| Nov 29, 2013
| 9:47 AM
I hate Black Friday, and the way it has swallowed Thanksgiving Day. Needless to say, I didn't go shopping yesterday. Here's my Thursday print column, for your leftover consumption. Gobble-gobble.
Things I'm grateful for, 2013 edition:
| Nov 29, 2013
| 3:26 PM
Last spring, forecasters warned that the 2013 hurricane season, which ended Saturday, would be an active and dangerous one.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted 11 hurricanes. The British firm Tropical Storm Risk called for...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 6:10 PM
With just one storm that made landfall in the United States, this year's Atlantic hurricane season officially ended Saturday as the weakest since 1982.
Hurricanes need moist air to form, and the low number of Atlantic hurricanes was due in large part to...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:50 PM
Saturn's strange hexagon is coming into better focus.
A six-sided weather pattern is churning over Saturn's north pole, and thanks to new data collected by NASA's Cassini mission, scientists -- and the rest of us -- can now see it with more clarity than...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 10:21 AM
Consider this Christmas cool-down a gift from Mother Nature, with temperatures forecast to dip into the low 60s this morning and the mid-70s this afternoon.
It should be a refreshing change after two nights of record heat earlier this week, where...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 5:37 PM
METAIRIE, La. — In the months before Congress passed the president's healthcare law, Sen. Mary L. Landrieu faced a deluge: The office phones rang off the hook, the mail was heavy and a few restive constituents — well aware of the cameras...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 6:37 PM
Scientists working on the Cassini mission have released a new image of the vortex above Saturn's north pole, and it looks like Dororthy's and Toto's worst nightmare.
In the first image in the gallery above, you will see a massive cyclone with an eye 1,...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 12:42 PM
"Nashville Hurricane," a one-man show that debuted in the Orlando Fringe Festival in 2012, will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 3-4, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, at the State Theatre, 109 N. Bay St., Eustis.
The show was written by...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Blizzards, hurricanes, ice storms, tornadoes, heat and cold, floods and drought — we have it all here in New England. Especially the "biggies," that is, the weather events that can impact or change our lives in a matter of minutes. For that reason...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 7:21 PM
John Carroll wrestling coach Keith Watson enjoys having his team challenged. That's why he liked seeing what happened in the championship round of the Iron Horse Duals tournament at C. Milton Wright on Saturday.
The third-ranked Patriots needed to win...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Many have noted the number of strong recent roles for what would have once been referred to as "women of a certain age." The award-season conversation this year is centered largely on actresses including Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett,...