| Feb 1, 2014
| 7:59 PM
Now that the Florida Supreme Court has cleared the way for voters to decide the fate of medical marijuana in November, I called Florida's only legal pot smoker for his toke, uh, I mean take.
"We're in for a tough battle," said Irvin Rosenfeld, 60, a...
| Jan 5, 2014
During one of his final staff meetings as Virginia Tech's athletic director, Jim Weaver revealed how much pain he was enduring, how Parkinson's disease and two failing hips had not only fast-tracked his retirement but also compromised basic, daily living....
| Feb 5, 2014
| 6:30 PM
(With apologies to J.D. Salinger)
It was the end of the day at Caulfield and Caplan on Madison, and time for Holden's daily conference and drink with his junior partner, which over the years had become more drink than conference. Most of the offices...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 10:02 AM
Not a bad year for the University of Central Florida.
First its football team locks down a Fiesta Bowl bid and a Top 15 ranking, and now its faculty lands on a list of the most prolific patent winners in the world.
UCF ranked 21st on the list of 100...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 7:56 PM
UNCASVILLE — She didn't get the biggest ovation during the visiting team's introductions. Swin Cash did. Then again, Elena Delle Donne didn't hit the newsstands nationwide Friday sans, well, sans Chicago Sky uniform in ESPN The Magazine's Body...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 11:16 AM
"I wish I had some of those little sandwiches," my friend Tana wrote recently in a lunchtime email. "Peanut butter just doesn't cut it."
Boy, did I agree. My own noon meal of wilted leftovers was looking pretty sad compared with the dreamy tea...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 7:24 PM
There are plenty of stories about plumbers or other tradespeople ripping people off.
This isn't one of them.
For about 25 years, twin brothers Dave and Jim Schuelke have run a Van Nuys plumbing company that handles pipe problems throughout the region....
| Oct 30, 2013
| 2:49 PM
I walked with Purple Pride last Saturday morning at Lake Eola, honoring my late mother and her five-year struggle with Alzheimer's Disease. I was joined by 1,668 more supporters, all walking to honor a loved one or dear friend.
A few nights later, I...
| Dec 15, 2013
Cutting edge companies often walk a tightrope between regulators trying to keep their technologies under control and marketers trying to push them out to consumers as fast as possible.
That's where a Silicon Valley company named 23andMe is today. The...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 1:42 PM
What does it take to terminate a wireless-phone contract before its expiration date?
Ellen Leonard of Newington wasn't sure, but she knew it was time in August to remove her mother from the family plan with Verizon Wireless. Her mother had been on it...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:44 PM
They did the nicest thing for Jeremy Grim at his funeral. You couldn't have imagined a nicer thing, or a more fitting one.
As the funeral procession made its way from the funeral home to the cemetery on Monday, it took a detour onto the grounds of the...