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  • ‘Apes’ makes for a compelling, if predictable, summer sci-fi epic

    “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” is an action-packed epic, a moving sci-fi allegory rendered in broa ...
    July 10, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Keri Russell goes ape over her role in sci-fi flick

    SAN FRANCISCO – Keri Russell has been working most of her life, but she can’t remember a time when a ...
    July 10, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Trey Songz releases strongest album of career

    TREY SONGZ“Trigga” (Songbook/Atlantic)3 starsThe awkward interviews. The harsh reviews. The Twitter ...
    July 10, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Woman thinks friendship isn’t worth the cost

    Dear Abby: My best friend is getting married and asked me to be her maid of honor.She has also asked ...
    July 10, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • The best diet? So fresh and so clean

    The term “eating clean” has been popping up a lot in recent years. The trend might have been first identified in 1993, when Gerald Celente coined the ...
    July 9, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Focusing on single product risky

    NEW YORK (AP) – Turns out, being a one-hit wonder is risky.When Crumbs, the New York City-based chai ...
    July 9, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Salmon: Even better the second time around

    I buy more fresh salmon than I need for dinner. Not because I’m lured by the mammoth slabs sold at w ...
    July 9, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Greek Pasta Salad perfect summer side

    An outdoor cookout or potluck is not complete without some sort of a pasta salad. It’s the go-to sal ...
    July 9, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Oreos even better with peanut butter?

    Good heavens, there’s another new flavor of Oreo cookies! It’s Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, represente ...
    July 9, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Couple’s use of birth control long overdue

    Dear Abby,My 19-year-old son has been dating the daughter of one of my friends I’ll call “Mona.” We ...
    July 9, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Scrapbooks will be cherished by friends

    Dear Abby: May I comment about the question from "Unsure in the West" (April 6), who wanted to create scrapbooks out of all the cards and letters she ...
    July 8, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Review: ‘Young Frankenstein’ a monster hit at Timber Lake Playhouse

    MOUNT CARROLL – Timber Lake Playhouse opened “Young Frankenstein, The New Mel Brooks Musical” Thursday evening as a special area premiere. Originally ...
    July 7, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Program offers free eye exams to seniors

    Dear Abby,I am an ophthalmologist, and all too often I see patients who have already lost some of th ...
    July 7, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Band feels at home in small-town atmosphere

    DIXON – For a group that has played in front of huge crowds at festivals like Bonaroo, and has a song, "Luckiest Man," with more than 1 million plays ...
    July 4, 2014 - 6:15 pm
  • McCarthy lets it all hang out in new comedy

    Say this for Melissa McCarthy: A couple of years into her stardom, and not all that far past the dus ...
    July 3, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Reader Poll

    Lee County has a new United Way executive director. Do you donate to your local United Way?