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Outside perspective: a different way of thinking

Outside perspective: a different way of thinking

The brain of a person with autism isn't wrong, just different.

October 21, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Travel: Sin City, a popular escape from the Region

Travel: Sin City, a popular escape from the Region

The High Roller in Las Vegas soars 550 feet high. Each capsule on the observational wheel can hold up to 40 people.

October 19, 2014 5:17 pm
Travel: Sin City, a popular escape from the Region

Travel: Sin City, a popular escape from the Region

A view of Las Vegas, as seen from inside the High Roller observational wheel.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am
Travel: Sin City, a popular escape from the Region

Travel: Sin City, a popular escape from the Region

The canopy suspended over Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas lights up at night for a sight and sound show.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am
Travel: Sin City, a popular escape from the Region

Travel: Sin City, a popular escape from the Region

Slotzilla is a zip line ride on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas. Thrill seekers can choose the lower line at 77 feet off the ground or the higher line at 114 feet in the air.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am
Travel: Sin City, a popular escape from the Region

Travel: Sin City, a popular escape from the Region

The High Roller in Las Vegas soars 550 feet high. At night, it lights up and offers spectacular views of the city.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am
Travel: Sin City, a popular escape from the Region

Travel: Sin City, a popular escape from the Region

Diners at Hofbrauhaus in Las Vegas hoist their beer-filled steins in celebration of the keg being tapped by "The Mentalist" Gerry McCambridge on Oct. 10.Hofbrauhaus: Kitty corner from reputed party spot Hard Rock Cafe is Hofbrauhaus, with an arguably louder and more festive vibe. Styled as a…

October 19, 2014 12:00 am
Travel: Sin City, a popular escape from the Region

Travel: Sin City, a popular escape from the Region

A view from inside a High Roller capsule at the start of the ride shows how other passengers load into the pods. The High Roller in Las Vegas is an observational wheel that reaches heights of 550 feet.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am
Travel: Sin City, a popular escape from the Region

Travel: Sin City, a popular escape from the Region

A ceiling covering above a bar inside the SLS Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas changes patterns .

October 19, 2014 12:00 am
Travel: Sin City, a popular escape from the Region

Travel: Sin City, a popular escape from the Region

The Griddle Cafe inside the SLS Hotel and Casino serves behemoth portions. Pictured is the Peanut Bubba Crunchy French Toast, thick French toast dipped in a peanut butter crunch and grilled, then topped with a glob of fresh vanilla whipped cream and powdered sugar.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am

REGION LIFE: Vegas brings high-flying vacation fun

When you're rocketing through the sky face-down along a zip line 114 feet in the air at speeds that would get you ticketed in a school zone, there are two things going through your mind.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am
Haunted attractions scare up classic frights

Haunted attractions scare up classic frights

Editor's note: This is the third in a four-part series about fear.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am
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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REGION LIFE: When duty calls

I plopped my overstuffed polka dot purse on the counter and walked through the metal detector.

October 12, 2014 12:00 am
Blood donation, Ferris wheel rides help combat certain fears

Blood donation, Ferris wheel rides help combat certain fears

Editor's note: This is the second in a four-part series about fear.

October 12, 2014 12:00 am
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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No small loss: Ceremony for miscarried, stillborn babies helps grieving parents cope

No small loss: Ceremony for miscarried, stillborn babies helps grieving parents cope

Editor's note: This story is part of an occasional series about loss.

October 11, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Mirage Grill is Mediterranean oasis

Mirage Grill is Mediterranean oasis

It's no mirage. Region folks who crave authentic Mediterranean food can get their fill of falafel and freekeh at The Mirage Grill.

October 08, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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REGION LIFE: 8-legged creatures from hell

Long ago, I relinquished the basement bathroom to the spiders.

October 05, 2014 12:00 am

Going coco-nuts: Coconut oil back in the spotlight for health, beauty benefits

To fans of coconut oil, the jar holds more than white, buttery goodness.

October 05, 2014 12:00 am
Science of fear: Clowns, dead things can terrorize, traumatize

Science of fear: Clowns, dead things can terrorize, traumatize

A rainbow-headed clown in floppy red shoes twisting a balloon into the shape of a dog is amusing to some people. But others see that red nose, and their hearts pound, they feel faint or dizzy and their instinct tells them to run.

October 04, 2014 11:15 pm Photos

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New tours, pub crawls to showcase spooky side of CP

New tours, pub crawls to showcase spooky side of CP

A new walking tour of the Crown Point Square may have people seeing spirits as they drink spirits.

October 01, 2014 12:00 am
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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REGION LIFE: Spicy drink is sure sign of autumn

There are memes going around the Internet about pumpkin spice lattes.

September 28, 2014 12:00 am

Infant mortality remains state's top health priority

Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. William VanNess continues to beat the drum on the state's startling infant mortality rate and its causes.

September 25, 2014 5:30 pm

State releases annual medical errors report

The State Department of Health on Wednesday released an annual report detailing medical errors at sites throughout Indiana.

September 24, 2014 7:40 pm

REGION LIFE: There is no greater love

I was sitting with a friend in a Merrillville restaurant Sunday morning when a hearse passed by the window. A line of squad cars followed.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am
Football brings out the crazy: Region fans go to extremes for their teams

Football brings out the crazy: Region fans go to extremes for their teams

From man caves and tattoos to on-field weddings and pets named after players, football fandom in the region runs strong, whether you bleed blue and orange, blue and white or green and gold. We asked for some of the most die-hard football fanatics around, and you answered.

September 20, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 75: Apple orchards

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 75: Apple orchards

Autumn. How sweet it is. 

September 18, 2014 12:00 am
The art of meditation: Monks visit region, share their culture

The art of meditation: Monks visit region, share their culture

GARY | Eight Tibetan monks sat cross-legged on a floor around a cobalt blue square mat where cups of rainbow-colored sand sat on trays. 

September 17, 2014 9:15 pm Video Photos

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'Crazy' Munster family to 'Feud' on Friday

'Crazy' Munster family to 'Feud' on Friday

MUNSTER | In the tubs full of blue oval name tags with yellow lettering, there are Jens, Brandons, Steves and Carls. But, there are no Deletas.

September 17, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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REGION LIFE: Swatting at skeeters

An industrial whirring has unseated the jack-in-the-box ice cream truck jingle as the new favorite summer sound.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am
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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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 68: World Trade Center Beam

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 68: World Trade Center Beam

Nearly 800 miles separate Schererville from New York City, but a piece of debris from a day that changed America connects the two communities.

September 11, 2014 12:00 am
Gary hospital celebrates trauma status

Gary hospital celebrates trauma status

GARY | Hospital officials and community leaders on Monday celebrated Methodist Hospitals Northlake campus' designation as an in-process Level III trauma center, with some calling for the hospital to pursue an even higher level of care.

September 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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This bites: Emerging breed of mosquito is more aggressive

This bites: Emerging breed of mosquito is more aggressive

Region residents bugged by mosquitoes won't see relief for a couple more weeks.

September 08, 2014 8:45 pm

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

Wagering on good health

HAMMOND | Employees at Horseshoe Casino now have access to health care without stepping foot off the boat.

September 03, 2014 12:00 pm

REGION RANTS: Lifting the gated life

We had our theories.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
FORUM: Rethinking the ink

FORUM: Rethinking the ink

Some bad decisions can be erased.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
AGRICULTURE: Crop prices down; weather a factor in local fields

AGRICULTURE: Crop prices down; weather a factor in local fields

Corn, soybeans and wheat have dropped in price nationally, while rainfall in the Region has led to inconsistency among local crops. 

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
EDUCATION: Economic recovery leads to drop in higher ed enrollment

EDUCATION: Economic recovery leads to drop in higher ed enrollment

Signs of economic recovery could lead to a drop in higher education enrollment.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
CONSUMERS: Local consumers spending with caution

CONSUMERS: Local consumers spending with caution

Local consumers are spending with caution, and for good reason, said Connie Kann, area director of the Better Business Bureau.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
COMMERCE: NWI catching the eye of national retailers

COMMERCE: NWI catching the eye of national retailers

Business interest in Northwest Indiana is growing, a sign of good things to come, said Rex Richards, executive director of the Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
GOVERNMENT: Local governments still concerned about tax impact

GOVERNMENT: Local governments still concerned about tax impact

More capital expenditures and more hiring is anticipated in local government over the next six months, as municipal leaders face ongoing broader issues that have local impact.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
TIMES BOARD OF ECONOMISTS: Higher meat prices not expected to drop anytime soon

TIMES BOARD OF ECONOMISTS: Higher meat prices not expected to drop anytime soon

Limited supply has driven up the cost of meat, with no expected drop in the near future.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
Paper being cut from blood donation process

Paper being cut from blood donation process

The likelihood of donors getting a paper cut as they prepare to give blood has dropped significantly, as donation centers rely more on electronic registration. 

August 27, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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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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Gary hospital tapped to take on most critical patients

GARY | The sickest, most injured patients in Northwest Indiana no longer will be transported out of state or the area for immediate care.

August 22, 2014 5:00 pm Related
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