June 25, 2013 |
One of the world's great rodeos will go on “come hell or high water.” Calgary Stampede officials announced Monday that Canada's ultimate rodeo will run as scheduled July 5-14, despite extensive flooding to the grounds and the city itself. "We have pumped millions of gallons of water from our facilities, scraped the mud from our tarmac, commenced the cleanup of our park, all to welcome guests from around the world," Stampede president Bob Thompson said. "We will be hosting the greatest outdoor show on Earth, come hell or high water," he said.
June 8, 2013 |
One of the things that makes beer different from wine - apart from the fact that people don't wear funny hats to a wine tasting - is the range of flavorings that can be added to it: fruit, nuts, spices, coffee, chocolate; the list goes on. To make this beer, High Water Brewing throws 100 pounds of graham crackers into the brewing kettle. Yes, graham crackers, which may sound a bit gimmicky but, in fact, are quite successful. This is a stout, so expect caramel and molasses flavors, and like a lot of present-day stouts, its mash includes chocolate malt, so there's a trace of that.
May 7, 2013 |
Ah, the postgame handshake line. What a great tradition in youth and high school sports. It's the perfect opportunity to show that no matter how intense things got in the heat of battle that it was really just a game, there's no hard feelings and the important thing is that everyone had fun. Or is it the perfect opportunity to get one last cheap shot in on your opponent? A high school water polo player from South Florida chose the latter route after his team lost in a state championship game late last month, and his actions were captured in a video that has gotten nearly 2.7 million views on YouTube.
December 5, 2012 |
Officials at Mammoth Mountain were a little worried late last week when the forecast called for a big storm with temperatures on the warm side, which would have meant rain -- at least on the lower slopes. But the weather turned cold enough during the weekend so the precipitation that fell was snow, lots and lots of snow. By Monday, between 4 and 6 feet of the white stuff had landed on this big Eastern Sierra Nevada resort. The base is now an impressive 50 to 70 inches. As a result, all of Mammoth's terrain, 28 lifts and the Canyon and Eagle Lodges will be open Friday morning.
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November 16, 2012 |
The owners of a Chino slaughterhouse that was at the center of the largest beef recall in U.S. history four years ago have agreed to pay more than $300,000 to settle a lawsuit that alleged fraud against the U.S. government. Donald Hallmark Sr. and Donald Hallmark Jr. were two of nine defendants in a federal False Claims Act suit brought by the Humane Society of the United States. As part of the settlement, the Hallmarks also agreed to a nominal $497-million judgment against the now-defunct Hallmark Meat Packing Co., which will not be collected because the company is bankrupt.
November 1, 2012 |
BABYLON, N.Y. -- "There was a fish in my kitchen," said Elizabeth Scoyen, standing on the deck of her apartment in the Babylon marina, two blocks from the Atlantic Ocean. "That is when I knew this was going to be bad," she said, as she arranged water-logged chair cushions, soaked clothes and lamps in the open air. Like many residents on the south shore of Long Island, Scoyen, 57, a retired high school teacher, came outside Wednesday as the rains let up, and tried to dry out her belongings and take stock of what just happened.