Did Alice Crimmins Kill Her Kids?
The screen was later found outside, leaning against the wall beneath the window, and nearby was a “porter's stroller”—a converted baby-carriage with a box on it. Alice's husband, an airplane . Alice calmed down by taking the dog out again and ...
April 11, 2015
Time? Clocks go out in minor-league opener
The center field clock in Buffalo stopped working after the second inning of the Triple-A Bisons' opener against the Rochester Red Wings on Thursday. The game was the first on the regular-season minor league schedule, and first to debut pace-of-play ...
April 9, 2015
Baseball: A-Rod hears cheers in Bronx
Fast pace: The new digital timers tracking between-inning breaks and pitching changes did not appear to be noticed much on Monday, the first full day of Major League Baseball's renewed effort to speed the pace of games. Red Sox slugger David Ortiz kept ...
April 7, 2015
Hulk Hogan coming to MegaCon 2015, ready for another run while avoiding the ...
Just over a week ago, the Hulkster was back on the biggest stage in the WWE — WrestleMania 31 — where he and his nWo cohorts got involved in the match between Triple H and Sting as they confronted DX in a turn-back-the-clock moment for the ages. MORE ...
April 8, 2015
'The Journey' At The Tourney: Behind The Scenes With BTN's Documentary Series
Calderon, BTN's vice president of programming and digital media, looks at The Journey's story selection process as a math puzzle. Not counting the season finale for basketball, which is exclusively focused on the Big Ten Tournament, there are nine ...
April 2, 2015
Ask Boswell: Redskins, Nationals and Washington sports
As much as I would like them to win as many regular season games as possible, would the Wizards be better off resting John Wall? Even if they were to catch either Chicago or Toronto, I can't see them winning their first two playoff games against either ...
March 30, 2015
For Hardee's workers, it's not a parable, it's a job
A digital clock overhead is tracking each customer's wait time in the drive-through and transmitting the results back to corporate. Brandi folds At home later she'll have a few nice sips of Equate Stomach Relief, but now she's counting four sets of ...
March 15, 2015
Throughout this morning’s earnings call , the thought reoccurred: Jack Griffin’s new Tribune Publishing Company is playing catch-up. Then, toward the end of the call, one a little more informative than average, the CEO said it plainly, and more honestly than what we usually expect to hear on such calls: “We’re playing catch-up. The new Tribune Publishing is made up of eight — and maybe soon to be nine — metro papers spun out of what is now the broadcast-centric Tribune Media last August. If you had to pick one segment of the daily newspaper business to bet on, you probably wouldn’t pick metros, which have underperformed even smaller community dailies by about 10 percentage points over the past half-decade. And if you were handed two handfuls of metros, you probably wouldn’t want to operate them within a public company, with shareholders looking for increasing profits, quarter after quarter and year after year. That, though, is precisely, the hand TPUB’s been handed. That’s not surprising: In five months as a spun-off company, Griffin has greatly reshuffled his top team, with new publishers in three of the eight markets and several other high-level appointments. TPUB is down nearly 30 percent from its opening price last August.
So, I’ve had this concept in my head for weeks and I’ve wanted to make it a reality. I thought it was a cool way of trying to explain things. Today we’ll be talking about the daily toils and struggles of living with a debilitating illness, in a creative way I hope will leave you smiling. You may have tried to level-up yesterday, but you found yourself stuck unable to complete this level. Sometimes just thinking about where you are currently in your game can be exasperating and frustrating. You may not have the means to carry on the game. You may feel like you need time out or even to re-start the whole level. That’s doesn’t mean you’ve failed, though. Just because the next level is tough and it seems like you can’t beat it, doesn’t mean you never will. Take a moment to look back at your progress, at how far you’ve come. The fact that you’re trying again today is admirable and so important. Yes we’re all on this planet and we’re all in this game of life – yet not one of our journeys will ever be the same. That’s kind of a gift – you and only you can play your game. And most of all, it’s what you make this that will make reaching the finish line all so special.
My Christmas present in 2014 was an Oak Hills Research OHR 100A 20-meter QRP radio kit. I’ve played around with QRP in the past and found it a fun way to operate. QRP is the Q-signal for “low power,” by convention meaning less than five watts output, as opposed to QRO, generally taken to mean higher power of at least 100 watts. QRP generally means Morse code (CW) because CW gets through where voice modes, such as single side-band, do not. Some people think that QRP is the cat’s meow, and other people prefer a lion’s roar. For me, five watts on 20 meters is enough to have solid and satisfying CW QSOs. The OHR 100A comes as a kit and is available from www. As of this writing the kit is $179. 95. A ten-turn potentiometer that acts as a bandspread is available for $17. 95, and a built-in keyer is available for $29. 95. Although I ordered both the ten turn potentiometer and the keyer, right now I’m... QRP radio kits really haven’t changed much in that time, and the “maturity” of the kit means that the bugs have been worked out. I must say I admire the way the chassis is constructed—it has stand-offs already mounted to accept the circuit board. The kit comes with a printed and drilled circuit board that’s ready to accept parts. Apparently some people must object to this, because (for a fee) you can get the coils pre-wound.