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Sandy and storm surge pose 'worst case scenario'

...Yes, this is the worst case scenario," he said.In a measurement of pure kinetic energy, NOAA's hurricane research division on Sunday ranked the surge and wave "destruction potential" for Sandy - just thehurricane, not the hybrid storm...
Researchers working on scale for wildfire similar to those for earthquakes, tornadoes

...between homes and forest could then be set accordingly.Nelson Bryner, research engineer for the institute's fire research division, envisions the day when TV stations report that a wildfire is burning in an E4 community. But he said the scale...
Metro Atlanta growth slows after boom years

...the Atlanta Regional Commission, which helps local governments in their planning efforts.Mike Alexander, the research division chief at the commission, says the metro area's growth has slowed and that's a result of the economic downturn...
Standards group to study Charleston fire

...after the fire and returned Monday to interview firefighters. Bill Grosshandler, the chief of the agency's fire research division, said there are several reasons for the study. "In this case, one reason is because of the immensity - nine firefighters...
Is Columbia County near saturation?

...64,7190.64 Source: Calculations by the University of Georgia, Small Business Development Center, Applied Research Division --- Overall pull factor by county Burke: 0.68 Columbia: 0.64 Glascock: 0.60 Hancock: 0.39 Jefferson...
NAACP boycott's effects waning

...boycott is still having an effect, but hard numbers are difficult to come by. Douglas Woodward, the director of the research division at the University of South Carolina's Moore School of Business, tried early on to quantify the effects of the...
Hewlett-Packard CEO Fiorina steps down

...including head of North American network systems, at AT&T Corp., 1980-1996. Helped lead spinoff of equipment/research division into Lucent Technologies Inc. in 1996. President, Lucent's global service provider business, 1998-1999...
Warming climate reduces yield for rice, one of world's most important crops

...attention," he said. The new study was funded by the International Rice Research Institute and the Agricultural Research Division of the University of Nebraska. On the Net: PNAS:
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Faith digest

...overwhelmingly white, while about half said they were Republican. The findings are from a survey the Presbyterians' research division conducted of about 3,500 lay people and clergy between October of last year and January. About 70 percent of congregants...
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Tax cuts give investors new reason to examine portfolios

...the next five years. Catherine Gordon, a principal at Vanguard Group and head of the investment counseling and research division, said that having the same tax rates for dividends and long-term capital gains encourages investors to focus on...