I got a job in a resort town, thinking I'd never again need weekend getaways. As it turns out, the inside of a cubicle looks pretty much the same no matter where you are. And as much as I love the town I live in, some weekends I'd rather be one of the smiling vacationers having tons of fun directly outside my office window.
The exact moment cannot be pinpointed, although it was somewhere between when BYU's Jimmer Fredette scored 39 against UNLV, 47 against Utah, pulled up for a 30-foot three against TCU, and dropped 42 on Colorado State, that he became a national cult figure who no longer needed a last name. Just "Jimmer," or "The Jimmer." My colleague Seth Davis is a proponent of the latter, having tweeted during that Colorado State game, "The Jimmer has 21 pts and it is not even halftime. Halftime is the only thing that can guard The Jimmer."
Twenty miles south of Kokomo, Ind., sits an empty, 800,000-square foot factory built in the late stages of the now-dissolved DaimlerChrysler union. The factory, a victim of the breakup, never produced a single thing.
Authorities plan to ask new questions of the family at the center of the balloon drama that captured the world's attention Thursday, as a comment in a CNN interview and other concerns raised speculation that the incident may have been staged.
When Nina Temple was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2000, then aged 44, she quickly became depressed, barely venturing out of her house as she struggled to come to terms with living with the chronic condition.
Forecasters predict the 2009 Atlantic hurricane season will be "near-normal," with four to seven hurricanes likely, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday, less than two weeks before the season begins.
Can a plague of beetles change the weather? That's one question researchers hope to answer in a four-year research program in Western forests that are being infested by pine mountain beetles, leading to the deaths of great swathes of trees
The approaching 2008 Atlantic hurricane season is likely to be above normal, with up to 16 named storms and up to five major hurricanes, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday, citing climate conditions.
Dan Olsen's heart had been set on raising a family in Montana. But when he visited his future wife Kari's family here while the couple were in college, Dan knew he had found the place he wanted to call home. "There's a whole different sense of priority here," says Dan, now 39. "It's kind of an outdoorsy, 'take time to smell the roses' attitude. I absolutely fell in love."
When it comes to a place to live and raise a family, most Americans want two things: the opportunity for themselves and their children to prosper, and a quality of life that lets them enjoy the fruits of their work. For several generations, that's meant moving from big, crowded cities to the suburbs.
The National Hurricane Center's latest forecast for the 2006 season calls for more Atlantic hurricanes than usual, but not as many as seen over the past three years and fewer than predicted in the NHC's initial estimate in May.
The summer driving season has barely started, but already attention is turning toward the Atlantic, where an expected active hurricane season could combine with a shortage of gasoline stocks and drive energy prices past the record levels set in the wake of last year's storms.