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  • Six Flags unveils new attractions for every park in 2012

    Six Flags unveils new attractions for every park in 2012
    Six Flags unveiled its 2012 lineup of new roller coasters, thrill rides, water slides and live shows at the amusement park chain's 12 North American locations. > Photos: New attractions coming to Six Flags parks in 2012 New Six Flags President and Chief...
  • Help for those helping vets

    Help for those helping vets
    T.J. Hromisin's parents haven't left his side since the young man returned from Iraq in 2007 blinded, with a traumatic brain injury and unable to care for himself. An Iraqi sniper had shot the 24-year-old in his left temple, expertly targeting a small...
  • Six Flags amusement parks prepare for thematic makeovers

    Six Flags amusement parks prepare for thematic makeovers
    Wham! Bam! Ka-Pow! A bruising brawl involving comic-book superheroes, Saturday morning cartoon characters and extreme sports icons will change the ride and roller coaster landscape of Six Flags' 11 U.S. amusement parks in 2011. An intellectual...
  • House rules: Summer edition

    House rules: Summer edition
    "School's out for summer!" Those Alice Cooper lyrics may still rock certain segments of the population, but when it comes to 10 weeks without the child care that the school year provides, Mom and Dad may not be as excited. Whether you work in a...
  • Christian, gay and accepted

    Christian, gay and accepted
    To be gay and Christian at the same time can feel like conflicting identities, but a weeklong summer camp in Minnesota gives teens license to be both. "For some of these kids it's perhaps the first time in their lives they can be truly authentic," said...
  • What's a lollapalooza?

    What's a lollapalooza?
    Two thoughts, as we watch Columbus Drive transform into a wall of portable toilets. One, must be Lollapalooza time. Two, where on Earth did that word come from? Legend and Encyclopedia Britannica have it that founder and Jane's Addiction leader Perry...
  • Red tape doesn't help with pothole damage

    Red tape doesn't help with pothole damage
    Dear Nancy: Three weeks ago, I was driving home when my car hit a hole in the street. Within minutes, both the front and back tires on the passenger side went flat. After I called the tire shop, they came and told me that the rims had bent on impact. This...
  • 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...
  • Market climate warms for house hunters

    Market climate warms for house hunters
    Traditionally, spring is when prospective homebuyers come out of hibernation and begin the hunt for their next residence. But with the economy still in flux, budget battles raging in Washington and a housing market on shaky ground, many house hunters...
  • Universal Studios Hollywood unveils mazes for Halloween Horror Nights 2011

    Universal Studios Hollywood unveils mazes for Halloween Horror Nights 2011
    Universal Studios Hollywood has announced plans for haunted attractions based on "The Thing," "The Wolfman," "Scream," "Hostel" and "House of 1000 Corpses" films as well as shock rocker Alice Cooper and the La Llorona folk legend while continuing to...
  • Ethical carnivores: An urbanite aims for dinner

    Ethical carnivores: An urbanite aims for dinner
    For me, it was all about ethical meat. For years I'd been searching for meat I could feel OK about — in terms of the environment, health and animal welfare. But I never imagined my quest for the most politically correct meat could end with what...