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doctor holding a red love heart pillow

doctor holding a red love heart pillow

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January 17, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Grinch did not steal Christmas, and other good news

GUEST COMMENTARY: Grinch did not steal Christmas, and other good news

"Nattering nabobs of negativism" is probably the most enduring of the many alliterative pronouncements of Spiro Agnew, vice president in the Nixon administration until forced to resign because of corruption.

December 28, 2013 12:00 am
Tricks and Treats: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus celebrating 143rd year

Tricks and Treats: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus celebrating 143rd year

Producer Alana Feld of Feld Entertainment, the clever brain, along with some shared imagination from her sister and co-producer Nicole Feld, said it was easy to dream up the new theme for the 2013 run of her family's latest edition of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

October 31, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: U.S. fiscal follies reverberate in Asia

GUEST COMMENTARY: U.S. fiscal follies reverberate in Asia

The United States may have averted a debt default, and ended the federal government shutdown, but costly political reverberations continue. The experience of Democratic and Republican leaders frozen in unmoving partisan positions has been unnerving, abroad and at home.

October 26, 2013 12:00 am
Steelmakers strive for a flawless finish

Steelmakers strive for a flawless finish

HOBART | In recent years, local steelmakers have made major investments in automated systems that scan the metal's surface for any flaws, to better meet the increasingly exacting standards of automakers and other customers.

October 22, 2013 5:30 pm Photos

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Jeremy Lin leads Rockets over Pacers in Taiwan

Jeremy Lin leads Rockets over Pacers in Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan | It was a perfect homecoming for Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin in Taiwan.

October 13, 2013 5:30 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: U.S. must learn from old foes in Africa, Asia

GUEST COMMENTARY: U.S. must learn from old foes in Africa, Asia

Considerable news has been generated by U. S. military strikes in two African countries, while less commentary is resulting from the passing of a major military leader in Asia, but the two stories are related. Regarding war and revolution, fundamental lessons are enduring.

October 12, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Korean developments underscore democracy’s strength

GUEST COMMENTARY: Korean developments underscore democracy’s strength

The fresh air of freedom is pervasive in South Korea. A visit to Seoul provides direct dramatic impressions of the strength and confidence of this remarkable people. The capital city of the nation is only fifty miles from the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone), within range of North Korean artillery a…

August 29, 2013 9:39 pm
Consumer spending, international demand starting to return

Consumer spending, international demand starting to return

MERRILLVILLE | Consumers have started to feel confident enough to buy big-ticket items again, including cars and homes, but Northwest Indiana business leaders remain concerned about jobs.

July 20, 2013 3:20 pm Related
Daniels traveling to China for Purdue

Daniels traveling to China for Purdue

INDIANAPOLIS | Former Gov. Mitch Daniels is returning to China Saturday for a one week partnership-building trip on behalf of his new employer, Purdue University.

June 20, 2013 10:06 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Asia’s currents of conflict highlight global maritime commerce

GUEST COMMENTARY: Asia’s currents of conflict highlight global maritime commerce

Current maritime conflicts echo earlier wars, launched over history to control global commerce and territory, while underscoring the durable importance of traditional trade routes.

June 15, 2013 12:00 am
Mom goes viral with son's phone code of conduct

Mom goes viral with son's phone code of conduct

Janell Burley Hofmann honored her 13-year-old son's "maturity and growth" at Christmas with his first iPhone, but it came with strings attached.

January 14, 2013 12:00 am
Grafted veggies are next season's celebrity seeds

Grafted veggies are next season's celebrity seeds

In many of the seed catalogs arriving soon in mailboxes, the headliners will be grafted vegetables, in which one or more different varieties grow from a single rootstock. Tomatoes seem to be the grafted transplants most frequently offered, providing greater disease tolerance, bigger harvests…

December 20, 2012 12:00 am
Glasses to fit the wine: Riedel's worldwide legacy

Glasses to fit the wine: Riedel's worldwide legacy

Wine glassware company Riedel says the right glass can make or break your wine. Maybe so, but perfection isn't cheap.

December 20, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Coffee from an elephant's gut fills a $50 cup

Coffee from an elephant's gut fills a $50 cup

GOLDEN TRIANGLE, Thailand (AP) — In the lush hills of northern Thailand, a herd of 20 elephants is excreting some of the world's most expensive coffee.

December 07, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Asia braces for weaker exports as Europe stumbles

SINGAPORE | After supplying European customers for more than 40 years with neon bright ornamental fish, Shirley Lim is now looking elsewhere for sales.

June 13, 2012 12:00 am

New store welcomes world's fair trade crafts

VALPARAISO | The Welcome Mat isn't out, but it is open at the Valparaiso International Center, 309 E. Lincolnway.

September 24, 2011 12:00 am
Crown Point lawyer answers call to serve others in Ukraine

Crown Point lawyer answers call to serve others in Ukraine

CROWN POINT | Connie Postelli knows she's going to Ukraine to teach English as a second language with the Peace Corps, and that she leaves Northwest Indiana on Sept. 19. Her research has told her the winters will be brutal, with temperatures 20 to 40 degrees below zero.

September 09, 2011 9:30 pm

EDITORIAL: Positive self image, determination could be foundation for a better region

Few worthwhile endeavors or positive change ever comes to pass without a foundation of optimism, careful planning and the desire to move forward even when the odds would seem to dictate surrender as a more viable option. And despite the region's many problems, no one can say Northwest Indian…

July 29, 2011 12:00 am
Clothing line donates percentage to charity

Clothing line donates percentage to charity

Neon Buddha is introducing its spring and summer line of lifestyle clothing that's perfect for the casual workplace, home, travel and going to/from the gym and yoga studio. This season's Go Green collection donates one percent of every sale to charities around the world.

January 15, 2011 12:00 am
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