| Jan 30, 2015
| 10:49 AM
Planning to give your valentine a bouquet of red roses? That's sweet of you, but may we suggest a more surprising option (particularly if your special someone favors unique home decor)? Gypsum roses.
These delicate crystal clusters — also referred...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 6:34 AM
In November, a pair of technology journalists issued the latest in what seems to be a constant stream of announcements proclaiming the start of a book publishing revolution. First, co-authors Jason Hiner and Lyndsey Gilpin said they would crowdfund...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 6:02 PM
This is the full text, as prepared for delivery, of President Obama's sixth State of the Union address.
Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans:
We are fifteen years into this new century. Fifteen years that dawned...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 11:14 AM
It is always a joy to observe the new City Council members as they take office and embark on their various concepts of public service.
We have always gone on the assumption that a new broom sweeps clean the remnants of bad government.
However, as Ross...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 9:32 AM
EBay plans to cut 2,400 jobs, or 7 percent of its work force, in the first quarter as it prepares to spin off its PayPal business, which employs hundreds in the Baltimore area.
The job cuts will fall across its PayPal, marketplaces and enterprise...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 2:30 AM
Q: What can you tell me about this platter inherited from my grandparents? Does the mark indicate that it was made between 1870-1896?
A: Noting that "Ltd." is missing from the mark on her ceramic piece, our reader wonders if the wording (or lack thereof)...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 9:01 AM
A one-time Leesburg aviation figure who lied about the airworthiness of a propeller sold on eBay to an Oregon buyer was sentenced to one year in federal prison, officials announced today.
Clive Felix Ure, 58, of Zephyrhills also must pay more than $67,...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 6:26 PM
Not since Alexander Graham Bell twisted pairs of wires together in the 1870s has the simple telephone technology that has served Americans for generations — the landline — faced such a threat to its existence.
It's not just that droves of...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 6:07 PM
For years, eating McDonald's Big Mac Special Sauce on something other than the Oak Brook-based company's own menu items has been a foodie's fantasy.
Now, McDonald's has made the possibilities for enjoying the relish-mayo-mustard-onion-garlic...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 1:07 PM
Ever wonder why gift cards are so popular? They're easy for the gift-giver but even more popular with the stores. Reason? Because retailers know that as many as 10 percent of gift cards will never be redeemed. I must admit, I have a few still lying around...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 10:20 PM
Few things are more frustrating than losing your keys or more gratifying than finding them, but Jonathan Rogers felt neither emotion when he found a Key to the City of Fort Lauderdale in South Africa.
Rogers saw a piece of history.
He says the key...