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  • Tropical Storm Debbie forms in Cental Gulf of Mexico

    06/23/2012 3:17:36 PM PDT · by varina davis · 54 replies
    National Hurricane Center ^ | 6/23/2012 | National Hurricane Center
    TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 200 PM EDT SAT JUN 23 2012 FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO... BUOY OBSERVATIONS...SATELLITE DATA...AND PRELIMINARY RECONNAISSANCE DATA INDICATE THAT A TROPICAL STORM MAY BE FORMING IN THE CENTRAL GULF OF MEXICO ABOUT 250 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER. IF THE PLANE IS ABLE TO IDENTIFY A WELL-DEFINED SURFACE WIND CIRCULATION...THEN ADVISORIES WILL BE INITIATED LATER THIS AFTERNOON. THIS SYSTEM HAS A HIGH CHANCE...90 PERCENT...OF BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE AS IT MOVES SLOWLY NORTHWESTWARD DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS. TROPICAL STORM WATCHES...
  • Wyoming House Advances Doomsday Bill

    02/25/2012 5:12:02 PM PST · by varina davis · 42 replies · 1+ views
    http://trib.com ^ | Feb. 25, 2012 | The Tribune
    http://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/wyoming-house-advances-doomsday-bill/article_af6e1b2b-0ca4-553f-85e9-92c0f58c00bd.html
  • Early, absentee voting rises in Florida's GOP primary, making Tuesday less important?

    01/30/2012 5:56:09 PM PST · by varina davis · 35 replies
    Bay News 9 television ^ | 1/30/2012 | Bay News 9 television
    More than 600,000 Republicans have already turned in their ballots for Tuesday’s Florida primary. By Troy Kinsey , Capitol Reporter Last Updated: Monday, January 30, 2012 More than 600,000 Republicans have already turned in their ballots for Tuesday’s Florida primary. That's around 100,000 more early and absentee votes compared to four years ago, meaning the vote Tuesday may not matter nearly as much. Absentee voting began nearly a month ago. Early voting kicked off more than a week ago. The Republican Party of Florida's Brian Hughes says between 30 and 40 percent of the primary vote is already in. "The...
  • Romney gives millions to Mormon Church

    01/18/2012 7:34:22 AM PST · by varina davis · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Drudge Report this morning Jan. 18: From information in some tax reports released, showing Romney gave $4 million + to LDS church during past 5 years, plus shares and stakes in Bain holding companies including Burger King, Domino's, etc.
  • ...EARL BECOMES A MAJOR HURRICANE...(Puerto Rico gets Hurricane Warning)

    08/30/2010 8:12:56 AM PDT · by varina davis · 30 replies
    National Hurricane Center ^ | August 30, 2010 | National Hurricane Center
    BULLETIN HURRICANE EARL ADVISORY NUMBER 21 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL072010 1100 AM AST MON AUG 30 2010 ...EARL BECOMES A MAJOR HURRICANE... SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION ----------------------------------------------- LOCATION...18.7N 63.6W ABOUT 95 MI...150 KM ENE OF ST. THOMAS ABOUT 165 MI...265 KM E OF SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...120 MPH...195 KM/HR PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/HR MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...960 MB...28.35 INCHES WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY... A HURRICANE WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THE PUERTO RICAN ISLANDS OF CULEBRA AND VIEQUES. THE GOVERNMENT OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA...
  • FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO...

    06/13/2010 5:24:30 PM PDT · by varina davis · 23 replies · 1,233+ views
    National Hurricane Center ^ | June 13, 2010 | National Hurricane Center
    TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 800 PM EDT SUN JUN 13 2010 FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO... A LARGE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM LOCATED ABOUT 975 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS IS PRODUCING WIDESPREAD CLOUDINESS ALONG WITH SOME SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. THIS DISTURBANCE CONTINUES TO BE WELL-ORGANIZED AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN CONDUCIVE FOR ADDITIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF THIS SYSTEM AS IT MOVES WEST-NORTHWESTWARD OR NORTHWESTWARD AT 10 TO 15 MPH. THERE IS A HIGH CHANCE...60 PERCENT...OF THIS SYSTEM BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS.
  • The Night Beat: Obama To Lousiana Coast?

    04/30/2010 8:17:49 PM PDT · by varina davis · 11 replies · 432+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | April 30, 2010 | The Atlantic
    The Night Beat: Obama To Lousiana Coast? Apr 30 2010, 9:43 PM ET | Comment What matters tomorrow ... tonight. Read it and sleep. President Obama plans to visit the catastrophe zone off Lousiana's coast within the next 48 hours as SecDef Gates mobilizes the Lousiana National Guard and WH convenes a principal-level homeland security response meeting. Republicans begin to question speed of Obama's response. Hannity: "They did nothing for nine days." ... Why is this oil spill unlike other oil spills? Ecologist Willy Bramis notes that there's no ship hull here to limit the amount of oil that's spilled......
  • Quake shakes southern Mexico, felt in capital

    02/08/2010 6:25:44 PM PST · by varina davis · 11 replies · 1,096+ views
    AP ^ | Feb. 9, 2010 | AP
    Quake shakes southern Mexico, felt in capital The Associated Press Monday, Feb. 8, 2010 | 5:57 p.m. A magnitude 5.7-earthquake has shaken southern Mexico near the Oaxaca coast. The quake was centered 35 miles (55 kilometers) north of the fishing and resort town of Puerto Angel, according to the U.S. Geological Survey's Earthquake Information Center. It struck at 6:47 p.m. local time Monday and was felt 280 miles (455 kilometers) away in Mexico City, where buildings swayed gently. There are no immediate reports in damage or injuries.
  • Hurricane Ida Intermediate Advisory: Hurricane Watch Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

    11/07/2009 10:05:38 PM PST · by varina davis · 21 replies · 1,702+ views
    National Hurricane Center ^ | Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009 | National Hurricane Center
    BULLETIN HURRICANE IDA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 15A NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL112009 1200 AM CST SUN NOV 08 2009 ...IDA STRENGTHENING...MOVING NORTH-NORTHWESTWARD... A HURRICANE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE YUCATAN PENINSULA OF MEXICO FROM TULUM TO CABO CATOCHE. A HURRICANE WATCH MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE YUCATAN PENINSULA OF MEXICO FROM PUNTA ALLEN NORTHWARD TO SAN FELIPE. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN...
  • Florida plan advises hospitals to bar some patients in event of pandemic flu outbreak

    10/18/2009 8:30:29 PM PDT · by varina davis · 25 replies · 1,531+ views
    Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | Oct. 18, 2009 | Florida Sun Sentinel
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  • Florida National Guard prepares largest deployment (foreign and domestic -- my subtitle)

    04/25/2009 1:02:36 PM PDT · by varina davis · 10 replies · 1,078+ views
    AP via Bay News 9 ^ | April 25, 2009 | AP
    http://www.baynews9.com/content/36/2009/4/25/465019.html
  • BULLETIN: HURRICANE PALOMA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY

    11/06/2008 3:58:18 PM PST · by varina davis · 10 replies · 1,368+ views
    National Hurricane Center ^ | Nov. 6, 2008 | National Hurricane Center
    BULLETIN HURRICANE PALOMA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 5A...CORRECTED NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL172008 700 PM EST THU NOV 06 2008 CORERCTED HEADER TITLE TO HURRICANE STATUS ...PALOMA RAPIDLY STRENGTHENS INTO A CATEGORY 1 HURRICANE... A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE CAYMAN ISLANDS. A HURRICANE WARNING MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS. PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY SHOULD BE RUSHED TO COMPLETION. INTERESTS IN CUBA AND JAMAICA SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF PALOMA. FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED...
  • Homeland Security Advisory System

    09/15/2008 10:07:52 PM PDT · by varina davis · 5 replies · 611+ views
    Department of Homeland Security ^ | Sept. 15, 2008 | Department of Homeland Security
    Homeland Security Advisory System Current Threat Level September 15, 2008 — The United States government's national threat level is Elevated, or Yellow. The U.S. threat level is High, or Orange, for all domestic and international flights. Only small amounts of liquids, aerosols and gels are allowed in carry-on baggage. See the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Web site for up-to-date information on items permitted and prohibited on airlines. There is no credible, specific intelligence suggesting an imminent threat to the homeland at this time. Still, we are closely assessing potential threats and response planning leading into and following the electoral process...
  • Crist on (Hurricane) Ike: Evacuations may be necessary

    09/05/2008 11:53:49 AM PDT · by varina davis · 16 replies · 243+ views
    Bay News 9 ^ | Sept. 5, 2008 | Bay News 9
    Crist on Ike: Evacuations may be necessary Friday, September 5, 2008 TALLAHASSEE (Bay News 9) -- Gov. Charlie Crist says the danger to Florida posed by Hurricane Ike is real and growing. He will head to Miami on Saturday to meet with local officials from the four-county South Florida region, and says it may become necessary to evacuate as many as 1.3-million people from the low-lying Keys, mobile home parks and other vulnerable areas. Another possibility, Crist said, is converting I-95 to one-way northbound traffic, if necessary, to make a mass exodus more efficient. Ike is a Category 3 storm...
  • (Gov.)Crist declares Florida State of Emergency ahead of Tropical Storm Hanna

    09/02/2008 9:42:09 AM PDT · by varina davis · 9 replies · 269+ views
    Bay News 9 ^ | Sept. 2, 2008 | Bay News 9
    TALLAHASSEE (Bay News 9) -- A state of emergency has been issued for Florida in response to Tropical Storm Hanna. Gov. Charlie Crist declared the state of emergency Tuesday morning as Hanna prepared to pass across the Bahamas in the next few days. Hanna is the third system to threaten Florida in the past three weeks and one of four current name weather systems in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. More Information State of Emergency declared The storm is about 550 southeast of Miami and could be a Category 2 storm by the end of the week as...
  • Edwards' mistress raised in Ocala

    08/13/2008 8:48:44 PM PDT · by varina davis · 25 replies · 413+ views
    Ocala Star Banner ^ | August 13, 2008 | Fred Hiers/Ocala Star Banner
    Edwards' mistress raised in Ocala By Fred Hiers Star-Banner Published: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at 6:30 a.m. Last Modified: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at 4:49 p.m. OCALA - Before she was former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards' mistress, before she was Rielle Hunter, before she was the face splashed on national television networks, she was the teenage equestrienne Lisa Druck of Ocala. Chuck Olsen/The Associated Press At work: In this video still, Rielle Hunter films John Edwards after a rally in New Hampshire in 2006.In a story already spawning countless tabloid headlines, here's another - Hunter was familiar with controversy...
  • Tropical Depression 5 (watches, warnings for Louisiana)

    08/03/2008 1:41:40 PM PDT · by varina davis · 5 replies · 194+ views
    National Hurricane Center ^ | August 3, 2008 | National Hurricane Center
    WTNT85 KNHC 032031 TCVAT5 FIVE WATCH/WARNING BREAKPOINTS/ADVISORY NUMBER 1 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL052008 400 PM CDT SUN AUG 3 2008 .TROPICAL DEPRESSION FIVE LAZ054-059-065-066-067-068-069-040300- /O.NEW.KNHC.TR.W.1005.080803T2100Z-000000T0000Z/ 400 PM CDT SUN AUG 3 2008 INTRACOASTAL-CITY-LA 29.62N 92.04W MOUTH-MISSISSIPPI-RIVER-LA 29.12N 89.10W $$ LAZ051-052-TXZ200-213-214-215-235-236-237-238-040300- /O.NEW.KNHC.TR.A.1005.080803T2100Z-000000T0000Z/ 400 PM CDT SUN AUG 3 2008 PORT-OCONNOR-TX 28.39N 96.41W INTRACOASTAL-CITY-LA 29.62N 92.04W $$ ATTN...WFO...HGX...LIX...LCH...
  • Obama's plane scare (Plane on loan from Hillary)

    07/08/2008 6:54:54 AM PDT · by varina davis · 48 replies · 695+ views
    abc news ^ | July 8, 2008 | abc blog
    Obama's Plane Scare July 08, 2008 7:36 AM By the time we all heard about it the unscheduled stop that the campaign plane of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, made in St. Louis yesterday was ultimately uneventful. But the incident was quite dicey there for a spell. As the pilot struggled to re-gain control of the pitch of the plane - the angle of the nose of the plane - Obama was told that he and the other 44 passengers on board might have to assume the brace position upon landing, bending forward with their heads between their knees. That ultimately...
  • BERTHA BECOMES THE FIRST HURRICANE OF THE 2008 ATLANTIC SEASON...

    07/07/2008 2:36:57 AM PDT · by varina davis · 37 replies · 305+ views
    National Hurricane Center ^ | July 7, 2008 | National Hurricane Center
    BULLETIN HURRICANE BERTHA ADVISORY NUMBER 17 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL022008 500 AM AST MON JUL 07 2008 ...BERTHA BECOMES THE FIRST HURRICANE OF THE 2008 ATLANTIC SEASON... AT 500 AM AST...0900Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE BERTHA WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 19.3 NORTH...LONGITUDE 50.2 WEST OR ABOUT 845 MILES... 1365 KM...EAST OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS. BERTHA IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 17 MPH...28 KM/HR. A CONTINUED WEST-NORTHWESTWARD MOTION WITH A GRADUAL DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS...AS BERTHA REMAINS OVER THE WATERS OF THE CENTRAL TROPICAL ATLANTIC. IT IS STILL TOO...
  • The Greenest Show on Earth: Democrats Gear Up for Denver (NO fried foods)

    06/25/2008 9:04:44 AM PDT · by varina davis · 63 replies · 8+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 25, 2008 | Wall Street Journal
    The Greenest Show on Earth: Democrats Gear Up for Denver From Organic Fanny Packs to 'Pure' Trash, Party Planners Face Logistical Nightmare By STEPHANIE SIMON June 25, 2008; Page A1 DENVER -- As the Mile High City gears up to host a Democratic bash for 50,000, organizers are discovering the perils of trying to stage a political spectacle that's also politically correct. Consider the fanny packs. With biodegradable balloons and organic snacks, Denver Democrats hope to stage the "greenest convention" ever. See examples. The host committee for the Democratic National Convention wanted 15,000 fanny packs for volunteers. But they had...
  • BULLETIN TROPICAL STORM ARTHUR SPECIAL ADVISORY NUMBER 1

    05/31/2008 10:40:32 AM PDT · by varina davis · 31 replies · 245+ views
    National Hurricane Center ^ | May 21, 2008 | National Hurricane Center
    BULLETIN TROPICAL STORM ARTHUR SPECIAL ADVISORY NUMBER 1 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL012008 100 PM EDT SAT MAY 31 2008 ...TROPICAL STORM ARTHUR...FIRST STORM OF THE 2008 ATLANTIC SEASON...QUICKLY FORMS NEAR THE COAST OF BELIZE...ALREADY MOVING INLAND... AT 1 PM EDT...1700 UTC...THE GOVERNMENT OF BELIZE HAS ISSUED A TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR THE COAST OF BELIZE....AND THE GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO HAS ISSUED A TROPICAL STORM WARNING FROM CABO CATOCHE SOUTHWARD TO THE BORDER WITH BELIZE. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE WARNING AREA..IN THIS CASE...WITHIN THE NEXT 6 TO 12 HOURS....
  • Proposed Law Looks to Wipe Out Problem (Toilet paper patrol?)

    03/12/2008 2:54:05 PM PDT · by varina davis · 27 replies · 384+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | March 12, 2008 | CBS4.com
    Proposed Law Looks to Wipe Out Problem TALLAHASSEE (CBS4.com) ― A proposed law currently making its way through the Florida legislature might help you with what can be an embarrassing problem. Here's the bottom line, the bill would be a mandate that all eating establishment must have enough toilet paper when you go into the restroom. The only problem is the bill doesn't dictate how much toilet paper is "enough." State Senator Victor Crist, a Republican from Tampa, felt the problem was so important, a law must be passed to protect the backsides of anyone in Florida. The measure will...
  • Romney says he'd take Veep, calls McCain "Big Dog"

    03/11/2008 3:48:22 PM PDT · by varina davis · 333 replies · 5,685+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | March 11, 2008 | Drudge Report
    March 11, 2008 Read More: Romney Romney says he'd take Veep, calls McCain "Big Dog" Mitt Romney said in his first interview since departing the GOP race that he would accept the number two position on the ticket and that there is no lingering bitterness between him and John McCain. “I think any Republican leader in this country would be honored to be asked to serve as the vice presidential nominee, myself included," Romney told FOX's Sean Hannity in a broadcast set to air tonight. "Of course this is a nation which needs strong leadership. And if the nominee of...
  • Gay marriage amendment may impact presidential race (Florida)

    02/10/2008 7:00:39 AM PST · by varina davis · 26 replies · 196+ views
    Bay News 9 ^ | Feb. 10, 2008 | Bay News 9
    Gay marriage amendment may impact presidential race Sunday, February 10, 2008 The issue on whether to ban same-sex marriages is expected draw more conservatives to the polls.STATE (Bay News 9) -- An amendment on the ballot in November could impact the presidential election. The amendment would ban same-sex marriages. It defines marriage as a legal union of only one man and one woman. Like Amendment 1 on property tax reform did earlier this month, Amendment 2 is expected to draw a high number of voters to the polls. "It will become a big issue as it relates to turnout," said...
  • Is Crist in McCain's future?

    02/08/2008 4:12:39 PM PST · by varina davis · 30 replies · 100+ views
    bay news 9 ^ | Feb. 8, 2008 | Bay News 9
    Is Crist in McCain's future? Friday, February 8, 2008 Gov. Charlie Crist, rear, helped Sen. John McCain win the GOP Florida primary. TALLAHASSEE (Bay News 9) -- A month into the primary season and the GOP is close to having its candidate. Arizona Sen. John McCain has racked up enough victories to claim the party's presumptive presidential nomination. Now his big decision is who to pick for a running mate. Governor Charlie Crist likes to say everyone loves Florida. Possibly the only man who loves her more than Crist is McCain, whose triumph in the Florida primary was due in...
  • 5 dead after crash at "fly-in" community runway

    01/26/2008 1:26:17 PM PST · by varina davis · 26 replies · 134+ views
    ap wire ^ | Jan. 26, 2008 | ap
    5 dead after crash at "fly-in" community runway Associated Press - January 26, 2008 2:44 PM ET OCALA, Fla. (AP) - Florida Highway Patrol says five young men are dead today after a car they were riding in crashed after traveling off an airport runway. The runway is at the exclusive "fly-in" community of Jumbolair Aviation Estates. The crash at the community, which is also the home of actor John Travolta, happened at about 3:45 a.m. According to a preliminary FHP investigation, a 2008 gray BMW with 5 occupants, ages 18 to 20, was traveling at a high rate of...
  • Ex-Lawmaker Charged in Terror Conspiracy (Former U.S. congressman)

    01/16/2008 12:11:59 PM PST · by varina davis · 116 replies · 299+ views
    ap wire ^ | Jan. 16, 2008 | ap
    Ex-Lawmaker Charged in Terror Conspiracy Jan 16 02:42 PM US/Eastern By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer 19 Comments WASHINGTON (AP) - A former congressman and delegate to the United Nations was indicted Wednesday as part of a terrorist fundraising ring that allegedly sent more than $130,000 to an al-Qaida and Taliban supporter who has threatened U.S. and international troops in Afghanistan. The former Republican congressman from Michigan, Mark Deli Siljander, was charged with money laundering, conspiracy and obstructing justice for allegedly lying about lobbying senators on behalf of an Islamic charity that authorities said was secretly sending funds to...
  • ...HURRICANE HUNTER PLANE FINDS OLGA A LITTLE STRONGER WITH TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS...

    12/11/2007 3:55:47 PM PST · by varina davis · 7 replies · 194+ views
    National Hurricane Center ^ | Dec. 11, 2007 | National Hurricane Center
    BULLETIN TROPICAL STORM OLGA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 4A NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL172007 800 PM AST TUE DEC 11 2007 ...HURRICANE HUNTER PLANE FINDS OLGA A LITTLE STRONGER WITH TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS... A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT ALONG THE NORTHERN COAST OF HISPANIOLA FROM CABO ENGANO IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC TO LE MOLE ST. NICHOLAS HAITI. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHEASTERN BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHERN COAST OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FROM CABO ENGANO TO PUNTA PALENQUE. FOR STORM INFORMATION...
  • SPECIAL TROPICAL DISTURBANCE STATEMENT(Dec. 10,, 2007)

    12/09/2007 9:27:25 PM PST · by varina davis · 53 replies · 290+ views
    National Hurricane Center ^ | Dec. 10, 2007 | National Hurricane Center
    SPECIAL TROPICAL DISTURBANCE STATEMENT NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 1030 PM EST SUN DEC 9 2007 THE AREA OF DISTURBED WEATHER ASSOCIATED WITH A BROAD AREA OF LOW PRESSURE CENTERED ABOUT 425 MILES EAST OF PUERTO RICO REMAINS FAIRLY WELL-ORGANIZED...BUT SATELLITE IMAGES AND SURFACE OBSERVATIONS SUGGEST THAT THIS SYSTEM HAS NOT DEVELOPED A CLOSED CIRCULATION YET. THIS SYSTEM IS MOVING WESTWARD AT 15 TO 20 MPH AND IS PRODUCING HEAVY SQUALLS WITH GALE FORCE WINDS TO THE NORTH OF THE SHOWER ACTIVITY. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS APPEAR TO BE FAVORABLE FOR SOME DEVELOPMENT AND A TROPICAL OR SUBTROPICAL STORM COULD FORM...
  • North and South secessionists sit down to talk

    10/03/2007 8:22:09 AM PDT · by varina davis · 31 replies · 2,163+ views
    ap wire ^ | Oct. 3, 2007 | ap
    By BILL POOVEY, Associated Press Writer Wed Oct 3, 3:15 AM ET CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - In an unlikely marriage of desire to secede from the United States, two advocacy groups from opposite political traditions — New England and the South — are sitting down to talk. ADVERTISEMENT Tired of foreign wars and what they consider right-wing courts, the Middlebury Institute wants liberal states like Vermont to be able to secede peacefully. That sounds just fine to the League of the South, a conservative group that refuses to give up on Southern independence. "We believe that an independent South, or Hawaii,...
  • SPECIAL TROPICAL DISTURBANCE STATEMENT (NHC for Gulf of Mexico)

    09/20/2007 1:14:58 PM PDT · by varina davis · 14 replies · 1,021+ views
    National Hurricane Center ^ | Sept. 20, 2007 | National Hurricane Center
    SPECIAL TROPICAL DISTURBANCE STATEMENT NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 400 PM EDT THU SEP 20 2007 A RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT INVESTIGATING THE AREA OF LOW PRESSURE IN THE EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO FOUND A BROAD CIRCULATION CENTERED ABOUT 115 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF ST. PETERSBURG FLORIDA. THE AIRCRAFT WILL CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE THE LOW THIS AFTERNOON...BUT THERE ARE NO INDICATIONS YET THAT THE LOW HAS BEGUN TO ACQUIRE TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS. THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY WITH THIS SYSTEM REMAINS LIMITED AND DISORGANIZED. HOWEVER...THIS SYSTEM HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BECOME A SUBTROPICAL OR TROPICAL CYCLONE OVER THE NEXT DAY OR SO AS IT MOVES WEST-NORTHWESTWARD...
  • FDA says food recall is urgent health threat (Illness spreading)

    07/23/2007 8:18:49 PM PDT · by varina davis · 63 replies · 2,092+ views
    Reuters ^ | July 23, 2007 | Will Dunham
    FDA says food recall is urgent health threat Mon Jul 23, 2007 7:49PM EDT By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A recall of canned meat products and dog food made at a Georgia plant due to botulism fears could involve tens of millions of cans that pose an urgent public health threat, U.S. officials said on Monday. U.S. food regulators appealed to consumers and retailers to find and dispose of the cans. Two people in Texas and two others in Indiana remain seriously ill and hospitalized with botulism poisoning associated with eating Castleberry's Hot Dog Chili Sauce, officials said. "This...
  • Georgia Processor Expands Meat Recall (full expanded list)

    07/22/2007 6:33:56 AM PDT · by varina davis · 25 replies · 2,008+ views
    My Earthlink & AP ^ | July 22, 2007
    Georgia Processor Expands Meat Recall From Associated Press July 22, 2007 3:50 AM EDT WASHINGTON - A Georgia meat processor on Saturday expanded its recall of canned meat products that may be connected to a botulism outbreak. Castleberry's Food Co. of Augusta recalled more than 80 types of canned chili, beef stew, corned beef hash and other meat products in addition to the 10 brands it had recalled Thursday. Cans of chili sauce made at the Castleberry's plant were found in the homes of an Indiana couple and two children in Texas who had been hospitalized with botulism. All four...
  • Hurricane Center Chief Reassigned (Rappaport in)

    07/09/2007 1:53:07 PM PDT · by varina davis · 19 replies · 561+ views
    ap wire ^ | July 9, 2007 | ap
    Hurricane Center Chief Reassigned From Associated Press July 09, 2007 3:14 PM EDT MIAMI - The director of the National Hurricane Center was temporarily reassigned Monday, four days after many of the center's employees called for his removal. More than 20 of Bill Proenza's nearly 50 employees signed a letter Thursday urging federal officials to dismiss him. They claimed he had damaged the public's confidence in their forecasts by repeatedly and publicly criticizing the federal government for not providing enough money, particularly to replace an aging weather satellite. The staff members said Proenza misrepresented the problem with the satellite, and...
  • US: Chinese Seafood Detained for Safety

    06/28/2007 12:56:19 PM PDT · by varina davis · 5 replies · 510+ views
    ap wire ^ | June 28, 2007 | ap
    US: Chinese Seafood Detained for Safety By ANDREW BRIDGES (Associated Press Writer) From Associated Press June 28, 2007 2:27 PM EDT WASHINGTON - Farmed seafood joined tires, toothpaste and toy trains on the list of tainted and defective products from China that could be hazardous to a person's health. Federal health officials said Thursday that they were detaining three types of Chinese fish - catfish, basa and dace - as well as shrimp and eel after repeated testing has turned up contamination with drugs unapproved in the United States for use in farmed seafood. The officials said there was no...
  • Researchers Seek DNA Link to Lost Colony

    06/11/2007 2:04:04 PM PDT · by varina davis · 65 replies · 2,203+ views
    WRAL & AP ^ | June 11, 2007
    <p>ROANOKE ISLAND, N.C. - Researchers believe they may be able to use DNA to uncover the fate of the Lost Colony, which vanished shortly after more than 100 people settled on Roanoke Island in 1587.</p> <p>Using genealogy, deeds and historical narratives, researchers have compiled 168 surnames that could be connected to settlers in what is considered the first attempt by the English to colonize the New World. The team will try to trace the roots of individuals related to the colonists, to the area's 16th century American Indians or to both.</p>
  • ...Tropical Storm Barry forms in the Gulf of Mexico...

    06/01/2007 1:52:04 PM PDT · by varina davis · 3 replies · 602+ views
    National Hurricane Center ^ | June 1, 2007 | National Hurricane Center
    ...Tropical Storm Barry forms in the Gulf of Mexico... at 5 PM EDT...2100 UTC... a Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for the West Coast of Florida from Bonita Beach northward to Keaton Beach...and a tropical storm watch has been issued from north of Keaton Beach to St. Marks. A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected within the warning area within the next 24 hours and a tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area...generally within 36 hours. For storm information specific to your area...including possible inland watches and warnings...please...
  • Special Tropical Disturbance Statement (Caribbean)

    05/31/2007 9:48:27 AM PDT · by varina davis · 7 replies · 500+ views
    National Hurricane Center ^ | May 31, 2007 | National Hurricane Center
    SPECIAL TROPICAL DISTURBANCE STATEMENT NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 1150 AM EDT THU MAY 31 2007 SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE NORTHWESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA... SOUTHEASTERN GULF OF MEXICO AND ADJACENT LAND AREAS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH A BROAD AREA OF LOW PRESSURE CENTERED ABOUT 75 MILES SOUTHEAST OF COZUMEL MEXICO. ALTHOUGH THIS SYSTEM HAS SOME POTENTIAL FOR TROPICAL DEVELOPMENT OVER THE NEXT DAY OR SO...THE LOW IS EXPECTED TO MOVE SLOWLY NORTHWARD INTO THE SOUTHERN GULF OF MEXICO WHERE ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS WOULD LIKELY FAVOR FURTHER DEVELOPMENT AS A NON-TROPICAL LOW. REGARDLESS OF DEVELOPMENT...THIS SYSTEM SHOULD BRING HEAVY RAINS ACROSS WESTERN...
  • It's Yellow Ribbon Time -- NOW!

    05/15/2007 5:02:22 PM PDT · by varina davis · 6 replies · 502+ views
    self ^ | May 15, 2007 | Self
    It's time for every patriotric American to wrap their trees with yellow ribbons and send a message to terrorists and Washington that we support our troops. I have a yellow ribbon around my tree for my grandson in Baghdad, but I intend to display another one for our captured, wounded, and KIA troops and for those serving in all foreign lands, but particularly Iraq and Pakistan. I hope all Freepers will join me in sending this message of support. Please, let's beribbon as many trees in America as possible. Thank you all.
  • Mother's Day recipes recalled

    05/13/2007 10:37:27 AM PDT · by varina davis · 9 replies · 409+ views
    http://www.freerepublic.com ^ | May 13, 2007 | Self
    Hope freepers remember dishes and recipes that were specialties of their moms this Mother's Day.
  • BULLETINSUBTROPICAL STORM ANDREA ADVISORY

    05/09/2007 9:12:50 AM PDT · by varina davis · 12 replies · 807+ views
    National Hurricane Center ^ | May 9, 2007 | National Hurricane Center
    BULLETIN SUBTROPICAL STORM ANDREA ADVISORY NUMBER 1 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL012007 1100 AM EDT WED MAY 09 2007 ...EARLY-SEASON SUBTROPICAL STORM FORMS OFF THE SOUTHEAST U.S. COAST... SATELLITE IMAGERY AND AIRCRAFT DATA INDICATE THAT THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OFF THE SOUTHEAST U.S. COAST HAS ACQUIRED SUBTROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS. AT 11 AM EDT...1500 UTC...A TROPICAL STORM WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED ALONG THE SOUTHEAST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES FROM ALTAMAHA SOUND GEORGIA SOUTHWARD TO FLAGLER BEACH FLORIDA. A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN THE NEXT 36 HOURS. FOR STORM...
  • SPECIAL TROPICAL DISTURBANCE STATEMENT

    05/08/2007 7:33:42 AM PDT · by varina davis · 41 replies · 1,586+ views
    National Hurricane Center ^ | May 8, 2007 | National Hurricane Center
    SPECIAL TROPICAL DISTURBANCE STATEMENT NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 950 AM EDT TUE MAY 8 2007 A NON-TROPICAL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM...CENTERED ABOUT 230 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF THE GEORGIA AND SOUTH CAROLINA COASTS...HAS BEEN MOVING SLOWLY WESTWARD AT 5 TO 10 MPH. THIS SYSTEM IS PRODUCING GALE-FORCE WINDS AND HEAVY SURF ALONG THE COASTS OF NORTH CAROLINA...SOUTH CAROLINA...AND GEORGIA...WITH STRONGER WINDS OFFSHORE. ASSOCIATED SHOWER ACTIVITY HAS INCREASED SINCE YESTERDAY...BUT NO SIGNIFICANT STRENGTHENING OF THIS SYSTEM IS EXPECTED. THE LOW IS BEING MONITORED FOR SIGNS OF TROPICAL OR SUBTROPICAL CYCLONE DEVELOPMENT...AND AN AIR FORCE RESERVE RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT WILL BE AVAILABLE TO...
  • The Pope Banishes Limbo

    04/21/2007 4:40:56 PM PDT · by varina davis · 32 replies · 1,376+ views
    ap wire ^ | April 21, 2007 | ap
    The Pope Banishes Limbo Saturday, Apr. 21, 2007 By AP/NICOLE WINFIELD Article Pope Benedict XVI has reversed centuries of traditional Roman Catholic teaching on limbo, approving a Vatican report released Friday that says there were "serious" grounds to hope that children who die without being baptized can go to heaven. Theologians said the move was highly significant — both for what it says about Benedict's willingness to buck a long-standing tenet of Catholic belief and for what it means theologically about the Church's views on heaven, hell and original sin — the sin that the faithful believe all children are...
  • Fla. Jurors Get Jessica Lunsford Case

    03/07/2007 10:03:52 AM PST · by varina davis · 8 replies · 361+ views
    ap wire ^ | March 7, 2007 | ap
    Fla. Jurors Get Jessica Lunsford Case By CURT ANDERSON (Associated Press Writer) From Associated Press March 07, 2007 12:10 PM EST MIAMI - Jurors began deliberations Wednesday in the murder trial of a sex offender accused of kidnapping 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford from her Florida home and burying her alive in trash bags. In closing arguments Wednesday morning, the prosecutor urged them to convict John Evander Couey, saying overwhelming physical evidence and Couey's own admissions told the story of Jessica's death. "She had a constitutional right to the pursuit of happiness," prosecutor Peter Magrino said. "That defendant right there took away...
  • Jury will hear accused killer's jailhouse confessions about Jessica Lunsford's murder

    02/14/2007 12:12:03 PM PST · by varina davis · 8 replies · 577+ views
    court tv ^ | Feb. 14, 2007 | court tv
    Jury will hear accused killer's jailhouse confessions about Jessica Lunsford's murder Corrections Officer John Read testified Tuesday that murder defendant John Couey talked about the crime while in jail. By Emanuella Grinberg Court TV MIAMI — A judge on Tuesday refused to suppress jailhouse statements from a man who allegedly expressed remorse for raping and murdering 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford in 2005. Circuit Court Judge Richard Howard halted jury selection Tuesday in John Couey's capital murder trial to hold a hearing on whether to suppress the statements that the convicted sex offender allegedly made in 2006. After hearing testimony from two...
  • Sheriff's wife, deputy among 4 dead in shooting outside sheriff's house in Florida

    01/30/2007 11:44:47 PM PST · by varina davis · 66 replies · 8,977+ views
    ap wire ^ | Jan. 31, 2007 | ap
    Sheriff's wife, deputy among 4 dead in shooting outside sheriff's house in Florida By MELISSA NELSON (Associated Press Writer) From Associated Press January 31, 2007 1:53 AM EST MARIANNA, Fla. - The wife of a rural sheriff, a deputy and two suspects were killed Tuesday evening in shootings outside the sheriff's home. The violence began when Mellie McDaniel, wife of the Jackson County Sheriff, arrived home, State Attorney Steve Meadows said. After pulling into her driveway, the two suspects shot and killed the sheriff's wife, authorities said. A deputy responding to McDaniel's call was shot and killed moments later. Deputies...
  • Asian Allies Offer Support for Bush

    01/10/2007 8:08:29 PM PST · by varina davis · 21 replies · 667+ views
    ap wire ^ | Jan. 10, 2007 | ap
    Asian Allies Offer Support for Bush By JOSEPH COLEMAN (Associated Press Writer) From Associated Press January 10, 2007 10:10 PM EST TOKYO - The top U.S. allies in Asia, Japan and South Korea, offered early support Thursday for President Bush's announcement of a boost in American troops in Iraq. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, whose government is providing humanitarian air assistance in Iraq, offered his support in a telephone conversation with Bush from Berlin. "Japan regards highly President Bush's strong resolve toward Iraq's stability," Chief Cabinet Secretary Yasuhisa Shiozaki told reporters in Tokyo. Japan withdrew its 600 non-combat ground troops...
  • Christmas dinner traditions

    12/21/2006 7:29:07 AM PST · by varina davis · 296 replies · 5,222+ views
    self ^ | Dec. 21, 2006 | self
    I'd like to hear about the different Christmas Day and Eve traditions of freepers. We always vow not to repeat Thanksgiving Day, but usually end up with the whole roasted turkey and trimmings event -- plus some fresh Florida seafood, more desserts than usual, etc.
  • Diabetes Drug's Benefits Come at a Price

    12/04/2006 11:51:24 AM PST · by varina davis · 13 replies · 1,935+ views
    ap wire ^ | Dec. 4, 2006 | ap
    Diabetes Drug's Benefits Come at a Price By The Associated Press From Associated Press December 04, 2006 1:10 PM EST A newer drug appeared to delay the progression of the most common form of diabetes a little longer than two older medications but also raised the risk of heart problems, weight gain and fractures, a large study has found. The results, along with the higher cost of the new drug, suggest that metformin, sold as Glucophage and other brands, should remain the first choice for newly diagnosed patients with Type 2 diabetes, several specialists said. Avandia, by GlaxoSmithKline PLC, did...
  • Bayh Moves Toward Presidential Bid

    12/01/2006 5:30:44 PM PST · by varina davis · 13 replies · 564+ views
    ap wire ^ | Dec. 2, 2006 | ap
    Bayh Moves Toward Presidential Bid Bayh, a Democrat with a record of political success in a Republican-leaning state, intends to take the first official step toward a 2008 presidential campaign early next week, officials said Friday, Dec. ED ANDRIESKIBy DAVID ESPO (AP Special Correspondent) From Associated Press December 01, 2006 6:53 PM EST WASHINGTON - Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh, a Democrat with a record of political success in a Republican-leaning state, intends to take the first official step toward a 2008 presidential campaign early next week, officials said Friday. Bayh's plans include creation of a presidential exploratory committee, as well...