There was a great nature and survival film to be had in "Eight Below," the story of sled dogs struggling to stay alive in Antarctica after their two-legged overseers leave them behind during a killer storm.
When I think of a haunted house, I think of a home that's haunted by past inhabitants, not a house that's intrinsically evil. But that's the conceit of "Stephen King's Rose Red," which posits that an ornate, 100-year-old home overlooking Seattle is simply a "bad house" that's inhabited by some meddlesome ghosts. But it's the (begin italics) house (end italics) that's really bad. Or at least that's what everyone keeps saying, but much is left unexplained at the end of this six-hour miniseries.
Will it snow enough for schools to close? Do road crews just need to salt the bridges or haul out the heavy equipment? Nothing makes weather forecasters hedge so much as an impending winter storm, particularly in the central and eastern United States. While the National Weather Service issues winter-storm alerts and warnings, even that guidance often falls short of telling people how bad conditions might get. Now, Maine's state climatologist, Gregory Zielinski, has developed a new scale for rating the big and nasty potential of winter storms east of the Rockies.
A little wintry weather has a lot of impact in Augusta. From 3.5 to 7 inches of icy sleet and frosty snowflakes accumulated in the region Thursday, depending on where one made the measure. Such amounts hardly would cause residents of colder climes to don their galoshes. But here - where it's sometimes possible to wear shirtsleeves in January - those inches were enough to close schools and offices, shutter storefronts, dry-dock city buses and dim movie-theater marquees.
SAVANNAH -- Coastal residents returned home Thursday to find their city and the neighboring islands barely touched by the force of Hurricane Floyd.
...Hornsby said. But he hopes they won't be needed. It has been a relatively busy decade since Hurricane Hugo, the storm of the century, churned into South Carolina Sept. 21-22, 1989. Although Augusta has been spared by other hurricanes, tropical...
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When Jimmy and Lillian McCollum of Augusta got off the plane in Trujillo, Honduras, the stench of death hit them in the face. Human bodies had been buried but not the animals, said Mr. McCollum in a telephone interview from his in-laws' home in Trujillo. At the invitation of a Memphis, Tenn., doctor and her husband, and with the encouragement of their church, Windsor Spring Baptist, the south Augusta couple have spent the past 10 days in wetsuits and boots, taking food and medicine to survivors of Hurricane Mitch.
Groups need funds to send donations Some donations for Hurricane Mitch victims in Central America won't be shipped until transportation can be paid for, organizers said Thursday. Teresa's Mexican Restaurant gave a ton of rice to the Nicaraguan relief effort sponsored by Maranatha Christian Center, but the church needs financial backing to ship it and other donations, said Maranatha member Marcie Sweeney.