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Travel: Sin City, a popular escape from the region

Travel: Sin City, a popular escape from the region

Las Vegas is a shape-shifter.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Birthday donations 'fur' a cause

Birthday donations 'fur' a cause

Instead of asking for Elsa and Anna dolls or Iron Man action figures for their birthday, more children are requesting paper towels, bleach, peanut butter and lots of pet food.

October 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Crown Point's Jerry Ross pens children's story about life as an astronaut

Crown Point's Jerry Ross pens children's story about life as an astronaut

As a boy, he lay outside, staring at the vastness of the black sky, the stars and the moon. He wondered what was out there and wanted to explore.

September 28, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Michael in the mirror: Gary native dances, sings as Jackson tribute entertainer

Michael in the mirror: Gary native dances, sings as Jackson tribute entertainer

Impersonating one of the most famous entertainers of all time is more than wearing a lookalike signature sequined glove and pairing white socks with black pants and shoes. 

September 13, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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REGION LIFE: A twisted tale

I was on a mission for a hot pretzel and ended up in a hurricane.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am

REGION RANTS: Ice challenge holds water

When I was little and we played Duck, Duck, Goose, I would sit there, cross-legged and wincing, praying I wouldn't be tapped the next "goose" as a classmate walked around the circle.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am
Reinventing the reel: Hoosier Theatre goes digital

Reinventing the reel: Hoosier Theatre goes digital

WHITING | Once a movie palace known for silent films, the Hoosier Theatre is now fitted with equipment to make the sights and sounds of Hollywood pop.

August 23, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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Want to stop smoking? Quit Week starts Monday

CHICAGO | Local health leaders are asking resident to be quitters.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
Bugged by head lice?

Bugged by head lice?

With school back in session, students will be sharing pencils and glue, but there's a chance they could share even more.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am

REGION RANTS: Paradise found

When I typed "West Beach Recreation Area" into the iPhone map app on Tuesday, I was surprised to see the estimated travel time was 32 minutes.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
Baking in Winter: A Sweet Mess of Favorite Cookie Recipes

Baking in Winter: A Sweet Mess of Favorite Cookie Recipes

The holiday season is prime time for baking, sharing and eating cookies.

February 18, 2014 2:30 am Photos

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A sweet holiday tradition: Staff shares cookie recipes for festive family tables

A sweet holiday tradition: Staff shares cookie recipes for festive family tables

The holiday season is prime time for baking, sharing and eating cookies.

December 11, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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SLICE OF LIFE: Renewing four decades of love

My parents stood before the altar last Saturday, he in a gray suit, and she in an ankle-length pink dress and a cane to lean on.

July 14, 2013 12:00 am
SLICE OF LIFE: Soldiering through the storms

SLICE OF LIFE: Soldiering through the storms

A package of chicken breasts. A four-pack of chocolate- and coffee-flavored Greek yogurt. A 15-foot section of fence.

June 30, 2013 12:00 am

SLICE OF LIFE: Teaching life lessons on Father's Day

A grasshopper hops into a bar. The bartender says, "Hey, we have a drink named after you." The grasshopper asks, "You have a drink named Steve?"

June 16, 2013 12:00 am

SLICE OF LIFE: Golf, the four-letter word

Every time I pull in or out of the garage, I see a piece of my past, resting against the concrete wall.

June 02, 2013 12:00 am

Children offer lemonade for Oklahoma tornado relief

VALPARAISO | As lemonade stands go, it was a resounding success, generating more than $200 in just two hours. But Wednesday's effort wasn't a typical kid's beverage sale, and it's now snowballed into a much larger relief effort for those affected by the tornado strike in Oklahoma.

May 24, 2013 8:15 pm

SLICE OF LIFE: Shattering Powerball dreams

Seven minutes. I was seven minutes late to buy my chance at hundreds of millions of dollars.

May 19, 2013 12:00 am

SLICE OF LIFE: A kid at heart in a grown-up world

In just over a week, I'll turn 33 years old.

April 14, 2013 12:00 am

SLICE OF LIFE: Living a Pinteresting life

Hello. My name is Vanessa, and it has been 22 minutes since I last logged in to Pinterest.

March 03, 2013 12:00 am
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