| Apr 19, 2013
If snowy sidewalks aren't cleared, it's difficult to get around, but for James Mack and Dawn Brush, among many others, uncleared snow is an obstacle that can affect mobility even more.
Mack, 31, uses a motorized wheelchair. Brush, 60, goes out with her...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 5:14 PM
Last week, I shared with you the disturbing stories of profoundly disabled children being asked to take standardized tests that defy common sense.
A tube-fed 10-year-old being asked questions about which fruit he would like to eat.
| Apr 24, 2013
| 2:30 AM
| Apr 10, 2013
| 5:46 AM
A new report indicates that babies who are born to blind mothers have a higher level of visual attention than their counterparts born to sighted mothers, according to a LiveScience report.
The study, originally published in the journal Proceedings of...
| Apr 15, 2013
What would you miss seeing most if you went blind?
The sunrise. The lake. The spot in your living room where the morning sun pours in.
Your spouse. Your child. Your friends.
All the sights your eyes drink in — words on a page,...
| Apr 16, 2013
Amby Burfoot was a little more than a half mile from the finish line Monday, running happily with childhood friends from Groton, when suddenly a human traffic jam confronted him.
"I thought it was drunken college students," Burfoot said. "As I got...
| May 5, 2013
| 7:16 PM
After spending decades working in the deep coal mines in Somerset County, Johnny Fritz began driving truck for Pile's Concrete Production Co. of Friedens in 2005.
The Somerset County native had no way of anticipating that two years later he would drive...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 7:01 AM
By request, and because in a few days I will be at the American Copy Editors Society's national conference with several people who, by the uncanniest of coincidences, bear the same names as certain characters, here is the fifth Grammarnoir serial in one...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 7:53 AM
Bonnie Bessor's job can take its toll after a while. As executive director of Rebuilding Together, she's responsible for finding ways to help low-income Baltimore residents with home repair, maintenance projects and money to pay for the heat.
| Apr 5, 2013
| 3:09 PM
Jennifer Lopez used to judge on "American Idol." Now she's going to sing with Andrea Bocelli on "Dancing With the Stars."
Their duet of "Quizas, Quizas, Quizas" will be featured on the results show at 9 p.m. Tuesday on ABC. The network promised the duet...
| Mar 25, 2013
If she had played at UConn, Elena Delle Donne would have been a rock star, not only in Delaware, but everywhere. If she had stayed at UConn for more than two days, she not only would have had won two national championships, she could have run the table....