• Graffiti-scarred Joshua Tree landmark is restored

    Updated: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Conservators have restored a popular hiking spot in Joshua Tree National Park that became riddled with graffiti. Barker Dam was put off limits several years ago after vandals carved their names into the cement of the historic landmark, built by...

  • Moving the future: To move forward, welcome your failures and nuture your passions

    By Milo F. Bryant Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    Look in the mirror when you finish reading this. The person looking back is the only person on the planet who can get you into those jeans and reppin' this summer's hottest looks. The opposite holds true, too. That mirror image is the only person with the uncanny ability to make you...

  • Almost 3M visitors to South Florida national parks in 2014

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The National Park Service says almost 3 million visitors to South Florida's national parks generated over $231 million for the local economy last year. Federal officials say over 1.1 million people visited Everglades National Park, spending over $104 million in...

  • Peace museum to honor Ohio conscientious objector

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio conscientious objector killed 44 years ago in Vietnam is being honored by the Dayton International Peace Museum. The museum is honoring Ted Studebaker with an exhibit that opens Sunday and with the Peace Heroes Walk on May 2. Museum officials say...

  • Fairbanks Museum to honor Leahy

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy is being honored by the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium in St. Johnsbury. Museum officials on Saturday will present Leahy with their annual Franklin Fairbanks Award, which recognizes "outstanding achievements by an individual that have...

  • Dill and butter? Dull. Take carrots to a robust new level

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Butter and dill are lovely on roasted carrots, but this spring I wanted something a little more... robust. Because let's face it, spring and early summer have a tendency to smack you with cool, wet weather when you're least expecting it — and when you are most desiring sun and heat....

  • Museum to honor "Flying Housewife" who flew around the world

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio museum is going to honor the first woman to fly solo around the world. The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1GmdcUp ) reports that The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art and Technology in Newark announced plans for a permanent exhibit that will...

  • National Park Service plans prescribed burn on South Rim

    Published: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — The National Park Service plans a prescribed burn on part of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in the coming week. Park officials announced Friday that the Shosone prescribed fire treatment is intended to decrease risks to life, resources and...

  • Americans most motivated to clean house for company

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    The world might hold fewer neatniks than observation alone would have us believe. A recent survey commissioned by the CLR cleaning product company revealed what professional house cleaners long have known: A majority of Americans (64 percent) are most motivated to clean when company's...

  • Tricks, tools for organizing the kitchen

    By KIM COOK The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    If you've lived with your kitchen for a while, chances are you've got drawers of stuff you rarely use and cupboards you hate. Wouldn't it be nice to have a well-organized spot that makes food preparation a breeze? Some of the latest ideas and products for whipping a kitchen into...

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