A West Virginia pastor recently found himself on the receiving end of a volatile outburst by an incensed family court judge. “It’s not a done deal. It’s not over. It’s still going on,” Arthur Hage, pastor of Hurricane Bible Church in Hurricane, W.Va., told The Huffington Post. Hage, 63, is referring to an incident May 23 […]
Hurricane experts are throwing cold water on an idea backed by billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates aimed at controlling the weather. Gates and a dozen other scientists have raised eyebrows by submitting patent applications for a technology to reduce the danger of approaching hurricanes by cooling ocean temperatures. It’s a noble idea, given the horrible memories from Hurricane Katrina, which slammed into the Gulf Coast four years ago this week.
Hurricanes and housing busts have already battered South Florida’s image as an earthly paradise. But Miami’s reputation for dysfunction is on display again this spring as the Obama Administration shifts health-care reform into high gear and a spate of studies slams the Magic City as the poster child for exorbitant medical costs. This week the Milliman Medical Cost Index listed the 2008 average private-provider costs for a Miami family of four $20,282 as the highest among the 14 major U.S.