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  • HGTV builds into a top cable network on foundation of no-frills shows

    HGTV builds into a top cable network on foundation of no-frills shows
    As hard as it may be to imagine, there was a time not so long ago when few Americans had ever heard the expression "man cave." In 1994, PBS' trusty "This Old House" was the best known of a handful of home-improvement programs on the airwaves. The idea...
  • Miami's Virginia Key transforms from desolate hammock to tropical wilderness

    Miami's Virginia Key transforms from desolate hammock to tropical wilderness
    MIAMI - Just seven years ago, the 17-acre hammock in Historic Virginia Key Beach Park was as desolate as a moonscape, but now it brims with native plants and wildlife. Volunteer Gary Hunt, armed with a Home Depot fanny pack and a floppy tan hat, walks...
  • Angling for the benefits of oyster restoration

    Angling for the benefits of oyster restoration
    "Fish on!" called P.J. Klavon, as he reached for a trap hauled from the placid waters of the Tred Avon River. Inside the black metal cage wriggled a single white perch, a safe distance from a blue crab. The fish weren't exactly jumping last week into...
  • China will not fill U.S void in Afghanistan but will help rebuild: official

    China does not seek to fill a void left in Afghanistan by the withdrawal of U.S. troops but will play a "huge" commercial role in helping rebuild the country, a newly appointed Chinese special envoy said Monday. China, which is connected to...
  • Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    The Cubs got a lot of press last year over the amount spent on international signings. The perception was it was a deep group and the Cubs got some of the best out there. When do you think we will start to see some of these kids coming up through the...
  • A midcentury modern makeover: home edition

    A midcentury modern makeover: home edition
    "At this time of year, it's so dry that your cocktail doesn't sweat," explains Randy Shemaitis from the sunny poolside patio of the home he shares with husband Keith Zabel. The lack of summer humidity in their new home in Palm Springs, Calif., is a...
  • Revitalizing the Balboa Bay Club

    Revitalizing the Balboa Bay Club
    As the holiday drew near, managers at the Balboa Bay Club discovered that the round frame for the tiered Fourth of July cake had been crushed in storage. The reaction was immediate: "We have to have the cake," explained Aaron Trent, director of member...
  • Emanuel urges Cubs, rooftop owners to avoid court

    Emanuel urges Cubs, rooftop owners to avoid court
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today offered the latest tea leaves to read in the ongoing saga over possible renovations to Wrigley Field, saying he encouraged the Chicago Cubs and owners of rooftop buildings to continue to negotiate on a deal that would avoid a...
  • Library officials show off Savage Branch's $6.1M makeover

    Library officials show off Savage Branch's $6.1M makeover
    The Savage branch of the Howard County Public Library is once again set to become an open book after an extensive renovation designed to modernize the aging facility and highlight a science and technology theme. "The goal was to make this a more open...
  • Tollway moves ahead on Orland Grassland South restoration

    Tollway moves ahead on Orland Grassland South restoration
    Illinois tollway officials gave early approval to plans to spend $7.1 million restoring wetlands in Orland Grassland South, one of the Forest Preserves of Cook County's newest sites. Last summer, the tollway announced it would partner with the Cook...
  • Broward Health North to get $70 million expansion

    Broward Health North to get $70 million expansion
    Broward Health North is breaking ground on a $70 million renovation that will add more operating rooms and a state-of-the art Emergency Department to handle a growing number of trauma patients. Plans also include a new energy plant and an updated...