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  • New high-tech, innovative Disney Stores and renovations announced

    New high-tech, innovative Disney Stores and renovations announced
    You might see a few new things the next time you visit your favorite Disney Store, and it won’t necessarily be the merchandise on the shelves. Disney is moving ahead with plans to add more than 25 new and remodeled stores this year. But don’...
  • A long Thanksgiving tradition in Southern California

    A long Thanksgiving tradition in Southern California
    Every year at my house, we host what we call the "Long Table Thanksgiving." It's a simple tradition, and it does a lot to minimize holiday stress. We provide the birds, and everyone else brings a side dish. Oh, and we eat at a very long table. These...
  • Bel-Air estate was a nature sanctuary – amid mansions

    Bel-Air estate was a nature sanctuary – amid mansions
    Imagine it is Labor Day 1924. You've just finished dinner on the porch, the kids are playing next door and the radio just tuned in: "Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. Today's story is about bestselling author Gene Stratton-Porter. At this very moment...
  • With Tony Fitzpatrick, it's 'Stations Lost' and summer found

    With Tony Fitzpatrick, it's 'Stations Lost' and summer found
    With his gig at the Steppenwolf Theatre now seemingly an annual event, Tony Fitzpatrick is taking on the air of Garrison Keillor, and his motley crew of sidekicks is looking a bit like a cut-rate cast of "Prairie Home Companion." As seen from the back...
  • Movie review: 'Country Strong'

    Movie review: 'Country Strong'
    There is a down-home comfort saturating "Country Strong," in that "somebody done somebody wrong song" way, that almost carries you through when its music-drenched melodrama gets predictable. Which is pretty much as soon as the fragile, still-in-rehab...
  • Writer David Simon, creator of 'The Wire' and 'Homicide,' wins 2010 MacArthur 'genius' award

    Writer David Simon, creator of 'The Wire' and 'Homicide,' wins 2010 MacArthur 'genius' award
    Baltimorean David Simon, whose groundbreaking television series "The Wire" examined the institutions of his hometown with a passionate and unsparing eye, today won a 2010 MacArthur "genius" award. The 50-year-old Simon is one of only a few people ever to...
  • Aflac Picks New Duck Voice To Replace Gottfried

    Aflac Picks New Duck Voice To Replace Gottfried
    A clean-cut Minnesota father of three is the new voice of insurer Aflac, taking over the role of the acerbic quacking duck from the fired comedian Gilbert Gottfried. His first commercial debuts online today and will also air during the NBC singing...
  • Top 10 new theme park rides for 2011

    Top 10 new theme park rides for 2011
    It already feels as if 2011 is shaping up as a tweener ye ar for new rides and attractions at U.S. theme parks. Last year saw the blockbuster debuts of Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal's Islands of Adventure in Florida and the "World of...
  • Is Homeland Security spending paying off?

    Is Homeland Security spending paying off?
    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...
  • Tamoxifen: Useful breast cancer treatment

    Tamoxifen: Useful breast cancer treatment
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My sister, who is 47, has been diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer. Her doctor recommends she take tamoxifen for five years after her lumpectomy and radiation treatment. Why is this necessary? We don't have a family history of...
  • Tsunami waves hitting Hawaii not unusually high

    Tsunami waves hitting Hawaii not unusually high
    Tsunami waves have reached Hawaii, but the first waves hitting the state are only about a foot higher than usual, according to officials and local news reports. Officials had ordered an evacuation of Hawaii's coastal areas after the devastating 8.9...