| Jul 20, 2011
| 7:45 AM
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By Jim Gorzelany
Most of us spent at least one summer vacation crowded into a station wagon, minivan or SUV, passing the time playing car-spotting games and...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 7:57 AM
With hundreds of hatchlings squirming in the tanks below, dignitaries from Florida Atlantic University, the city of Boca Raton and the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center celebrated an improvement in their accommodations.
Over the past year, FAU's marine...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:33 AM
About 30 residents of Orland Park's Maycliff subdivision gathered at a village board meeting Monday night to urge trustees to do something about worsening flooding problems.
"The joke on Facebook is we're lakefront property again," said Kim Dombrowski....
| Dec 23, 2013
| 12:30 PM
So-called "vampire" TV set-top boxes that devour more power than some refrigerators are on their way out -- at least, most of them are.
Big cable and satellite TV providers and their manufacturing partners have agreed to curtail energy-hungry boxes for...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 6:22 PM
Maintenance emergencies seem to happen at the most inopportune times.
The boiler conks out during the coldest day of the year. A frozen plumbing pipe bursts on a holiday. The 25-year-old roof sprouts a serious leak just as the reserve account was...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 1:16 PM
Washing dishes is the least fun part of any dinner party. Even if you have a dishwasher, the time it takes to rinse the plates, load and unload could be better spent downing a martini with friends.
A Swedish design firm called Tomorrow Machine has a...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Tractor trailers filled with dead car batteries made their way up to Gopher Resource's recycling plant in Eagan, Minn. The 30-plus pound blocks were fed into a giant industrial blender and soon became material for new batteries and ammunition.
| May 1, 2014
| 3:15 AM
Perseverance can indeed pay off. Just ask Garthen Leslie. For years, the 60-year-old Columbia resident has been trying to sell his invention ideas: a skateboard with an odometer and a speedometer, a sensory-equipped life vest for toddlers, and more. He...
| Apr 10, 2014
Blake Wollman has gone from a food processor in his kitchen at home to a commercial kitchen in Randallstown. He's progressed from selling his product at farmers markets to two distributors placing it in 50 locations in the Mid-Atlantic region. Now,...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 11:05 AM
The U.S. Supreme Court gave consumers a victory on Monday by allowing them to proceed with class-action lawsuits alleging that millions of front-loading washing machines they bought suffered from mold or musty odors.
By refusing to hear the appeals in...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 2:51 PM
TheraPearl, a rapidly growing Columbia-based manufacturer of therapeutic hot and cold packs, has been acquired by Performance Health Inc., an Akron, Ohio-based manufacturer and marketer of wellness and rehabilitation products.
Terms of the deal were...