| Sep 10, 2012
| 3:26 PM
Anxiety over federal budget cuts has big U.S. defense contractors slimming down, but an Israeli aerospace company is counting on expansion here.
Israel Aerospace Industries' new ELTA North America subsidiary officially opened its headquarters in Howard...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 6:26 AM
Kiel NA, LLC, a manufacturer of seating systems for the transportation industry, announced plans Tuesday to locate its first U.S. facility here, creating up to 62 new jobs by 2015.
The Nördlingen, Germany-based company, which specializes in seating for...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 5:33 PM
Fans will be admitted free to the GRAND-AM Road Racing Open Test Friday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7 on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, offering a great preview of exciting sports car racing action coming later this month to the Kroger...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 4:41 PM
SOUTH BEND -- Aware that a 90-year-old American elm on the South Quad had, for some time, been dying, the University of Notre Dame, on Aug. 2, 1955, had Henry Moore, a South Bend tree surgeon, remove the 80-foot giant.
Later that same week, the city of...
| Jan 19, 2012
Let's hear it for The Usable Past. That phrase was much in vogue among historians not long ago, and may still be. Historians, too wanted to be part of the practical arts. History, we were told, isn't something to be studied for its own sake, but as a...
| Sep 29, 2012
If you've seen the 2011 comedy "The Big Year" where two birding enthusiasts try to defeat the diehard world record holder in a yearlong bird-spotting competition, you marvel at the passion behind the pastime.
The three birders rush here and there,...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Like the ghosts of Shakespeare's Banquo or Dickens' Jacob Marley, the specter of the late commie-hunting congressman from Wisconsin, Joseph McCarthy, will always be with us. It is summoned up today, by some on the left, who use it as a tool to thwart...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 2:35 PM
Kings Island and Cedar Point are the most popular seasonal amusement parks in the U.S., according to a report issued by the Theme Entertainment Association.
Both parks, owned by Cedar Fair Entertainment of Sandusky, Ohio, saw a slight rise in...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 10:21 AM
Lila Downs’ music is a lot like her upbringing: threads of seemingly unrelated cultures woven into an exotic, ever-shifting hybrid. She’s done everything from studying anthropology to dropping out of school to follow the Grateful Dead. She was...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 6:31 PM
Whose traffic camera system is bigger? D.C. or Baltimore's?
In the Baltimore Sun's speed camera investigation published Sunday, Xerox State & Local Solutions, Baltimore's speed camera vendor, called the city's automated traffic enforcement system the...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 1:05 AM
For decades, hundreds of horses in North America and northern Europe have died from a pasture-associated muscle disease whose cause, prevention, and treatment have remained elusive. Even with early diagnosis, the fatality rate for this disease, known as...