News archive from 27 June 2013, page 21

Top selection in Thursday's NBA draft still a mystery

Not many franchise players are expected to develop, but talent abounds. The one constant surrounding Thursday's NBA Draft is that there is no clear-cut No. 1 overall pick that everyone can agree on, and thus no franchise-type player who will get folks...

 
Wolfgang Puck: Serve a fresh vegetable sauce with grilled fish

Wolfgang Puck: Serve a fresh vegetable sauce with grilled fish

In addition to being good for you, fish is so easy to grill. Just start up the fire, lightly slick individually portioned fillets with a little oil, season them with salt and maybe some pepper, and put them on the cooking grid when the grill is hot....

 
Substitutions, extra veggies slim down your BBQ menu

Substitutions, extra veggies slim down your BBQ menu

Summer barbecues are all about food and fun, but all that food is not always kind to your body. The sausages and burgers, mayonnaise-laden salads and desserts all add up to lots of fat and calories. If you want to slim it down a notch or two, you can...

 
Savor cherry flavor in a basic pie

Savor cherry flavor in a basic pie

The season for Michigan cherries is nearly upon us. The National Cherry Festival in Traverse City starts Saturday and runs through July 6, while the local cherry crop is just a week or so away from harvest time. In honor of all things cherry, we are...

 

Dane De La Rosa continues to bolster Angels bullpen

DETROIT - Angels Manager Mike Scioscia looks at reliever Dane De La Rosa's stuff, which includes a big 96-mph fastball and sharp breaking ball, and his track record, which before this season consisted of nine years of professional baseball and only 12...

 
Wolfgang Puck: Serve a fresh vegetable sauce with grilled fish

Wolfgang Puck: Serve a fresh vegetable sauce with grilled fish

In addition to being good for you, fish is so easy to grill. Just start up the fire, lightly slick individually portioned fillets with a little oil, season them with salt and maybe some pepper, and put them on the cooking grid when the grill is hot....

 

Amy Dickinson: Let preteen girl make her own list of daily tasks

Dear Amy: My daughter just turned 11 and has always had a touch of ADHD. She is bright, creative and fun, but she often forgets to do her “jobs.” Simple things like brushing teeth or washing her face won't happen some mornings, even though we have a...

 

Carolyn Hax: Bad boyfriend annoys group - how should you address it?

Adapted from a recent online discussion. Dear Carolyn: My friend Z has been dating a guy, S, for a year. The guy doesn't seem to like our group of friends and shows it by being very sullen and withdrawn when we're all together. S also won't show a...

 
Michigan fireworks displays, parades and July 4 events

Michigan fireworks displays, parades and July 4 events

Friday St. Clair Shores: First State Bank — St. Clair Shores Fireworks: Dusk, Veterans Memorial Park, Jefferson at Masonic. 586-445-5350. www.stclairshores.net. Saturday Dexter: Dusk, Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial. Musical entertainment...

 
A Welcoming kitchen

A Welcoming kitchen

Melissa McCart / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Some restaurants transport diners to a stylized world in an opulent dining room, where plates mimic art and service is choreographed like a play. Others are the hub of a community, an informal meeting place...

 
Charlie Sheen's car stolen from gated community and crashed over a cliff for second time this year

Charlie Sheen's car stolen from gated community and crashed over a cliff for second time this year

Charlie Sheen needs to learn to stop leaving his keys in the ignition. The "Two and a Half Men" star's Mercedes Benz was stolen and plunged over the side of a cliff -- for the second time this year. Los Angeles Police Department...

 

Book review: 'Pepper' history is nothing to sneeze at

By Bob Batz Jr. / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Like any decent history, "Pepper: A History of the World's Most Influential Spice" can make one feel horrible about being of European descent. But the upside is, the book most enjoyably opens one's...

 

Let's Learn From the Past: The Battle of Gettysburg

By Brady Smith / History Center communications manager Beginning this weekend, the entire nation will join the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Many historians consider Gettysburg a...

 

Heather Locklear is now an AA-lister

Three days after being busted on a DWI charge, Heather Locklear shrugged off her embarrassment and showed up for an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at a Los Angeles-area church. Boyfriend Jack Wagner drove Locklear to the Tuesday night gathering. Wagner,...

 
Kitchen Mailbox: Two ways to sweeten up July 4

Kitchen Mailbox: Two ways to sweeten up July 4

By Arlene Burnett / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette If you are hosting a July 4 picnic, homemade ice cream sandwiches will be a hit with adults and children. My only problem was how to select one recipe from the cool new "Ice Cream Sandwiches: 65 Recipes...

 

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