News archive from 14 May 2013

Popular psychologist Joyce Brothers dead at 85

Popular psychologist Joyce Brothers dead at 85

LOS ANGELES Joyce Brothers, the pop psychologist who pioneered the television advice show in the 1950s and enjoyed a long and prolific career as a syndicated columnist, author, and television and film personality, has died. She was 85. Brothers died...

 
There’s 'Proof' of quality at CAST

There’s 'Proof' of quality at CAST

What was in the air of America, figuratively speaking, in the late 1990s? Film director Darren Aronofsky debuted with “Pi,” about a man driven mad by his belief that everything in nature can be understood through numbers. Sylvia...

 
Plan Commission recommends easing up on business signage rules

Plan Commission recommends easing up on business signage rules

Homer Glen planners are recommending the village ease up on some regulations for business signage. "Everyone has voiced an opinion that we need to loosen this thing up to make it much more business friendly," said Don Mitchell, a member of...

 
Popular psychologist Joyce Brothers dies at 85

Popular psychologist Joyce Brothers dies at 85

LOS ANGELES — Joyce Brothers, the pop psychologist who pioneered the television advice show in the 1950s and enjoyed a long and prolific career as a syndicated columnist, author, and television and film personality, has died. She was 85. Brothers died...

 
Charter replaces defective lights while city fails to do so for public school students in same building 

Charter replaces defective lights while city fails to do so for public school students in same building 

A South Bronx charter school founded by a former city councilwoman replaced its city-issued toxic lighting fixtures by itself — rather than waiting for a Department of Education retrofit for the public schools in the same building this summer, the...

 

Obama, Congress promise probe of IRS

WASHINGTON -- Political Washington reacted with bipartisan outrage Monday to reports that the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative organizations applying for special tax-exempt status – though questions have been raised about...

 

Kelly putting his mark on Eagles, vets say

PHILADELPHIA - Morsels of information have been leaking out of the NovaCare Complex since Chip Kelly held his first Eagles practices, which were closed to the media. Running back LeSean McCoy said the first three-day minicamp last month felt like a...

 
Miami Hurricanes get commitment from another QB but could lose Hialeah's Alin Edouard

Miami Hurricanes get commitment from another QB but could lose Hialeah's Alin Edouard

The future quarterback class at the University of Miami just expanded – that is, if Hialeah High's Alin Edouard doesn't back out of the oral pledge he made in February to play for UM, his “dream school” that he...

 

C R Bard to pay $48 million to settle kickback allegations, DOJ says

(Reuters) - Medical device maker C.R. Bard Inc will pay about $48.3 million to resolve allegations it made illegal payments to hospitals and physicians to entice them to buy its radiation treatment for prostate cancer, the Justice Department said. The...

 

Ryan Seacrest to produce 'Superstar Showdown' for Telemundo

Reality singing competitions have been very good to Ryan Seacrest, so it's no surprise that the longtime host of "American Idol" is seeking to produce another one for the ever-growing Spanish-speaking market on Telemundo. The new series,...

 

Frequently asked questions about Orr's report, city's future

Here are some frequently asked questions, and answers regarding Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr's 45-day report to the state and the status of the city under his leadership. Question: Can the emergency manager sell city assets to satisfy...

 

Plan Commission recommends easing up on business signage rules

Homer Glen planners are recommending the village ease up on some regulations for business signage. "Everyone has voiced an opinion that we need to loosen this thing up to make it much more business friendly," said Don Mitchell, a member of...

 

Bulls' Noah makes All-Defensive first team

Joakim Noah typically follows the same pattern when individual honors are concerned, which on Monday brought the Bulls' first All-Defensive first-team member since Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen for the 1997-98 season. He first downplays it. Then...

 

Fred Grimm: Boondoggle? Hey, it's for the kids

Tallahassee has long resonated with talk about our precious, precious school children. Except lately the allusion has become quite literal. It's as if our state legislators have come to regard little school kids as high-value commodities to be doled...

 

Dr. Joyce Brothers, famed TV psychologist, dies at 85

Dr. Joyce Brothers, a psychologist who became a pop-culture fixture after she turned to radio and television in the late 1950s to tend to the nation's psyche, has died. She was 85. Brothers died Monday in New York City, publicist Sanford Brokaw told...

 

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