| Feb 6, 2014
Your new Linthicum correspondent, Phil Turner, is an English teacher, cross country and track coach at Mount St. Joseph High School. The father of two kids, Anna, 3, and Phil Jr., 2, he and his wife Danielle are expecting their third child in early April....
| Jan 19, 2014
I was introduced to Chris Chattin in a way a competitive runner isn't likely to forget.
It was 1982, and I had been leading a local 10K for the entire race. About a mile from the finish, I was tired from the effort, but relatively comfortable as I...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 3:00 AM
My children have faced, in one way or another, the topic of death, so they usually have some questions about it. I think a parent's approach to the topic, though it is not easy, should be explaining to your children that death is just another process in...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 1:57 PM
Condemned Oklahoma inmates filed a lawsuit this week seeking details about the drugs that will be used to execute them amid a growing national debate about how to deal with the shortage of lethal injection drugs.
Oklahoma, Ohio, Missouri and other death...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 12:47 PM
WASHINGTON — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is charged with carrying out the bombings last April at the Boston Marathon, disposed of key evidence after the attack by “discarding a remaining bomb detonator and smashing his cellphones,”...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 10:59 AM
What do Pope Francis, the royal baby and Miley Cyrus all have in common? They each made it into Facebook's "Most Talked About in 2013" list.
To celebrate the end of 2013, Facebook released a number of end-of-year lists on Monday. The lists include the...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 9:27 AM
It might be premature to compare the “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago PD” franchise with the long-running “Law & Order” franchise, but the similarities are there. Both NBC franchises were created by legendary producer Dick...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Evanston runner John Schroeder had just finished the Boston Marathon when he heard what sounded like pieces of construction equipment falling off a building. Yet he didn't believe it when someone said the race course had been bombed.
Who, he thought,...
| Oct 10, 2013
Rules on drinking and eating for a marathon have been fluid over the past three decades. Here's the latest advice from experts.
• When you feel thirsty, drink. "Listen to your body," exercise scientist Tim Noakes wrote in his book on overhydration,...
| Oct 10, 2013
Like many runners, Brian Tolsma worries that once he starts feeling thirsty during a hard workout, he's in trouble: His body has started to break down.
That's why Tolsma will force down as much water as possible on the day before Sunday's Bank of...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 12:06 PM
With the number of runners for this year's Naperville Marathon doubled to 7,000, plenty of slots remain open as registration nears the end of the first week.
Following pre-registration to run for 26 charities and two days of open registration, race...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 2:18 PM
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has drawn plenty of ire in the baseball world as he continues to fight his 211-game suspension from Major League Baseball for allegedly using performance-enhancing drugs.
But MLB Network analyst Peter...