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  • Ford CEO does little to discourage death-of-Mercury reports

     
    In a meeting with industry analysts Friday, Ford Motor Co. Chief Executive Alan Mulally declined to confirm reports that the automaker is about to kill its Mercury brand, but he also didn't go out of his way to deny the......
  • Review: ‘Ragtime’ from the Bay Street Players

     
    I took a drive out to Eustis last night to catch Elizabeth Drew Scholl as Mother in Ragtime, her last role with the Bay Street Players before her family relocates to Boston. Scholl, of course, has also memorably served as executive director of the...
  • Racing thrills with the Daytona 500 Experience

    Racing thrills with the Daytona 500 Experience
    Henry Ford gets the credit for one of the most famous — and oldest — quotes about competitiveness among automobile drivers: "Auto racing began 5 minutes after the second car was built." Ford, however, wasn't the inventor who would prove his...
  • Maryland foreclosure practices decried

    Revelations that attorneys at two Maryland firms had other people sign their names to foreclosure documents brought a rebuke Wednesday from the O'Malley administration, which called the practice a "potential example of further mishandling and mistreatment...
  • Will they replace automatic transmissions? Fast dual-clutch gear sets improve mileage, power

    Will they replace automatic transmissions?  Fast dual-clutch gear sets improve mileage, power
    Every so often, the Big Earth Clock makes a giant tick, and something that was considered experimental becomes common. For example, the first mention of scissors seems to be about 3000 B.C. in Egypt, but mass production waited until 1761, thanks to...
  • Michigan's coast is best by bicycle

    Michigan's coast is best by bicycle
    CROSS VILLAGE, Mich. — In the mitten-shaped state of Michigan, there is perhaps no prettier roadway than the squiggly one up north bordering the outer tip of the state's ring finger. That's state Route 119. It's formally known as the Tunnel of...
  • Sunscreen or smoke screen?

    Sunscreen or smoke screen?
    Crystal Lake's Peggy Lim has a healthy respect for the sun's powerful ultraviolet rays, and on a recent shopping trip she agonized over choosing a sunscreen for her three children. "I've always heard the higher the SPF (sun protection factor) the better,...
  • Sunscreen or Smoke Screen?

    Sunscreen or Smoke Screen?
    Crystal Lake, Illinois' Peggy Lim has a healthy respect for the sun's powerful ultraviolet rays, and on a recent shopping trip she agonized over choosing a sunscreen for her three children. "I've always heard the higher the SPF (sun protection factor)...
  • Mercury reaches end of the road

    Ford Motor Co. said Wednesday that it would shut down the Mercury brand developed 71 years ago. The automaker said it would end production of Mercury vehicles in the fourth quarter. The brand accounts for 5 percent of Ford's sales. Ford plans to focus...
  • Lost L.A.: Saddle up for this horse tale

    Lost L.A.: Saddle up for this horse tale
    From the TV glory days of "Mr. Ed," we know that horses have a lot to say if given a chance — not a surprise considering they were hard-working, come-rain-or-shine mass transit for millenniums before being run out of Dodge by Henry Ford. And don't...
  • Peeking behind the sunscreen

    Peeking behind the sunscreen
    Peggy Lim has a healthy respect for the sun's powerful ultraviolet rays, and on a recent shopping trip she agonized over choosing a sunscreen for her three children. "I've always heard the higher the SPF [sun protection factor] the better, until you...