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  • Slightly weaker Hurricane Irene aims for North Carolina; TD 10 forms in Atlantic

    Slightly weaker Hurricane Irene aims for North Carolina; TD 10 forms in Atlantic
    Hurricane Irene is moving north-northeast across eastern North Carolina at 13 mph with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. At 2 p.m., Irene was about 45 miles west-northwest of Cape Hatteras, N.C., and about 96 miles south of Norfolk, Va. Because of...
  • Peter J. Gomes dies at 68; Harvard's longtime spiritual leader

    Peter J. Gomes dies at 68; Harvard's longtime spiritual leader
    In a sermon some years ago, the Rev. Peter J. Gomes, Harvard University's longtime spiritual leader, offered a precise, if unconventional, definition of hell. He said hell is "being defined by your circumstances, and believing that definition." Gomes,...
  • By choice or necessity, generation staying in workforce

    By choice or necessity, generation staying in workforce
    At one time, the end of middle age signaled the start of retirement and old age. No longer, says Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of Civic Ventures, a San Francisco-based think tank focused on employment and social purpose, particularly as they apply to the...
  • Keep eye out for deals on round-the-world flights

    Keep eye out for deals on round-the-world flights
    The premise is simple: Buy a $500 plane ticket to zip around much of the New World for a month. The big question: Isn't it just some gimmick tangled up with hidden fees and crazy rules? Sorry, but no. If you are among those who hesitated Aug. 17 when...
  • State tourism offices

    States and many U.S. territories have tourism offices to help visitors. When requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible. Alabama: Alabama Tourism Department, 401 Adams Ave., Suite 126, P.O. Box 4927, Montgomery, AL 36103; (800) 252-2262...
  • "The Pursuit of Other Interests" by Jim Kokoris

    "The Pursuit of Other Interests" by Jim Kokoris
    "The Pursuit of Other Interests" By Jim Kokoris St. Martin’s Press, $24.99 Novels set against the backdrop of hard economic times will come and go as the economy flourishes or declines, but novels about getting fired are forever. That fear is...
  • Sweet sandwiches

    Sweet sandwiches
    Any preschooler could name the country's most well-known dessert sandwich — the one with the vanilla cream nestled between crisp chocolate cookies. But there's so much more to dessert sandwiches than the humble (but lovable) Oreo: Think fun-...
  • Allagash beers you don't know . . . but should

    Allagash beers you don't know . . . but should
    I owe a debt of gratitude to Portland, Maine, brewery Allagash, and so, probably, do you. In even the most middling bars, where there is little or nothing worth drinking on tap, there is often Allagash White — that brewery's crisp and mildly...
  • Click it, even if it doesn't warrant a ticket

    Click it, even if it doesn't warrant a ticket
    You use seat belts, right? Most people do. The undeniable safety advantages, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's ubiquitous "Click It or Ticket" campaign, the fear of seeing those flashing lights in your rearview mirror all help...
  • "Like the Willow Tree: The Diary of Lydia Amelia Pierce" by Lois Lowry

    "Like the Willow Tree: The Diary of Lydia Amelia Pierce" by Lois Lowry
    "Like the Willow Tree: The Diary of Lydia Amelia Pierce" By Lois Lowry Scholastic, $12.99, ages 9-12 The newest versions of the "Dear America" books, a series of fictional diaries, offer a personal way into important American moments. The focus here is...
  • Planning your trip to Boothbay Harbor, Maine

    THE BEST WAY TO BOOTHBAY HARBOR, MAINE Boothbay Harbor is about an hour north of Portland, Maine, via Interstate 95. United, Continental, AirTran, Delta, US Airways and JetBlue all offer connecting service (change of planes) to Portland. Restricted...