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  • Planning your prison visit

    Missouri State Penitentiary, 115 Lafayette Street, Jefferson City, Mo.; [866] 998-6998, http://www.missouripentours.com. Open March through November. The basic two-hour history tour is $12; ghost and overnight tours also offered for $25 and $100,...
  • Deltona airman Tara R. Brown killed in gunfire near Kabul airport

    Deltona airman Tara R. Brown killed in gunfire near Kabul airport
    A Deltona airman was among nine Americans killed this week in gunfire at a military compound near Kabul International Airport in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Friday. Master Sgt. Tara R. Brown, 33, and eight other Americans died when a...
  • Family travel five: Families unplug on ranch vacations

    Family travel five: Families unplug on ranch vacations
    Ranch getaways provide families the chance to blend rustic pleasures, outdoor pursuits and unplugged relaxation. Round up your clan and consider these five places. 1. Ranch at Rock Creek, Philipsburg, Mont. Spend the night in a Trapper Tent, a half-...
  • A vote for venison

    A vote for venison
    Rick Gollinger grew up in a hunting family with a kitchen that was regularly full of game. Unfortunately, his mother — who was otherwise a great cook — followed her generation's technique of overcooking, or "killing game a second time in...
  • The bulbs they are a-changin'

    The bulbs they are a-changin'
    Lighting is changing fast. Incandescents as we know them are on the way out. It may be confusing for a while. But in the end, your wallet will thank you. And so will the planet. Walk down today's lighting aisle, and it's intimidating. Incandescents....
  • 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...
  • Escape plan: Six Flags America

    Escape plan: Six Flags America
    It's out with the old and in with the new at Six Flags America this summer. The waterpark Hurricane Harbor beckons thrill seekers with the opening of a faster, better and wetter attraction — ZoomAzon Falls, the park's first body slides for tweens,...
  • Quinn goes after gambling bill at state fair

    Quinn goes after gambling bill at state fair
    SPRINGFIELD--Gov. Pat Quinn opened a day of Democratic politicking at the Illinois State Fair today by criticizing legislation that allows slot machines at the fairground racetrack. Quinn also expressed deep reservations  about putting slot machines at...
  • Tropical Storm Don forms in Gulf, aims toward Texas

    Tropical Storm Don forms in Gulf, aims toward Texas
    Now we have Tropical Storm Don. The fourth named storm of an already fast-paced 2011 storm season formed over the southern Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday afternoon and appeared to be taking aim at Texas. At 8 a.m. Thursday the system was about 545 miles...
  • Quinn pardons 50 for past crimes

    Quinn pardons 50 for past crimes
    Rosa Young-Bey Williams said she had been praying for what happened Friday, the day Gov. Pat Quinn made her one of 50 people getting pardons for past crimes. The 64-year-old Williams now lives in Vista, Calif., but she said her teaching career was cut...
  • Steamy hot in South Florida; tropical wave near Mexico likely to develop

    Steamy hot in South Florida; tropical wave near Mexico likely to develop
    Expect another steamy hot day. Wednesday's forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with highs in the low 90s and heat index readings - or feels-like temperatures - of more than 100 degrees. Lows in the low 80s. There is a 30 percent chance of showers and...