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Schools try new anti-bullying tactic

Sep 15, 2013

Last school year, 11-year-old Ronan Schuelke wasn't sure what to do when another boy in his class shoved him and called him names in the lunchroom. This year, Ronan has been chosen by his peers at Stratford Middle School in Bloomingdale, Ill., to...

Guest program a key immigration battle

May 5, 2013

CHICAGO — The bustling fast-food restaurant on Chicago's Far South Side where Maria Torres works is the type of business that could be a proving ground for immigration legislation being considered in Congress. Torres, 52, who cooks and cleans at...

‘Sketchbook’ opens window on Mondavis’ life

Mar 6, 2013
‘Sketchbook’ opens window on Mondavis’ life

Robert and Margrit Mondavi personified the glamorous wine country life during their high-profile 28-year marriage. As America's most famous winemaker, Robert Mondavi proved what California vintners could achieve, while Margrit deftly wove wine, t...

Tater Tots inspire recipes, memories and imitators

Nov 7, 2012
Tater Tots inspire recipes, memories and imitators

When making home-made tator-tots, remember to fry them in batches.The Brothers Grigg had just started a frozen food company to make, among other things, french fries. But what to do with the scraps of spud left behind? These potato pieces wer...

Witness on burned babies violated privacy rules and school policies, university says

Jun 11, 2012

CHICAGO — The University of Washington has admonished a prominent surgeon who told lawmakers questionable stories about burned babies while testifying in favor of flame retardants. A university spokeswoman said Dr. David Heimbach violated school policy by failing to obtain permission before doing consulting work for the Citizens for Fire Safety Institute, a front...

Hey, y’all: All hail the versatile cast-iron skillet

May 1, 2012
Hey, y’all: All hail the versatile cast-iron skillet

The venerable cast-iron skillet can be used as a braising dish, frying pan or baking dish. Here, it turns out Bolivian-style corn pie.As interest continues to grow nationwide in all things Southern food – restaurants, chefs, cookbooks –...

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