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  • Chemical leak at DuPont facility in Texas leaves four dead

    A chemical leak at a Houston-area industrial site left four people dead and a fifth hospitalized early Saturday, according to DuPont. An unknown quantity of methyl mercaptan, which DuPont says is used to odorize natural gas, leaked into the facility...
  • Many reported sickened after West Virginia chemical spill, survey says

    Many reported sickened after West Virginia chemical spill, survey says
    When a storage tank spilled an obscure coal-cleaning chemical into the water supply in West Virginia in January, officials ultimately toldĀ 300,000 people not to use the water. Charleston was the largest city affected, as well as the source of the spill....
  • Senior wrestler at Poquoson battles illness and opponents

    Jeffrey Ogburn's most formidable opponent has never stared back at him in a wrestling singlet. It's been inside his body, causing cramps that force him to double over at times. He's missed school due to hospital stays, some as long as two weeks. He's...
  • Wishing for the right to make that final exit

    Wishing for the right to make that final exit
    Colleen Kegg hasn't worked out the details of her exit plan yet. But about one thing, Kegg is clear: When she can no longer feed herself or go to the bathroom without assistance, she will take steps to end her life. A rare and incurable neurological...
  • Elm seedlings are annoying but nearly unavoidable

    Elm seedlings are annoying but nearly unavoidable
    Q. The Drake elm in my yard and those of the neighbors produce thousands of seeds every fall and I spend most of the years pulling the seedlings up. How do you control the problem? A. Like you, most gardeners spend some time pulling out the Drake elm...
  • Why we're fat, Part 4: Outside forces affect what we eat, how much exercise we get

    Why we're fat, Part 4: Outside forces affect what we eat, how much exercise we get
    Beyond what we eat, what we're born with and what we do, our environment contributes in major — and mostly unnoticed — ways to our health and our weight. All have conspired to make two-thirds of adult Americans and one-third of American...
  • Hollowed out tangerines? Rats!

    Hollowed out tangerines? Rats!
    Q. We woke up this morning to all our tangerines on the ground leaving only empty shells. The tree was small with about 25 fruits. Was this due to squirrels or something else? A. Something else, like a herd of rats, probably beat you to the tangerines...
  • January in the Garden

    January 2012 Calendar - (prints 12/31/11) Average temperatures High 72 Low 50 Rainfall 2.43 inches Florida Arbor Day: January 20 1. Moon phases for January First quarter 1 Full moon 9 Last quarter 16 New moon 23 First quarter 30 2. Moon sign...
  • Firms with interests in Md. pour cash into DGA

    Firms with interests in Md. pour cash into DGA
    Some companies with interests in Maryland have found a new way to show support for Gov. Martin O'Malley: They're contributing tens of thousands of dollars to the Democratic Governors Association. Last December, O'Malley took the helm of the DGA, where as...
  • Quitting smoking is tough, but not impossible

    Quitting smoking is tough, but not impossible
    Many people pick quitting smoking as their New Year's resolution. But if quitting smoking was easy, most smokers would have already done it. Tobacco is highly addictive and the process isn't easy, but quitting is possible for those who really are ready...
  • ABC's 'Work It' is a drag

    ABC's 'Work It' is a drag
    Two manly men can't find work, so they line their eyes with mascara, wrap up the equipment with Ace bandages and squeeze into dresses to get jobs as women. ABC, you can do better than this drivel you call "Work It" (7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3; 0 stars&...