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  • Hawaii: Restoration of Waikiki mural is a work of art

    Hawaii: Restoration of Waikiki mural is a work of art
    A towering rainbow of mosaic tiles once again glitters at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki.   The original mural, which soared 31 stories up the side of the Rainbow Tower at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, was unveiled in 1968....
  • FPL busy on new $1.2 billion Port Everglades plant

    FPL busy on new $1.2 billion Port Everglades plant
    One year after demolishing its 1960s oil-fired plant at Port Everglades known for its red-striped stacks, Florida Power & Light Co. has cleared away the debris and completed about 10 percent of its new $1.2 billion plant that will be fueled by cleaner and...
  • City, schools have differing views of tennis court repair

    City, schools have differing views of tennis court repair
    Laguna Beach Unified School District trustees are sticking with their goal of getting a bid for a more extensive tennis court repair project after hearing the city's proposal for a less-expensive solution. Trustees met with City Council members and...
  • Behind the Grand Pour: Building L.A.'s new tallest tower

    Behind the Grand Pour: Building L.A.'s new tallest tower
    Michael Marchesano gazed out the window of his third-floor office in downtown Los Angeles and didn't like what he saw. In a far corner of an excavated pit, five stories deep and the size of a city block, stood a mound of dirt as big as a small house. It...
  • Buyers should look for signs that a home hasn't been well-maintained

    To hear professional home inspectors tell it, Americans take better care of their automobiles than their homes. Consequently, every home buyer should plan to spend the $400 to $600 necessary to have the house they like best thoroughly examined by an...
  • Concrete is not the problem [Letter]

    Concrete is not the problem [Letter]
    I've known Brian Dolan for nearly 25 years, back to a time when I was the concrete engineer and he was an assistant district engineer, both for the Maryland State Highway Administration. As old colleagues, I wasn't surprised to see his informative...
  • Some online retailers seeing value in opening bricks-and-mortar shops

    Some online retailers seeing value in opening bricks-and-mortar shops
    Some of the hippest online retailers around are pioneering an old concept: offline retailing. After years of squeezing traditional retailers, e-commerce companies that were once digital-only are seeing the value of hanging up shingles in malls and...
  • Porous pavement gets another tryout in Maryland

    Porous pavement gets another tryout in Maryland
    The concrete oozed rather than poured out of the mixer truck, almost as if reluctant to cover the ground — partly because it won't, entirely. Laborers shoveled pebbly gobs around to form a new sidewalk at a park-and-ride lot in Waysons Corner, one...
  • Clay nation: Signe Yberg talks about ceramics craze

    Clay nation: Signe Yberg talks about ceramics craze
    The first-known ceramics were ceremonial figurines fashioned 24,000 years ago. So it's safe to call ceramic art an ancient industry. Yet it's also an evolving and of-the-moment one. A spate of contemporary ceramicists who specialize in small-batch,...
  • Bath renovation tips

     Bath renovation tips
    Bathrooms are not much over 10 percent of the floor space in typical homes. But per square foot, they're often the most expensive due to all the plumbing, fixtures and finishes like tile instead of drywall. That goes for remodeling, too, where estimates...
  • Meet candidates for upcoming primary

    Meet candidates for upcoming primary
    Florida's primary is Aug. 26. The League of Women Voters of The Villages/Tri-County Area will sponsor a judicial meet and greet from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Candidates for judicial races including...