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  • Water bill whirlpool

    Water bill whirlpool
    There is an old adage, often heard in the local marinas, that a boat is nothing more than a hole in the water into which you pour money. Turns out the same could be said about Baltimore's water and sewer system — it is a money-soaking hole that puts...
  • Quadcopter video: Downtown Orlando from above

    Quadcopter video: Downtown Orlando from above
    It started with a question: "Can we bring our quadcopter to the Orlando Sentinel?" Ummm….of course. But, what’s a quadcopter? Dylon York of Fiction, a Winter Park-based video production company, asked if he and a few of his co-workers...
  • Big hole near Winter Park baffles, stabilizes after threatening homes

    Big hole near Winter Park baffles, stabilizes after threatening homes
    After celebrating her birthday Monday night, Suzanne Blumenauer returned to her home near Winter Park to discover her pool fractured, empty and sinking into the ground. "I must be dreaming," Blumenauer said. "I didn't know what to think." Orange...
  • Parents speak about son buried in dune: 'Such panic and fear'

    Parents speak about son buried in dune: 'Such panic and fear'
    "Just utter chaos." That's how Greg Woessner describes the scene after his 6-year-old son Nathan was swallowed up by a sinkhole and buried beneath 11 feet of sand at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. "I just remember (Nathan's friend) Colin kind...
  • Bus briefly stuck in sinkhole in Oceanside

     
    A bus in Oceanside was trapped briefly in a sinkhole caused by a water main break Wednesday morning. The front wheels of the bus sank into the hole as the driver sat alone in the bus around 7 a.m. Water......
  • Pictures in the News | March 5, 2013

     
    In Tuesday's Pictures in the News: Kenyan men watch early election results on a television in the Kibera slum of Nairobi as the nation held its first presidential election since 2007 (more photos); a fire burns at Naples' museum park; workers remove...
  • Florida's sinkhole shakedown: Insurers' new pitfall

    Florida's sinkhole shakedown: Insurers' new pitfall
    We can't catch a break. If the wind isn't howling from hurricanes, the ground must be collapsing from sinkholes. Hence, the latest insurance crisis in Florida, where homeowners, public adjusters and attorneys are clamoring for settlement checks for...
  • Ripley's Believe it or Not! lease at Harborplace finalized

    Ripley's Believe it or Not! lease at Harborplace finalized
    Ripley's Believe It or Not! has finalized plans to open an "odditorium" museum at the Inner Harbor by June. The attraction, which will feature more than 500 "oddities," a mirror maze and a 3-D movie theater, will take up two levels of the Light Street...
  • Sinkhole repairs under way on Northwest Side

    Sinkhole repairs under way on Northwest Side
    Officials were repairing a 12-foot sinkhole this morning that swallowed a car Saturday on the Far Northwest Side. A 66-year-old man on his way to work Saturday drove into the hole at the intersection of Elston and Foster avenues at about 5:30 a.m. He...
  • Looking back at Winter Park's famous sinkhole

    Looking back at Winter Park's famous sinkhole
     You never know when and where the next sinkhole will open up in Central Florida. On Monday, a new one appeared in Windermere.  I remember in 1981 covering the famous Winter Park sinkhole that grabbed international attention largely because of its size...
  • Green Wheels: Building a Better Place

    Green Wheels: Building a Better Place
    BE'ER SHEVA, ISRAEL—Yes, the Negev Desert is a long way from Connecticut, and we're also not within rocket range of the Gaza Strip, as the university town of Be'er Sheva is. But when9/11 happened I had comparable feelings of vulnerability shattering...