Monday, May 30, 2005

Age-Old Debate Over N.C. Barbecue Fires Up

Back home in the Blue Ridge foothills, tastes incline toward the Lexington side in this discussion. But shoulder or whole-hog, tomato base or vinegar, the word "barbecue" is guaranteed to make a Virginia boy's mouth water. Here's a light-hearted look at regional culture. Yahoo! News

A Retiree Trying to Save His Life's Work

There's news here, for all following the Social Security debate, but also a couple of telling glimpses at how work gets done when Washington isn't frozen into polarized camps. Read the Los Angeles Times about Bob Ball