| Feb 27, 2010
Imagine cruising along the beach and being able to spot which bars your friends are in and what people have to say about the restaurants and shops you pass. Geolocation — technology that allows you to receive information on your smart phone based on...
| Jul 16, 2010
| 7:54 PM
Every generation has at least one "where were you when …" moment — a defining snapshot that, from time to time, we rescue from the mental mothballs, dust off and admire anew.
I was too young to fully understand all the oniony layers...
| Oct 16, 2010
| 7:29 PM
Malenne Joseph spent three months in jail for a crime she did not commit. Surprisingly, that doesn't surprise Chief Judge Belvin Perry.
"I've been saying for quite some time stuff like this is going to happen,'' he said.
Law and Order at the Orange...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 5:43 PM
The USS Carl Vinson was built in Newport News and commissioned here in 1982. The carrier has served in the Persian Gulf during war, off the Haitian coast following an earthquake and, most recently, transported Osama bin Laden's corpse to sea for disposal....
| Mar 14, 2011
| 3:25 PM
We've had our share of natural disasters in south Louisiana and the Gulf coast. From Betsy in 1965 to Camille in 1969 to Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike in just the last few years. But nothing we've gone through compares to what Japan is going through...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 2:50 AM
Haiti is still dealing with the devastating effects of the 2010 earthquake. Many individuals and organizations throughout the U.S. have committed their time and resources to ease the hardships in this devastated land.
Imperial Valley Hope for Haiti was...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 10:39 AM
Operation Christmas Child is a charity drive which sends shoe boxes filled with gifts to kids in third-world countries.
Susan Clark is a local volunteer who has made several trips to Haiti. On one trip, she got the chance to hand deliver some of the...
| May 17, 2011
| 4:14 PM
Today we're toasting some local folks making big differences.
But first, we have the case of The Activist, the Cop and the Mysteriously Vanishing Video.
An article in Tuesday's newspaper told the story:
A local activist was videotaping cops in downtown...
| Jul 28, 2011
Something strange is happening: a California state agency is developing an innovative, user-friendly idea that can be implemented easily and quickly.
It's creative and, so far, non-controversial.
And it can become a reality without the governor or...
| May 27, 2012
| 9:55 PM
DEAR READERS: If you're thinking about giving your favorite new college grad a memorable book as a graduation gift, I recommend the just-published "Making a Difference: Stories of Vision and Courage from America's Leaders" by Capt. Chesley "Sully"...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 11:48 AM
As Tropical Storm Isaac swirls in the Caribbean -- becoming more powerful mile by mile -- it threatens to unleash disaster once again on vulnerable and often unaware Haitians by Friday night.
The possibility of stinging rain and tree-bending wind...
| May 31, 2012
| 7:40 AM
It takes one creative mind to team up foosball and binary code.
That is just one of the dynamic pairings in "Play," a new exhibit at the Orlando Science Center that uses enormous game pieces such as dominoes and billiard balls to mix art, science and...