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  • Destination America aims to bring us together, with bacon

     Destination America aims to bring us together, with bacon
    Tony's I-75 Restaurant in Birch Run, Mich., is proud home of what might well be the nation's largest BLT. Each sandwich contains a pound of bacon — about 25 to 30 deep-fried strips — stacked about 8 inches high between two slabs of white...
  • Dallas police issue arrest warrant for DISD employee, in alleged sex abuse

    Dallas police issue arrest warrant for DISD employee, in alleged sex abuse
    Ken Martinez is relieved he may finally be able to answer the questions that have haunted his teenage daughter with special needs for months. "She is always asking me if he is going to get away with it" the Dallas father, said. Martinez says his 14-year...
  • It's crowded at the top, and elsewhere, in Peninsula District standings

    Back in October, Phoebus coach James Daniel took a few minutes to discuss the Peninsula District favorites. As his list continued to grow — Kecoughtan, Menchville, Hampton, etc. — he stopped himself. "You know what?" he said with a smile....
  • Inslee unveils jobs plan with focus on energy

    Inslee unveils jobs plan with focus on energy
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee unveiled a jobs program Monday at a Seattle factory. Inslee said that if his plan would help put Washingtonians back to work . A long-time environmentalist, Inslee believes that big opportunities  exist for...
  • Learning a lesson from Thomas Edison

    It’s not every day that students get a lesson on the light bulb from the man who invented it, but that was the scene at Thomas Edison Elementary School Friday where fourth-grade student Maggie Dobroyan stood with carbonized cotton thread and a...
  • Google Doodle celebrates German physicist Heinrich Hertz

    Google Doodle celebrates German physicist Heinrich Hertz
    German physicist Heinrich Hertz has been honored with his very own wavy Google Doodle on what would have been his 155th birthday. In case you aren’t sure just what old Heinrich is responsible for, here is a hint: The metric unit Hertz (Hz),...
  • VHSL, VISAA state brackets

  • Coaching guides Hampton, Kecoughtan and Woodside to the state semifinals

    Coaching guides Hampton, Kecoughtan and Woodside to the state semifinals
    There are reasons why none of them would have lasted this long. Hampton has the size of a team from the '50s, Kecoughtan runs more hot and cold than the weather of late, and Woodside has as much depth as Gene Hackman's group in "Hoosiers." Yet here...
  • Family Travel 5: Five ideas for multigenerational trips

    Family Travel 5: Five ideas for multigenerational trips
    Summer is a fine time for grandparents to get away with their loved ones. Here are five places the generations can gather. 1. Return to Africa. More than 30 years ago, Montanan Maxey Megrue and her now-late husband traveled to Tanzania. This year, she...
  • Green Wheels: "Nuclear Cars" Have Reactors on Board

    Green Wheels:  "Nuclear Cars" Have Reactors on Board
    Jesse Berst of the Center for Smart Energy points out that if Thomas Edison came back from the grave he'd find our electric grid pretty much just as he left it. I'd add that Henry Ford (Edison's bosom buddy) would find our cars recognizable, too: Four...
  • Was Jobs an Edison for our time?

    Was Jobs an Edison for our time?
    The death of Steve Jobs has renewed comparisons to another great innovator who died 80 years ago this month -- Thomas Edison. But there are important differences between the two men. In the 80 years between their deaths, consumers came to dominate the...
  • Innovator for the ages rests in good company

    Innovator for the ages rests in good company
    Few Americans have had as profound an impact on the culture as Steve Jobs, but 3 trailblazers come to mind. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was a unique combination of creative innovator and savvy businessman. He revolutionized how everyday Americans lived...