Rough and tough: Doctors say horseplay is good for kids

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Sam McManis Squeals of delight, piercing and persistent, issued from the staircase down the hall. Some serious roughhousing was under way at this Natomas, Calif., home, but mom Michelle Hewitt hardly fretted. She and husband Dan consider themselves physical and playful parents, and the kids – Alice, 5, William, 3, and even 14-month-old Claire – [...]

Gas prices dip below $2

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By QCS Staff Leon Hewitt of Conchas was smiling as he filled up his ‘94 GMC pickup. “The last time I filled up, it cost me $94,” Hewitt said. “Now it’s $40.” Allsup’s gasoline had been $1.99 earlier and then dropped again Friday to $1.95 Because gas had gotten so expensive Hewitt said he hadn’t [...]