| Apr 15, 2014
| 3:41 PM
Americans say they want politicians to tackle the big issues and get things done. In 2008, they even elected a presidential candidate who said he was interested in "fundamentally transforming the United States of America."
Yet almost every time elected...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 5:35 AM
Years before John Dillinger, "Baby Face" Nelson and "Pretty Boy" Floyd, there was Gerald Chapman.
Chapman — dubbed "Public Enemy No. 1" by both the press and authorities prior to the FBI's official use of the phrase — was criminally active...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 5:20 AM
BRULE, Wis. Waders or hippers?
The gear option for wading anglers is usually based on what it takes to stay dry.
Opening day on the 2014 Bois Brule River required a more expansive selection.
"Snowshoes," said Dave Zeug of Shell Lake. "It's deep."...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"THE RIGHT thing to do never requires any subterfuge, it is always simple and direct," said Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president of the United States.
A TV show that interested me last year was "The Americans," on the FX Channel. As you may know, this...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 1:45 PM
MOUNT DORA — A century-plus-old beacon of faith atop Mount Dora's oldest church needs some TLC and parishioners are hosting a concert to raise money for the work on the historic building.
Congregational Church of Mount Dora hopes to raise $10,...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 11:00 AM
President Obama's appearance on the Funny or Die sketch series "Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis" on Tuesday has become a viral sensation, with over 14 million views already. But not everyone is laughing, especially Stephen Colbert.
| Mar 24, 2014
| 1:22 PM
MOUNT DORA — Calvin Coolidge was president when the Mount Dora Lawn Bowling Club was organized on April 7, 1928.
There were 20 members — a modest number compared with the 250 who belong to the club at 125 Edgerton Court nowadays.
| Jan 12, 2014
| 10:56 AM
Gentle, warm days and cool, pleasant evenings—January in Central Florida can bring weather that makes August a damp memory. This is the time of year when, long before air-conditioning, Northerners sought winter respite in the Sunshine State.
| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:30 AM
French President Francois Hollande has been confronted by the glaring light of reality -- sort of.
On New Year's Day, as his massive tax increases began taking effect, Hollande, a member of the Socialist Party, admitted that taxes in France have become...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:07 PM
In 1921 Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the former assistant secretary of the Navy during the Woodrow Wilson administration and Democratic nominee for vice president the previous year, must have seemed to be a preternaturally fortunate man. Still very much...
| Oct 27, 2013
Here are three new audiobook releases to check out.
This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to Printers Row members with the Sunday Chicago Tribune and by digital edition via email. Click here to learn about...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 1:58 PM
Local Armenian leaders on Tuesday used an appearance by President Obama at the DreamWorks Animation studio to request that the White House allow a Smithsonian display of a rug handmade by refugee orphans of the mass genocide about a century ago.