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  • Last call for theme park Halloween celebrations

    Last call for theme park Halloween celebrations
    WHAT: As Halloween approaches, the spooky and not-so-spooky events at Central Florida theme parks begin to fade. Here's a wrap-up of what's left in the bag. •SeaWorld Orlando: The park's Spooktacular, a gentle trick-or-treat affair, runs Saturday...
  • Taking the Kids -- to Deer Valley, where guests say 'no snowboarders!'

    Taking the Kids -- to Deer Valley, where guests say 'no snowboarders!'
    I love those rare occasions when vacation lemons turn into lemonade, as long as you are willing to squeeze the lemons yourself. Last winter, when the forecast got worse by the hour for the latest storm primed to hit the East Coast, I was certain our...
  • How to prepare your car for long-term storage

    When the weather is no longer suitable for traveling in your convertible, you're planning to leave town for an extended period, or you want to keep your classic Mustang in a controlled environment, putting a vehicle in long-term storage offers many...
  • 'Lakay' an odd return to Haiti after devastating 2010 quake

    'Lakay' an odd return to Haiti after devastating 2010 quake
    Following the magnitude-7 earthquake in Haiti in 2010, Chicago-based filmmaker Tirf Alexius — along with his siblings Remoh Romeo and Macdanne Edmond — visited the ravaged country to see family for the first time since they'd emigrated 28...
  • UPS, FedEx seek ways to manage massive peak season package bulge

    UPS, FedEx seek ways to manage massive peak season package bulge
    CHICAGO - Determined not to repeat a holiday season that left millions of packages delivered too late and customers seething, United Parcel Service Inc and FedEx Corp are investing heavily in new infrastructure - but the continued dynamic growth of e-...
  • Fort Lauderdale ranked among top cities for holiday travel

    Fort Lauderdale ranked among top cities for holiday travel
    Fort Lauderdale ranks No. 6 among the top 10 destinations for holiday travel by air this year, according to booking data from Expedia. Miami copped the No. 10 spot. The top five destinations are Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, Denver and Phoenix,...
  • Mayor Garcetti can't get enough D.C.; Gov. Brown has had his fill

    Mayor Garcetti can't get enough D.C.; Gov. Brown has had his fill
    Many Californians may be happy to never set foot in Washington, with its humid weather, over-abundance of careerists and lack of decent produce, but one of the state’s biggest enthusiasts can’t stay away. Mayor Eric Garcetti parachuted...
  • UPS may hike charges for major customers for holiday package surges

    UPS may hike charges for major customers for holiday package surges
    CHICAGO - United Parcel Service Inc may charge major customers more for a surge in late, unplanned packages or turn down the business if it threatens disruptions during the peak holiday season, a top executive said on Friday, trying to avoid a repeat of...
  • Deerfield looks at big boost in capital projects

     Deerfield looks at big boost in capital projects
    Photos by Denys Bucksten. Deerfield1 Deerfield Village Manager Kent Street and Mayor Harriet Rosenthal listen to staff discussion at a recent workshop on the proposed 2015 village budget. Deerfield 2 Deerfield Village Manager Kent Street makes a point as...
  • Gambling mixes with kids entertainment

    Gambling mixes with kids entertainment
    While toddlers ride a miniature carousel at The People's Choice Family Fun Center in north suburban Waukegan, adults play their own games at five video slot machines a few feet away. "They play; I play. We're just having fun," said mother-of-two...
  • Father and son turn theme park dream into homemade dark ride

    Father and son turn theme park dream into homemade dark ride
    Countless kids and plenty of adults have dreamed of building their own theme park ride. Even with an endless supply of creativity, hard work, ingenuity and determination, the dream remains a long-shot undertaking that few ever attempt and fewer still...