| May 5, 2011
| 6:31 AM
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...
| Jan 5, 2011
| 8:55 PM
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...
| 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...
| Apr 21, 2011
| 5:42 AM
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...
| Jul 11, 2011
While on vacation in northern Wisconsin, residents there said they once experienced an inland hurricane. Is there such a thing?
Other than a hurricane that has moved onshore and is dissipating, there is no...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 17, 2010
| 12:23 AM
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...
| 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...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 8:23 AM
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...