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  • Newport News family takes on Alzheimer's publicly

    Newport News family takes on Alzheimer's publicly
    Four years ago, Karen Garner received a phone call she'll never forget. Her husband, Jim, traveling on business in Savannah, Ga., called to tell her he was looking at the same bridge that they'd seen on a recent vacation. She hung up the phone in her...
  • Storm prompts first lady to spend Sunday night in Chicago

    WASHINGTON — With Hurricane Sandy threatening the East Coast, first lady Michelle Obama planned to spend Sunday night in her native Chicago, campaign Monday in Iowa and return to her hometown Monday night, an aide said. The details of her plans...
  • Three Florida beaches make Dr. Beach Top 10 list for 2013

    Three Florida beaches make Dr. Beach Top 10 list for 2013
    The smile of Dr. Beach still shines on the Sunshine State as three Florida beaches made his annual Top 10 beaches in the U.S. list. Dr. Beach is Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman and he's Director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal...
  • What are you reading this summer?

    What are you reading this summer?
    As we've written in the past, the main goal of Writers' Block is to bring local authors to the attention of our readers. This week, however, we're turning the tables. We want to know what books made your reading lists this summer. I'll start. I'm...
  • Q&A with Melissa Hyatt, Baltimore police area commander

    Q&A with Melissa Hyatt, Baltimore police area commander
    What was the hardest lesson you've learned so far? The importance of leadership and guidance. "In a job as tricky as this, people need that. I've always tried to make myself available for people." What's a fact about yourself that will surprise people?...
  • A passionate, dynamic spark for Chicago ad agency

    A passionate, dynamic spark for Chicago ad agency
    Peter McGuinness, an East Coast advertising wunderkind who took the helm at DDB Chicago less than two years ago, is competitive, passionate and driven to succeed. He also likes to stir things up. Those qualities got him into and out of hot water growing...
  • Dr. Leonard M. "Myrt" Gaines

    Dr. Leonard M. "Myrt" Gaines
    Dr. Leonard M. "Myrt" Gaines Jr., a retired Baltimore internist, died June 26 from heart failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson, where he had volunteered for more than a decade. He was 86. The son of a civil engineer and a homemaker, Leonard...
  • Kimberly McBroom's Blog

    Kimberly McBroom's Blog
    Tuesday, May 28 Hope you had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend!  Of course, having yesterday off makes today feel like a Monday...  We had perfect weather for all of the Memorial Day remembrance events. It's so important to take a moment and honor those who...
  • More severe storms, rain possible Wednesday, Thursday

    More severe storms, rain possible Wednesday, Thursday
    The broken tree limbs and large puddles remain from Monday's storm, but forecasters are already looking ahead to more severe weather chances Wednesday and Thursday. Maryland is included in areas with about 15 percent chances of severe storms both...
  • Ocean City one of U.S.'s most sought after places for vacation homes

    Ocean City one of U.S.'s most sought after places for vacation homes
    Ocean City, Md., is the fourth most-searched location among Americans looking for vacation homes online, according to website traffic from Trulia collected over a 12-month period ending March 31, 2013. Cape May, N.J., the county encompassing that state&...
  • Waxing Poetics and Left Wing Fascists, local rock favorites of yesteryear, to reunite for holiday show

    Waxing Poetics and Left Wing Fascists, local rock favorites of yesteryear, to reunite for holiday show
    For a time in the 1980s, Norfolk looked and sounded like a hotbed of rough-shod, garage-style rock 'n' roll. As a North Carolinian, I only caught a brief glimpse of the scene at its peak. Even from far away, I knew the names of two of the area's top...