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Winter Weather and Blizzards

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  • It's time to stop tinkering and just ban crabbing for one year

    It's time to stop tinkering and just ban crabbing for one year
    A couple of years ago, the governor of Maryland stood on a dock on South River, a bushel of steamed crabs at his feet, telling everyone it was OK to eat Chesapeake blue crabs again — sort of like the mayor in "Jaws" telling everyone it was OK to...
  • Blizzard's 'World of Warcraft' Designing Motorcycles with 'American Chopper's' Paul Jr.

    Given its characters and settings, fantasy fare -- whether it's a movie, TV show or videogame -- hasn't been able to incorporate much product placement, but Blizzard Entertainment's "World of Warcraft" franchise will attempt to break the mold with...
  • Shailene Woodley's 'White Bird in a Blizzard' Gets North American Distribution

    Magnolia Pictures has acquired the North American distribution rights to the Shailene Woodley-starrer "White Bird in a Blizzard" and plans a theatrical release for later this year. Gregg Araki directed from his own script, based on Laura Kasischke's...
  • Blizzard Babies takes its name from real deal

    Blizzard Babies takes its name from  real deal
    While the rest of Chicago was shoveling out from the snowy depths of the big blizzard of 2011, a trio of musically inclined local gals used its time productively, forming the dark, surfy quartet now known as Blizzard Babies. The hope in forming the...
  • Customers to feel polar vortex in utility bills

    Customers to feel polar vortex in utility bills
    When a woman from Nordic Energy called 72-year-old John Staunton and offered him a cheap rate on electricity, he signed up. His roommate wastes a lot of electricity, he said, by sleeping with the TV on. The first month, the bill came as promised —...
  • Spring storm expected in Northeast; blizzard warning in Cape Cod

    Northeasterners still shivering from the tail end of a brutal winter were expected to find early spring no less frigid Tuesday night and into Wednesday. From Connecticut to Maine, 12 to 20 inches of snow and winds up to 60 mph were forecast, the...
  • The Balkun Brothers Get Good And Swampy

    The Balkun Brothers Get Good And Swampy
    Fans of the Red Hot Chili Peppers — or, going back even further, maybe Mountain — will find much to enjoy about the Balkun Brothers, a local trio often billed as a blues band but who just as frequently push into hard rock territory. They...
  • Minor Wins, Major Losses: Pro Sports Franchise Dreams Dashed Over And Over

    Minor Wins, Major Losses: Pro Sports Franchise Dreams Dashed Over And Over
    The news arrived to readers of The Courant on the morning of March 8, 1877, seven weeks before the start of the second National League baseball season. Hartford, a charter member, was deemed unacceptable as a major league market. The city's "base ball"...
  • 26 died from cold this year

     26 died from cold this year
    Chicago's third-coldest winter has contributed to the deaths of 26 people so far, nearly 50 percent more fatalities than the entire season's average in recent years, according to numbers provided by the Cook County medical examiner's office. Over the...
  • Polar Vortex II, or is it III? Whatever, more frigid misery on the way

    Polar Vortex II, or is it III? Whatever, more frigid misery on the way
    Spring is less than a month away, but be prepared to first pay the toll for its arrival with the return of the polar vortex.  Frigid air will be back in much of the nation this week, with temperatures expected to plummet by more than 30 degrees in...
  • Cold temperatures, roof collapses mark winter's latest icy turn

    For those in the Midwest and Northeast who enjoyed a brief respite from the nastiness of winter, the bad news is that a new storm on Friday was tracking its way through the regions, bringing a return of rain, slush, sleet and snow. The new storm,...