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WGNO NewsGlynn Boyd is an award-winning reporter who began working as a journalist in 1985. Glynn worked in Houston at KPRC-TV for three years before returning home to New Orleans. Prior to Houston, Glynn worked in Baton Rouge, Montgomery, Alabama, Lafayette,...
WGN NewsDennis and Judy Fradin The books are available at public libraries or: Dennis and Judy Fradin's Books A former teacher, Judy's writing career began in the late 1980's as a researcher for her husband Dennis' books. While researching famous people...
Tribune reporter"Writing" seems an inadequate word to describe what Stephen Sondheim has done, yet it is the breadth, impact and influence of his writing that have won him the 2011 Chicago Tribune Literary Prize for lifetime achievement. The 81-year-old composer and...
BUFFALO, NY -- A disabled war veteran fell to his death from a 208-foot-tall rollercoaster late on Friday afternoon, tragically ending his miraculous return to normal post-war life. U.S. Army Sergeant James Hackemer, 29, a double amputee, fell from the...
For Ramadan, the Islamic holy month that falls in August this year, we asked a few people in South Florida why they became Muslim and what it has meant to them. Here are the last two. Patricia Salahuddin Patricia Salahuddin teaches at the Design and...
Tags: Lake Worth, Islam, Ramadan, Christianity, Christian Orthodoxy
As I peruse the News Press this week, budget cuts seem to be a recurring theme all over town. Of course, I’d have to be deaf, dumb and blind not to notice. I can’t stop thinking about the misguided branding effort our city was so hot to...
A new report from the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation finds obesity rates have risen. Alaska ranks 30th on the list tied with Virginia. In 1995 the state ranked 17th. In 2010 not a single state lowered its obesity rate....
CNNLOS ANGELES -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced new guidelines in Washington Monday requiring health insurance plans beginning on or after August 1, 2012 to cover several women's preventive services, including birth control and...
1830: Plans for the city of Chicago were laid out. 1892: Andrew and Abby Borden were axed to death in their home in Fall River, Mass. Lizzie Borden, Andrew's daughter from a previous marriage, was accused of the killings, but acquitted at trial. 1917:...
David "Honeyboy" Edwards, the son of a sharecropper, the grandson of a slave and — for an extraordinary 80-plus years — the voice of the Delta blues, died Monday at his home in Chicago, said his longtime manager, Michael Frank. He was 96 and...
Tags: Fine Arts, Slavery, Arts, Muddy Waters, Chicago Tribune
Reuters reporterThe number of obese U.S. adults rose in 16 states in the last year, helping to push obesity rates in a dozen states above 30 percent, according to a report released on Thursday. By that measure, Mississippi is the fattest state in the union with an adult...
Temperatures in the mid-90s on Monday drove Marilyn Ramirez to the beach at Rocky Point Park, where her children splashed in the Chesapeake Bay. But they probably won't be back at week's end. With temperatures forecast to rise to 102 degrees by Friday,...
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