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  • California: Yreka a gold mine of natural wonders

     California: Yreka a gold mine of natural wonders
    YREKA, Calif. — Deep in Siskiyou County in far Northern California, high granite peaks and rocky streams have long incited gold miners, including my grandfather, who in the 1930s lived with his family — my grandmother, mother and aunt —...
  • T. Rowe Price-managed college savings plans take home gold

    T. Rowe Price-managed college savings plans take home gold
    Two college savings plans managed by T. Rowe Price rank among the best in the country — the eighth time that the Baltimore-based investment firm has been included in Morningstar's annual survey of top plans. Only once — the year after the...
  • Baltimore Grand Prix likely to repeat Labor Day weekend date

    Baltimore Grand Prix likely to repeat Labor Day weekend date
    Those planning ahead to the summer of 2012 can likely figure on Indy race cars returning to the streets of Baltimore for Labor Day weekend. Will Power had barely crossed the finish line Sunday to win the IZOD IndyCar Series race at the inaugural...
  • Sayles stays rooted in change

    Sayles stays rooted in change
    Late on a weekday afternoon, we called John Sayles, the independent's independent, the pragmatist's pragmatist. He was on the outskirts of Boise, in the passenger's seat of a rented Prius, beside Maggie Renzi, his longtime partner and producer. He's tall,...
  • Natural Perspectives: Adventures, photo ops are close to home

    Vic and I had an out-of-town guest last week, Harold Drabkin from Bangor, Maine. We were friends with Harold back in our graduate school days at Wesleyan University, nearly 40 years ago. We've seen Harold only a couple of times since then. It's amazing to...
  • Yukon gold

    Yukon gold
    It's a crisp, cold morning. Inside our recreational vehicles, we don fleece jackets and sweatshirts as the temperature hovers just below freezing. Ice has formed on one of the kettle ponds we are parked alongside in the vast Arctic tundra. As we step...
  • A few words with ... Casey Wilson, Rachael Ray and Todd Hoffman

    Casey Wilson of "Happy Endings" on ABC Q: Since you have written and acted in films, been onstage and are now in a TV show, which is your preference? A: I would say stage. It's just the most fun even though it's so compartmentalized, so start-and-...
  • Descendants offer stories from ill-fated Clara Nevada

    A recent column on the wreck of the steamer Clara Nevada, which went to the bottom in 1898 while returning from the Alaska gold fields with the loss of all hands and a cargo of gold dust worth $13.6 million today, brought interesting reader feedback. The...
  • Smoking Can Be Hazardous To Your Buzz-June 23,2011

    Smoking Can Be Hazardous To Your Buzz-June 23,2011
    If the high price of cigarettes isn't going to stop people from smoking, the gory pictures on the back of the pack won't. A pack of butts now is around $8 in Connecticut. I smoked two packs a day when I was smoking cigarettes, so that would be $16 a day,...
  • Patrick J. Adams passes 'Suits' test

    Patrick J. Adams passes 'Suits' test
    About a year before he auditioned for USA's new lawyer drama "Suits" (9 p.m. Thursday, USA; ** 1/2 stars out of four), Patrick J. Adams was fired from an acting job. "I don't even remember exactly when it was; I've conveniently put it right out of my...
  • Students cash in on imagination

    Students cash in on imagination
    A team of USC students took first prize in a highly competitive design competition sponsored by the Walt Disney Co., wooing the judges with a proposal to build a ride based on the movie “Up” at the studio’s Shanghai theme park. About...