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February 12, 2014 | By David Undercoffler
A massive sinkhole in western Kentucky opened up early Wednesday morning below the National Corvette Museum, swallowing eight rare and historic Chevrolet Corvettes that were on display to the public. No one was hurt in the incident, which was recorded at 5:44 a.m. by motion sensors at the museum in Bowling Green, just miles from the General Motors plant that builds new Corvettes. Six of the cars had been donated to the museum by enthusiasts, while two were on long-term loan from GM. “It's just kind of a sad day in the Corvette mecca of the world,” said Wendell Strode, executive director of the museum, which is home to roughly 80 Corvettes in total and attracts about 150,000 visitors a year.
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March 4, 2014 | By David Undercoffler
Like a life-size version of the game "Operation," engineers and construction workers have plucked out three of the eight rare Chevrolet Corvettes that were swallowed by a sinkhole below the National Corvette Museum in February. The three cars were recovered after a painstaking process on Monday and Tuesday from a hole estimated to be 25 to 30 feet deep and 40 feet wide. The sinkhole opened up below the Bowling Green, Ky., museum early Feb. 12. No one was injured in the incident. No one except the cars -- which the museum subsequently dubbed "The Great Eight.
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NATIONAL
March 4, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
The Florida sinkhole has emerged into public view, the same as a family's suffering. Officials continued their work Monday of demolishing a Hillsborough County, Fla., home that had been partially swallowed by a sinkhole on Thursday night, taking Jeff Bush, 37, with it. Officials said they had to destroy the home to determine how big a threat the sinkhole poses to the neighborhood, and onlookers and cameras have gaped as an 80-foot-long excavation...
AUTOS
February 21, 2014 | By David Undercoffler
Audi's A3 family just keeps growing. Starting with the all-new A3 sedan that's due on sale soon, Audi's new entry-level lineup will also include an A3 convertible, an A3 diesel model, an e-tron plug-in hybrid hatchback and an S3 performance sedan. And now we meet the S3 Cabriolet. Debuting at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show in early March, the S3 offers the mechanical bits of the S3 sedan without the roof. This means a turbocharged, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine sits under the aluminum hood, pumping out 300 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque.
NATIONAL
November 15, 2013 | By Soumya Karlamangla
A master bedroom, a porch, a 14-foot boat and most of two houses were swallowed by the earth when a sinkhole opened up in a family's backyard in western Florida. The gaping hole in the waterfront town of Dunedin was more than 70 feet wide by Friday. The ground began to collapse Thursday morning, and seven houses around the hole were evacuated, Fire Chief Jeff Parks told The Times. No one was injured. Though local officials were shocked by the size of the crater, sinkhole disasters are about as common in Florida as alligators and sunshine.
NATIONAL
March 1, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
A Florida man who was in his bedroom late Thursday night is presumed dead, swallowed by a sinkhole that opened beneath his Tampa-area home, officials said. The man, identified as Jeff Bush, 36, was in his bedroom when the sinkhole opened up. Bush screamed for help, but by the time his relatives could come to his aid, he had fallen through the abyss, Hillsborough County Fire Chief Ron Rogers told reporters at a televised news conference Friday morning. The sinkhole is 20 to 30 feet across and up to 30 feet deep.
NEWS
January 18, 1996 | Associated Press
A sinkhole opened up on a street corner, nearly swallowing a minibus carrying eight special education students home, police said. None was injured.
AUTOS
March 4, 2014 | By David Undercoffler
Like a life-size version of the game "Operation," engineers and construction workers have plucked out three of the eight rare Chevrolet Corvettes that were swallowed by a sinkhole below the National Corvette Museum in February. The three cars were recovered after a painstaking process on Monday and Tuesday from a hole estimated to be 25 to 30 feet deep and 40 feet wide. The sinkhole opened up below the Bowling Green, Ky., museum early Feb. 12. No one was injured in the incident. No one except the cars -- which the museum subsequently dubbed "The Great Eight.
AUTOS
February 12, 2014 | By David Undercoffler
Fans of America's favorite sports car should probably avert their eyes. The National Corvette Museum -- which watched eight Chevy Corvettes fall into a sinkhole estimated to be 30 feet deep Wednesday morning -- has released a pair of videos showing new details of the incident. The first is footage from a security camera from within the Skydome on the museum's property. The building housed between 25 and 30 rare Corvettes, including the eight that were swallowed by the 40-foot-wide sinkhole.
AUTOS
February 14, 2014 | By David Undercoffler
It was the sinkhole heard 'round the world, at least for car collectors. Early Wednesday morning, the ground beneath the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., opened up unexpectedly. Measured at around 40 feet across and 25 to 30 feet deep, the sinkhole swallowed eight rare Chevrolet Corvettes in a matter of minutes. Grief-stricken museum employees were forced to move the other 20 cars out of the Skydome building to safer ground and engineers are currently assessing what to do next.
AUTOS
February 14, 2014 | By David Undercoffler
It was the sinkhole heard 'round the world, at least for car collectors. Early Wednesday morning, the ground beneath the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., opened up unexpectedly. Measured at around 40 feet across and 25 to 30 feet deep, the sinkhole swallowed eight rare Chevrolet Corvettes in a matter of minutes. Grief-stricken museum employees were forced to move the other 20 cars out of the Skydome building to safer ground and engineers are currently assessing what to do next.
AUTOS
February 12, 2014 | By David Undercoffler
Fans of America's favorite sports car should probably avert their eyes. The National Corvette Museum -- which watched eight Chevy Corvettes fall into a sinkhole estimated to be 30 feet deep Wednesday morning -- has released a pair of videos showing new details of the incident. The first is footage from a security camera from within the Skydome on the museum's property. The building housed between 25 and 30 rare Corvettes, including the eight that were swallowed by the 40-foot-wide sinkhole.
NEWS
February 12, 2014 | By Paul Whitefield
It gives a whole new meaning to the question, “Dude, where's my car?”: Eight rare Corvettes were swallowed by a sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., on Wednesday. It was news that hit the Corvette community like a quarter-mile run in a 1967 stroked-and-bored 427-cubic-inch Vette with four-speed and posi rear end. As Courier-journal.com wrote : “Butch Hume, president of Louisville's Falls City Corvette Club, cringed when he heard which cars were involved.
AUTOS
February 12, 2014 | By David Undercoffler
A massive sinkhole in western Kentucky opened up early Wednesday morning below the National Corvette Museum, swallowing eight rare and historic Chevrolet Corvettes that were on display to the public. No one was hurt in the incident, which was recorded at 5:44 a.m. by motion sensors at the museum in Bowling Green, just miles from the General Motors plant that builds new Corvettes. Six of the cars had been donated to the museum by enthusiasts, while two were on long-term loan from GM. “It's just kind of a sad day in the Corvette mecca of the world,” said Wendell Strode, executive director of the museum, which is home to roughly 80 Corvettes in total and attracts about 150,000 visitors a year.
NATIONAL
November 15, 2013 | By Soumya Karlamangla
A master bedroom, a porch, a 14-foot boat and most of two houses were swallowed by the earth when a sinkhole opened up in a family's backyard in western Florida. The gaping hole in the waterfront town of Dunedin was more than 70 feet wide by Friday. The ground began to collapse Thursday morning, and seven houses around the hole were evacuated, Fire Chief Jeff Parks told The Times. No one was injured. Though local officials were shocked by the size of the crater, sinkhole disasters are about as common in Florida as alligators and sunshine.
NATIONAL
August 12, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
Officials on Monday were dealing with the aftermath of an overnight sinkhole at a resort near Disney World that partially swallowed one residential villa and forced guests to flee for their lives. None of the guests reported injuries late Sunday night, but Summer Bay Resort in Clermont, Fla., offered a dramatic sight come daylight: A guest villa partially crumbled into a sinkhole about 60 feet in diameter and 15 feet deep. "First it was just cracking. Then it was just boom. It was done," Nael Said, of Milwaukee, who was staying in the unit next door, told the Orlando Sentinel . At a Monday news conference, resort president Paul Caldwell said a guest alerted the resort's security team to a possible problem around 10:30 p.m. Sunday, after a window mysteriously blew out. While the security officer was at the scene, another window then blew out, and officials decided to quickly clear the building, Caldwell said.
NATIONAL
July 4, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
Pamela Knox doesn't remember exactly how many times she has driven down that street near downtown Toledo, Ohio, but she knows it's been a lot. Then on Wednesday, while returning home from errands, her 2010 Chevy Malibu suddenly plunged into the dark. “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!” the 60-year-old elementary school principal cried as she felt the car continue sinking. Her husband, Kenny Knox, 53, was headed to work when he noticed emergency vehicles going the other way. Then he got a call.
NATIONAL
December 31, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
It took 1,282 truckloads of sand, but a 225-foot-wide sinkhole that opened in Deltona -- forcing some people to leave their homes as a precaution -- has been filled. An estimated 25,640 cubic yards of sand were used to plug the 50-foot-deep hole on Howland Boulevard, a major thoroughfare in the community halfway between Orlando and Daytona Beach.
NATIONAL
July 4, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
Pamela Knox doesn't remember exactly how many times she has driven down that street near downtown Toledo, Ohio, but she knows it's been a lot. Then on Wednesday, while returning home from errands, her 2010 Chevy Malibu suddenly plunged into the dark. “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!” the 60-year-old elementary school principal cried as she felt the car continue sinking. Her husband, Kenny Knox, 53, was headed to work when he noticed emergency vehicles going the other way. Then he got a call.
NATIONAL
March 27, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
A possible sinkhole has forced two Florida families from their homes, officials said, in the latest example of the geological phenomenon that has frequently struck the Sunshine State. About 5 p.m. Tuesday, an emergency telephone call to Hillsborough County Fire Rescue reported that the floor of a duplex on Peach Avenue in Seffner, Fla., had buckled and the walls had cracked. Officials urged two families to move elsewhere and the American Red Cross was contacted to relocate the families, officials said.
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