| Nov 18, 2010
| 8:09 PM
Traffic is flowing a bit smoother near the busy shopping area near Independence Center in eastern Independence thanks to the completion of a new roadway project, and holiday shoppers say that the timing of the Jackson Drive project couldn't have been...
| Dec 21, 2010
In a workshop just east of Sacramento, inventor John Powell operates a civilian space program called JP Aerospace, creating aircraft that fly to the edge of Earth's atmosphere. But recently, he launched a side project that is firmly rooted here on the...
| May 9, 2012
| 4:54 AM
Before the Texas Rangers' Josh Hamilton did it Tuesday night, the Cleveland Indians' Rocky Colavito was the only player to hit four home runs in a game against the Orioles. Colavito went deep four times at Memorial Stadium on June 10, 1959. Here's a story...
| May 14, 2012
| 6:53 AM
Howard County must act soon to improve its public transit options, the county's new transportation chief says, arguing that the growing population will be choked with traffic in coming years if people are not provided with better options.
John Powell Jr....
| Jun 20, 2012
Eve Carlson, of Towson, was named to the spring semester dean's list at Bucknell University, in Lewisburg, Pa.
Bethany Reynolds, of Timonium, a junior at Washington and Lee University, has been selected for the spring/summer 2012 Johnson Opportunity...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 5:48 AM
Blame it on Lawrence Welk.
If you're unfamiliar with that name, members of the American Accordionists' Association will give you an extra-warm welcome to their festival in Baltimore this week.
Accordionists in this country have long struggled with the...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 12:11 PM
A bench trial began this morning for a Joliet woman charged with fatally striking a man who accepted a $5 party bet to take a punch from her.
Tiffany Startz, 22, is charged with reckless conduct and battery, accused of punching John Powell, 25, in the...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 10:09 AM
A Will County judge this morning dismissed charges against a woman whose party-game punch killed a man who had accepted $5 to be struck once in the face.
Tiffany Startz, 22, had been on trial charged with reckless conduct and battery, accused of punching...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 9:38 AM
An unmanned airship created by a Rancho Cordova company flew a record-breaking 95,085 feet into the air.
JP Aerospace took their Tandem airship to Nevada’s Black Rock Desert Saturday and launched the twin balloon device. Tandem is controlled...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 11:08 AM
For weeks, John Powell and Diana Yau have been taking evening walks by the new Montrose Trader Joe’s, peeking inside the windows. When they finally stepped inside during the grand opening Friday morning, Powell had one word to describe the moment:...
| Dec 3, 2008
"One of the things music does is it makes characters sympathetic. And the last thing I was going to do was have you come away thinking, 'Oh, that poor Richard Nixon!' "
So "Frost/Nixon" composer Hans Zimmer does have a conscience, although such...