November 12, 2017
ROCHELLE, Ill. — Arnett E. Washington II learned from an early age that despite his cerebral palsy, he would have to do things on his own to earn people’s respect.
Now 43, and deep into training for a pair of bodybuilding competitions, he still is proving himself.
November 11, 2017
NEW YORK — Amanda Morales sees her children off to school each day from the entrance of a gothic church, but she won’t even venture onto the sidewalk for fear of what may happen if she leaves the building where she has been a virtual prisoner for more than two months.
Morales has been…
November 10, 2017
Five hundred years ago, on Oct. 31, 1517, an obscure German monk named Martin Luther set forces in motion that continue to shape our lives — regardless of creed — to this day, perhaps nowhere more so than in America.
Civilization turns and advances on strong people and their ideas,…
November 09, 2017
NEW YORK — The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday lifted its ban of Los Angeles Times reporters and critics from its press screenings after a widespread backlash prompted several media outlets to announce their own boycotts of Disney movies.
In a statement Tuesday, Disney said it was restoring access…
November 08, 2017
Raise your hand if you make certain dishes for Thanksgiving just so you’ll have them for leftovers. Yes, buying a huge turkey to feed six counts. Guilty as charged.
But even if you live for leftover turkey sandwiches and carrot pudding, you’ve probably faced that Thanksgiving fatigue…
November 07, 2017
WASHINGTON— A first attempt at gene therapy for a disease that leaves babies unable to move, swallow and, eventually, breathe has extended the tots’ lives, and some began to roll over, sit and stand on their own, researchers reported Wednesday.
Only 15 babies with spinal muscular…
November 06, 2017
What is that great sound on Kelly Clarkson’s new album? It is proud, it is sexy, it is funny. Oh, yes, that is the sound of freedom.
ing of Life,” her first album since leaving long-time home Sony, the former “American Idol” winner sOn “Meaneems liberated, more…
November 04, 2017
LUTZ, Fla. — They were everywhere at Steinbrenner High School. Teens with panic-stricken faces, furiously slapping one thigh, then the other.
My phone. Where is my phone?
Then they’d remember.
They were reading Ray Bradbury’s 1953 novel Fahrenheit 451, and the assignment from…
November 04, 2017
Mount Pisgah Presbyterian Church will be celebrating 126 years of ministry to the community and the city of Rocky Mount.
On Nov. 14 and 15, the celebration will begin at 7 p.m. with revival services led by the Rev. Richard Gerald of Metropolitan Baptist Church.
A celebration with family and friends…
November 03, 2017
Nash UNC Health Care received good news on its latest biannual Leapfrog safety grade, though the news was not as good as it wanted.
The hospital returned to a C safety rating for the fall rankings after dropping to a D rating in the spring. This score brings the hospital back to the same C rating…