This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 9 WILBUR-BY-THE-SEA, Fla. - In the days since Hurricane Nicole lashed this stretch of Florida coast with punishing winds and a powerful storm surge, contractor A.J. Rockwell has found himself on an urgent mission. He has to find sand - tons of it - and fast. Property owners in a picturesque beachside community just south of Daytona Beach hired him to buttress their homes with new sand after the Category 1 storm - the second cyclone to hit the state in the span of six weeks. Swimming pools, porches and even entire houses crashed into the ocean below when the sand beneath them eroded. But these days the usual sources for sand - nearby underwater mounds and healthy beaches in other parts of the Sunshine State - are running low. What can be found is pricey. Rockwell estimates each house needs at least 275 dump truckloads pushed underneath to be saved - … [Read more...] about Florida beaches were already running low on sand. Then Ian and Nicole hit.
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The most important U2 almost-breakup story takes place in Berlin. It's October 1990 and they've gathered at Hansa Studios, a short walk from where the Wall is being dismantled a little bit more every day. Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. have left Dublin to try to become U2 again. Or try not to become U2 again. Nobody can seem to agree. Is this a dance record? Industrial rock? And where is that majestic and moody material that made them a household name with "The Joshua Tree"? Only three years earlier that LP sold millions, landed the band on the cover of Rolling Stone, scored a Grammy for album of the year and immediately became one of the definitive rock albums of its time. Hansa is where David Bowie recorded "Heroes" with Brian Eno, the art rock visionary who is now U2's producer. The Edge is working on a demo called "Sick Puppy." It's promising, but still just a meandering jam. Mullen has some questions about what exactly the band is trying to accomplish. … [Read more...] about U2 has stayed together since 1976. It hasn’t always been easy.
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 9 On the first day of classes at North Little Rock High, a crew-cut sophomore named Jerral Wayne Jones found his spot among a phalanx of White boys who stood at the front entrance and blocked the path of six Black students attempting to desegregate the school. In a photograph taken at the scene, Jones could be seen standing a few yards from where the six Black students were being jostled and repelled with snarling racial slurs by ringleaders of the mob. At one point, a Black student named Richard Lindsey recalled, someone in the crowd put a hand on the back of his neck. A voice behind him said, "I want to see how a nigger feels." The ruffian hostility succeeded in turning away the would-be new enrollees. The confrontation occurred 65 years ago, on Sept. 9, 1957, during the same month that a higher-profile integration effort was taking place at Little … [Read more...] about Jerry Jones helped transform the NFL, except when it comes to race
(BPT) - When was the last time you had an eye exam? If you can't remember, it's time to make an appointment. Even if your vision seems fine, it's important to get an eye exam every year. It helps to have anchor points throughout the year that serve as reminders for things like important appointments! For example, open enrollment season is the best time to assess what coverage you have and should use before the year ends and what you might need as you’re planning ahead. If you miss your open enrollment, you still have options with individual plans that can be purchased anytime, like VSP ® Individual Vision Plans. Most VSP plans include a fully covered eye exam, a frame allowance and a variety of lenses options. Most people assume that if they're healthy and their vision is good, they must have healthy eyes. However, an annual eye exam can catch signs of other health conditions early, when treatment may be most effective. An annual eye exam keeps more than your eyes healthy … [Read more...] about Protect your most valuable asset during open enrollment and beyond: The importance of an annual eye exam
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 5 PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The largest dam demolition and river restoration plan in the world could be close to reality Thursday as U.S. regulators vote on a plan to remove four aging hydro-electric structures, reopening hundreds of miles of California river habitat to imperiled salmon. The vote by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on the lower Klamath River dams is the last major regulatory hurdle and the biggest milestone facing a $500 million demolition proposal championed by Native American tribes and environmentalists for years. Approval of the application to surrender the dams' operating license is the bedrock of the most ambitious salmon restoration plan in history, and if approved the parties overseeing the project will accept license transfer and could begin dam removal as early as this summer. More than 300 miles (482.80 kilometers) of salmon habitat in the … [Read more...] about US regulators to vote on largest dam demolition in history
Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes ripped through parts of the South between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning, with one in the swarm of twisters killing at least two people in Alabama. While authorities on Wednesday were still assessing the storms' effects, the majority of the damage appeared to be sprawled across Alabama and Mississippi. In spots across the pair of states, residents were surveying mangled homes after storms left only their frames. A tornado struck just north of Montgomery County in the Flatwood community, killing two people - a 39-year-old woman and her 8-year-old son, according to Christina Thornton, director of the Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency. One individual, the husband and father of the victims, was taken to the hospital for his injuries. Thornton said several homes in the Flatwood area were damaged by fallen trees. The damage "is isolated to that area," Thornton said. "All homes have been checked." The National Weather Service … [Read more...] about At least two killed during tornado outbreak in South
(BPT) - by Timothy W. Mullett, MD, MBA, FACS November may be synonymous with Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday season, but the month also marks Lung Cancer Awareness Month. This holiday season, prompting conversations about lung cancer screenings (an imaging test to see if cancer may be present) could save the life of someone you love. As a thoracic surgeon and Chair of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer , I am reminded every day of lung cancer’s deadly footprint. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. In fact, according to the American Cancer Society , more people will die of lung cancer this year than of breast, prostate and colon cancer combined. The good news is that many of these deaths can be prevented with increased screenings to check for cancer. Unfortunately, only about 5%-15% of eligible patients are routinely screened for lung cancer, resulting in thousands of preventable deaths each year. In recognition of my … [Read more...] about What everyone should know about lung cancer screening
Yes, Lesley Briones secured a victory that handed Democrats a stall-proof majority on Harris County Commissioners Court. And yes, she upset Republican Commissioner Jack Cagle in a precinct where he has won reelection every cycle since 2011, beating the incumbent by about 3 points when polling in the week before the election marked Cagle with a firm lead in the race. It's also true that Briones' election to office marks the first instance in its 145-year history that two women have served on Harris County Commissioners Court at the same time. It should also be noted that her presence adds a third representative with Latin American heritage to the five-member body in a county where Latinos make up the largest racial demographic group and have been growing every year since 2010. But Briones maintains that the circumstances and implications surrounding her victory will not color her decisions as she prepares to assume her role as Harris County's newly elected Precinct 4 … [Read more...] about Lesley Briones flipped the Harris County Commissioners Court. What’s next?
Listen to this article The McLaren Senna isn’t a new supercar, but it is a rare one. Production of the 500 examples began in 2018, which means there aren’t many in the world, and a recent crash might have further reduced that number. A video from the The Hamilton Collection YouTube channel shows the aftermath of a Senna getting into a bad accident, and the diagnosis for its recovery does not look promising. It’s unclear how the accident occurred, but the McLaren sustained severe damage to the driver’s front door and wheel, which absorbed the brunt of the impact. It sounds like the McLaren entered an intersection and was T-boned by another car that had an inattentive driver behind the wheel, but details are murky. According to the video, no one was seriously hurt in the accident, but the results looked nasty. Gallery: 2018 McLaren Senna 22 Photos The accident … [Read more...] about McLaren Senna Suffers Extensive Door And Wheel Damage In Crash