Reflections on NC's tornado outbreak of April 16th, 2011
questions now in the hopes of saving more lives in the future. If you have a solid, constructive idea on how to improve getting information to the public, please leave a comment on this blog or on my facebook page. I am truly interested in your ...
April 15, 2015
Steering committee to hold forums on Oklahoma academic standards
The Oklahoma Standards Setting Steering Committee will hold a forum Monday and Tuesday to hear from national experts on the processes used in other states to set K-12 academic standards. The State Board of Education established the committee to ...
February 12, 2015
No longer in the shadows, McCoy adjusting to spotlight
His dad went there. His grandfather lived there, in a house on the outskirts of campus, a place McCoy now calls home during the school year. The story goes that Lee's parents were watching TV one day when a nascent Golf Channel popped up on the screen....
March 26, 2015
Terrence Howard: From losing 'Iron Man' role to ruling an 'Empire'
It was two o'clock in the morning. I was eight. My three brothers and I were like, 'What are you talking about?' “He said, 'A sissy is a man who gets pleasure from another man. If any of you [is a sissy], I am going to cut your throat. And if I am dead ...
March 28, 2015
Britain's Prince George meeting baby sister
Earlier today (05.02.15), the exciting news was confirmed via Twitter. The announcement on Kensington Palace's official account read: "Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a daughter at 8.34am. The baby weighs 8lbs 3oz....
May 2, 2015
Walter made his own path
After retiring from Canadian Tire, Walter rekindled that skill after joining the Wilmot Seniors Woodworking & Craft Shop in Baden where he made several finely detailed carvings of birds, grandfather clocks, pens as well as salt and pepper shakers. Anne ...
November 16, 2014
Monolithic PWM generator runs fast, minimizes silicon
Alternatively, a pure digital approach is possible, where a free-running counter is compared with a register value, although the maximum PWM frequency is limited by the need for a clock signal several orders of magnitude over the desired PWM frequency ...
November 17, 2014
On Saturday, April 16th, 2011, North Carolina experienced a day that will forever be burned in my memory, and I'm sure I'm not the only one. According to the National Weather Service Raleigh Office , it was the greatest one-day tornado total on record for NC. Do you remember where you were that day. As early as April 12th, forecasters began mentioning the potential for a severe weather outbreak that Saturday. The morning of outbreak, the Storm Prediction Center put a High Risk bull's-eye over eastern North Carolina, which is a rare category for any part of the United States, much more so for the east coast. As the morning progressed, a squall line took shape over western North Carolina and began moving east. By early afternoon, the line was starting to break up into discrete supercells with strong updrafts, rotation, and eventually a few had the notorious hooked shape of tornadic storms. When I saw the storm on radar to our southwest, the one that eventually produced the long-track tornado that started in Moore County and tore through Sanford and Raleigh, I was filled with dread. We all made it in time and rode out the storm in the safety of our respective downstairs bathrooms, but before the storm made.
“It is paramount that the new math and (English Language Arts) academic standards be developed by Oklahoma, written for Oklahoma’s students and that these new Oklahoma standards be held up as the national model by which other states’ standards... “The Board felt that it was vital that a wide range of voices be heard as we explore the best processes that will ultimately guide our state in writing the best English/Language Arts and math standards that ensure the children of Oklahoma are... “The steering committee has an exciting opportunity to learn from experts who were instrumental in developing academic standards in other states,” said State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister, a member of the steering committee. “It is critical that Oklahomans have strong, rigorous academic standards to help ensure our students are prepared for college and career. Other members of the standards steering committee are Secretary of Commerce and Tourism Deby Snodgrass. and Mautra Jones, a parent of a child at an Oklahoma City charter school and director of development at White Fields, a nonprofit that cares for abused and neglected boys who are in state custody. If you would like to receive unlimited digital access to tulsaworld. If you would like the newspaper delivered to your home and unlimited digital access, please subscribe to one of our print + digital packages.
Not even Lee McCoy has fully grasped his newfound status in college and amateur golf. At the Walker Cup practice session last December, the Georgia junior spent the better part of three days in a daze, eyes wide, mouth open, like he’d just scored a date with Kate Upton. Held before the winter solstice at Frederica Golf Club on Georgia's St. Simons Island, the 16-man session is essentially the first tryout. “The best three days I’ve ever spent on a golf course,” McCoy said. Before heading home, he shook captain Spider Miller’s hand and told him, “Whether the committee picks me for the team or not, this is a week I’ll never forget. “I’ve never been in such a small environment where everybody is a stud, everybody is a star. I’m going from being a big fish in a big pond, to a small fish in a small pond. After all, he is No. 6 in Golfstat’s rankings, and the third-highest ranked American amateur in the world. Looking back, his invitation was merely the latest in a series of personal breakthroughs that have positioned McCoy as one of the U. S. team’s best prospects. “That practice session was huge,” Georgia coach Chris Haack says, “because it was a wake-up call, like, these guys know who I am now. Lee wants it. He lives, breathes and sleeps golf.
Penlan grandfather goes the extra mile in heels for NSPCC
IT was worth all the pain . . . Penlan grandfather Kevin Cozens went the extra mile for ... I have been everywhere, even to the dentist. "I am keeping my www.justgiving.com/heels4nspcc web page going to the end of January."
November 1, 2014
Bidding on palliative care
A number of Cornflower glass items will also be up for bid. Featured in this year's auction is a truly one of a kind clock. Donated by a local jeweller is a brand new grandfather clock, one of 10 distributed worldwide. This gem has a retail value of $7,500 ...
March 18, 2014
A moment etched in time
For a gentle, humble husband, father and grandfather, those moments lifted his spirit and reassured him that he, and many like him, are indeed not forgotten. To my dad’s new little friend in her lovely red coat and to her father and brother, you will ...
November 13, 2012