| Jul 3, 2012
| 5:33 PM
Fans will be admitted free to the GRAND-AM Road Racing Open Test Friday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7 on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, offering a great preview of exciting sports car racing action coming later this month to the Kroger...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 4:41 PM
SOUTH BEND -- Aware that a 90-year-old American elm on the South Quad had, for some time, been dying, the University of Notre Dame, on Aug. 2, 1955, had Henry Moore, a South Bend tree surgeon, remove the 80-foot giant.
Later that same week, the city of...
| Jan 19, 2012
Let's hear it for The Usable Past. That phrase was much in vogue among historians not long ago, and may still be. Historians, too wanted to be part of the practical arts. History, we were told, isn't something to be studied for its own sake, but as a...
| Sep 29, 2012
If you've seen the 2011 comedy "The Big Year" where two birding enthusiasts try to defeat the diehard world record holder in a yearlong bird-spotting competition, you marvel at the passion behind the pastime.
The three birders rush here and there,...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 2:35 PM
Kings Island and Cedar Point are the most popular seasonal amusement parks in the U.S., according to a report issued by the Theme Entertainment Association.
Both parks, owned by Cedar Fair Entertainment of Sandusky, Ohio, saw a slight rise in...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 10:21 AM
Lila Downs’ music is a lot like her upbringing: threads of seemingly unrelated cultures woven into an exotic, ever-shifting hybrid. She’s done everything from studying anthropology to dropping out of school to follow the Grateful Dead. She was...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 1:05 AM
For decades, hundreds of horses in North America and northern Europe have died from a pasture-associated muscle disease whose cause, prevention, and treatment have remained elusive. Even with early diagnosis, the fatality rate for this disease, known as...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 4:55 PM
Many Western ski resorts have had stronger-than-expected early snowstorms, meaning many will open soon. That's good news.
And here's more from the Western slopes:
If you've never been to Jackson Hole, Wyo., maybe this is your year. Jackson...
| Nov 17, 2012
| 4:58 PM
Heavily rooted in U.S. history, what has become the JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon began as a challenge issued in the early 1900s by President Theodore Roosevelt, who demanded that his ranking military officers be able to lead their men 50 miles in a 20-hour...
| Oct 23, 2010
| 4:32 PM
"Traces" plays Oct. 26 to Dec. 19 in the Broadway Playhouse, 175 E. Chestnut St.; $50-$71.50 at 800-775-2000 and www.broadwayinchicago.com The history of the traveling circus in America goes back to the late 18th century. And for the next 200......
| Nov 2, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Highlights from FUNDING OUR FUTURE --Reforming Illinois Tax Policy (.pdf), an 84-page report released Friday by the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability: (The) inability of the voting public to connect the taxes they pay to the services they demand......
| Dec 13, 2010
| 9:35 PM
HELENA, Mont. â Wolverines should be added to the list of endangered and threatened species, but other species considered in greater danger will prevent the small, ferocious mammal from getting protection for now, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...