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  • Omaha breathes new life into old neighborhoods

    Omaha breathes new life into old neighborhoods
    Admit it. The last time only time? you thought about Nebraska's biggest city was when Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning yelled "Omaha!" about 40 times in a playoff game last January. That was fun, sort of. Imagewise, pro sports haven't been...
  • Smithsonian exhibit

    COVENTRY- Connecticut Landmarks is hosting the Smithsonian Institution's "The Way We Worked" at the Nathan Hale Homestead from Saturday, Aug. 9 through Sunday, Sept. 14. The exhibit draws on the National Archives' photographic collections to document...
  • George W. Collins, pioneering broadcaster

    George W. Collins, pioneering broadcaster
    George W. Collins, a pioneering WMAR-TV broadcaster who earlier had been editor-in-chief of the Afro-American newspaper and covered the civil rights movement and political corruption in Maryland, died Thursday of renal failure at Union Memorial Hospital....
  • Hires and promotions at Lehigh Valley businesses

    MICHAEL PLATT has been promoted to systems administrator at Quandel Enterprises Inc., a local construction firm in Bethlehem. Platt will be the subject matter expert on Viewpoint infrastructure support, user data management, database management,...
  • Five food facts your life will not be the better for knowing

    Five food facts your life will not be the better for knowing
    Who needs important facts about food when you can spend your time with the weird stuff? For example: BOY, OH BOY! Perhaps, like me, you believed that Chef Boy-Ar-Dee was similar to Betty Crocker, a fictional figure created by an advertising firm....
  • Allentown and country: Great American road trips on a 3-hour drive

    Allentown and country: Great American road trips on a 3-hour drive
    If you've decided to take a car trip outside the Allentown area, you're in good company. Over the Independence Day weekend, AAA estimates almost 35 million Americans hit the road, the most since 2007. So if you've packed the car, filled the tank and...
  • Theodore 'Dutch' Van Kirk, navigator on Enola Gay, dies at 93

    Theodore "Dutch" Van Kirk, a navigator who on Aug. 6, 1945, guided the Enola Gay over Hiroshima to drop the first nuclear bomb in the history of warfare, died Monday at an assisted living facility in Stone Mountain, Ga. He was 93. The last surviving...
  • Getting up close and personal with Space Shuttle Atlantis

    Getting up close and personal with Space Shuttle Atlantis
    Atlantis is ready for its close-up. The orbiter that made the final flight of NASA's shuttle program now is in a new $100-million home created for it at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The 90,000-square foot attraction — called Space...
  • How to make the most of a trip to the nation's capital

    How to make the most of a trip to the nation's capital
    A spring break in the nation's capital is a rite of passage for some families, but if the airfare from the West Coast to the East has stretched your vacation budget, take heart. Many places are free, thanks to government funding (although the sequester...
  • Mexican artist from Coral Springs wins American Latino Museum design contest

    Whether painting for the faithful or family and friends, Ana Maria Villegas' art has been a constant source of motivation. Now she hopes her paintings will help inspire thousands of people like her. The Coral Springs housewife has won the 2013 Friends...
  • Art in the heart of family matter at new Epcot exhibit

    Art in the heart of family matter at new Epcot exhibit
    It was a third-grade homework assignment that sparked the creation of a collection of African-American art and artifacts on exhibit at Epcot. The Kinsey Collection, gathered by Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, grew from a desire to help their son, Khalil,...