taftmidwaydriller.com http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section taftmidwaydriller.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 01:56:56 +0000 5 Things to Do This Weekend (March 14-16) http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140312/NEWS/140319907/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Tue, 11 Mar 2014 23:01:00 +0000 http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140312/NEWS/140319907/-1/lifestyle 1. Friday - aka 3.14 - is Pi Day. The day is designed mainly to get people interested in the mathematical pi, but it also has become a time to eat pie. Bring a pie to work to share with your friends (or eat it all by yourself).
2. It has finally arrived: Selection Sunday. Before you go to bed Sunday night, you'll be able to fill out your bracket for the NCAA tournament. The March Madness games start on Tuesday.
3. The big movies opening this [...]]]>
Lost in Suburbia: Killing me softly with your song http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140312/NEWS/140319914/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Tue, 11 Mar 2014 23:01:00 +0000 By Tracy Beckerman More Content Now http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140312/NEWS/140319914/-1/lifestyle As a loyal shopper at your grocery store, I thought it was time to acknowledge the contribution you make to my weekly food shopping experience. I imagine that yours is an often thankless job, so I figured you would appreciate some feedback for the obvious effort you put into your unique music selections.
First off, I must give you kudos for being so consistent in your playlist. You'll be thrilled to know that all of us [...]]]>
Dear Monty: Passing time can change property use http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140312/NEWS/140319920/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Tue, 11 Mar 2014 23:01:00 +0000 By Richard Montgomery More Content Now http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140312/NEWS/140319920/-1/lifestyle Dave Ramsey: You don’t inherit debt http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140312/NEWS/140319952/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Tue, 11 Mar 2014 23:01:00 +0000 By Dave Ramsey More Content Now http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140312/NEWS/140319952/-1/lifestyle How to bust the rust http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140312/NEWS/140319992/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Tue, 11 Mar 2014 23:01:00 +0000 By Katie Marks Networx.com http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140312/NEWS/140319992/-1/lifestyle Rust is a form [...]]]> Taste of Travel: Something about The Surrey http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140311/NEWS/140319929/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Tue, 11 Mar 2014 09:22:47 +0000 By Charlene Peters More Content Now http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140311/NEWS/140319929/-1/lifestyle Relish weekly recipe: Dried Cherry Scones http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140311/NEWS/140319931/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Tue, 11 Mar 2014 09:00:15 +0000 By Relish Magazine http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140311/NEWS/140319931/-1/lifestyle DRIED CHERRY SCONES
• 3 cups all-purpose flour
• 1/2 cup sugar
• 2 t baking powder
• 1/4 t baking soda
• 1/2 t salt
• 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold butter, cut into small pieces
• 1/2 cup sour cream
• 1/2 cup whole milk
• 3/4 cup dried cherries
• Coarse (turbinado) sugar
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse to combine. Add butter; pulse until mixture is [...]]]>
Food for Thought: Is it really possible for kids to like whole grains? http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140311/NEWS/140319967/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Tue, 11 Mar 2014 07:33:34 +0000 http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140311/NEWS/140319967/-1/lifestyle Whole grains are good for us, offering fiber, vitamins and other nutrients. But can they really be tasty enough for our kids to enjoy? And how do we add them to more of our meals?
Consider whole grains your blank canvas, says Susan Moores, a Twin Cities, Minn.-based dietitian. "They're a great starting point for creating delicious meals that are incredibly beneficial to your and your kids' health."
According to Moores, whole grains are the type of carbohydrates your [...]]]>
Dr. Elaine Heffner: Accept children for who they are http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140311/NEWS/140319953/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Mon, 10 Mar 2014 23:01:00 +0000 By Dr. Elaine Heffner More Content Now http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140311/NEWS/140319953/-1/lifestyle Were the children having fun? Perhaps, but not in the usual way we think of children having fun. They [...]]]> Family Time: 5 steps for planning a great vacation http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140311/NEWS/140319998/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Mon, 10 Mar 2014 22:01:00 +0000 http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140311/NEWS/140319998/-1/lifestyle If you want to take an unforgettable family vacation this year, the idea of planning might seem overwhelming. But travel experts agree that planning ahead and researching your options are important steps to ensure your trip is stress-free and full of fun. Follow these five steps to plan a trip your entire family will love and remember for years to come:
- Step 1: Make a travel wish list: Kick off your travel planning by talking to all family members about what they'd like [...]]]>
Jim Hillibish: Lent: Why your church smells like a deep fryer http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319970/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Mon, 10 Mar 2014 10:20:21 +0000 By Jim Hillibish More Content Now http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319970/-1/lifestyle • Groceries are packed with seafood and coupon deals.
• Fast-food joints are rolling out sandies with names such as Reel Big Fillet (Arby's) and the Premium Alaskan (BK), which replaced the politically incorrect Whaler. KFC is fighting back with its Colonel's Double Fillet monster.
• McDonald's hopes to beat last year's sales of 296 million Fillet O' Fish with cheese, says spokeswoman Dayna Proud. Some 30 percent happens during Lent. [...]]]>
Jim Hillibish: Hot pepper sauces are ‘da’ bomb’ http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319972/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Mon, 10 Mar 2014 10:10:36 +0000 By Jim Hillibish More Content Now http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319972/-1/lifestyle These memories rapidly are morphing into today's tongue-numbing hell of boutique hot sauces.
You once encountered them at the tourist traps. Now walls of scorching liquid fire with attractive labels such as "Mother Pucker" and "Dat'l Do It" have invaded our grocery stores.
As usual, YouTube is powering the explosion with its Stupid Human Tricks. You've seen them, [...]]]>
Healthy Habits: Poison-proof your home http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319975/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Mon, 10 Mar 2014 10:02:01 +0000 By Betsy Cross More Content Now http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319975/-1/lifestyle More than 3 million calls were made to America's 56 Poison Control Centers in 2012. You might think that [...]]]> A League of Her Own: Part of the team http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319976/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:54:54 +0000 By Heather Harris More Content Now http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319976/-1/lifestyle It's in that moment you recognize that you are smiling. Not a fake, or posed-for-selfie-shot, but a sincere, broad, takes-over-your-face smile.
I love the moments that create these take-over-your-face grins. I was witness to such a moment on a recent Friday night during a hometown high school boys [...]]]>
On Technology: Crummy cell pictures http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319978/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:47:20 +0000 By Jim Hillibish More Content Now http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319978/-1/lifestyle Downside: Tablet and cell cams still produce lower-quality images than stand-alone cameras. It's all in the sensor that records the shot. There's not a lot of room or power in a handheld. For sharpness and depth of color, they cannot beat the competition.
I spent a Saturday trying to improve my Samsung tablet photos. Here's what [...]]]>
Dr. Jeff Hersh: Precautionary advice for travelers http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319980/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:41:16 +0000 By Dr. Jeff Hersh More Content Now http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319980/-1/lifestyle A: Many things can be done to help ensure a traveler's health and safety. See your healthcare provider (HCP) well before your planned departure date.
• Get evaluated to be sure you are in good enough health for your trip.
• Your measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP), chicken pox, polio, flu and any other routine vaccinations your HCP recommends should be up to date.
• [...]]]>
Get A Life: It's time to grow up http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319993/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Mon, 10 Mar 2014 07:52:43 +0000 By Loretta LaRoche More Content Now http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319993/-1/lifestyle The words were barely out of his mouth when thousands of people began sending tweets about his [...]]]> Jeff Vrabel: Bacon app goes too far for this bacon lover http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319994/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Mon, 10 Mar 2014 07:46:53 +0000 By Jeff Vrabel More Content Now http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319994/-1/lifestyle Don't get me wrong: I love bacon. I eat it all the time, because I make a habit of ignoring things my "doctor" tells me about "my cholesterol levels" and how they're "dangerously high" and "how many more times do we need to go over this same information, Mr. Vrabel?" (Ugh, doctors and their complicated [...]]]> Home Help: Save money without skimping on style on your kitchen remodel http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319997/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Sun, 09 Mar 2014 22:01:00 +0000 http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319997/-1/lifestyle Home remodel projects don't have to require an extensive budget, or look cheap when using less expensive materials. If you're interested in updating the look of your kitchen, you can find products and materials that allow you to create a beautiful and stylish home without paying a high price.
The trick to finding these products and materials is keeping an open mind, says Summer Baltzer, interior designer and former host of HGTV's Design on a Dime.
"Most homeowners are [...]]]>
Cooks’ Books: Possibilities for a special shower season http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140309/NEWS/140309669/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Sun, 09 Mar 2014 19:57:47 +0000 By Lisa Messinger Creators Syndicate http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140309/NEWS/140309669/-1/lifestyle How to dazzle at a seasonal soiree — like a bridal or baby shower, spring tea party, picnic or potluck — when you have barely a second? Freeze these showstoppers ahead.
How to keep the children happily occupied at the kids' table? Let them draw on the paper tablecloth, eat in costumes or play with an interactive [...]]]>
taftmidwaydriller.com http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section taftmidwaydriller.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 01:56:57 +0000 Dear Michael: Ready to date again? http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140204/NEWS/140209901/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Tue, 04 Feb 2014 09:38:39 +0000 By Michael Serode More Content Now http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140204/NEWS/140209901/-1/lifestyle My friend has been a widow for over a year. She seems so lonely, and I'd really like to see her be happy again. How soon can she start dating? She is in her late 60s, but still very active and beautiful. How young is too young for a new beau? I want to start talking to her about it, but I figured I would ask you about it first.
Sincerely,
Second Time Around
Dear Miss Second Time,
I think that since it has been a year it would be acceptable for her to start dating [...]]]>
A League of Her Own: Time waits for no one http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140130/NEWS/140139936/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Thu, 30 Jan 2014 15:04:35 +0000 By Heather Gillis Harris More Content Now http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140130/NEWS/140139936/-1/lifestyle Watching my children grow up could possibly be the hardest change for me to accept.
I fully admit when they were first born I couldn't wait for them to be able to do things for themselves — to eat, walk, talk or use the bathroom without my help.
My exhaustion as a young, inexperienced parent caused me to wish time away.
When you are in the thick of it, you don't always appreciate [...]]]>
Shayne Looper: The prophet of the fall of Christendom http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140130/NEWS/140139944/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Thu, 30 Jan 2014 13:01:14 +0000 By Shayne Looper More Content Now http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140130/NEWS/140139944/-1/lifestyle The church's moral authority has diminished. People are not turning to the church to ask what is right, they are turning to the courts to ask what is [...]]]> Family Matters: Toss out the guilt with the rest of the trash http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140130/NEWS/140139971/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Thu, 30 Jan 2014 11:11:40 +0000 By Diana Boggia More Content Now http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140130/NEWS/140139971/-1/lifestyle Even if you are a seasoned parent with a large family, the needs of each child vary, and therefore your response to the challenge will vary.
To be most effective, you've got to be on your A game at all times, with expectations clearly defined, consequences for both wonderful and worrisome behavior at the ready, and a great, big bag available to carry parental guilt.
Hopefully, you are able to throw out [...]]]>
Gary Brown: The calm that comes with forgetfulness http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140128/NEWS/140129685/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Tue, 28 Jan 2014 09:10:12 +0000 By Gary Brown http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140128/NEWS/140129685/-1/lifestyle My delay in remembering made unsurprising sense to me, in a confirming sort of way. The column, you see, concerned forgetting things.
I fear sometimes that I'm becoming my mother.
The chance that I could be following in her mental [...]]]>
Get A Life: The problem with the Biebers of the world http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140127/NEWS/140129747/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Mon, 27 Jan 2014 17:56:00 +0000 By Loretta LaRoche http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140127/NEWS/140129747/-1/lifestyle My question is has it always been this way, or is it possible that our culture paves the way for individuals to become famous and rich without the foundation to support their success? Yes, [...]]]> On Computers: Delete never deletes; you need a disk washer for that http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140127/NEWS/140129713/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Mon, 27 Jan 2014 15:17:07 +0000 http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140127/NEWS/140129713/-1/lifestyle More Content Now
When you give a used phone, tablet or computer to somebody, it's not enough to delete all of your data files. The word "deleting" is one of the great misnomers of computing.
When you delete a file, all you do is change its entry name on the hard drive. It could be as simple as turning the first bit of the file upside down. That makes the data invisible, but it is still there. There are programs that restore the entry with a mouse click, and the deleted [...]]]>
After-Work Gourmet: Current events can be a culinary adventure http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140124/NEWS/140129788/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Fri, 24 Jan 2014 15:15:39 +0000 By Lisa Messinger Creators Syndicate http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140124/NEWS/140129788/-1/lifestyle Why not stir that up with a bit of delicious food history, as well? One thing people with curious palates soon find out is that they can learn the history, culture, politics and other characteristics of a place through its food, whether the destination is as close as another part of your own state or as [...]]]> Dr. Murray Feingold: Medical scribes free up physicians http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140122/NEWS/140129883/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Wed, 22 Jan 2014 14:48:49 +0000 By Dr. Murray Feingold More Content Now http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140122/NEWS/140129883/-1/lifestyle How does the information for the electronic records get into the computer? In many instances, doctors are inputting the data while they are seeing the patient. And while they are doing that, they are spending less time relating to the patient. As a result, patients are not [...]]]> Jim Hillibish: Mountain moonshine suddenly respectable http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140116/NEWS/140119779/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Thu, 16 Jan 2014 15:03:53 +0000 By Jim Hillibish More Content Now http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140116/NEWS/140119779/-1/lifestyle In the interest of tax revenues, 46 states relaxed their liquor laws. The result was moonshine suddenly became street legal - even in grocery stores.
Moonshine. That backwoods elixir of 100-proof grain alcohol, that premiere American instrument of tax evasion, that white lightning that almost caused a civil war in 1791 in western Pennsylvania - the Whiskey Tax Rebellion.
In five years since the Recession of ‘08, legal ‘shine has [...]]]>
Dr. Murray Feingold: Child’s allowance could serve as teaching moment http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140116/NEWS/140119780/-1/lifestyle?rssfeed=true Thu, 16 Jan 2014 14:37:32 +0000 By Dr. Murray Feingold More Content Now http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140116/NEWS/140119780/-1/lifestyle Many questions are raised about allowances. Should a child have an allowance in the first place? If so, when should it be started and how much should it be? Should the allowance be associated with the [...]]]>