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When Zac Fowler was 3 years old and watched a NASCAR race on TV for the first time, he knew he would get behind the wheel one day. What he didn't know — even after firmly telling his parents, "I wanna do that," over and over again — was...
Weather radios have been the de facto means of weather emergency communication for decades, but the National Weather Service is bringing its warnings into the 21st Century. Starting in May, the agency will begin texting tornado, flash flood and other...
Tags: Science, Weather Warnings, Cell Phones
Next week, the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans (www.horatioalger.org) will celebrate its 65th anniversary. I confess I did not know of its existence until I read their ad in an airline magazine. I am familiar with Horatio Alger, the...
At 2 a.m. last Saturday, small clusters of people — young, old, black, white, suburbanites and city dwellers — made their way to a cavernous warehouse underneath the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. It was the same excursion thousands of...
Tags: Science, Entertainment Events, Disc Jockeys, Music, Dance
Large doses of Vitamin C may moderately reduce blood pressure, Johns Hopkins researchers have found. But the scientists don't recommend people start taking large amounts of the vitamin. Researchers led by Dr. Edgar "Pete" R. Miller, an associate...
Tags: Heart Disease, Vitamin C, High Blood Pressure, Science, Stroke
He stands on a grassy slope, right arm extended upward with an alfalfa treat, addressing his 4-ton companion in the tones of a tender friend. "You're a sweetie, aren't you? You're special," Mike McClure says. And Dolly plucks the treat from his hand,...
The Aberdeen Test Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground plans to conduct several large detonations next week which are likely to generate sound and/or vibration outside the installation's boundaries, the post announced. The detonations are scheduled to occur...
Tags: Science, Aberdeen Proving Ground
1. There is nothing wrong with conceding that Ed Reed and Ray Lewis aren't the players they once were. I don't even think that statement is really all that controversial. No man can outrun the steady march of time, not even the two greatest defensive...
Tags: New York Jets, Radio, Tom Brady, New York Dragons, Dennis Pitta
It doesn’t look like much -- Janet Althen places what looks like a small flashlight with an inverted colored bulb on certain points of the body, holding it there for about 30 seconds -- but for Althen’s patients, as well as a growing number of...
Go ahead and bang a drum, hang from the curtains and spin that hula hoop. Area gym instructors say it's good for you, even if you don't realize it. The unconventional workouts are part of a movement to keep the masses focused on their fitness by...
We were in high day-before-the-move-gear on Tuesday. I was in the Rodgers Forge house where my sister moved on Wednesday, when I felt a heavy thud. I thought the two men who had come to clean the rug had turned on the nozzle from their truck full throttle...
Bernard Worrell, PNC Bank vice president, left his Main Street office shortly before 2 p.m. on Tuesday to grab a bite to eat at a Route 1 restaurant. Worrell said he was sitting at a table in the restaurant when all of a sudden, the whole place started to...
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