BOSTON (AP) — Gloria Stoll Karn nearly trashed her high school artwork back in the 1940s, figuring her art career was over before it even started. But thanks to a janitor with an artistic eye, she ended up smashing gender barriers instead.
NEW YORK – Holiday decorating season is long over, yet spring is still far off. It’s cold in much of the country, and still getting dark early. A lot of us could use some kind of visual pick-me-up.
DEERFIELD, Wis. (AP) – The grain trucks, school buses, cranes, trailers and semi-tractors are the first priority at the Truckstar Collision Center near this village’s downtown. But between the repair of dents, dings and gashes on the commercial vehicles that are the wheelhouse of this 20-year-old business, the work is focused on one of the most recognizable vehicles to ever cruise the country’s highways, byways and Interstate system.
KNOXVILLE, Ill. (AP) – Jackie Wagher has a man cave. Better yet, call it a fan cave.
The man’s name is Elvis. As in, Elvis Presley. And Wagher is one of the King’s biggest fans.
POMFRET, Vt. (AP) – A week after signing the store away, Chuck Gundersen sat in his blue apron at the butcher block near the dry goods shelves, describing how others viewed him during his 30-year tenure as proprietor of the Teago General Store.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – When he was a child growing near Ottumwa, Harold Canny began collecting baseball cards.
MIAMI (AP) – With its artsy vibe, lush landscapes and free-roaming peacocks, Coconut Grove has long been known as a bohemian paradise.
COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) – Drive down rural roads just over a year from now, and you may pass more than a hundred 4-by-4-foot wood pallets covered in hues of reds, blues, oranges, purples and greens mounted on churches, barns and fences across Lowndes County.
ST. LOUIS (AP) – The Bissell Auto & Body truck repair shop has been a mystery for drivers through St. Louis for years. The phone rings in the nondescript garage business almost every day with someone looking for answers.
“They’re constantly calling about the planes,” owner Dan Bissell told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Behind the beige building, noses from a collection of 26 warplanes and helicopters from the U.S. and Russian military can be spotted from the busy road.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – So whatever happened to the real Billy Sims Heisman Trophy? Sure, the legendary Sooner running back sold the prestigious award – twice it turns out. But what happened then? That remains a mystery. Read more