| Oct 29, 2012
| 12:15 PM
Hurricane Sandy is speeding up as it approaches the New Jersey coastline and expected to make landfall in the early evening instead of late Monday night as previously predicted.
The storm's speed increased from 18 mph to 28 mph within the last four...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 3:28 PM
For years, the recipe for Junior's Original Cheesecake was a treasured secret of the Rosen family, which first made these treats at their Brooklyn restaurant in the 1960s.
Now they're prime desserts at other Junior's locations including in Times Square...
| May 15, 2011
I scrambled out of bed at dawn's first light, dashed to the barn to milk a cow, stopped by the chicken coop to collect fresh-from-the-hen eggs, then doubled back to the farmhouse for breakfast. Six of us gathered around the table at Verdant View Farm B&B,...
| May 20, 2011
| 2:04 PM
Chicago has been very good to Erik Larson, even though it greeted his latest visit with a nasty rain and temperatures more common to November than to mid-May, which was why we were talking in the bar of his downtown hotel rather than wandering city...
| May 8, 2011
About an hour south of Washington, D.C., deep beneath rolling hills near the verdant Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, lies a storehouse filled with bounty.
At one time, during the Cold War, that treasure was cash — about $3-billion worth —...
| May 22, 2011
In the picture, I am probably 10 years old. I'm wearing blue jeans and a bright red sweater, and I'm perched on the stump of a redwood tree, surrounded by a forest of the same. On my lap, I hold an open book. My head is bowed, long blond hair studiously...
| Apr 23, 2011
For Ken Brecher to say that being the president of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles is the best job he's ever had -- well, that speaks volumes. Consider that he's run the Sundance Institute, the Boston Children's Museum and a major Philadelphia...
| Jan 24, 2011
| 4:22 PM
National Weather Service forecasters out at Sterling seem to be moving toward a more confident prediction for this week's winter storm. They're talking about a largely rain event for the I-95 corridor, but one that will likely see some changeovers......
| Jan 25, 2011
| 4:24 PM
Because of the threat of severe winter weather, Lafayette men will play at Army's Christl Arena at 5 p.m. Wednesday, instead of 7, thus allowing the Leopards to make the return trip a bit earlier. Meteorologists are predicting about 6......
| Feb 2, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Former Morning Call reporter Chuck Ayers died over the weekend in California. He would have been 53 years old Monday. Chuck was a talented reporter who did some excellent stories for the Call. Still, what I’ll remember most are the......
| Feb 10, 2011
| 9:32 PM
On cold mornings like these, a tiny cloud of guilt trailing me, I head out to the curb and start my wife's car. She drops the kids at school on her way to work, so I scrape off the snow......