August 17, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Would software deter a malicious driver?

IT IS SO ENLIGHTENING TO READ AN OPINion of an insider into self-driving cars. Dr. (Larry) Burns explains in simple terms what a self-driving car is, at the same time discussing expected milestones of the project and its potential consequences. More...

Second annual Parade for Heroes set for Sept. 10 in Cape Coral

At least 100 units are expected to line up in the second annual Parade for Heroes set for Cape Coral on Sept. More...

French perfume lamps can bring dazzling prices

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

In the unsanitary world of the 18th and 19th century, bad smells were everywhere. There was no garbage pickup, no indoor flushing toilets and no refrigeration to keep food from spoiling. More...

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Put down your devices and let the brains begin

YOU MIGHT NOT be too quick to denounce the value of algebra, that sometimes loathsome middle school memory many adults dismiss as having been useless. More...

Cringe a little — see MacGregor political cartoons at BIG ARTS

Campaign cartoons by Doug Mac- Gregor, who has been covering local, state and national politics as a cartoonist for over 36 years — including drawing for The News- Press the last 28 years — will be shown Aug. 30 to Oct. More...

The new etiquette: Who’s to say what’s proper and polite?

THE DIVA DIARIES

I’m one of those people who have always struggled a bit with etiquette.  More...

Reality is that we’re a long, long way from self-driving cars

CAR COMPANIES HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET rid of the driver since the tailfin was standard issue. Last month our interstate system turned 60 years old. More...

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Lynne McChristian is Florida representative for the Insurance Information Institute.   More...

ART WITH A PAST

Florida museums unravel the history of works that were looted by Nazis

Adolf Hitler understood the power of art. He was, after all, an artist long before he became the leader of the Nazi party. So it should come as no surprise that art played a role in his notorious regime. More...

Dr. Love and the six degrees of Mary Knowlton

There are people on the other side of the continent who’ve never heard of Punta Gorda, who could still recite the facts of the case. So I won’t belabor the issue with all the details.  More...

Finally, the best ever Honda Civic hits the road

BEHIND THE WHEEL

We all know that one person who’s really great, but it’s hard to spend time with him because he just tries to hard to show off. That’s how the Honda Civic has felt for the last 15 years. More...

Business News

Summer highs

There is a business buzz amidst the swelter

Sometimes, statistics are like shiny showroom cars: They’re clean and good-looking without being revealing. More...

Bank loan index reacts to increased demand for U.S. dollars

MONEY & INVESTING

I think one of the main reasons that people get stressed over financial decisions is that money matters are typically nontransparent and not very easy to understand. More...

Bill Daubmann

MY Shower Door/D3 Glass

‘The leader in bringing the newest technology to the industry’ WHO AM I? NAME: Bill Daubmann TITLE AND COMPANY: Senior VP: MY Shower Door/D3 Glass YEARS WITH THE COMPANY: 13 More...

Real Estate News

Home-price gains unfettered in most metro areas

Home prices maintained their robust, upward trajectory in a vast majority of metro areas during the second quarter of 2016, causing affordability to slightly decline despite mortgage rates hovering at lows not seen in more than three years, according More...

Creekside Preserve 70 percent sold out

Several new homes are available for quick move-in at Creekside Preserve, with prices starting in the low-$200s. This gated community in south Fort Myers is about 70 percent sold out, but D.R. More...

6 Alluring reasons to buy a luxurious riverfront condominium in the Fort Myers’ Historic River District

1. ALLURE’S prime location in the newly revitalized Historic River District of Fort Myers is the perfect urban locale providing an abundance of arts, culture, shopping and dining. More...