| Jul 11, 2012
| 3:05 AM
I'm a smart, professional woman in my mid-30s who dates the same. I also happen to use a wheelchair; I was diagnosed shortly after my first birthday with a motor neuron disease. I have about as much physical strength as a quadriplegic but I have full...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 1:11 PM
Even in a great collection of Civil War artifacts, the gold pocket watch owned by legendary Confederate Maj. Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson would be ranked as a treasure.
So would Southern cavalry commander J.E.B. Stuart’s 6-shot,...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 5:21 PM
Running off at the typewriter. …
Since this is the final "Running Off" of the year, let's review the biggest and best, whiniest and worst of 2012.
Biggest sports story of local interest: (1) Dwightmare and resulting collateral damage in Magic...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 8:41 PM
Sen. Mark Kirk's halting, 18-minute climb up the Capitol steps Thursday came nearly a year after a major stroke left him so incapacitated that he was in critical condition for 10 to 15 days and had difficulty keeping his balance while sitting up.
| Jan 3, 2013
| 9:38 AM
Keeping a pledge he made last spring, Sen. Mark Kirk climbed the Capitol steps on Thursday to mark his return almost a year after suffering a major stroke.
The 53-year-old Republican from Illinois was greeted by two top Democrats: Vice President Joe...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 9:27 AM
I'm getting a whole lot of "Amens" this morning to today's column on pedestrians being one of the root causes of Central Florida's moniker as the most dangerous area in the country for people on foot.
To say this is a serious issue is an understatement....
| Sep 21, 2012
At age 18 and with the blessing of her family, Sajina Tamang left her home in Nepal to work as a housekeeper in Lebanon. Finding work abroad was her ticket to self-sufficiency, one of the few career paths open to a rural girl in one of the world's most...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 12:23 PM
A Central Indiana man survived a life-threatening motorcycle accident that claimed a limb and nearly his life, and now he is using his story to inspire others.
With a full bag of clubs and a passion for golf, Shawn Koch drives the ball with purpose....
| Sep 23, 2012
| 3:51 PM
Another Houston police officer has gotten himself into a case of mistaken weapon i.d. Saturday morning, police say they arrived at a group home in southeast Houston. They were called because a schizophrenic man inside was allegedly having a bad...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 11:14 PM
It was a warm August day and Andrea Haisch, her boyfriend Angus, her mother Karlene and brother Kurt were spending the morning rock climbing. It was Andrea’s first time climbing.
“I was just sitting on a rock, he was climbing up,” she...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 3:47 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Zsa Zsa Gabor's daughter got her wish when a Los Angeles judge appointed a conservator to oversee the 95-year-old actress's finances and medical care Wednesday.
But the man named temporary conservator is Gabor's ninth husband, Prince...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Good morning, readers. Today is Thursday, July 12, 2012. Some good news and some bad news: Crime is down in the region, but homicides are on the rise this year.
Shootings have decreased 34% in the San Fernando Valley. The Los Angeles Police Department...