| Aug 23, 2011
| 12:48 PM
A simple accident of the calendar put me in Manhattan last Sept. 11. I was there not for the memorial observance led by Vice President Joe Biden at ground zero but, because of a free weekend and a good airfare, to prove that there is a great outdoors in...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 6:52 PM
In 2001, the month of September promised to be an exciting time for Anne and Arthur Korff of Newport News.
Anne directed a women’s choral group called The Songbirds, and they were headed to Scotland to perform. Several husbands, including Arthur,...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 5:15 PM
Every year on Sept. 11, Ed Dadakis drives to the waterfront park at Greenwich Point to read an essay he wrote about how he avoided death that day.
He pulls out the detailed, seven-page report, which explains why he missed a morning meeting in his...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 8:39 PM
Growing up in New York, I watched the twin towers of the World Trade Center going up in the early 1970s. I recall how, at times, one of the buildings was rising a few floors faster than the other. But once it was all said and done, there they were —...
| Sep 11, 2011
| 8:21 PM
BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Amy Davidson was born in Phoenix on this day in 1979. This birthday gal earned recognition playing Kerry Hennessy on "8 Simple Rules" from 2002-05. She's guest-starred on "Ghost Whisperer", "Criminal Minds" and "CSI: NY," as well...
| Mar 28, 2011
| 4:22 PM
"Meadowlands: A Wetlands Survival Story"
By Thomas F. Yezerski
Farrar Straus Giroux, $17.99, ages 5-8
Did you think of the Meadowlands only as the proper name of a sport venue? Thomas Yezerski's pleasingly presented history of this "flat, wet place in...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 7:56 PM
Jason Miller has the dream job of many 9-year-olds: He builds things with Lego blocks for a living.
The 27-year-old Orlando resident has been fascinated by the colorful building bricks since he was a child. So after Merlin Entertainments Group...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 1:12 PM
THE SKINNY: Welcome to the world of "The X-Factor." From the start of Wednesday night's premiere, the "X" would take the foundations of "American Idol" — high drama, big lights and heartfelt stories — and build for the sky. This was an...
| Dec 28, 2010
CITY HALL — Glendale could receive solar power generated by a tower higher than the Empire State Building under a nearly $200-million agreement that goes to the City Council next week.
Earlier this month, the City Council introduced the proposed...
| Jan 6, 2011
| 11:10 AM
The owners of the Empire State Building have agreed to a two-year deal to buy wind-generated electricity to power the iconic skyscraper.
The deal, which was brokered with Green Mountain Energy, will make the Empire State Building the city's largest...
| May 13, 2011
| 4:30 PM
NEW YORK, NY (PIX 11) — Two men suspected of plotting what would have been the first terror attack in New York City since Osama bin Laden's death were arrested late Wednesday, officials announced.
The suspects were identified as 20-year-old...