother, Nancy Midlock. Her son had been sucked...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 7:44 PM
Farrel South knows how to light up a scoreboard.
Last year, he had 113 goals for the Newport Harbor High boys' water polo team, easily a team-best. He was first-team All-Sunset League and All-CIF Southern Section Division I.
This year, South has 31...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 10:00 PM
Exercise is good for you. Period. There should be no argument.
Tennis, though, also has its down sides. Essentially it works one side of the body more than the other (depending on which is your dominant hand) and is a relatively high-impact sport that'...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 12:46 PM
It's amazing how I forget so quickly how Pilates makes me feel. At one time I was a regular in a one-hour weekend class. The instructor was a bubbly, chatty woman who followed much the same routine every week and even used the same banter -- "That's...
| May 31, 2011
| 7:30 AM
Stop John Danks before he starts again.
Sounds like a line from a movie trailer. Call it “John of the Dead’’ because the horror that was Danks’ outing in Toronto --- nine runs in four innings --- was not a one-off, and I’m...
| Nov 6, 2009
At one time, most of us knew about botulinum toxin mainly as the source of deadly botulism food poisoning. Produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, the toxin is one of the most lethal substances on earth. Ingested, it can paralyze muscles...