| Oct 3, 2011
Reporting from Atkinson, Neb.
Some might have been surprised to hear that plans to build a 1,700-mile oil pipeline through the Midwest to the Gulf Coast — a source of new oil and thousands of jobs — would drive an emotional fault line down...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 6:29 PM
In Japan they call them the "Faceless 50." They are the workers at the ravaged Fukushima nuclear plant who stayed to fight the fires and keep the reactors from melting down.
Watching news reports of the 50 risking everything for the common good, the...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 10:41 AM
The Alcarese home, built into a hillside in Baldwin, could not appear more like an Italian villa if it was built overlooking a valley in Tuscany. The only thing missing from the vista surrounding the home are tall, lanky cypress trees of the scenic wine-...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 11:15 AM
With gas prices soaring, the most cost-effective place to throw a party this summer might be our own backyards.
There are a number of inexpensive ways to turn your outdoor space into an entertainment haven. Start with the flooring, which offers a...
| Apr 21, 2011
Easter in Scandinavia, like many holiday celebrations in this part of the world, is a colorful patchwork of customs, including bits and pieces of a lot of things: Passover, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Easter bunny, cute witches, huge...
| Jul 1, 2011
A relative newcomer to farmers markets, Country Fresh Herbs offers a gorgeous display of heirloom tomatoes, salad greens, specialty peppers, lemon cucumbers and Romanesco zucchini. But even more intriguing is the story of the family that brings this...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 9:07 AM
Friday marked the day Rick Perry finally tried to go on offense.
First he blitzed the network morning shows, then he delivered a detailed speech on energy policy in Pittsburgh. All before lunch.
It amounted to what felt like a new chapter in the Texas...
| Feb 3, 2011
| 6:58 AM
The Fantasyland expansion at Magic Kingdom will produce several new attractions at Walt Disney World, including the dark ride Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid, the Be Our Guest restaurant and the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train roller coaster.
| Jan 28, 2011
| 7:27 AM
Naysayers underestimated Disney World this time. Granted, when the company announced plans in September to project photographs of theme-park guests onto Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom, details were sparse.
But who, beyond Imagineers, could have...
| Sep 3, 2011
Imagine it is Labor Day 1924. You've just finished dinner on the porch, the kids are playing next door and the radio just tuned in: "Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. Today's story is about bestselling author Gene Stratton-Porter. At this very moment...
| Apr 1, 2011
| 12:22 PM
In the mind of Ridley Pearson, Disney villains have plans to take over the world, "it's a small world" dolls are their henchmen, there's a jail beneath Pirates of the Caribbean and mysteries are solved by kids who turn into holograms after the theme parks...