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Meteorological Disasters

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  • Hurricanes pick up late juco D-tackle Darius Smith for 2011 class

    Hurricanes pick up late juco D-tackle Darius Smith for 2011 class
    Darius Smith has wanted to play at the University of Miami for quite some time. The problem was, Miami also wanted Smith, but not all 370 pounds of him. The defensive tackle at Lackawanna College in Scranton, Pa., however, proved to Hurricanes' coaches...
  • Under Armour All-American notes: SEC gets five of the 8 commitments

    Under Armour All-American notes: SEC gets five of the 8 commitments
    The Red team beat the White team 24-22 during the fourth annual Under Armour All-America Game at Tropicana Field on Wednesday night. Tyler Bertolet of Reading (Pa.) Exeter Township (committed to Texas A&M) kicked a 24-yard game-winning field goal as...
  • Six Flags, 50 years later

    Six Flags, 50 years later
    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...
  • Regional amusement parks: Fun for all

    Regional amusement parks: Fun for all
    Think amusement parks are just for kids? Think again. There's nothing like screaming aboard a careening roller coaster, gorging on funnel cake and popcorn, or splashing in a spray of water to bring out your inner child. The advent of spring means...
  • Ask Tom why: Is there such a thing as an inland hurricane?

    Dear Tom, While on vacation in northern Wisconsin, residents there said they once experienced an inland hurricane. Is there such a thing? —John Hamermesh Dear John, Other than a hurricane that has moved onshore and is dissipating, there is no...
  • Ask Tom why: What is a hypercane?

    Dear Tom, Could you provide some information about hypercanes? —David Tomszak Dear David, A hypercane, as the name suggests, is a superhurricane, a hurricane whose intensity approaches the maximum theoretical limits of a hurricane. The word...
  • Preparing for a zombie apocalypse? The CDC weighs in

    Preparing for a zombie apocalypse? The CDC weighs in
    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...
  • Seven deaths tallied so far from heat, storms

    Seven deaths tallied so far from heat, storms
    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...
  • Prospect Patrol, Week 7: Jeff Driskel runs wild to set school rushing record

    You have heard about the rocket arm of Jeff Driskel. The cannon that got him all the praise and high rankings during this past year leading up to his senior season. What most don't know about is his speed. The big guy can motor, and he can also shed...
  • Four more heat-related deaths reported

    Four more heat-related deaths reported
    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...
  • Florida's two largest private home insurers deemed weak at start of hurricane season

    Florida's two largest private home insurers deemed weak at start of hurricane season
    The state’s two largest private insurers – State Farm Florida and Universal Property & Casualty – are in poor financial shape, according to Weiss Ratings, a firm that evaluates the financial health of companies. The companies were among...