Tuesday, March 22, 2011

From art to intervention: Chicago native making water filters in Dominican Republic, Haiti that were inspired in art class

"Prayer alone was no longer enough for Lisa Ballantine, who watched the families fill their baby bottles with murky river water that sickened and even killed their children.

After returning from a yearlong mission trip to the Dominican Republic in 2000, Ballantine, 43, knew there must be a way to help villagers who had neither plumbing nor a way to sanitize their water supply."

For more on how Ballantine is making a difference, click here.

Spelling bee winners everywhere lose the first-ever national champ

"Frank Neuhauser, a Washington area patent lawyer who made headlines more than 85 years ago when he won the first-ever national spelling bee, died March 11 at his home in Silver Spring. He was 97."

Click here for more on this spelling champion.