Atlanta schools and government agencies were supposed to practice their responses to bad weather yesterday.
Are there aliens in Roswell, New Mexico? People have been debating that question since 1947. Now the matter has been settled.
Three years ago, I joined Bob in criticizing the practice of teaching cursive writing in schools. At the time, I condemned cursive for being illegible, but it didn’t occur to me that it can actually kill people.
The cost of mailing a first-class letter in the U.S. went up to 39 cents yesterday, an increase of two cents.
It occurred to me today that I really should use the Web to find out how my birthplace was affected by Hurricane Katrina. I half expected to learn that Thibodaux had been entirely destroyed.
Researchers in Italy have discovered the secret laboratory of Leonardo da Vinci. Dan Brown should be able to get another bestseller out of this.
The hallmark of a historic event is that people remember where they were when they first heard about it. I don’t know whether the death of former President Ronald Reagan will be remembered in those terms, but I will record here that I was in the Green Room at Raleigh Little Theatre. Tech Week for…
Isabel’s eye has reached the Virginia border, so it’s now moving away from us. Apparently we’ve survived unscathed.
It’s intermittently windy with occasional strong gusts, but no sustained high winds. And it’s not even raining hard. According to the news reports, the eye has reached land. Isabel is 600-700 miles across, so that means we’re definitely inside it already. Perhaps conditions won’t get any worse than this. If so, we’ll be just fine…
IBM has closed the Raleigh site for today because of Hurricane Isabel. Campbell University hasn’t canceled classes, but Marie is taking the day off. There’s a light rain falling and a bit of wind, but nothing that suggests the approach of a Category 2 hurricane. However, the day is still young.