| Nov 8, 2013
| 5:05 AM
DETROIT Miss America learned Indian dancing during summer vacations to visit her grandparents. Nina Davuluri traveled from her Michigan home in the Lake Michigan city of St. Joseph to the southeastern Indian city of Vijayawada in the state of Andhra...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 8:01 PM
Miss New York Nina Davuluri was named Miss America 2014 in Atlantic City on Sunday night.
Miss Florida Myrrhanda Jones, a University of Florida journalism senior and Gatorette impressed on pageant night performing her baton twirling while wearing a knee...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 9:56 AM
After a seven-year fling in Las Vegas, the Miss America Pageant is returning in a week to its birthplace, Atlantic City, N.J.
The pageant began in 1921 as a beachfront bathing-suit contest between beauty competition winners from eight Northeastern...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Donald Trump is not a fan of tattoos, including Miss Kansas Sgt. Theresa Vail's body art which she will expose during the Miss America pageant on Sunday night. He slammed her ink in an interview with Piers Morgan....
| Sep 14, 2013
| 4:32 AM
Miss New York Nina Davuluri was allegedly caught on tape calling Miss America Mallory Hagan "fat as [bleep]."...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 6:14 AM
The winding down of long-running series and the revving up of football season dominate the weekend's offerings.
The latest "Breaking Bad," at 9 p.m. Sunday on AMC, will reveal who's left standing after a violent showdown. The episode is called...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 2:03 PM
Wondering who the odds-on winner of the Miss America pageant will be. I wasn't really, but now I know thanks to an online betting site that has laid odds on all 53 contestants.
53? Yeah, don't forget District of Columbia, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico....
| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:04 PM
To see her in her gown or swimsuit, you'd think Miss Kansas, Theresa Vail, looks the part of a pageant star. But, more often she's dressed in army boots.
Vail is a member of the Kansas Army National Guard, and makes no secret of the fact that she's not...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 4:23 PM
My column today is about mental health professionals and others who are offended by the marketing approach -- state hospital escapees torturing people -- of one of the local haunted houses. You can read it here. I ended up taking......
| Sep 9, 2013
Elmhurst residents who tune into Sunday evening's Miss America broadcast (on ABC) will have a chance to cheer for a hometown favorite as this year's Miss Illinois, Brittany Smith, competes for the 2014 title.
Smith, 23, was born and raised in Elmhurst...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Miss America contestant Sgt. Theresa Vail is the second contestant in the military to compete, and the first ever to show off her tattoos. She flaunts a giant rib piece -- the Serenity Prayer in ink -- during the bikini competition....