| Sep 3, 2012
| 11:25 PM
When it comes to death with celebrities, you get weird reactions. If it’s somebody like Amy Winehouse, you might hear somebody cavalierly say “It figures.”
If it’s Phyllis Diller, the response might be “Wasn’t she in...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 12:34 PM
As the Ravens finished up their final full practice before their season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night, they welcomed a visitor who left some of their players in awe.
Legendary boxing champion Muhammad Ali took in today’s...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 6:17 PM
A day after the Ravens were visited by boxing legend Muhammad Ali at their practice facility in Owings Mills, they hosted another one of the greatest athletes in modern history at Monday night’s season opener at M&T Bank Stadium. Olympic swimmer...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 10:45 AM
To the riders who watched the CTA board vote last week to cut their bus route so the agency could beef up service in other areas, consider the plight of Little Village.
In 1997, the CTA eliminated a bus route that traveled along 31st Street because the...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 2:40 PM
Before he was known as the greatest, Cassius Clay, aka Muhammad Ali was just a kid, living in a small one-story house in Louisville, Ky. The house now belongs to one of the boxer’s biggest fans.
Jared Weiss, a Las Vegas real estate investor...
| Oct 6, 2012
At Tark's Grill, diners arrive early for a shot at Table 601, with views of the patio scene and the goings-on at the bar. At Hampden's hot new Food Market, regulars have started zeroing in on the two quiet tables by the front window.
And at Kali's Court,...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 5:35 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — First came the art galleries. Then the boutiques. Then the food and drink (craft and farm-to-table, thank you very much). Then the — record store and trendy barbershop?
Yes, yes, yes and yes, and that equation, spread across...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 4:02 PM
Long before gaudy, gooey cupcakes became America’s default dessert, there was Lutz Olkiewicz. During his 25 years at the Drake Hotel, Chicago's grand master of sugar created delicate pastries, elegant cakes and intricately decorated tortes. ...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 5:31 PM
Nearly two decades ago, at age 24, one of America's most decorated distance swimmers decided to retire.
"I felt like I'd done it all," recounts Janet Evans, who competed in her first Olympics at age 16. "I'd won four gold medals over three Olympic...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 9:18 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - The ancient Greeks believed athletes should avoid sex before sport, but modern Olympians and scientists are torn over the merits of in-competition coitus and whether abstinence enhances performance.
For years coaches and athletes...
| Oct 21, 2011
When his multimillion-dollar deal at the Illinois teacher pension board suddenly stalled in Springfield seven years ago, Hollywood producer Thomas Rosenberg turned to an old friend for help.
William Cellini, a Springfield power broker whom Rosenberg knew...