March 20, 1988 |
Tom Garrick Sr. will follow his son and his Rhode Island teammates as far as they go in the NCAA tournament without ever getting to see him, at least the way other spectators do. The elder Garrick has been blind for 43 years, losing his sight when he stepped on a mine in Germany during World War II. He has never seen his wife or their eight children. A native of South Carolina, he met his wife in Pennsylvania. She was a nurse who helped him during his recovery and rehabilitation.
April 4, 2013 |
Authorities are investigating a report that a gunman has been spotted at the University of Rhode Island, officials said Thursday in a message sent to the university community. No injuries have been reported and there are no reports of shots being fired. But as a precaution, classes at the school's Kingston campus have been canceled and students and others were urged to stay indoors until the investigation is completed. The alert was sent shortly after 12:30 p.m. EDT. “The university is still investigating reports of a man with a gun in or around Chafee Hall on the Kingston campus,” the school said . ”We have notified the campus community through our emergency alert system, the website, and email to 'secure yourself indoors (not Chafee)
November 16, 1991 |
An article in the fall issue of Free Inquiry, a secular humanist magazine, says that teaching young children to believe in Santa Claus is deceitful and may be blunting their imaginations. Judith Boss, who teaches in the University of Rhode Island philosophy department, writes: "In telling children Santa Claus is a real human, we are not engaging children's imaginations. We are simply lying to them."
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July 16, 2007 |
The University of Florida team Sunday was declared the winner of the 10th annual Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Student Competition, sponsored by the Navy and the unmanned vehicle industry. It was the third straight victory for the team; first place prize is $8,000. Second place ($4,000) went to the University of Rhode Island; third ($3,000) to Ecole de Technologie Superieure of Canada; fourth ($2,000) to Cornell; and fifth ($1,000) to the University of Central Florida.
September 8, 1986
San Diego State University's women's volleyball team swept past the University of Rhode Island, 17-15, 15-5, 15-8, Saturday night to win the Oregon-Mizuno Classic in Eugene, Ore. Liane Sato of San Diego State was named the tournament's most valuable player, while teammates Kris Morton, Kim Harsch and Sally Larsen were named to the all-tournament team. Morton and Harsch each had 10 kills against Rhode Island.
April 16, 2004 |
Nineteen years after discovering the Titanic, underwater explorer Robert Ballard announced he was returning to the luxury liner to document its deterioration, and to push for international backing to preserve it and other shipwrecks as permanent memorials.
February 3, 2004 |
Global warming may be turning some songbirds away from insects that are a mainstay of their diet, a new study shows. Black-capped chickadees dine on caterpillars, but scientists found they have a strong aversion to caterpillars that consume leaves rich in two chemicals formed when plants take up too much carbon dioxide. CO2 is the gas from vehicles and industry that many scientists believe is heating the planet.