delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 17:00:10 +0000 Wine Talk: The mystery of Chablis Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:17:48 +0000 By Robert Whitley Creators Syndicate The village of Chablis, from whence the wine takes its name, is the northernmost wine-growing region in Burgundy. The only French wine-growing regions to the north of Chablis are Champagne and Alsace. This is an important aspect of the taste profile found in [...]]]> Relish weekly recipe: Chicken Curry with Basil Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:02:03 +0000 Relish Magazine You can substitute jarred red or green curry paste. Serve over jasmine rice so you won’t miss a drop.
1 (14-ounce) can light coconut milk 2 T Panang curry paste (1.75-ounce package) 1 T, plus 2 t, fish sauce 1 T, plus 2 t, dark brown sugar 1 T creamy peanut butter 1 T fresh lime juice 2 medium red bell peppers, seeded [...]]]>
Jim Hillibish: Your dog as a ‘wonder drug’ for your health Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:39:05 +0000 By Jim Hillibish More Content Now There’s more. Dr. Scott Bea, a psychologist at the Cleveland Clinic, reports on a study of human-animal interactions at the University of Missouri. He’s a big fan of dogs adding important exercise in our lives.
The results indicate “dogs could be called wonder drugs.”
“That dog can’t walk itself, and so you have to get out and do [...]]]>
Jim Hillibish: Look for these signs that spring has sprung Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:30:21 +0000 By Jim Hillibish More Content Now While smart robins head south for the winter, a few dumb ones hang around here all seasons. If you look closely, you will see them when we get January and February thaws.
The true bird sign of spring hereabouts is the red-winged blackbird. They always come back as the last snows are melting.
The astronomical first day of spring, the equinox, [...]]]>
Jim Hillibish: Latest fashions are all in the lookbooks Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:18:08 +0000 By Jim Hillibish More Content Now Then came social media, and thousands of lookbooks are taking the website plunge online. They’ve hooked up with reader-contributor sites and have evolved into “fashion diaries,” according to They can change daily with constant additions by consumers and designers [...]]]> Jeff Vrabel: Why is everything in my house wet? Mon, 24 Mar 2014 02:01:00 +0000 By Jeff Vrabel More Content Now First, you walk up to the front door and notice an unusual puddle near, under and over your WELCOME mat, and then you freeze cold in your tracks. You look at the puddle in the approximate manner of a dog regarding a chew toy, and consider it with suspicion and distaste. Your brain cannot instantly process why there is clearly water where water does not [...]]]> Get A Life: What happened to our kids? Mon, 24 Mar 2014 02:01:00 +0000 By Loretta LaRoche More Content Now Over the past 20 years I have witnessed the increasing demise of a behavioral model that my generation had drilled into them on a daily basis. We were told to mind your manners, pick up your clothes, if you use something put it back, when you visit someone be a good guest and ask if you can help. [...]]]> Home Help: Embrace spring with DIY home and landscaping projects Mon, 24 Mar 2014 02:01:00 +0000 People across the country are feeling the winter blues after an unusually cold and snowy winter. But with warmer weather arriving soon, you can create a feeling of spring indoors and out with some simple do-it-yourself projects.
Roll up your sleeves and embrace the season of growth with these home and gardening tips:
As temperatures begin to warm, time to enjoy the outdoors is just around the corner. Soon enough you’ll be relaxing with family and friends on your [...]]]>
Philip Maddocks: Legislators troubled by pay gap between super wealthy and super rich Sun, 23 Mar 2014 19:05:44 +0000 By Philip Maddocks More Content Now Many point to the $26.7 billion in bonuses workers at Wall Street firms pocketed, arguing that that total is enough to cover the cost of more than doubling the paychecks for all of the 1,085, [...]]]> 'The Stantons' to perform at Grace Church Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:19:14 +0000       Local performers Leana & JR Stanton, will present a concert featuring their special blend of classic country and gospel music beginning at 7 p.m. A spaghetti dinner will precede the concert, from 4 to 6 p.m.
       The Stantons hail from [...]]]>
App Finder: Best astronomy apps Fri, 21 Mar 2014 02:01:00 +0000 SKYSAFARI: This app shows you the night sky as it as, and, even cooler, it shows you the sky as it was up to one millions years in the past and how it will be one million years in the future. If you’re downloading this for iOS, be [...]]]> Health Watch: Healthy tactics can defy aging Fri, 21 Mar 2014 02:01:00 +0000 Determined, vivacious, passionate - a lot of words describe America’s baby boomers. This spirited group is redefining their golden years, staying active by working, traveling and enjoying the great outdoors. They know that in order to live life to the fullest, they must make their health a priority, and many are dramatically affecting their personal well-being with a few key activities that take 10 minutes or less a day to complete.
Tavis Piattoly is a sports [...]]]>
Jim Hillibish: Celebrate Sundays with hot-fudge sundaes Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:46:16 +0000 By Jim Hillibish More Content Now The first sundae, claimed by no less than a dozen cities, was heated chocolate syrup over vanilla ice cream. As the syrup melted, it created a perfect milkshake in the bottom. Somehow, the common chocolate syrup asumed [...]]]> Jim Hillibish: First taste of spring Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:39:55 +0000 By Jim Hillibish More Content Now These guys give us first tastes of spring. Early onions always are the sweetest of the season without the peppery hint of summer ones. Radishes, red and icicle, garnish many a salad. Ever had them braised? If not, you’re missing something.
Both are root crops, consumed throughout the world, [...]]]>
Healthy Eating: March is National Nutrition Month Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:29:30 +0000 By Joan Endyke More Content Now A long, cold winter can take its toll on healthy eating habits. The once-anticipated winter menu of Shepherd’s pie, broccoli quiche, crockpot chili and the like, by March is so overdone many give up on finding other healthy alternatives and call for greasy take-out meals instead.
Less sunlight, frigid temperatures and huddling inside can bring out the bear in us, too [...]]]>
Religion News: Millennials not 'religious,' but they pray Thu, 20 Mar 2014 02:01:00 +0000 The Millennial generation is forging its own distinctive path in America, and they’re less likely to stay away from religious affiliations, according to a Pew Research study of the “selfie” generation. Millennials are defined as people in their late teens through early 30s.
A full two-thirds of respondents to the wide-ranging study don’t claim to be a “religious person.” Twenty-nine percent said they were not affiliated with any [...]]]>
Marketta Gregory: Our prayer tree Thu, 20 Mar 2014 02:01:00 +0000 By Marketta Gregory More Content Now He wandered back in, the branches still dripping from the melting snow, and I arranged them. Tallest in the back. The one that bent gracefully on the left. Then I fussed some more.
I wadded up grocery bags and put them in the bottom of the vase and began arranging again.
Still awkward. Still sticks in a [...]]]>
Flexible Fitness: Why does my hip hurt? Thu, 20 Mar 2014 01:26:07 +0000 By Rhonda Salvo and Nancy Sibley More Content Now There are many potential causes of hip pain. Some problems occur inside the hip joint and can include arthritis, labral (cartilage) tears and impingement. Other causes occur outside the hip joint such as muscle strains, tendon strains and [...]]]> Keeping Fit: Cellulite solution Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:44:57 +0000 By Wayne L. Westcott More Content Now As you may be aware, there are dozens of cellulite-reducing products on the market, including pills, powders, drinks, wraps, creams and mechanical devices, to name a [...]]]> Dr. Jeff Hersh: Can microwave popcorn cause lung disease? Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:23:17 +0000 By Dr. Jeff Hersh More Content Now A: Inhaled air (whether through the nose, mouth or directly through the trachea in people who have had a tracheostomy) travels through the trachea (the windpipe) then splits to go to either the left or right main bronchi to get to the left or right lung, respectively, then on to the bronchioles and finally to the alveoli (the air sacs where [...]]]> delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 17:00:10 +0000 Dear Michael: Ready to date again? Tue, 04 Feb 2014 12:39:03 +0000 By Michael Serode More Content Now My friend has been a widow for over a year. She seems so lonely, and I'd really like to see her be happy again. How soon can she start dating? She is in her late 60s, but still very active and beautiful. How young is too young for a new beau? I want to start talking to her about it, but I figured I would ask you about it first.
Second Time Around
Dear Miss Second Time,
I think that since it has been a year it would be acceptable for her to start dating [...]]]>
A League of Her Own: Time waits for no one Thu, 30 Jan 2014 18:04:35 +0000 By Heather Gillis Harris More Content Now Watching my children grow up could possibly be the hardest change for me to accept.
I fully admit when they were first born I couldn't wait for them to be able to do things for themselves — to eat, walk, talk or use the bathroom without my help.
My exhaustion as a young, inexperienced parent caused me to wish time away.
When you are in the thick of it, you don't always appreciate [...]]]>
Shayne Looper: The prophet of the fall of Christendom Thu, 30 Jan 2014 16:01:01 +0000 By Shayne Looper More Content Now The church's moral authority has diminished. People are not turning to the church to ask what is right, they are turning to the courts to ask what is [...]]]> Family Matters: Toss out the guilt with the rest of the trash Thu, 30 Jan 2014 14:12:06 +0000 By Diana Boggia More Content Now Even if you are a seasoned parent with a large family, the needs of each child vary, and therefore your response to the challenge will vary.
To be most effective, you've got to be on your A game at all times, with expectations clearly defined, consequences for both wonderful and worrisome behavior at the ready, and a great, big bag available to carry parental guilt.
Hopefully, you are able to throw out [...]]]>
Gary Brown: The calm that comes with forgetfulness Tue, 28 Jan 2014 12:10:07 +0000 By Gary Brown My delay in remembering made unsurprising sense to me, in a confirming sort of way. The column, you see, concerned forgetting things.
I fear sometimes that I'm becoming my mother.
The chance that I could be following in her mental [...]]]>
Get A Life: The problem with the Biebers of the world Mon, 27 Jan 2014 20:56:00 +0000 By Loretta LaRoche My question is has it always been this way, or is it possible that our culture paves the way for individuals to become famous and rich without the foundation to support their success? Yes, [...]]]> On Computers: Delete never deletes; you need a disk washer for that Mon, 27 Jan 2014 18:16:57 +0000 More Content Now
When you give a used phone, tablet or computer to somebody, it's not enough to delete all of your data files. The word "deleting" is one of the great misnomers of computing.
When you delete a file, all you do is change its entry name on the hard drive. It could be as simple as turning the first bit of the file upside down. That makes the data invisible, but it is still there. There are programs that restore the entry with a mouse click, and the deleted [...]]]>
Ask Angie: How do I find a trustworthy energy auditor? Fri, 24 Jan 2014 18:17:44 +0000 Dear Debra: An audit can be a great first step to reducing energy costs, provided you don't end up paying for unnecessary options.
Also called a home energy assessment, an energy audit is a room-by-room review of how efficiently your home uses energy. You can do a rudimentary assessment yourself simply by going [...]]]>
Dr. Murray Feingold: Medical scribes free up physicians Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:49:36 +0000 By Dr. Murray Feingold More Content Now How does the information for the electronic records get into the computer? In many instances, doctors are inputting the data while they are seeing the patient. And while they are doing that, they are spending less time relating to the patient. As a result, patients are not [...]]]> Jim Hillibish: Mountain moonshine suddenly respectable Thu, 16 Jan 2014 18:03:58 +0000 By Jim Hillibish More Content Now In the interest of tax revenues, 46 states relaxed their liquor laws. The result was moonshine suddenly became street legal - even in grocery stores.
Moonshine. That backwoods elixir of 100-proof grain alcohol, that premiere American instrument of tax evasion, that white lightning that almost caused a civil war in 1791 in western Pennsylvania - the Whiskey Tax Rebellion.
In five years since the Recession of ‘08, legal ‘shine has [...]]]>
Dr. Murray Feingold: Child’s allowance could serve as teaching moment Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:37:26 +0000 By Dr. Murray Feingold More Content Now Many questions are raised about allowances. Should a child have an allowance in the first place? If so, when should it be started and how much should it be? Should the allowance be associated with the [...]]]>