May 10, 2011 |
Last week, at a place called Bird's Point, just below the confluence of the Ohio and the Mississippi rivers, the Army Corps of Engineers was busy mining a huge levee with explosives. The work was made dangerous by outbreaks of lightning, but eventually the charges were in place and corps Maj. Gen. Michael Walsh gave the order: A 2-mile-wide hole was blasted in the earthen levee, and a wall of water greater than the flow over Niagara Falls inundated 130,000 acres of prime Missouri farmland.
January 17, 2012 |
A record number of investors and second-home buyers flooded the Southern California real estate market in December, though not enough to give sales in the region a bump over the same month a year earlier. With the investor dominance, low-cost homes reigned. That helped push the region's median home price back down to its lowest level in 12 months, according to San Diego real estate firm DataQuick. Sales fell 1.4% from the same month a year earlier, with a total of 19,247 homes bought throughout the six-county region.
September 11, 2012 |
Tuesday is the 11th anniversary of one of the darkest days in U.S. history, the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Several sports stars have taken to Twitter to discuss their thoughts on what happened that day. From the Lakers: Pau Gasol: All my support to the everyone that lost a family member or a friend 11 years ago in New York. #NeverForget #9/11 Matt Barnes: Being in NY on 9/11/12, 11yrs after the planes hit the towers it's amazing to see how we've rebounded. From the Dodgers: Brandon League: #NeverForget911 Shane Victorino: 9/11 is a day that #wewillneverforget!
September 17, 2013 |
BOULDER, Colo. -- Search teams resumed their efforts Tuesday to rescue hundreds of people still stranded by the Colorado flood waters as the death toll climbed to eight. Although hundreds of residents remain unaccounted for, according to state officials, the number has fallen in recent days to 648, state officials said. Harder to know is the number of people waiting to be rescued, Liz Donaghey, a spokeswoman for the Boulder office of Emergency Management, said by telephone on Tuesday.
January 10, 2004
Re "Religion, Geology Collide at the Grand Canyon," Jan. 7: Creation science books make fascinating reading. Did you know that the sedimentary rock layers visible in the Grand Canyon were laid down by the Old Testament flood at the same time as the flood cut through them to form it? Amazing. Another interesting thing is that the vast amounts of water (many times the volume of all the oceans put together) required to cover the entire Earth to a depth of over five miles above the current sea level came from titanic caverns.
May 4, 2008 |
Directing outdoor theater is challenging, but an ambitious family musical with tricky design elements and a cast of more than 200--most of them nonprofessionals and children--well, that's just insanity. And yet, this is the task for Peter Schneider, who is directing "Norman's Ark," a spirited new musical making its West Coast premiere May 27 at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre. Luckily, Schneider was the Tony Award-winning producer of "The Lion King" on Broadway.