| Sep 28, 2010
| 8:02 PM
It can be easy to get lost in the world of literary prizes, nominations and general accolades that are embedded on the cover of favored books - but the Dayton Literary Peace Prize is unique.
The Dayton prize is the only award to consistently recognize...
| Aug 18, 2011
Could you provide some information about hypercanes?
A hypercane, as the name suggests, is a superhurricane, a hurricane whose intensity approaches the maximum theoretical limits of a hurricane. The word...
| May 19, 2011
| 11:37 AM
Preparing for disasters has always been part of the mission of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from hurricanes to flu pandemics.
It was only a matter of time, then, before they decided to weigh in on another calamity of great concern to...
| May 6, 2011
| 1:03 PM
Take a deep breath. Now picture yourself spinning nearly 30 stories above the Lake Erie shoreline in two-person swings that allow riders' feet to dangle. At the ride's pinnacle, the swings spin at 25 to 30 mph at almost 45 degrees from the tower.
| Jul 3, 2012
| 7:36 AM
A summer heat wave expected to last through the weekend is now blamed for seven deaths across Maryland, and public officials called Monday for Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. to act quickly to repair power outages or risk more deaths.
Four people died...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 4:51 AM
Four heat-related deaths were reported to state health officials on Independence Day, three of them in Baltimore, bringing the death toll from the recent stretch of heat and storms to 11.
Two men over age 65 and one man between the ages of 45 and 65 died...
| Apr 26, 2011
| 9:56 AM
Getting ready for hurricane can be fun if you apply your creativity, experience and word-of-mouth tips. Think of it as taking on Mother Nature's worst, and winning.
Here are three preparation tips passed on by local readers and retailers:
1. Keep a...
| Jul 27, 2011
Somewhere between Skull Island and the Crazy Horse Saloon, I lost her. There I was in the blistering sun of a Texas summer, a 7-year-old in rumpled shorts and a pixie haircut, suddenly missing a sister 12 years my senior.
I remember feeling afraid, but I...
| Mar 21, 2011
As people all over the world watch the catastrophe in Japan unfold, many can't help but wonder what they'd do if disaster struck close to home. Based on conversations with survivors of all sorts of natural disasters, I've compiled a list of their best...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 11:19 AM
After coming to a standstill on Tuesday morning, Tropical Storm Emily has resumed its march westward through the Caribbean. It also has strengthened slightly.
At 2 p.m., the system was about 215 miles southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico, moving west at 12...
| Feb 2, 2011
| 5:38 PM
Considering where the University of Miami's football recruiting stood on Dec. 13, the day Al Golden was announced as the new head coach, Hurricanes fans should fell extremely relieved today.
The former Temple coach was able to convince exactly half of...