| Nov 1, 2012
Raised in the South Side neighborhood of Roseland, 61-year-old director Robert Zemeckis hasn’t achieved much as a filmmaker.
Oh, wait: He’s only made classics like “Back to the Future,” “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” and...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 9:40 PM
All 19 rides and 21 games at the Brown County Fair are provided by North Star Amusements, which is based in Cody, Wyo.
The company has furnished the carnival at the Brown County Fair for at least 17 years, said Gwen Schleicher, North Star's business...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 8:43 AM
On Easter Sunday, April 1, 1934, 7-year-old Jim Hedglin walked into a Sunday school class at First Evangelical Church in Franklin, Venango County. He hasn’t missed Sunday school since. This past Easter, the 85-year-old Hedglin marked 78...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 10:58 PM
If you think Obamacare was bad, just think how horrible it’s going to be once the transgender people get hold of it.
That was the basic message related in a letter to the editor by one of this newspaper’s readers last week. This particular...
| May 9, 2012
| 2:32 PM
If you think social media is too invasive, how do you feel about live tweets and video feeds during brain surgery?
It happened Wednesday at Memorial Herman.
Dr. Dong Kim, the same guy who operated on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, carved a tumor...
| May 9, 2012
| 8:11 PM
Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli has been named the Orange Empire Conference's Male-Sport Coach of the Year, as voted by conference administrators.
"It's quite an honor," said Altobelli, who is in his 20th year. "It's always nice to...
| May 7, 2012
75 year old Gloria Ezaki has a lot to smile about these days.
She was steadily going downhill because her aortic valve was becoming clogged with calcium.
Technically her condition is called severe symptomatic aortic valve stenosis.
| Oct 23, 2012
| 6:04 PM
(Reuters) - Severe complications from childbirth, including heart attacks and strokes, have been rising in the United States, although they still remain rare overall, according to a U.S. government study.
In 2008–2009, there were 129 cases of...
| Oct 25, 2012
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Seriously, Justin Bieber. Are you trying to be as obnoxious as possible, wearing sunglasses during your dinner at Ron of Japan?
I mention that because instead of attending Bieber's Chicago concert Tuesday, I saw a movie featuring a...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 3:14 PM
Potatoes were brought to Europe from the Andes by Spanish Catholics, which meant Protestants were opposed to them for religious reasons. As late as the 1700s, what passed for campaign bumper stickers in England in those days read, “No Potatoes, No...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 4:56 PM
Holly Morrell was told she was 90 seconds from death.
It was July 2012 at Burbank's Providence St. Joseph's Medical Center. Cardio-thoracic surgeon Raymond Schaerf was trying to remove two fractured leads — wires that connect the heart to a...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 10:10 PM
In my life, I have watched a man walk on the moon, seen the fall of the Berlin Wall, and observed America twice elect a black man to the presidency.
In Hawaii in 1999, I saw a chicken cross the road, and several years ago on Highway 152 in Northern...