| Apr 4, 2012
| 8:21 PM
Hundreds of homes in North Texas sustained damage in Tuesday's tornadoes -- some more than others.
On Wednesday, insurance agents were on the road trying to find their customers who were hit.
"We're going to target first the claim that we know see...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 3:40 PM
They're dubious landmarks with the look of a low-budget post apocalyptic movie, a fascinating history and an ironic geographic anomaly.
The recently-sold Funkhouser Quarry property on the Mason-Dixon Line in the Delta-Cardiff-Whiteford area was a major...
| Dec 17, 2011
| 8:00 PM
It's the night before Santa arrives and the house is as quiet as a Christmas mouse — except for the sounds of wind whipping through the attic and down the drafty chimney.
Maybe extra insulation and caulking should be on your holiday wish list....
| Dec 16, 2011
What the world really needs is a way to persuade roofers to be quieter.
Lacking that, they should be required to spend a few years working on the late beats of morning newspapers before they go into the roofing business. That might help them develop more...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 1:05 AM
The economy has been struggling for some time, and people are gearing up for their New Years' resolutions to fit the times.
Do you need some resolutions to make? I have listed some good ones here for you to try. The problem is that most people who...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 3:15 AM
When their dog disappeared four years ago, the Willey family of Owings Mills searched and searched. They combed their neighborhood, they called everyone they could think of and then they called them again. For months.
But eventually they gave up. And...
| Jan 7, 2012
Q: I own a rowhouse built in 1905, and the bricks in the basement seem to be turning to dust over time. What should I do?
A: Moisture does it every time. Bricks are porous. You see the deterioration in chimney bricks especially, so you'll need to track...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 12:36 PM
Anchorage has seen record-breaking snowfall in recent weeks but city emergency management and building safety officials say there is no immediate concern about roofs collapsing, as seen in Cordova where officials have declared a state of emergency....
| Jan 16, 2012
Behind the pharmacy counter, the familiar bags of medications are tagged and labeled alphabetically in plastic containers.
Customers come and go —but not everyone is there to drop off or pick up a prescription.
Some have come for an influenza or...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 1:31 PM
As you yawn in history class wishing this could be more exciting, you're carried off into a dream. A man in a deerskin suit stands right up from the page of the book. He aims his muzzle loader. "BANG!" Smoke rises above the pioneer's head. He explains how...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 1:11 PM
In the mid-1950s, Dr. Alta Schrock, college professor and former Grantsville, Md. and Springs resident, was sharing her dream with a guest in her Goshen, Ind. residence.
"Why not organize an annual Springs Homecoming and Folk Festival?" she said....