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Crossing the Line -- medical marijuana

Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas for this weekly feature. This week: Medical marijuana.

September 06, 2014 8:24 pm
Frances Vermillion in wheel chair

Frances Vermillion in wheel chair

Pictured in this 2011 photo are Frances Vermillion, seated in the front, and back row from left, Jim Vermillion Jr. and sisters Cheri and Diane.

September 01, 2014 7:32 pm

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge invigorates cause

By now you have seen the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos.

September 01, 2014 12:00 am
REGION RANTS: Ice challenge holds water

REGION RANTS: Ice challenge holds water

When I was little and we played Duck, Duck, Goose, I would sit there, cross-legged and wincing, praying I wouldn't be tapped the next "goose" as a classmate walked around the circle.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am
World record flyer lands in LaPorte

World record flyer lands in LaPorte

LAPORTE | CarolAnn Garrartt started piloting small airplanes as a hobby, though not one that would allow her to see the world. 

July 27, 2014 10:00 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Nothing lucky about Lou Gehrig's disease

Friday was the 75th anniversary of the most famous farewell in the history of sports. On July 4, 1939 in Yankee Stadium, just two weeks after being diagnosed at the Mayo Clinic with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Lou Gehrig told the crowd, “I consider myself the luckiest man on the fac…

July 07, 2014 5:15 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Stumbling on steps in standards

“Football is the most popular sport in the world,” reads the opening line in an article forwarded to me by Medscape last month.

February 03, 2014 9:00 pm
AL HAMNIK: Saints' star Pierre Thomas has learned to play the media game

AL HAMNIK: Saints' star Pierre Thomas has learned to play the media game

NFL training camps open next week and Twitter world may work up the greatest sweat of all.

July 15, 2013 4:45 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Biopharmaceutical innovation boosts Hoosiers' health, wealth

GUEST COMMENTARY: Biopharmaceutical innovation boosts Hoosiers' health, wealth

Pearl Pathways, a life sciences consulting firm, recently announced plans to expand its operations in Indianapolis. This decision serves as a clear reminder that biopharmaceutical research plays a vitally important role in the Indiana economy.

March 06, 2013 12:00 am
Dealing with ALS

Dealing with ALS

The Dahl children, from left, Julia, 3, Gunnar, 7, and Andrew, 6, play a video game Friday at their home in unincorporated St. John Township.

June 17, 2012 12:00 am
Dealing with ALS

Dealing with ALS

Eric Dahl has been diagnosed with ALS. He is joined by his wife, Jean, and children Julia, 3, left, Andrew, 6, and Gunnar, 7.

June 17, 2012 12:00 am
Dealing with ALS

Dealing with ALS

Jean and Eric Dahl talk about Eric's ALS diagnosis Friday. He was diagnosed with the disease a year ago.

June 17, 2012 12:00 am
Dealing with ALS

Dealing with ALS

Eric Dahl takes a break from talking about ALS to help do a puzzle Friday with his wife, Jean, and 3-year-old daughter Julia. He was diagnosed with the disease a year ago.

June 17, 2012 12:00 am
Treasuring Father's Day

Treasuring Father's Day

Diagnosed with ALS last June, Eric Dahl is cherishing this Father's Day with his family.

June 17, 2012 12:00 am
Man fights ALS diagnosis with faith

Man fights ALS diagnosis with faith

In the past year, Eric Dahl's hands have gone from gripping baseballs to pressing puzzle pieces into place.

June 17, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Walk raises more than $720K for fight against ALS

Walk raises more than $720K for fight against ALS

CHICAGO | More than 5,000 people gathered on Sept. 10 at Montrose Harbor in Chicago for the Les Turner ALS Foundation's 10th annual ALS Walk4Life.

September 26, 2011 12:00 am
Walk raises more than $720K for fight against ALS

Walk raises more than $720K for fight against ALS

Liz Niezgoda and Connie Morley, both of Crete; Maureen Castner, of Cortland Manor, N.Y.; Vickie Fitzgerald, or Wallkill, N.Y.; Kelly Fitzgerald, of Lisle; Tom Fitzgerald, of Wallkill, N.Y.; Steve Fitzgerald, of Lansing; Cathy Yukon, of Dyer, and Randy Wisowaty, of Crete, surround Sue Fitzger…

September 26, 2011 12:00 am
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