- Ex-Gov. Ryan speaks at Chicago Mandela tribute Updated: Dec-15-13 10:02 pm
- Kevin Pearce eager to watch snowboarding in Sochi Updated: Dec-12-13 5:05 pm
CHICAGO - In one of his first public appearances since being released from prison this year, former Illinois Gov. George Ryan told attendees at a memorial service Sunday that Nelson Mandela played a role in his 2003 decision to empty death row.
After a bustling schedule to promote his movie, snowboarder Kevin Pearce decided to unwind with a little excursion into the Canadian backcountry.