| Apr 29, 2010
When you're out of work, the last thing you need to do is waste money.
"Nothing sets someone up for being played for a patsy like being lazy, being scared and being in a hurry. When you're out of work and desperate for a new job, you're at least two...
| Jan 14, 2008
Apple Inc. had an incredible 2007. It launched the iPhone, saw a huge uptick in Macintosh computers sales and enjoyed the near doubling of its stock price.
As people flock to the annual Macworld Conference & Expo here this week, one thing is less clear:...
| Jul 18, 2010
"Hey, got any extra Jimmy Buffett tickets?"
The two 50ish retirees, both wearing sunglasses and hoop earrings, laughed as they tried to get passersby to stop and chat awhile, a Southerner's favorite pastime on sleepy summer days. And on this overcast...
| Jun 30, 2009
| 8:33 AM
Bank robber John Dillinger might have thought he'd found the perfect hideout in Tucson, Ariz., in January 1934. The dusty city was a far cry from Chicago, where every law enforcer was looking for him.
"The Dillinger gang was the most notorious gang in...
| May 18, 2010
| 11:00 AM
When I was a child, camping in style meant sleeping in a trailer and not having to use a flashlight to find the bathroom. Today, the great outdoors is filled with everything from inflatable bounce pillows to cappuccino carts and Wi-Fi.
I remember camping...
| Mar 8, 2011
| 1:09 PM
I'm walking along a stretch of the Adriatic Sea that reminds me of another time, another hemisphere. It's not the forest of pine trees that offers shade along the seawall on a poster-perfect 70-degree day. It's not the little docked boats bobbing up and...
| Jul 21, 2010
Lots of people die ironically nasty deaths in the bucolic English countryside, at least in the popular British TV series "Midsomer Murders" and in many of the much-loved 80-plus mystery novels of Dame Agatha Christie.
We know because we're addicted to...
| Jun 2, 2010
In 2008, two guys in San Francisco needed to pay rent. They knew all the hotels in town were sold out one week during a design conference, so they inflated a few air mattresses and advertised their makeshift Air Bed and Breakfast to people attending the...
| May 13, 2009
| 3:16 PM
A small army of neighborhood-based doctors is being used to track down foreign visitors at rental apartments and hotels in an attempt to halt the spread of the swine flu virus in Cuba.
The government, which confirmed this week its first case of the...
| May 10, 2009
Housing students, which of the following is correct?
Buy a home now -- you'll get a great deal.
Don't buy now -- house prices are dropping like a rock, and you'll do better later.
Umm, both? Neither?
For consumers, this is a push-pull moment:...
| May 21, 2009
CHARLES CITY COUNTY
Chickahominy Wildlife Management Area. Bird-watching, hunting, fishing, shooting range, public boat access. Route 5 and Chickahominy River. 804-829-5336
Gloucester County Parks and Recreation. 804-693-2355....