| Oct 29, 2012
| 6:39 AM
While there is little debate that the Mayans had an amazing knowledge of numbers and astronomy, many of us hope their calculations regarding December 2012 being the end of the world are a bit off. However, if there are only a few months left, we should...
| May 10, 2012
| 8:30 AM
A new high-paying employer is moving to Danville.
Web Parts will move its computer programming and data center to the city from Guatamala.
The operation will start with just ten positions, but the company expects to grow to more than 250 in a few years....
| Nov 4, 2012
TIKAL NATIONAL PARK, Guatemala — The woman in the shorts shrieked, grabbed her ankle and crumpled to the ground as though she'd been shot.
And in a sense she had.
"A bullet ant," surmised José Elias, our unflappable guide. "If they sting you,...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 9:08 AM
A 7.5-magnitude earthquake has hit off the coast of Guatemala, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
It happened around 10:35 Wednesday morning, local time.
It was centered just offshore, about 100 miles from Guatemala City.
There is no tsunami...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 1:19 PM
A powerful earthquake hit Wednesday off the coast of Guatemala, killing at least three people, officials said.
About 100 people were reported missing, 15 were reported trapped under rubble and the death toll could rise, President Otto Perez Molina said,...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 10:38 AM
CHAMPERICO, Guatemala -- It was the first time that 6-year-old Giovanni went to "work" at the local sand quarry near his home in southwestern Guatemala.
The school year had ended, and the boy was bored. He begged his mother to let him accompany his...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 6:54 AM
A man shattered the glass doors the Seattle Police Department's North Precinct on the 10000 block of College Way North about 10:40 p.m. Thursday.
A witness waiting outside the precinct saw the man as he arrived on the scene carrying a large rock,...
| Jun 10, 2012
| 12:27 PM
Here's a Q&A with the USDA relating to invasive pests and plants arriving via vessels at ports along the East Coast, including Virginia:
Is Made in America even more crucial these days, when it comes to lumber and products made and grown here, in light...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 5:02 PM
SANTIAGO ATITLAN, Guatemala — Edna Sloan sat at a table open to the street and its vendors, quietly sipping a local beer. Purchase of a beer in this pretty-enough town on Lake Atitlan entitles free access to a bano certified clean by our guide,...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 3:31 PM
WASHINGTON, DC — Más de 5 mil hijos de inmigrantes languidecen en hogares sustitutos estatales del país porque sus padres vivían ilegalmente en los Estados Unidos, o fueron detenidos o deportados por las autoridades federales de inmigración....
| Sep 30, 2012
The Polish Boxer
Translated from the Spanish by Daniel Hahn, Ollie Brock, Lisa Dillman, Thomas Bunstead and Anne McLean
Bellevue Literary Press: 188 pp., $14.95 paper
In the closing pages of...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 2:44 PM
UC Irvine — The year was 1968. The Age of Aquarius was in full swing. The Tet offensive was pushing forward. And, Joan Didion's "Slouching Toward Bethlehem" was published.
It was amid this period of cultural and political upheaval that UCI ,...