| Mar 17, 2011
Small amounts of radioactive isotopes from the crippled Japanese nuclear power plant are being blown toward North America high in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean and will reach California as soon as Friday, according to experts.
A network of...
| Aug 28, 2011
On the edge of the Nebraska sand hills is Lake McConaughy, a 22-mile-long reservoir that in summer becomes a magnet for Winnebagos, fishermen and kite sailors. But officials here in Keith County, population 8,370, imagined this scene: an Al Qaeda...
| May 19, 2011
One of the most appealing things about open kitchens — and the trend of letting the rest of us see into the inner machinery, the smoke and clash and vaguely militaristic operation of a restaurant — is the occasional flare and whoosh of fire....
| Dec 9, 2010
Seitan Wellington, it's what's for dinner this holiday season. At least it is if you're vegan, interested in becoming vegan, trying to balance your meat-heavy diet or just hanging around in the Spork Foods kitchen. Founded four years ago by sisters...
| Dec 9, 2010
Dear SOS: When I was in Ketchikan, Alaska, last year, I ate at Annabelle's Keg and Chowder House and had the best seafood chowder. I would love to have the recipe.
Dear Ellen: Annabelle's was happy to share its recipe for this...
| Jan 22, 2011
By one measure, the 2012 presidential campaign is off to a slow start.
No major candidate has officially jumped in, unlike four years ago, when nine White House hopefuls had declared their bids by the end of January 2007. Mindful that the first...
| Mar 18, 2011
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There is great fear in the world today about Japanese nuclear reactors exploding in a Chernobyl-level disaster. Citizens in Japan are scrambling to get ahold of potassium iodide, which can protect against radiation poisoning of the thyroid gland.
| Feb 17, 2011
When officials at Lubbock Christian School were pondering who should headline their annual benefit dinner for the 350-student institution in northwest Texas, someone suggested inviting Sarah Palin.
"We all laughed and said, 'That's impossible,' "...
| Dec 12, 2010
Along the Richardson Highway in the Alaskan interior, "towns" — and that's being generous — often spring up for a single purpose: to provide food, water and, of course, fuel to passing motorists.
Mosquito Junction was once such a wayside. But...
| Jun 11, 2011
On a Saturday in July 2008, a letter to the editor on page B5 of the Anchorage Daily News caught Sarah Palin's eye. The writer, Judy Spry, complained that the governor "didn't even take the time to stop by" the annual Miss Alaska pageant held earlier in...
| Mar 24, 2011
A carload of friends and I are heading west on Ventura Boulevard on the lookout for the Studio City restaurant and lounge Firefly. Where exactly is it? We're scanning the south side of the boulevard for the facade. (I could have found the address and...