| Jul 2, 2012
| 6:14 AM
PHILADELPHIA - When Tom Jurkowsky joined the U.S. Mint at Philadelphia three years ago, he took the public tour, the same one launched in 1969 when the Mint opened at its current location.
Jurkowsky, director of public affairs for the Mint, was...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 8:13 AM
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - It's not cheap. But then, that's the idea. When I told a colleague I was heading off to the spanking new, high-style Revel resort and casino in Atlantic City to check out the stayover experience, she looked at me with skeptical...
| Aug 12, 2012
Karl Fleming, a former Newsweek reporter who helped draw national attention to the civil rights movement in the 1960s — and risked his life covering it with perceptive stories about its major figures and the inequalities that fueled it —...
| Jul 28, 2012
Veteran actress Lupe Ontiveros, the El Paso-born daughter of Mexican immigrants, once estimated that she had played the role of a maid more than 150 times during her career.
That's why the 4-foot-11 actress was so overjoyed more than a decade ago when...
| Aug 15, 2012
Actor played Arnold Horshack on 'Kotter'
Ron Palillo, 63, an actor whose signature role was Arnold Horshack in the 1970s TV sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter," died Tuesday of a heart attack in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., said his agent, Jackie...
| Jun 12, 2012
As a teenager doing freelance Web design, Chris Nagele was a workplace free spirit. His office was wherever he could plug in a computer.
That's precisely how his company, Wildbit, would continue to function for 11 years as it evolved from consulting to...
| May 11, 2012
Myron Wentz, a microbiologist, recently wrote a book called "The Healthy Home" — http://www.myhealthyhome.com — and offers some ways to create one at your house:
Take your shoes off before entering your home. We walk around unwittingly in car...
| May 4, 2012
I miss a lot of "special" weeks in this job, and the most recent victim was National Window Safety Week. While I doubt that the result was anything like the defenestration of Prague (the one in 1618, not 1419), I would be remiss if I did not mention at...
| Jun 1, 2012
Q: I have a home, built about 1950, that has tin siding. Can or should this siding be repainted (and how?), or is it best to remove it and install new siding, such as vinyl?
A: I've seen a lot of evidence that tin siding can be repainted, although I...
| Jun 17, 2012
A Journey into the Mind and Heart of My Extraordinary Son
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 256 pp., $26
It took author Buzz Bissinger four years to write "Father's Day: A Journey into the Mind and Heart of My Extraordinary Son,"...
| Jan 19, 2011
| 12:47 PM
Juanita Watts does not wear Allen Iverson's No. 3 jersey or signature sneakers. She does not braid her hair like his or find tattoos attractive. Why, she doesn't even like to play basketball.
But if you're searching for the pulse of this Iverson-crazed...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 4:23 PM
Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We've all had them -- those hallucinatory nights, where you wake up in the darkness of your own 3 a.m. of the soul, wondering why you're dreaming about Spencer Tracy chasing after you with a......