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  • Outdoor pursuits and indoor ingenuity re-create her childhood memories

    After six months of searching for a home in the Hollywood Hills, Priscilla Woolworth put in an offer on a lush Spanish-style compound within hours of touring a property — in Valley Glen. "The Mediterranean architecture, the garden and the indoor-...
  • Michael Mayo, Sun Sentinel columnist

    He's gone, but I keep hearing that gravelly New England voice in my head: "Hey Mayo, this ain't the Atlantic Monthly!" (Chiding me for blowing deadline for the umpteenth time.) "Geez, you need a road map to get through that lead." (Ripping an opening...
  • "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...
  • "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...
  • "Maine" by J. Courtney Sullivan

    "Maine" by J. Courtney Sullivan
    Second novels can break the heart. Those robust, provocative first novels that seize the lapels often seem to invite pale imitation, leaving readers desperate to escape the straitjacket of promise. An uncommon writer, J. Courtney Sullivan has defied...
  • Review: 'The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes' by Marcus Sakey

    Review: 'The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes' by Marcus Sakey
    Four years ago Chicago transplant Marcus Sakey was the new kid on the block when his novel “The Blade Itself” put his name on bookshelves. This first novel and the three books that followed imprinted his adopted city in the minds of crime...
  • "The Romeo and Juliet Code" by Phoebe Stone

    "The Romeo and Juliet Code" by Phoebe Stone
    "The Romeo and Juliet Code" By Phoebe Stone Arthur A. Levine, $16.99, ages 10-13 You'll look at the title and the cover - blue-jean-clad legs, pink sneakers and black sneakers, a blanket on the grass - and think: star-crossed young lovers. And you...
  • Florida ranks in top 10 of states with high diabetes rates

    Florida ranks in top 10 of states with high diabetes rates
    One in 10 Floridians has diabetes, a "disturbing" trend revealed in the nation's fat report last week. Though Florida ranks as the 29th-most-obese state in the country, the Sunshine State is No. 10 for diabetes. It's a distinction that comes with a...
  • Safety of hospital stays greatly affected by staff and culture

    Safety of hospital stays greatly affected by staff and culture
    Less than 48 hours after returning home from a 12-day hospital stay, John McCleary woke up with a 103-degree fever, too weak to sit up in bed. An ambulance rushed him to the hospital, where eventually he was diagnosed with a methicillin-resistant...
  • House Republicans' budget plan defeated in the Senate

    The Senate roundly rejected the House GOP budget on Wednesday, with five Republicans joining most Democrats in shooting down the proposal to dramatically alter Medicare that has rattled the Republican Party. The 40-57 vote essentially ends the...
  • State insurance officials to vote on rules for descriptions of health policies

    State insurance officials to vote on rules for descriptions of health policies
    Choosing a health insurance policy should be easier if consumers use the simple chart and other information that state insurance commissioners are expected to approve today. "It will force the insurance companies to reveal information in a consistent...