WASHINGTON | They export BMWs and birdseed and plenty in between. Their middle class is growing fast enough to draw the likes of Marriott and Wal-Mart. China, Europe, Japan and the United States are vying to build roads and power plants there.
Malcolm Barber, 24, hopes to change his worldview as a member of the Peace Corps in Zambia, Africa. The Hammond resident arrived Feb. 3 after graduating from Purdue University with a degree in animal science and a concentration in biological science.
"Nattering nabobs of negativism" is probably the most enduring of the many alliterative pronouncements of Spiro Agnew, vice president in the Nixon administration until forced to resign because of corruption.
Three special children from a far away land will be especially thankful Thursday, while blending old and new table traditions.
Considerable news has been generated by U. S. military strikes in two African countries, while less commentary is resulting from the passing of a major military leader in Asia, but the two stories are related. Regarding war and revolution, fundamental lessons are enduring.
The current state of the young black community has gained my attention; therefore, I feel obligated to enlighten them about the early African civilizations and their importance in the development of western civilization.
VALPARAISO | Anyone wanting to beat the summer heat, listen to a free concert and maybe help save a child from being poisoned can come to the Splash Bash Concert Aug. 1 at the Central Park Plaza amphitheater.
The United Nations says one solution to world hunger is: Eat more bugs.
In response to an article about the president's trip to Africa and visit with Senegal's president, I took my flag down.
Have you ever heard of the expression “out in Timbuktu”? In case you did not know, Timbuktu is a city in Mali, a former French colony, that has been in the news recently. March marked the third month of French military involvement in Mali.
It’s not every day that you’re impacted by the words of another person, much less a person you've never met before.
INDIANAPOLIS | Ezekiel "Ziggy" Ansah knew nothing about the NFL when he was growing up. Now, he could be a first-round pick in April's draft.
With the reign of Pope Benedict XVI having ended Thursday, Catholicism is at a crossroads.
Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.
Lauren Falk, a 2007 Portage High School graduate, is home for the holidays after spending more than a year volunteering with the Peace Corps in Africa. She works at a clinic and assists in lessons in nutrition, family planning, HIV/AIDS prevention and sex education.
Lauren Falk says her work with the Peace Corps in Africa has taught her to appreciate things Americans often take for granted, such as education and the opportunities it provides.
Lauren Falk, a 2007 Portage High School graduate, poses with some of her students during a break from painting a map of Africa. Falk has been serving with the Peace Corps in Togo, a country in western Africa.
Lauren Falk, a 2007 Portage High School graduate, uses a microscope to show a water sample to students in Togo, a west African country. Falk, who is back in the Portage area visiting family, has been serving with the Peace Corps in Africa.
CHESTERTON | A Chesterton man who said he is not an avid cyclist will trek more than 1,600 miles by bike next month to raise money for an African orphanage.
I can't believe it's not wood: It's porcelain with the look and texture of rustic, reclaimed wood (www.settecento.com ). The tile line, called Lodge, works well in areas like this pool surround, where wood would look nice but the real thing is impractical.
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