| Jun 22, 2011
| 6:17 PM
Over 140 young people have been in Washington, DC this week to be honored by President Obama as U.S. Presidential Scholars. It's the nation's top award given to a select few of America's most talented, intelligent graduating high school seniors each...
| Nov 3, 2010
| 1:12 PM
Deep in the savanna of Kenya, time stands still for humans accustomed to electronics keeping their schedules. Yet the animals know what time it is.
They're genetically imprinted to know what to do, when and how. Wildebeest gather in a herd stretching...
| Nov 19, 2010
| 6:16 PM
A recent mission trip to Kenya helped change the life of a woman from Montcalm County. But she never imagined it would have affected the life of her seven-year-old grandson.
When Diana Merritt returned from her two-week mission trip, she sat down and...
| Apr 27, 2011
SOUTHEAST GLENDALE — Filled with plenty of adrenaline, Kenya Gaskin made quite a first impression.
The Glendale High freshman track and field athlete jumped into the mix and came away with a pair of individual victories to help Glendale maintain...
| Jan 26, 2011
| 1:55 PM
After my separation in 2004 and subsequent divorce, I was sure I would never want to get married again, I could have joined a convent voluntarily because I wanted nothing to do with men anymore. I embarked on my career as a helicopter pilot with all my...
| May 18, 2012
| 10:04 AM
China has grown more popular than the United States, according to a recently released poll that quizzed more than 24,000 people around the world about whether countries and the European Unionaffected the world for good or for ill.
China has long been...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 7:43 PM
A Chicago man has been charged with trying to take possession of heroin concealed in a picture frame he had had shipped from Kenya to the downtown hotel where he worked, court documents show.
Taiwo Obayemi, 34, of the 5100 block of South Blackstone...
| Apr 9, 2012
Ann Lurie isn't very good at being merely a name etched in granite.
Take the coming fundraising gala to celebrate the completion of the new Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, a 1.25 million-square-foot facility in Streeterville with...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 5:27 PM
Seven years ago, Burbank resident Shannon Fernando traveled to the Philippines, working in a slum for six weeks with women trafficked as sex slaves.
It wasn't the first international foray for the then-UCLA biology undergraduate. The child of a United...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 9:36 AM
Not far from the base of Mount Kilimanjaro, 125 miles south of Nairobi, Kenya, life moves at a primitive pace filled with ancient practices. It's the wilderness. Yet out of the dusty plains grew a most modern hospital and clinic. Surprisingly, it's like...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 4:50 AM
A top college runner from Kenya who spent two days lost in an Alaska snowstorm earlier this month had to have both of his feet amputated due to frostbite, the University of Alaska, Anchorage said on Monday.
Marko Cheseto, a two-time NCAA All-American...
| Nov 30, 2011
The Age of Movies
The Selected Writings of Pauline Kael
Edited by Sanford Schwartz
Library of America, $40
Witty, entertaining and often exhilarating, this wide-ranging collection of pieces captures the film critic at her best.