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  • Not all old (or ancient) things are valuable

    Q: How much is Greek pottery like this piece from 400 B.C. worth? A: Attached with this e-query was the image of a vessel in the ancient Greek form called a pelike. Pelikes were used for storage. Similar to a double-handled amphora used to hold wine,...
  • A spirited fight breaks out over local alcohol bans in Arkansas

    A spirited fight breaks out over local alcohol bans in Arkansas
    Mary Jackson knows a secret about selling beer and whiskey in this backwoods burg of a few scattered souls: Some customers guzzle booze before breakfast. The hard-core drinkers wait for her 67 Liquor store to open at dawn — men in hunting caps and...
  • The Gadarene Swine is a carnivore chef's complicated vegan venture

    The Gadarene Swine is a carnivore chef's complicated vegan venture
    The pleasures of veganism, not so long ago the far frontier of meat-free dining, are not as elusive as they used to be. The strictures of raw-food enthusiasts, macrobiotic restaurants and paleo devotees make the demands of vegans, who demand only that...
  • Shop owner combines two old loves � antiques and heirloom tomatoes

    PITTSBURGH The first thing most customers notice when walking into Bob McDonough's antique shop are tomatoes. Yes, tomatoes. They fill two baskets on the front counter. The shiny San Marzano tomatoes look so perfect that they're often mistaken for...
  • Auto review: Ram Power Wagon fully fills off-road niche

    Nobody crowded me in the big blue Power Wagon a glaring, heavy-metal masher that looked as if it had just lumbered out of a swamp. Gray camouflage graphics clung to the pickup's giant flanks like radioactive mud, while a huge hook from its Warn Winch...
  • Upscale Gallo: Pasta, Pizza And Piedmontese Filets

    Upscale Gallo: Pasta, Pizza And Piedmontese Filets
    Gallo means rooster in Italian, and the rooster is a subtle theme in this contemporary Italian restaurant in Ridgefield. Gallo is also the name of the chef. Chef Raefaello Gallo comes from the Isle of Capri and lures diners with seasonal menus featuring...
  • Mom Creates Unique Business With Champagne

    Mom Creates Unique Business With Champagne
    To properly open champagne, shield the top while turning the bottle, not the cork. The smaller the bubble, the finer the luxurious concoction. "Champagne is wine that's been fermented twice," explains Ruth Frantz of Southport, who shares facts easily,...
  • Endorsement video: Vote yes on Prop. 48 and let the North Fork tribe build a casino

    Endorsement video: Vote yes on Prop. 48 and let the North Fork tribe build a casino
    There's a temptation to view Proposition 48 as a larger statement on Indian gambling in California. But the ballot measure isn't a policy question on off-reservation casinos, it's a referendum on a specific gambling agreement. Proposition 48 asks voters...
  • Three top spots for ocean storm-watching getaways

    Three top spots for ocean storm-watching getaways
    The dark, rain-sodden days of November and the rest of the gloomy winter months are coming up fast. If you can't escape to somewhere sunny, you may as well embrace the foul weather and take a storm-watching vacation. Winter storms bring pounding waves...
  • Farmstead Grill pleasantly surprises in Canton

    Farmstead Grill pleasantly surprises in Canton
    Canton Crossing — the 326,000-square-foot, 12-month-old shopping center in Southeast Baltimore — is convenient but not exactly exciting. As a resident living less than a mile away, I find myself there frequently, but almost always with...
  • 'Check, Please!' cooks up new season

    'Check, Please!' cooks up new season
    Returning for her second year as host of WTTW's "Check, Please!," Catherine De Orio says she’s learned a few things about hosting the show, which debuted its 14th season last week. The second episode airs Friday.   She’s got two seasons...