| Sep 28, 2012
| 3:39 AM
NILES – Traffic is no longer backed up after a stretch of U.S. 31 was closed early this morning following a semi accident.
The accident happened just after 4 a.m.
A semi tipped over. The truck was carrying 90,000 pounds of shingles.
| Sep 30, 2012
Do not suggest a wheelchair.
It doesn't matter that Mae Smith is 86. She plans to do this Sunday's AIDS Run & Walk Chicago on her feet, just as she has done every year — every single one — since her son Ron died 20 years ago.
Smith is a...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 1:05 AM
The Umpqua is a compact shingle-style home. Its exterior exudes nostalgic appeal, while its interior is totally in tune with contemporary trends.
You can't help but be intrigued by the medley of shapes and textures outside. Two smooth slender posts, one...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 6:33 AM
With the scorching heat, derecho storms and power outages, keeping your home cool this summer is looking like a brutal challenge.
Hundreds of thousands of homes in the Baltimore-Washington region lost power from the ferocious storm in late June. That was...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 5:51 AM
I took a couple days off to regroup after Easter. My wife and I traveled back home to visit old friends and reminisce over some earlier stomping grounds. Shortly after we were engaged just over 38 years ago, I took Darlene out to eat at the Wolf’s...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 7:07 PM
Patricia Feldman is known as Mamie by the children and teachers at St. Peter School. The nickname was given to her by her oldest grandson.
"Mrs. Pat Feldman, or otherwise affectionately known as 'Mamie,' has been a staple at Saint Peter School for many...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 11:34 AM
I liked the planets.
It was hard not to like a lot of things during the Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade. On a winter day as warm as the Fourth of July, the town was in full bloom Saturday.
Funny how parades do that.
It's as if we have the license...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 2:30 AM
It's a corollary of Murphy's Law: When you are least able to afford a major expense, something big is bound to break down. The solution: Take preventive action before a breakdown turns into an emergency. To help you plan ahead, we give you an overview...
| Feb 24, 2013
Pink and the Hives front this week's live-music lineup, performing Monday at the BB&T Center. Although the unfortunate combination of these acts conjures thoughts of shingles and other skin ailments, the Hives' noisy rock is a fitting opener for the...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 1:42 PM
So you think you've had contractor nightmares. I know I have. But I guarantee ours wither like flowers by the fire compared to what Linda Lipofsky has been through.
Lipofsky's home saga involves an act of God, a nefarious contractor, a bankrupt...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 1:58 PM
There are a few ramshackle stretches of Coast Highway in Laguna Beach cluttered with tired buildings and bad imagination.
You become immune, driving by in a daze because there's nothing much to look at.
But then you notice the curve. It's an organic,...