| May 25, 2010
Dr. Mehmet Oz is known as "America's Doctor," and it's not much of a stretch.
Though he is a medical specialist -- an acclaimed cardiac surgeon -- Oz offers health information on just about any topic, from diet to child care to sex, through a...
| May 28, 2010
The two small-town hospitals could hardly be more alike. Just 20 miles apart in southern Minnesota, they're both run by the Mayo Health System and even share some of the same doctors.
Yet in Albert Lea, patients hospitalized with heart failure are...
| Jun 5, 2010
June is the time of glory for roses. Wandering in a blooming rose garden, those who think they have no room for these most glamorous of flowering shrubs may experience a twist of envy.
But no need. Small-space gardeners can have roses too: Just grow them...
| Jun 7, 2010
| 3:06 AM
- Retired UCLA coach came to Norfolk in 1998
- Said the dunk is bad for the game
- Never made more than $40,000
John Wooden attended the 1998 McDonald's High School All-American Game n Norfolk and the day prior graciously granted me an interview. He...
| Jun 18, 2010
Summer's T-shirts, shorts and swimsuits mean two things: people want to look fit and tanned.
It might seem like a good idea to book a little time at the tanning salon to work on your "base," but a new study out of the University of Minnesota has...
| Jul 31, 2010
There are many lists of freshman dorm necessities floating around on the Internet, but one list making the rounds among parents on L.A.'s Westside is especially thorough. It's an Excel spreadsheet that usually lands in in-boxes with a disclaimer from...
| Aug 4, 2010
| 11:16 PM
IRVINE — If Aaron Peirsol was upset, he sure kept a great poker face Wednesday night at Irvine High.
Peirsol might not have felt upset, but David Plummer of Minnesota definitely pulled one off.
The 6-foot-4 Peirsol doesn't usually get out-...
| Aug 4, 2010
| 11:19 PM
IRVINE — Just the other day, Dave Salo said he and Aaron Peirsol talked about Irvine, where Salo coached and Peirsol learned to swim.
Salo is the general manager of the Irvine Novaquatics, Peirsol's club team as a kid. The two go way back and they...
| Aug 5, 2010
| 1:56 PM
Melanie Vanlandingham couldn't help but notice the neon green bikes around Minneapolis when she visited the Twin Cities last week.
The landscape architect hadn't brought her bike from her home in Dallas, so she hopped on one of about 500 rental bikes...
| Aug 10, 2010
| 8:04 PM
As you were picking up the Aug. 4 edition of the Daily Pilot to read with your morning coffee, I was on a Delta Air Lines flight to Minneapolis via a connection in Salt Lake City. It was one of my three trips in 2010 to visit my older brother, LeRoy,...
| Aug 13, 2010
Three years ago, Amy Leyden took her 10-year-old son, Luke, on a vacation to Oregon. Her back hasn't been the same since.
In a furious game of touch football, Leyden made a spectacular catch but landed flat on her back. That night, she slept on a friend'...