Anatomy of the worst fire year

...scattered the sun's rays. "High temperatures were often 10 to 20 degrees (F) cooler than they would have been under clear sky conditions," Richmond wrote.The firestorm of 2004 continued with a record 9,022 lightning strikes July 15. That summer's...

When a Percy Sledge song hits your ears, it can settle in your heart

...from work, but the job wasn't going well. I was making up the plan as I went along, and as the sun climbed higher in the sky, I ran out of supplies.I drove to the home improvement store to buy more screws and boards. While there I looked around to...

The Bookworm Sez: "Rain: A Natural and Cultural History"

...event gets rained out. You can rant and shake your fist at the sky but you know that's energy wasted. The best you can do is rent...History" made me very happy.That stuff that falls from the sky isn't strictly what this book is all about, though. Author...

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Book helps readers fall in love with the night sky

...time he was nine years old, he was "in love with the night sky" and at eleven, he knew he wanted to be an astrophysicist...never even entered his mind.In finding beauty in the night sky, Tyson is not alone.More than 2,500 years ago, the Greeks...

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Op-ed: The terrorists among us

...enemy. Our aim was the khanzeer (swine) Pamela Geller and to show her that we don't care what land she hides in or what sky shields her; we will send all our Lions to achieve her slaughter. ... To those who protect her: this will be your only warning...

Aid pours in amid aftershocks after Nepal quake kills 1,865

KATHMANDU, Nepal - Tens of thousands of Nepalese who spent the night under a chilly sky were jolted awake by strong aftershocks Sunday, and rescuers aided by international teams cleared rubble in search of survivors...

Out of the clouds, into the bright blue sky

...Don't you know, within a second, I saw the rain let up and within a mile drove out of a dark cloud into the brightest blue sky I had ever seen. It was like driving from one world right into the next. Like I had died and landed right in Heaven. The view...

Don Young: Setting the record straight on Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization

...reauthorization effort in order to protect our fisheries resources and the people it provides for. So before you begin believing the "sky is falling" rhetoric from groups that often don't support commercial fishermen or coastal communities, I would encourage...

Marijuana legalization is here, regs in flux

...components of the bills are more crucial, but the bottom line, according to some lawmakers and state officials, is that the sky hasn't fallen since marijuana became legal on Feb. 24, and it probably won't fall. Local law enforcement officers in several...


...twice, in 1999 and again in 2008.Unlike after Johnson's win in November, the only postrace fireworks this time were in the sky.There was late contact between Keselowski and Gordon in the race five months ago. That led to a post-race melee on pit road...



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