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  • The great political campaign of 2010

    The great political campaign of 2010
    WASHINGTON — In a radio interview that aired last week on Univision, President Barack Obama chided Latinos who "sit out the election instead of saying, 'We're gonna punish our enemies and we're gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues...
  • Sham Death Penalty Is A Costly Luxury For State

    Three years after his heinous crime, Steven Hayes received the death penalty sentence. At age 47, the murderer has decades of appeals before him and little chance of ever seeing the inside of an execution chamber — unless he sues the state for...
  • Civil War: Connecticut Answers Call To Action

    On April 15, 1861, just days after the first shots of the Civil War were fired at Fort Sumter, President Abraham Lincoln issued a call for 75,000 volunteers. Connecticut was required to supply one regiment. Men from all over the state responded in droves...
  • Mississippi Most Obese State, Colorado Least

    Mississippi Most Obese State, Colorado Least
    The number of obese U.S. adults rose in 16 states in the last year, helping to push obesity rates in a dozen states above 30 percent, according to a report released on Thursday. By that measure, Mississippi is the fattest state in the union with an adult...
  • New Book Visits 28 Private Gardens

    "A house comes alive with a lot of people," says garden writer Jane Garmey, "but I think a garden is a much more private and personal experience. When you see a garden, you get to know the person whose garden it is." Garmey's new book, "Private Gardens...
  • Nissan Leaf far outselling Chevrolet Volt

    Nissan Leaf far outselling Chevrolet Volt
    When it comes to sales of electric vehicles, Nissan's Leaf is charging ahead. Nissan Motor Co. has sold 4,134 of the battery-powered electric cars this year. General Motors Co.'s Chevrolet, by comparison, has sold 2,745 of its Volt car, which is...
  • 10 things you might not know about Chicago elections

    10 things you might not know about Chicago elections
    Chicagoans will vote for a new mayor and aldermen Tuesday. Other than the mayoral front-runner being kicked off the ballot temporarily and another candidate accusing an opponent of smoking crack, it's been a rather calm campaign. In Chicago history,...
  • About Bob Englehart

    Bob Englehart was born November 7, 1945 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Influenced by children's book illustrators Tibor Gergely and H.A. Rey, he determined early in life to be an artist. Later, as a teenager, Bill Mauldin, Norman Rockwell, and the illustrators...
  • Can e-books cause insomnia?

    Experts will field questions on common sleep mistakes. Myth: Watching TV in my bedroom and working on my laptop in bed helps me wind down and fall asleep.   Fact: Doing work, watching TV and using the computer, both close to bedtime and especially in...
  • Two Exhibitions Highlight Historic Connecticut Needlework

    Two Exhibitions Highlight Historic Connecticut Needlework
    The history of visual art in Connecticut usually is traced to the first professional painter, William Johnston of Boston, who began working in the region around 1762. But, as Susan P. Schoelwer notes in the introduction to a new scholarly catalog, "at...
  • Same-Sex Marriage Law An Economic Boon For State

    Same-Sex Marriage Law An Economic Boon For State
    Nikki Wells and Barbara McNickles, a 40-something lesbian couple from Ohio, didn't think of themselves as economic trendsetters when they got in their car and drove to Connecticut on a chilly day in March last year. They just wanted to get married....