March 17, 2011 |
Most of the dozens of tsunami-battered towns along Japan's northeastern coast remain mired in mud, but the situation in Ishinomaki is a bit different. Nearly a week after the massive earthquake and tsunami hit the city of 162,000, large portions remain underwater, an instant lake clearly visible on NASA satellite photographs. Amid the aqueous landscape looms Hideaki Akaiwa, 43, in full battle gear. In a nation of careful dressers, Akaiwa sports Rambo-style army pants, a blue sweatshirt, muddy sneakers, legs wrapped in plastic secured with orange duct tape, and three different backpacks, including an L.L. Bean fanny pack with a tiny plastic anime character affixed, a doctor that saves people.
April 22, 2011
'Water for Elephants' MPAA rating: PG-13 for moments of intense violence and sexual content Running time: 2 hours, 2 minutes Playing: In general release
January 7, 2014 |
It is, theoretically, a really cool gimmick. If you were in the Midwest when temperatures plunged to about 30 degrees below zero this week, it was probably cold enough to throw boiling water into the air and watch it freeze in midair. An ABC News reporter did just that on the air . So did a pair of TV meteorologists in Lexington, Ky. "All you have to do is bundle up, get some boiling water, and throw it out in the subzero temperatures and see what happens," one broadcaster in North Dakota said . "Threw a pot of boiling water in the air. Kids thought it was awesome," Jason DeRusha, a WCCO-TV anchor in Minneapolis, tweeted to his followers on Sunday . "Do it, people.
September 1, 2011
Rose water granita Total time: 15 minutes, plus freezing time Servings: 6 to 8 1 (750-milliliter) bottle Prosecco 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup raspberries 1 tablespoon rose water 1. In a large bowl, stir together the Prosecco and sugar until the sugar is dissolved. 2. Into a medium bowl, push the raspberries through a strainer to remove any seeds. You should have a scant one-fourth cup purée. 3. Whisk the raspberry purée in with the Prosecco, then whisk in the rosewater.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1988
Caltrans workers will pass by a broken sprinkler with water shooting on the freeway and do nothing to fix it. Schools will take up to two months to fix a broken pipe with water running over the curb and down the gutter 24 hours a day. When the cities, counties and state start to conserve water, then I will do the same. B.C. BERTONE Whittier
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 2013 |
One lane on North Cahuenga Boulevard in the Hollywood Hills remained closed Thursday morning after a water main ruptured and spilled thousands of gallons of water into the neighborhood. The pipe broke just before 8 p.m. Wednesday in the 2200 block of North Cahuenga Boulevard, north of the 101 Freeway, and flooded the underground garage of an apartment complex, one apartment unit and streets. Thirty people remained without water Thursday, and service was expected to be restored by the afternoon, said Los Angeles Department of Water and Power spokeswoman Carol Tucker.