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2012 Summer Paralympics

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  • TV Picks: 'East Los High,' Paralympics, 'Welcome to Sweden'

    TV Picks: 'East Los High,' Paralympics, 'Welcome to Sweden'
    "East Los High" (Hulu). A welcome second season for this Web-based Latino teen drama, set in East Los Angeles, begins this week, following some gap-bridging prequels. Originally created with an educational ulterior motive, specifically to address and...
  • 'Beast' of a wheelchair athlete aims for third consecutive title

    Conquer adversity. Rise to the top. Maintain excellence. Chalk talk for a football team's locker room? Perhaps, but for world-class wheelchair athlete Tatyana McFadden, those words represent more than a mere rah-rah cry. The 2013 Boston Marathon...
  • L.A. County supervisors back 2024 summer Olympics bid

    L.A. County supervisors back 2024 summer Olympics bid
    County supervisors hope to bring the 2024 Olympics to Los Angeles County, unanimously voting Tuesday to urge the United States’ Olympic Committee to hold the summer games here and directing county officials to cooperate with a Southern California...
  • Do official measures of happiness take all relevant factors into account?

    LONDON -- "UK population's happiness is on the up," trumpeted a headline in the Guardian. What the headline was referring to are the results of a survey conducted by the Office for National Statistics meant to measure Britain's national well-being....
  • Regent's Canal offers picturesque views of London's north side

    Regent's Canal offers picturesque views of London's north side
    LONDON - The Regent's Canal towpath is a tough trail. It is narrow, crowded, bumpy with cobblestones in places, and bicyclists often end up in the canal. There are narrow passageways under bridges, wide enough for one person, who must duck. As an...
  • Berenyi, Fisher win Paralympic cycle medals

    Berenyi, Fisher win Paralympic cycle medals
    Greta Neimanas of Chicago and Megan Fisher of Hinsdale finished 5th and 9th, respectively, in Saturday’s 500-meter time trial at the 2012 Paralympics in London. Sarah Storey of Great Britain, the top women’s para-cyclist in the world, won the...
  • First Paralympic gold for Illini's McFadden

    First Paralympic gold for Illini's McFadden
    Tatyana McFadden, a junior at the University of Illinois and two-time Chicago Marathon wheelchair winner, has added a first Paralympic gold medal to an already impressive career resume. McFadden romped to victory in the 400 meters Monday at London’...
  • No medal, but a silver lining for Neimanas

    No medal, but a silver lining for Neimanas
    Greta Neimanas was bummed about coming home from the Paralympics that ended Sunday in London without a medal. It was even more disappointing for the road and track cyclist from Chicago that she came so close – fourth in the road time trial,...
  • Amputee a driving force in getting people with disabilities moving

    Amputee a driving force in getting people with disabilities moving
    Army veteran Melissa Stockwell has one strong, healthy leg. The other is a scarred, 6-inch stump that she has proudly nicknamed "Little Leg." The Bucktown woman throws birthday parties for this shortened limb, always dresses it in her favorite colors...
  • Pictures in the News | Sept. 6, 2012

     
    In Thursday's Pictures in the News: A fire at a fireworks factory in India kills 40 workers and injured 60 others, former President Bill Clinton is joined by President Barack Obama on stage at the Democratic National Convention 2012, Day 8 of the London...
  • Whitehall grad Noga Nir-Kistler to have her bronze-medal effort shown on national TV

     
    I have known Fred and Noga Nir-Kistler for several years now and could not have been happier to learn on Wednesday that Noga won the bronze medal in the 100-meter breaststroke while swimming for Team USA in the Paralympic Games in London. Yes, a gold or...
  • The Week in Pictures | August 27 – September 2, 2012

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. Hurricane Isaac pounded the Gulf Coast this week, downing trees, causing widespread power outages and leaving parts of Louisiana and Mississippi underwater. See gallery...