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  • The magic of Mexico thrives in Mazatlan

    The magic of Mexico thrives in Mazatlan
    MAZATLAN, Mexico — Mexico might seem a strange place to lose your heart. But when you're young enough, that first encounter with our southern neighbor's warmth and charm — the smell of roasting corn drifting from the sidewalk vendor's grill,...
  • Sure bets in Sin City: Vegas restaurants

    Sure bets in Sin City: Vegas restaurants
    LAS VEGAS — Deciding where to dine in Las Vegas is a little like determining where to gamble. Or shop, for that matter. The choices are seemingly limitless. Ten years ago, when an influx of culinary talent first revved up tourists' appetites, the...
  • A fan's guide to Ohio's Hocking Hills State Park

    A fan's guide to Ohio's Hocking Hills State Park
    LOGAN, Ohio — There is one Ohio state park everyone should visit. That's Hocking Hills, with its out-of-Ohio vibe that is very appealing. It is Ohio's best park for natural wonders and its most scenic state park. The picturesque 2,348-acre park in...
  • Bill toughening nursing home rules passes House

    The House passed legislation today that would set stricter rules and guidelines for nursing homes in Illinois that care for the developmentally disabled.   The measure, which passed the House 69-45, would give harsher penalties for poor care and make sure...
  • Lawmakers send Illinois Dream Act bill to Quinn

    In a move to help the children of undocumented residents in Illinois afford college, the House on Monday sent Gov. Pat Quinn the Illinois DREAM Act.   The measure, which passed the House 61-53, would create a fund established through private donations...
  • Lake man's unusual hobby: chronicling gravesites

    Lake man's unusual hobby: chronicling gravesites
    Forget golf, bridge or shuffleboard. Jim Woodruff's hobby is dead people. Woodruff, 74, spends his retirement wandering through the fields of the departed armed with a camera, a clipboard and chalk. He records the names of the dead and the year they...
  • Olympia's stellar lineman James Hamilton trying to get down to 325 pounds

    Olympia's stellar lineman James Hamilton trying to get down to 325 pounds
    James Hamilton has been thinking of one number this offseason. 325. That’s the weight the Olympia offensive lineman wants to get down to before spring football starts in May. The junior has been working vigorously on slimming down since...
  • Broward athlete Kevis Jones of Northeast High commits to UCF

    Broward athlete Kevis Jones of Northeast High commits to UCF
    Kevis Jones drove to UCF from Ft. Lauderdale with a scholarship offer from Illinois and not much else. He left the Orlando campus Saturday as UCF's fourth commit of the 2012 recruiting class. "Yes it is official, I did commit," Jones said via Facebook...
  • Central Florida 2012 Super60: No. 12, Vegas Harley, QB, Mount Dora

    Central Florida 2012 Super60: No. 12, Vegas Harley, QB, Mount Dora
    On Sunday, we will release the latest update in our 2012 Central Florida Super60 and we are counting down the Top 12 (SuperDozen) leading up to the release:   Ask any coach who's seen him, any coach who's played against him, and you'll hear some very...
  • Boynton Beach DE Johnathan Harris' decision airs tonight; he's down to UCF, Boston College, Miss. State

    Boynton Beach DE Johnathan Harris' decision airs tonight; he's down to UCF, Boston College, Miss. State
    Defensive end Johnathan Harris, the coveted 6-foot-6, 230-pounder from Boynton Beach, will reveal his college choice tonight at 6:20 on a local TV affiliate. Harris has narrowed his choices to UCF, Boston College and Mississippi State. Harris pre-...
  • Orlando Olympia safety Corian Hamilton still plotting his visits; Rutgers, West Virginia likely stops

    Orlando Olympia safety Corian Hamilton still plotting his visits; Rutgers, West Virginia likely stops
    Olympia High safety Corian Hamilton may not know to which schools he will be taking official visits yet, but he has set a time frame for when he's going to commit to a college. "It'll be a little earlier than (National Signing Day), sometime after the...