Answer Man: Newspaper clippings in the voting booth?
Editor’s note: A reader asks about what’s acceptable in the voting booth. Luckily, the Answer Man fielded this same question in November 2010.
Not fade away... how robots are preserving our old newspapers
In a Yorkshire outpost of the British Library, archivists using the latest conservation technology are digitising 300 years of newspapers – and that’s just for starters
Sikeston woman charged with arson
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston woman has been arrested and charged for allegedly setting her own business on fire. Monica Mays, 50, is charged with first degree arson through Scott County Court, according to Sikeston Department of Public Safety Assistant Chief Jim McMillen...
How to Read the Newspaper
I used to be a newspaper editor, a cog in the wheel of the dreaded “mainstream media.” I’ve written for the New York and Washington newspapers, and even — angels and ministers of grace defend us! — Politico. And the checks go both ways: I am a paid-up subscriber to the New York Times. Call me an enemy of the people. Here’s a little secret for you: The news ain’t fake. (Mostly ...
'We're just pawns.' FMC employees must wait for pay
While correctional officer Heidi Wiplinger has gone through three government shutdowns in her 12 years at the Federal Medical Center, this one feels different.
From swindler to squatter? Ex-jeweler Anthony Simpson attracts ire again
As he gets ready to trade freedom for a federal prison cell, former Lake Park jeweler Anthony Simpson just can’t get people to leave him alone.
Lancaster woman found dead in her vehicle from apparent suicide: police
A woman was found dead in her vehicle on Friday night in the parking lot of Giant in West Lampeter Township, according to police.
Top 12 amusement parks for the holidays
Nationally acclaimed roller coaster and amusement park expert Pete Trabucco has released his 2012 list of the world's top 12 amuse...
GALLERY: TOP TEN: Today's best Democrat-Gazette photos
even in a tiny Bay Area garden [East Bay Times]
Jun. 19–If you have limited space, want to have manageable fruit trees or want to try something cool in the garden, try espalier. Espalier is the art of growing fruit trees — usually apples or pears — by training the branches to grow horizontally along cordons, much like those used