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  • Gambling Falling On Hard Times

    In Atlantic City, the Atlantic Club casino closed this past January. The Showboat Casino Hotel shut its doors Aug. 31. The Revel Atlantic City casino ceased business Sept. 2. The Trump Plaza casino is scheduled to shut down Sept. 16. Boston, are you...
  • Tend to these garden chores at the end of summer

    Tend to these garden chores at the end of summer
    As I look out my bedroom window, I can see the leaves of the dogwood already taking on their red fall coloring. It's time to make plans for the end of summer. There's plenty to do and it's a lot more comfortable to do most of the chores in the still...
  • Reader feedback for Sept. 13: Lottery winner, Bond villain dies, bank robbery arrested

    Virginia lottery game winner A Newport News woman has won $100,000 from a Virginia Lottery scratcher game. Angela Kilgo won the game's top prize after buying an Amethyst Purple Jewel 7 ticket at Citgo Mart on Jefferson Avenue in Newport News,...
  • CBS Gives Production Commitment to Buddy Comedy 'The Meatball Project'

    CBS is in business with Bill Lawrence, giving a pilot production commitment to a buddy comedy written by sitcom vet Jeff Astrof for Warner Bros. TV. "The Meatball Project" is inspired by the successful business partnership of chefs Daniel Holzman and...
  • Lingering in Laos: Mind and spirit in harmony

    I broke my own cardinal rule of travel, which is this: If you're going to visit a country, start in its capital to embrace the cultural customs and nuances of a new destination. For Laos, that would be Vientiane, which sits on a plain that's northeast...
  • For one day, dueling farmers markets to serve West Loop

    For one day, dueling farmers markets to serve West Loop
    West Loop residents on the hunt for summer corn and artisanal cheeses Saturday morning will have two farmers markets vying for their attention. The West Loop Farmers Market will set up Saturday at 1200 W. Randolph St., on land donated by City Winery,...
  • Author Hampton Sides on the call of the wild

    Author Hampton Sides on the call of the wild
    For two years, the crew of the USS Jeannette was trapped in ice north of the Bering Sea. The sailors staged musicals, played football, ate seal meat (which they dubbed "arctic turkey") and even performed surgery on the eye of a crew member afflicted...
  • Veneto awash in prestigious wines

    Veneto awash in prestigious wines
    Veneto, land of the V's. This region in Italy's northeast — of the 20 regions that make up the country, its most prolific winemaker — has a lock on the 22nd letter of the alphabet, beginning with the beginning of its own name. A third of...
  • Pet killings spark Seal Beach-led effort to control coyotes

    Pet killings spark Seal Beach-led effort to control coyotes
    At 9 years old, Zeus had free rein. Fariba Khalvati Beighlie made a habit of leaving her door open for her ragdoll cat so he could come and go as he pleased throughout the day. He was the master of his universe. Zeus always went home at night,...
  • Cavaliers announce monthly lottery to purchase single-game tickets

    The Cavaliers are instituting a monthly lottery to try and fairly meet the incredible demands for single-game tickets, the team announced on Friday. Fans can enroll at cavs.com beginning Sept. 26 for the chance to purchase tickets. A drawing for...
  • Revel bidder: Distress is his business

    Glenn E. Straub, a South Florida investor, emerged from nowhere this week with his $90 million cash bid for Atlantic City, N.J.'s bankrupt Revel Casino Hotel. But for the last 20 years, Straub, 67, has made it his business to buy distressed properties...