German City by the Danube Is Tested by a Different Kind of Flood
The mayor, a large man with a distinctive Bavarian lilt, is not easily shaken. Passau, Mr. Dupper said, is practiced in Her daytime job is in a souvenir shop, selling cuckoo clocks and the gingerbread-like lebkuchen. A border town since Roman days ...
November 7, 2015
Two Pop Culture Wars: First Over Comics, Then Over Music
well-known performers in the forefront. Few pushed harder than Frank Zappa, the former leader of the rock group the Mothers of Invention. Mr. Zappa, who died in 1993, sneered at these mothers of intervention, dismissing them as “the wives of Big ...
October 25, 2015
Well | Trying to Beat My 25-Year-Old Self
My times sped up, but even after I crushed my time goal in a one-mile road race, I didn't think of trying for the 5K P.R., especially after I fell in the Sloppy Cuckoo Quarter Marathon on Oct. 11 and bashed up my knee. I pulled back on When I got ...
December 10, 2015
Fans' Love-Hate Relationship With the Star Wars Franchise
In his basement Mr. Giunta has a life-size replica of Han Solo frozen in carbonite. (It's what happened to Harrison Ford's character in “The Empire Strikes Back”). Part of Mr. Giunta, who loved the original three Star Wars films, wants to be thrilled ...
November 4, 2015
Neighbors, Acquaintances Shocked That Couple Are San Bernardino Shooting Suspects
Police later found the couple kept large stocks of ammunition. “They had over 1,400 .223- caliber rounds and 200 9mm rounds available to them,” San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said. In a home connected to the couple in nearby Redlands, Calif....
December 4, 2015
Running: Need a cuckoo clock to time this quarter marathon
Much like the LBI 18, this race is used by a lot of runners as part of marathon training - either to do a 20-mile training run with aid stations and support or to get in a long run at harder effort to see where they're at in preparing for the big 26.2 ...
August 21, 2015
Make Way for Those Holland Dames
even more excited—“tickled” is the word she used—to acquire the frame that came with the document. The rustic frame, which was described as looking like “a cuckoo-clock frame,” was made from a pear tree that Stuyvesant imported from Holland in 1647....
October 20, 2015
—Two years before they would kill 14 people in a storm of bullets and spark an investigation into whether international terrorism had sneaked into a small corner of America, Syed Rizwan Farook, a local man, and Tashfeen Malik, the bride he had... The couple that night marked the start of their life together in the U. S. with a meal of rice and spicy chicken, said Mustafa Kuko, the.
Or you can try something different, if not to switch up your race distances then to grab yourself a new personal record because you've never run it before - and maybe a burger or two in between. Here are seven fall races that can give you that instant PR. Dine and Dash Burgers and Trail Race on Sept. 5 in Hamburg, Pa. This is a two-mile run with a meaty twist. Then they run a mile, eat another burger, and run back to the start. It's not just because of the location - it's because the race is on the same day as the town's Taste of Hamburg-er Festival. Tim Kerr 7-Mile Island Run on Sept. 6 in Avalon, N. J. This race is seven miles because of where it's held: the island that's home to both Avalon and Stone Harbor, which is seven miles long. They have a 5K too if you're not scoping out a new PR, or you have friends or family who want a shorter race. Ocean City 5-Mile Beach Run on Sept. 7 in Ocean City, N. J. Five miles might not seem like an odd distance, but you don't see many of these races because it's in the middle of the much more popular 5K (3. 1 miles) and 10K (6. 2 miles) races. The extra challenge here is that the race is on the sand, and running on sand is more difficult than running on asphalt. Even if you have a five-mile PR, you could set your five-mile sand PR on Labor Day instead. As the name of the race suggests, this is a combined road and trail run.
The Society of Daughters of Holland Dames is donating the Govert Loockermans 1664 land patent, signed by Peter Stuyvesant, to the New-York Historical Society. Who or what is the Society of Daughters of Holland Dames. I’ve heard of the Mayflower Society, officially the General Society of Mayflower Descendents, and the Daughters of the American Revolution. But the Society of Daughters of Holland Dames is a new one. “We’re one of the oldest genealogical and patriotic organizations,” explained Elbrun Kimmelman, the group’s directress general, as we stood in the board room of the New-York Historical Society last week and admired Peter Stuyvesant’s impressive... The purpose of the Society of Daughters of Holland Dames, which was founded in 1895, is to perpetuate the memory and promote the virtues of its members’ Dutch ancestors. Those virtues apparently being the sort of democratic instincts and entrepreneurial zeal that distinguished New Amsterdam and rippled down through the centuries to present-day New York City. And how does one become a member of the Society of Daughters of Holland Dames. He was the last director-general of New Amsterdam, before surrendering the colony to the English in 1664. The English renamed the place New York.
Researcher studies communal nesting in birds
Credit: Christina Riehl, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Balanced in a small boat on the reedy edge of a Panama lake, Christina Riehl rigged a camera above the nest of a bird called the greater ani, a species of cuckoo that lives in Central ...
January 18, 2016
Tim Peake historic spacewalk ends early
New flight rules were brought into effect after a similar incident took place in 2013, when Luca Parmitano had a large amount of water fill his helmet ... The broken unit - a voltage regulator - is about the size of a 30-gallon aquarium.
January 18, 2016
Apple iPhone 7 with no headphone jack, iOS 9.3 and more: All the rumours
Smart screen filtering support will let the device combine the clock and ... 6s and iPhone 6s Plus come with chips from both Samsung and TMSC. The report notes that the Apple’s A10 processor could be more efficient, and smaller in size allowing for ...
January 18, 2016
A brief visit to Nevada’s “Sin City”
Convention central A large slice of the Las Vegas pie is provided by the convention ... a refrigerator that will order your groceries; an alarm clock that wakes you up with the smell of coffee or chocolate; and a cupboard that steam-cleans your clothes ...
January 17, 2016
Surprise holiday decorations appear overnight downtown
The shining red glow of my dashboard clock reads just after 11:45 p.m. With a brown paper shopping bag filled to the brim in one hand and my large, shimmering creation ... I guessed the size and width I would need well. I wish the bow/ornament creation ...
January 16, 2016
Dispatches From Blogfrica: Maize n Brew Talks Iowa-Michigan Basketball
Though John Beilein has been asked about LeVert's status frequently for the past two-plus weeks, Beilein has revealed very little ... Not only does that include scoring in isolation late in the shot clock, it includes creating open looks for his teammates ...
January 17, 2016
Richardson ISD studying options to contain growth
With the clock ticking on a potential bond election ... but some also worry their school will grow too large. “I’ve asked and not received a satisfactory answer to, ‘What is the optimal size of an elementary school?’” said Alan Walne, a former ...
January 17, 2016