| 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 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....
| 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...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Viking has recalled about 450 built-in side-by-side refrigerator freezers with in-door water and ice dispensers due to a fire hazard. Electrical connectors in the refrigerator freezer wiring harness can overheat. Viking has received 27 reports of...
| 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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
I have recently been made aware of how loud certain sounds can be, right down to the exact decibel.
For example, I now know that normal speaking volume is between 60 and 70 decibels while whispers hover between 20 and 30 decibels. I know this because a...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Among the hundreds of gadgets, games and apps at January's Consumer Electronics Show, few had the sizzle of James Buch's gleaming silver hunk of hardware.
That's because the device is a barbecue grill — one that's Wi-Fi enabled, voice activated...