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  • 'Top Chef': Gastro-nauts gear up for Singapore

     
    This week, Angelo recovered with a one-two punch, Padma test-drove cross-dressing and the chefs get revved up for street food-savvy Singapore. But before they hopped on a jet for Southeast Asia, the remaining cheftestants were chucked the wine pairing...
  • Blumenthal Counters With Longer Version Of Video

    A 2008 video clip of Attorney General Richard Blumenthal asserting that he served in Vietnam is perhaps the most damning evidence of what he says were his occasional misstatements about his military record. But in a longer clip from the same event,...
  • Turmeric is a Great Spice and Supplement

    Turmeric is a rhizome and is one of those spices that are not familiar to most people.  Below are some interesting facts about turmeric, commercial uses of the spice, and how I use it at the hotel.  This is a spicy blog.  The definition of a rhizome is a...
  • In Indonesia, watching the sun rise with 504 Buddhas

    In Indonesia, watching the sun rise with 504 Buddhas
    Four a.m. is a terrible time of day, too late for night owls, too early for early risers. The exception is 4 a.m. at Borobudur, waiting for the sun to rise over the Kedu Plain in central Java with 504 figures of Buddha. The temple is one of three great...
  • Tuberculosis Rates In King County Up, That's Double The U.S. Rate

    Tuberculosis Rates In King County Up, That's Double The U.S. Rate
    Tuberculosis has been in decline across the U.S. over the past few years and is currently at an all time low.  But, a recent report says the number of people with the bacterial infection is on the rise in King County. The annual report shows there are...
  • Fat Score

    Fat Score
    As If It Didn`t Suck To Be The Fat Kid In School Already... The Growing Trend Of Printing A Student`s BMI, Or Body Mass Index, On Report Cards Is Now A Common Policy In The United States And In Countries Like Malaysia. 16 States In The U.S. Measure...
  • Journeys Within: a tour company in Cambodia, a helping hand in Cambodian communities

    Journeys Within: a tour company in Cambodia, a helping hand in Cambodian communities
    Fifty years of civil war have left Cambodia a desperately poor and damaged nation with about a third of its 15 million people below the poverty line and a per capita gross domestic product of $739 a year. When Brandon and Andrea Ross started Journeys...
  • 2011 vacation dreams and realities: What readers said

    We asked readers where they would go if money and time were no object, and where they were likely to go in 2011. Thailand for dental work, one said. A trip with a friend to France, another said. Here are some of the other responses. Bon voyage! Waking in...
  • UCI professor receives $4.7M for malaria research

    IRVINE — Close to half of the world's population risks contracting malaria on a daily basis. Although Africa ranks among the most dangerous regions for the illness, Southeast Asia has some of the strongest strains of malaria, which are growing...
  • Air Force Senior NCO from Berks County to receive Medal of Honor

    Air Force Senior NCO from  Berks County to receive Medal of Honor
    An Air Force senior NCO who was killed 42 years ago will receive the Medal of Honor for actions he took after enemy forces overran a clandestine U.S. radar site in Laos in Southeast Asia. Chief Master Sgt. Richard L. "Dick" Etchberger, 35, died March 11,...
  • Airbus orders pile up as Boeing stalls

    Airbus orders pile up as Boeing stalls
    Airbus has won a record-breaking order for 200 of its A320neo jets from AirAsia , capping a week where it has trounced rival Boeing in the fierce competition for plane contracts.  The massive contract is a show of force from Europe's Airbus as it battles...