NOT ALONE MOM Resolutions and Fire Extinguishers
Written By: Laura Rouse-DeVore
Today we ring in the year 2013. I am wondering how everyone is doing with their New Years resolutions? Did you make any? I think that prayerfully setting goals for ours... Posted on 1/1/13 at 11:41 AM
THE NEW FORTY The River Whisperer...
While I believe most folks realize we live on a volatile planet, I think we often get caught up in day-to-day life and forget how fragile the balance is between everything is all right and everything ... Posted on 3/15/11 at 1:32 PM
Titanic resurfaces in its extraordinary way over this week with TV specials timed to the 100th anniversary of its sinking this month. Deep-sea explorer Bob Ballard, who in 1985 found the luxury liner's dismembered corpse strewn across acres of the North Atlantic's floor, brings one of the best for those intrigued by the disaster in “Save the Titanic” (9 p.m. Monday, National Geographic Channel).
Epic disasters — the anguished cries, the stories of heroism — are the central narratives of our age, both enthralling and horrifying. And our obsession began a century ago, unfolding in just 160 terrifying minutes, on a supposedly unsinkable ship, as more than 1,500 souls slipped into the icy waters of the North Atlantic. And the band played on. It was the Titanic. And ever since, we’ve been hooked on disasters, in general — but the tale of the great luxury liner, in particular. And the approaching 100th anniversary of the sinking has merely magnified the Titanic’s fascination.
A strong 7.4-magnitude earthquake hit southern Mexico on Tuesday, damaging some 800 homes near the epicenter and swaying tall buildings and spreading fear and panic hundreds of miles away in the capital of Mexico City.
With moments of silence and prayers, Japan on Sunday was remembering the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck the nation one year ago, killing just over 19,000 people and unleashing the world's worst nuclear crisis in a quarter century.
Rebuilding after storms is becoming a growth industry as the United States is slammed by more natural disasters, and leaders of the response efforts say the nation's recovery network functions as well as it does because of a backbone of volunteers nicknamed "disaster junkies."
Roger Boisjoly, who died at 73, had written an ominous memo to his supervisors at Morton Thiokol six months before the shuttle launched on Jan. 28, 1986. He told the company that cold weather could compromise the seals connecting sections of the rocket boosters they manufactured. Boisjoly and four other engineers pleaded with supervisors for a delay the night before the launch, as temperatures dipped below freezing.
Rescuers digging for survivors among dozens of people buried by earthquake-triggered landslides on a central Philippine island have found only bodies. The death toll climbed to 15 on Tuesday, and at least 73 people were still missing.
The children of Jerry and Barbara Heil of White Bear Lake, Minn., say they continue to be "overwhelmed" by all that the U.S. Embassy in Italy and the Italian authorities have done in searching for the missing passengers.
The federal government has agreed to $77 million in new flood relief funds for North Dakota, the state’s congressional delegation announced Thursday. This represents about 20 percent of the total disaster-relief funding nationwide.
VIDEO: Bottom of article A landslide tore through a tiny gold-mining village in the southern Philippines Thursday, killing 25 people and burying dozens more, months after the government warned residents the mountain was certain to crumble.
Goshi Hosono, the country's nuclear crisis minister, said today that Japan has yet to come up with a comprehensive plan for how to dispose of the irradiated waste that has been accumulating since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that killed nearly 20,000 people. Cleaning up the area and compensating residents is expected to cost trillions of yen -- tens of billions of U.S. dollars.
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