Originally published on Sun April 28, 2013 5:40 pm
People in Vermont affected by floods in recent years now wish they could be included on the Federal Emergency Management Agency's flood maps.
The maps for the state are old and don't include flooding from fast-rising rivers and streams, the kind of flooding that tore up Vermont during Tropical Storm Irene.
Karin Hardy's house, built in 1850, once stood in Jamaica, Vt., across from the tranquil Ball Mountain Brook. But when Irene hit in August 2011, she heard boulders tumbling.
On-air challenge: For each given category, name something in the category where the first letter is also the first letter of the category. For example, given "Military Ranks," you would say "Major."
Last week's challenge: Name a geographical location in two words — nine letters altogether — that, when spoken aloud, sounds roughly like four letters of the alphabet. What is it?
Answer: Aegean Sea; Indian Cay
Winner: Terry Thacker, Greenville, S.C.
Originally published on Mon April 29, 2013 8:06 pm
Originally published on Sat April 27, 2013 5:13 pm
The summer of 1883 proved to be a pivotal time for American baseball.
A brash German immigrant and beer garden owner, Chris Von der Ahe strode onto the scene to found a new franchise, the St. Louis Browns — a team that would later become the St. Louis Cardinals.
His motivation? To sell more beer. And while he made a fortune, he also changed the sport forever.