| Apr 10, 2011
Best way to Missouri's battlefields
From LAX, Frontier and Southwest offer nonstop service, and US Airwasy, Frontier, Delta, United, Continental and American offer connecting service (change of plane) to Kansas City, Mo. Restricted round-trip fares begin...
| Aug 10, 2010
Her life was marked by professional triumphs, including a Tony Award-winning debut on Broadway in Lillian Hellman's 1946 drama "Another Part of the Forest" and a best actress Oscar for her role in the 1963 drama "Hud."
But for Patricia Neal, the husky-...
| Apr 10, 2011
"Split state" used to sound simple to me, as though it were 50-50, North versus South, nice tidy halves. But Missouri wasn't just split in the Civil War. It was shattered.
Rifts ran through every level of society all over the state — through...
| Oct 3, 2011
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Dr. Ralph M. Steinman was a creative and dogged researcher who spent years convincing a doubting scientific community that he had found cells that were key to the working of the immune system.
Diagnosed in 2007 with pancreatic cancer, which usually kills...
| Dec 20, 2011
J. Lynn Helms, the head of the Federal Aviation Administration who carried out President Reagan's order to fire more than 11,000 striking air traffic controllers and oversaw efforts to keep airlines flying during the crisis, has died. He was 86.
| Dec 25, 2011
Jacob E. Goldman, the former Xerox chief scientist who created the company's famed Palo Alto Research Center, whose scientists and engineers invented the modern personal computer in the 1970s and developed an array of other pioneering computing...
| Mar 16, 2008
Raise a toast to the winemakers of California's Mendocino County while you take advantage of spring lodging specials of $100 or less.
The deals: Eight hotels and motels offer the special:
* Howard Creek Ranch, Westport; (707) 964-6725, www....
| Apr 14, 2009
Marilyn Chambers, the legendary adult movie queen who was the wholesome model on Ivory Snow detergent boxes in the early 1970s when she made her adult movie debut in the X-rated classic "Behind the Green Door," has died. She was 56.
Chambers was found...
| Feb 1, 2009
From San Diego to Humboldt County, these are times of difficulty for hoteliers and opportunity for travelers.
Here are the nine waterfront lodgings I used on my toe-to-tip California road trip in early January, followed by four I looked at and liked....
| May 12, 2008
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These are some of the charities accepting donations to help victims of Monday's earthquake in China:
American Red Cross
P.O. Box 4002018
Des Moines, IA 50340-2018
88 Hamilton Ave.
Stamford, CT 06902
| Jul 17, 2008
DESIGNED more than 100 years ago, the Adirondack chair has become an emblem of American summer -- a symbol of the country's simpler virtues, "just like Mom and apple pie," says Craig Gilborn, former director of the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake,...