| Jun 25, 2012
| 4:32 PM
ST. CLOUD, Fla. — The mother of all thrill rides? It's at Forever Florida, about 45 miles south of the Orlando theme parks.
The choice of thrills is yours. It could be Peregrine Plunge, smooth and straight and, at 1,300 feet, the longest zip line...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 1:07 PM
Archie Gregory has spent four decades visiting schools, riding in parades and speaking at functions to deliver one basic message: that he is not a hero. Not now, not ever.
In his mind, he wasn't a hero when the bombs first struck at Pearl Harbor on Dec....
| Jun 28, 2012
| 9:59 AM
In a drawer in my kitchen is a collection of plastic garbage bags. There is a similar drawer, with similar bags, on Mackinac Island, where I spend the summer. I've been thinking a bit lately, about the legacy I'll leave. I thought it would be my children....
| Jul 6, 2012
| 2:49 PM
The WOW Development Corporation announced Friday that they will no longer pursue building a half-billion dollar project because of a hog farm expansion in Henry County.
Trent Dishman, operator of 4D Livestock LLC, recently received a permit to...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 7:59 AM
Campbell Soup Co., maker of canned soups and packaged cookies, is moving in a fresher and more healthful direction with its $1.55-billion purchase of Bakersfield, Calif.-based Bolthouse Farms.
Now approaching its 100th anniversary, Bolthouse was among...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 4:42 PM
Queenstown farmer John Draper's corn crop looks bleak — ears that normally have 18 or 20 rows of kernels have 14 rows due to a lack of rain. Others have few or shriveled kernels, and some stalks haven't grown any ears at all.
Yet, with a shot at...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 5:41 AM
LOS ANGELES -- California might not be dry as a bone, but with the drought throughout most of the rest of the nation, it might as well be.
The drought is pushing up the cost of meat and milk and other dairy products for the state's consumers. That's...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 7:33 AM
Müller yogurt is touted as the number-one yogurt in the U.K., and now the Quaker Oats Company has brought the product to the United States. It’s being released in markets in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, including Hampton Roads, so look for it on...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 9:08 AM
This year's drought has already raised wholesale corn prices dramatically, and consumers will likely soon feel the pinch at the grocery store checkout. Economists are warning of a 3-4 percent rise in food prices this year and next as well, an especially...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 4:02 PM
I've called Glendale home since I was a toddler, but I've only recently begun to explore the history of the city I find comforting yet peculiar at the same time.
Glendale makes you work to find its personality. It's also a vortex filled with relics from...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 4:05 PM
To us, it seems that many dietary supplements are falling out of fashion in favor of real food.
For example, every day some new study says that multivitamins are no competition for a healthy diet. Some supplements even have a deleterious effect when...