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Before you — or a kid you've fed, oh, since birth — pack up all those earthly belongings, and head away from home at the end of summer (maybe to college, perhaps the Peace Corps or backpacking across the Sahara), take our Kitchen Survival...
Tags: Hamburgers, Honey, Butter, Lifestyle and Leisure, Mustard
"Whirled News Tonight" *** Absurd and often just plain depressing, the news on any given day is always ripe for a send-up. Jon Stewart knows it. The Onion knows it. And the long-running improvised show "Whirled News Tonight" knows it. Coming up on its...
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There is no single solution to America's interrelated problems of massive debt, high unemployment, youthful angst and general lack of civility in society. But any idea that could address several of these issues simultaneously would at least be worth...
Special to Tribune NewspapersThe Museum of Contemporary Art celebrated 15 years of performances on the MCA stage with its benefit, "remixed/reimagined." The evening began with an outdoor reception on the front plaza that included food from some of Chicago's food trucks, plus mini...
Dr. James Patrick Connaughton, a psychiatrist who was the founder and first director of what became the Johns Hopkins Children and Adolescent Mental Health Center, died Sunday of pancreatic cancer at his Cloisters home in the Woodbrook neighborhood of...
Q13 FOX News reporterJason Puracal was sentenced to 22 years in prison in Nicaragua. Now, his family has asked the U.S. Government for help. They plan to rally outside the Paramount Theatre this Sunday, where President Obama will be speaking. “You can`t put an innocent...
Tags: Organized Crime, Judges, Prosecution, Crimes, Nicaragua
South Bend Tribune Staff WriterLike many women in the 1970s, Betty Stuart was a wife and mother - and frustrated with her life. Her path to change would soon beckon. “My third marriage was over, and I didn’t really know what my state of mind was,” the 85-year-old...
South Bend Tribune Staff WriterEcuador was beautiful, and it didn’t take long for Betty Stuart to quickly feel at home there. She lived among the people she was helping. When she volunteered in the 1970s, Peace Corps policy was to place volunteers with local families. This would...
South Bend Tribune Staff WriterFrom the moment Betty Stuart met Mechi, they were attached to each other. Betty was determined to make the little girl’s life better. Betty worked with her every day. She taught her how to eat, dress and brush her teeth. Mechi was progressing...
South Bend Tribune Staff WriterBetty Stuart was not giving up her quest to adopt Mechi, the little girl she had bonded with. They headed back to Ecuador. But a bit of unfinished business remained. Mechi's parents were alive, and Betty had to ask their permission to adopt her. "I...
Having just observed Yom Kippur, Zoey Solomon knew what it felt like to be hungry. But, as the 9-year-old walked through an exhibit Sunday depicting the lives of malnourished children from around the world, she still wrinkled her nose at a container of...
One-hundred percent proficiency no laughing matter To the editor: This letter is not about Tim Rowland saying, "Schools are chasing results that are flatly unobtainable." Nor is it about the editorial pronouncing some children "incapable of...
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