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Hurricane Ike (2008)

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  • Even in flood-prone Houston, 11 inches of rain catches many unprepared

    Even in flood-prone Houston, 11 inches of rain catches many unprepared
    The Tuckers thought they were prepared.
  • Empty ballparks, Tom Ricketts in Fargo and Masahiro Tanaka watch

    Empty ballparks, Tom Ricketts in Fargo and Masahiro Tanaka watch
    One of the classic Charlie Sheen stories took place back in 1996 when the actor bought 2,615 seats in left field at Anaheim Stadium to try to catch a home run. Sheen paid $6,500 for the seats to have the section to himself (and three friends), saying he...

    Notes and notables

    A life of service Effie Ashe spent 12 years on the Newport News School Board, but summarizing her public life to that service vastly underestimated the impact she had on this community. Yes, her passion was education, as the three terms on the school...

    Ask Tom: Did Katrina's remnants reach Chicago?

    Dear Tom, How often do hurricane remnants reach the Chicago area? Didn't Katrina's remnants reach Chicago? — Robert Skurski Dear Robert, On at least 17 occasions since 1900, remnant low-pressure systems from tropical cyclones have passed...

    Government shutdown may have led to spike in Washington births

    Government shutdown may have led to spike in Washington births
    Last October's government shutdown left 800,000 federal employees without work for 16 days, but apparently they found ways to occupy their time. Nine months later, some Washington, D.C., hospitals are reporting a spike in newborns. "There's no way...