| Oct 1, 2010
It's known, locally and in numerous architectural archives, as the "Castle House," but you'd never find it if you went in search of a castle-like structure along New London's waterfront Pequot Avenue.
Instead of an ornate and massive bastion of...
| May 16, 2011
We've all been told smoking is bad for your health and can possibly kill you.
And... once you light up you won't be able to stop.
But according to, Louis Camilleri, the CEO of Philip Morris international says "While it is addictive, it is not hard to...
| Jul 16, 2010
They helped Rod Blagojevich ascend to the top of state government, and they cooperated with federal agents in bringing him down.
In between, the three former confidants made lucrative careers for themselves by trading on their access to the Democratic...
| May 26, 2010
The Food and Drug Administration is working to lift the smokescreen clouding the ingredients used in cigarettes and other tobacco products.
In June, tobacco companies must tell the FDA their formulas for the first time, just as drugmakers have for...
| Mar 28, 2010
Chicago Bears defensive tackle Israel Idonije has taken a significant loss on his three-bedroom house in Vernon Hills, selling it for $480,000.
A Manitoba, Canada, native who has played for the Bears since 2004, Idonije, 29, sold the 3,081-square-foot...
| Aug 5, 2009
Maybe it's the summer heat. Or maybe, like a lot of people, I've given up all hope of any bold leadership in California when it comes to the budget.
Whatever the reason, I'm getting more comfortable with the idea of a beer company sponsoring a state...
| Feb 21, 2007
Every four years, the question arises: Is America ready for a [insert reductive noun here] in the White House? 2008 promises to be an especially rich year for such speculation, with candidates that include a woman, a Mormon, a Latino, a plagiarist, a...
| Apr 13, 2009
After hearing arguments in a long-running Oregon case involving the death of a cigarette smoker, the U.S. Supreme Court has essentially said "never mind,” dismissing the case and leaving unresolved an important question: When can state courts ignore...
| May 27, 2009
Gov. Charlie Crist signed into law a $1-per-pack cigarette tax hike Wednesday the biggest of its kind in Florida history -- saying he hopes to kill the habit that results in thousands of deaths every year.
"I view it more as a health issue than a tax...
| Dec 5, 2008
For years the Sundance Film Festival has featured a smattering of big-time stars in its smaller movies. But January's gathering might have more recognizable faces than most Sundance red carpets in recent memory -- Jim Carrey, Richard Gere, William Hurt,...
| Feb 14, 2008
Insurance profits versus patients
Re "Doctors balk at request for data," Feb. 12
The attempt by Blue Cross to enlist doctors as informants was an effort to prevent those sick enough to require coverage from getting it. This letter to doctors was only...