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MARC CHASE: Don't yawn, library film is window to region

MARC CHASE: Don't yawn, library film is window to region

Hundreds of reels of microfilm are the storage vaults of our region's story — from casualty reports in the Civil War to local reactions to the first man stepping foot on the moon.

May 22, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Lessons from marriage amendment debate

BRIAN HOWEY: Lessons from marriage amendment debate

The voters will not see the constitutional marriage amendment on the Indiana ballot until 2016, if ever.

February 23, 2014 12:00 am
A Dodge car sits on display at the CarMax store in Richmond, Va. Auto retailer CarMax Inc.

A Dodge car sits on display at the CarMax store in Richmond, Va. Auto retailer CarMax Inc.

In this April 1, 2009 file photo, a Dodge car sits on display at the CarMax store in Richmond, Va. Auto retailer CarMax Inc.

December 26, 2013 12:00 am

Merrillville factory closing, laying off 27 employees

MERRILLVILLE | Amazon, Zappos and Overstock.com ate away for years at the Panel Processing Inc.'s bread-and-butter business, which was making paneling and fixtures for retail stores.

November 05, 2013 12:00 pm
ANDREA NEAL: George Rogers Clark turned Indiana into U.S. soil

ANDREA NEAL: George Rogers Clark turned Indiana into U.S. soil

If not for George Rogers Clark, we Hoosiers might snack on scones with jam and clotted cream and speak with cockney accents.

October 09, 2013 12:00 am
Generations: Summer travel brings families together through new experiences

Generations: Summer travel brings families together through new experiences

Summer is a time when travel is taken to places near and far to take a break from the everyday grind and experience new things. In addition to the couples heading off for romantic trips to the tropics or parents heading out on road trips with their kids are many multigenerational groups taki…

July 14, 2013 4:15 pm

Advance Auto Parts opens in Gary

An auto parts store has opened its first location in Gary.

July 12, 2013 9:20 am
Fresh Oysters Shucked at GT Fish & Oyster in Downtown Chicago

Fresh Oysters Shucked at GT Fish & Oyster in Downtown Chicago

Fresh oysters are shucked and plated for eager guests at GT Fish & Oyster, 531 N. Wells St. in Chicago during an event last week celebrating the arrival of Old 1871 Oysters, shipped fresh from the bays of Virginia.

July 03, 2013 12:00 am
Duke looking to pull off upset against Notre Dame

Duke looking to pull off upset against Notre Dame

NORFOLK, Va. | The best phrase Duke coach Joanne P. McCallie to describe doing the unexpected is "the tingle."

April 01, 2013 9:30 pm Photos

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PHIL WIELAND: We're not the happiest, but it could be worse

PHIL WIELAND: We're not the happiest, but it could be worse

If you think of the region as something less than paradise on Earth, apparently you are not alone or even in the minority.

March 15, 2013 12:00 am
Indiana stays No. 1 in AP Top 25, Gonzaga No. 2

Indiana stays No. 1 in AP Top 25, Gonzaga No. 2

Indiana is No. 1 in The Associated Press' Top 25 for the fourth straight week, while Gonzaga moved to No. 2 for the first time in school history.

February 25, 2013 5:15 pm
Suspect in at least 17 bank robberies caught

Suspect in at least 17 bank robberies caught

MERRILLVILLE | A Carol Stream, Ill., man believed responsible for a string of at least 17 bank robberies, including ones in Hammond, has been arrested by Elgin, Ill., police in connection with his latest heist, the FBI announced.

January 21, 2013 8:33 pm
Judge deciding if stores must post tobacco apology

Judge deciding if stores must post tobacco apology

A federal judge will soon decide whether your next tank of gas or bottle of soda comes with a free apology from the Marlboro man and Joe Camel.

December 27, 2012 12:00 am
Backyard vintners do it for fun, profit, lifestyle

Backyard vintners do it for fun, profit, lifestyle

Growing gapes can be a rewarding pursuit. They're appealing to the eye, pleasing to the palate, a profitable sideline, and a reason for parties and neighborhood togetherness. Small wonder so many vineyards are cropping up in people's yards.

December 11, 2012 12:00 am
Holiday events: Trees, lighting displays and more

Holiday events: Trees, lighting displays and more

From elaborately decorated trees to drive-through lighting displays to boat parades and train shows, a variety of holiday spectacles are being staged through the end of December and into early January around the country. Here are a few of them.

December 09, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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BRIAN HOWEY: Positives, negatives of campaign 2012

BRIAN HOWEY: Positives, negatives of campaign 2012

On Election Day, as I headed to my office to watch the returns, I stopped to pick up some Chinese carryout.

November 11, 2012 12:00 am

History is alive and waiting for more visitors in Virginia

We've just returned from a very ambitious (euphemism for unbelievable amount of driving) vacation in Virginia. We had never been there, but we knew it was a state full of Revolutionary and Civil War history, as well as plantations and early settlements, so it was right up our alley.

October 25, 2012 12:00 am
Virginia A. Caine, M.D. speaks at a collaboration discussion of One Region and The Northwest Indiana Health Disparities

Virginia A. Caine, M.D. speaks at a collaboration discussion of One Region and The Northwest Indiana Health Disparities

Dr. Virginia A. Caine, left, talks with Franciscan St. Margaret Health President Tom Gryzbek at a collaboration discussion of One Region and The Northwest Indiana Health Disparities on Thursday in Hobart.

October 04, 2012 3:46 pm
Virginia A. Caine, M.D. speaks at a collaboration discussion of One Region and The Northwest Indiana Health Disparities

Virginia A. Caine, M.D. speaks at a collaboration discussion of One Region and The Northwest Indiana Health Disparities

Dr. Virginia A. Caine speaks Thursday in Hobart at a collaboration discussion of One Region and The Northwest Indiana Health Disparities.

October 04, 2012 3:46 pm
OFFBEAT: Edgar Allan Poe meets cupid's arrow for First Folio stage story

OFFBEAT: Edgar Allan Poe meets cupid's arrow for First Folio stage story

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 22, 2012 12:00 am
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