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  • Insurance company balks at covering cost of defective shingles

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: A tornado-like storm occurred a couple of years ago and damaged my roof. The roof was installed when the house was built almost 10 years ago. The roofing shingle is a three-tab, 30-year shingle that has proved to...
  • All Together Now at Howard library branches

    Central Library 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. 410-313-7860. •All Together Now. Saturdays, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. All ages; 30 minutes. •Brick Science. Sat., June 7, 2 p.m. Experience science with LEGO bricks. Ages 6-10....
  • From 'flophouse' to fabulous in Venice

    From 'flophouse' to fabulous in Venice
    Many homeowners like to share their impressive before-and-after stories. Like how they transformed a shabby den into a spiffy new entertainment center or turned a dated kitchen into something refreshingly new. But designer Emily Kovner and her client...
  • Smog-busting roof tiles could clean tons of pollution, study says

    Smog-busting roof tiles could clean tons of pollution, study says
    UC Riverside researchers say they have demonstrated an inexpensive roof coating that gobbles up smog-forming pollutants and, if widely adopted, could clean tons of air pollution from Southern California each day. In a laboratory experiment,...
  • Spillway improvements spring forth on Schantz Road

    Q: Why has there never been a guide rail erected at the hard curve on Schantz Road at the Schantz Spring reservoir to protect the spillway from wayward vehicles? PennDOT rumble-stripped the center line last year, but no guide rail. Also, repeated runoff...
  • How to replace missing roofing shingles

    How to replace missing roofing shingles
    DEAR TIM: A powerful rain and wind storm damaged the asphalt shingles on my home. My neighbors are telling me I need a new roof. I think it can be repaired. The wind blew off a few shingles here and there. The roof is only three years old, so I don't feel...
  • Small fire near Goliath coaster at Six Flags

    Small fire near Goliath coaster at Six Flags
    Gurnee firefighters were at Six Flags Great America this afternoon after roof shingles caught fire on a structure attached to the park’s new wooden roller coaster, Goliath. Those shingles, located above the station where passengers eventually will...
  • Need it clean? Apply just a little pressure

    Need it clean? Apply just a little pressure
    In the do-it-yourself world, more is usually better — the bigger drill, the mower that cuts a wider swath — but not with pressure washers. Electric models can boost household water pressure of about 50 pounds per square inch (psi) to 2,000...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Children can develop shingles

    I recently treated a 2-year-old with a most interesting history who subsequently developed a weird rash. Oddly enough, I'd read an article shortly after seeing this child that described his case perfectly. I only wish I'd seen the story a week earlier....
  • How Lego earned the wrath of the 'gender-neutral toys' crowd

     How Lego earned the wrath of the 'gender-neutral toys' crowd
    There's a war against Legos. I know what you're thinking: How could anyone have a beef with those colorful, plastic toy bricks with which you can build cities, stage your own Bible stories or reenact the Trojan War, the Civil War or Star Wars? And hasn'...
  • How to install a new laminate floor in hours

    DEAR TIM: My husband wants to create a man cave for himself, and I have my eyes on a corner of our basement for a craft room. I'm not a fan of harsh concrete floors and want to install laminate flooring. I've got very little experience with all things...