| Sep 12, 2010
Our waiter was staring at us in disbelief. Finally, he leaned forward and, ever so politely, asked my husband to repeat himself.
Although we had just ordered three appetizers, a soup and two main courses (we did eat every bite), my husband was, indeed,...
| Sep 12, 2010
Silvery Spanish moss embraces giant live oaks that line the road, touching overhead to create a cathedral ceiling. Their lacy patterns change constantly, on rare moments becoming thick enough to blot out the sun and surround the cars and passengers...
| Feb 27, 2011
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...
| Dec 22, 2010
Buoyed by a growing Hispanic population and the availability of steady federal jobs, Maryland grew by 9 percent in the last decade - faster than most Eastern states, according to new Census Bureau data.
Maryland's population grew by 480,000 residents, to...
| Nov 22, 2010
Millions of Americans might be eligible for rebates starting in 2012 under regulations released Monday detailing the health care law?s requirement that insurers spend at least 80 percent of their revenue on direct medical care. Insurance plans covering...
| Feb 6, 2011
| 4:05 PM
For almost four months, doctors and nurses at Advocate Christ Medical Center cared for the young Mexican laborer who had fallen from a roof and lost the ability to speak, breathe or move most parts of his body.
But Quelino Ojeda Jimenez was in the U.S....
| Aug 14, 2011
Joyce Pennington opened a letter from the state recently and got some unexpected news: At the end of this month, she will be dropped from an Illinois program that helps pay for prescription medications.
The 62-year-old Midlothian woman, who has severe...
| May 3, 2011
Q: In the song "House of Blue Lights," they have "fryers, broilers and Detroit barbecue ribs." Can you explain what "Detroit barbecue ribs" are?
—Rick Shaftan, Sparta, N.J.
A: I fear "Detroit barbecue ribs" may be nothing more than a catchy song...
| May 16, 2011
| 8:00 AM
Maybe it was last week's heat and humidity wave, but we Stewsters have been looking ahead to summer (still more than a month away, officially), which of course means summer coolers.
So what drink says "summer" to you? For me, it might be the mojito at...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 11:19 AM
After coming to a standstill on Tuesday morning, Tropical Storm Emily has resumed its march westward through the Caribbean. It also has strengthened slightly.
At 2 p.m., the system was about 215 miles southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico, moving west at 12...
| Jun 4, 2011
Targeting companies you want to work for can be an effective job-search strategy, particularly if you make connections with people who already work there. But which companies should you target?
While it's smart to approach your dream company about a...