| Mar 14, 2010
It's been 20 years since the Berlin Wall came down in Germany, and unification seems like old news. From a traveler's point of view, the business at hand seems to be to keep the economy going and visitors entertained. Things are changing in Switzerland as...
| Jun 18, 2010
The winner of WGN TV's Rock and Roll Breakthrough Band Contest has been announced....and the winner is:
WorkOut Music!!! Congratulations!
Learn more about the bands here:
Aubyn Beth was first formed in March 2007. Though the band has gone...
| Mar 26, 2011
| 9:00 PM
The time to respect the environment is now
To the editor:
There’s no excuse for willful ignorance. Yet, this blissful state is all too commonly practiced by many of our local citizens in Washington County and around the nation. Practitioners...
| Apr 8, 2011
| 1:30 AM
LAUFEN, Germany (AP) - When Regina Mayer's parents dashed her hopes of getting a horse, the resourceful 15-year-old didn't sit in her room and sulk. Instead, she turned to a cow called Luna to make her riding dreams come true.
Hours of training, and...
| Jan 17, 2011
| 10:36 AM
LONDON -- A former Swiss banker on Monday supplied documents to WikiLeaks that he alleges detail attempts by wealthy business leaders and lawmakers to evade tax payments.
Rudolf Elmer, an ex-employee of Swiss-based Bank Julius Baer, said there were 2,000...
| Feb 2, 2011
| 4:20 PM
Last Sunday’s gentle rain was so pleasing to me as I stayed snug in my little Spanish bungalow listening to lovely music and figuring out a new knitting pattern for a scarf I’m making of soft alpaca and silk yarn.
I love this kind of rainy...
| Feb 21, 2011
| 2:12 AM
Michael and Ezra Kunzler are on an "adventure." At least that's what Michael tells his 4-year-old son.
The father and son fled Egypt when violent protests erupted in the streets of Tahrir Square, just down the road from their Cairo home. The protests...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 7:17 AM
ABB Inc. will expand its operation in Halifax County.
Governor Bob McDonnell made the announcement Wednesday. The $4.6 million expansion will retain 140 jobs and create 15 new ones.
The Halifax facility manufactures liquid-cooled transformers for...
| Mar 15, 2011
| 2:59 PM
Friday’s diversion of three flights headed for Japan to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport was an unexpected bump in international passenger traffic through what used to be a hub for jet-setters.
In the 1980s, Anchorage was a high-traffic...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 2:06 PM
Allyson Felix sounded exhausted.
Felix called me Wednesday from Zurich, Switzerland, where she had gone after winning her fourth medal at the World Track & Field Championships that ended Sunday in Daegu, South Korea.
"Hanging in there,'' she said with...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 5:48 PM
From the band of bass players in the cafeteria to a gaggle of guitarists down the hall, the musicians who turned out for Fiddlefest on Friday morning weren't just picking, they were picking up some new licks.
Shirley Bates is a bass player from...