| Jan 28, 2013
| 10:51 AM
White-haired dudes walking around with canes. Skinny 20-something women in slinky outfits and four-inch heels. Wheeler-dealers in serious suits. Laughing soccer-moms-and-dads. A pot-bellied biker in ankle-length leather coat and motorcycle boots. Stone-...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 5:19 AM
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters that the deadline for purchasing spring turkey hunting applications is fast approaching.
The last day to purchase an application is Friday, Feb. 1.
The application fee is $4. Hunters may...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 8:30 PM
White chili was one of my first successful attempts when I began teaching myself how to cook. Now I try to make it at least a couple of times a year. In all the time since, that original recipe has taken on a life of its own. I am particularly attached to...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 5:17 PM
NEW ORLEANS — John Harbaugh, coach of the Baltimore Ravens, stepped onto the convention center stage wearing a suit, a tie and a smile.
Jim Harbaugh, coach of the San Francisco 49ers, followed him wearing khakis, sweatshirt and a stare.
| Feb 5, 2013
| 9:55 PM
It seems every year, the New Year is the time when so many of us make healthy eating resolutions. Of course, January is when memberships for weight-loss programs boom. But, inevitably, the resolve to diet withers, and we go back to scarfing and feeling...
| Jun 2, 2013
What if, to turn the screws on the private parking meter company that has Chicago in a vise of its own, the city imposed an exorbitant, crippling tax on parking meter revenues?
It was an idea submitted by one of my readers, and I put it to the city's...
| May 30, 2013
| 10:34 PM
They came from New York, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and other locations to hunt Merriam's turkeys in the Black Hills. Were they successful? Only half of them. Did they have fun? Yes. Do they want to come back to South Dakota?...
| May 31, 2013
| 1:05 AM
They came from New York, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and other locations to hunt Black Hills's Merriam's turkeys. Were they successful? Only half of them. Did they have fun? You bet. Do they want to come back to South Dakota?...
| May 23, 2013
| 11:19 AM
A record number of turkeys were harvested during the 2013 spring season, according to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
The 2013 harvest of 19,265 birds exceeded the previous number (18,345) set in 2002.
Bedford County recorded the...
| May 25, 2013
All Germaine Smith-Baugh wanted was to find another way to do her job. As she put it: "I literally woke up one morning thinking, 'How can we better serve small businesses?'"
Small and minority-owned businesses, big-city communities and economic...
| May 24, 2013
| 12:09 PM
Kebabs are a weave of function and flavor. The concept is simple, but the execution takes some know-how to get dinner on the table.
Protein that stacks up
Uniformly cut cubes or meatballs shaped in similar sizes will ensure even cooking. Beef, chicken...
| Jan 29, 2013
Split pea soup was a favorite during my college days -- inexpensive, filling and straightforward to prepare. I liked to add smoked bacon and lots of carrots. I may not be a college girl anymore, but I still feel the same way about split soup -- it's a...