| Oct 12, 2013
| 10:35 PM
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii -- Belgium’s Frederik Van Lierde won the Ironman World Championship on Saturday, running down the leaders and bursting into the lead with less than 10 miles to go.
In muggy, but calm conditions, Van Lierde finished the 2.4-...
| Jul 25, 2013
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| Jul 21, 2013
| 4:01 AM
Francis De Vleeschouwer fetches a tarnished trophy from 1931 and brings it to the dinner table where the effusive vase of roses and Old World art remind me that we are in a home in the Belgian city of Aalter.
The trophy -- his father's prize from a...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 12:30 AM
| Jul 17, 2013
| 4:30 AM
| Jul 16, 2013
| 10:08 PM
On a trip to Italy last month, a group of Northern State University students saw some of the great art of the Western world. They saw Michelangelo's David and Sandro Botticelli's “Birth of Venus.”
The cultural experience was not limited...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 8:23 AM
Low-cost carrier Jetairfly plans to launch new non-stop service between Miami and Brussels, Belgium starting April 4, Miami International Airport officials said recently.
The new service will mark the Belgian airline’s first U.S. route and...
| Sep 10, 2013
5148 N. Clark St. 773-334-9851
Looks like: A European tavern, complete with vintage beer posters and a pot-bellied stove
Smells like: An herbal mix of celery, thyme, bay leaf and wheat beer that wafts from steaming bowls of the bar's near-...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 9:54 AM
"All war must be just the killing of strangers against whom you feel no personal animosity; strangers whom, in other circumstances, you would help if you found them in trouble, and who would help you if you needed it."
Mark Twain wrote that in "The...
| Sep 4, 2013
What it is:
You might be familiar with Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Sumpin', a well-hopped wheat ale available year-round; it is one of the brewery's finest offerings.
Little Sumpin' Wild, the brewery's late summer-early fall seasonal release, is Little...
| Sep 3, 2013
When Michael Newman read the personal account of his grandfather's journey through France during World War II, he immediately wanted to retrace that path. At 17, the opportunity wasn't there, but by his junior year at Northern State University, the...