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KONA COAST, HAWAI`I ISLAND- The Department of Land and Natural Resources has received reports of sharks being sighted in Honokohau Harbor on the island of Hawai`i and is alerting the public that they should ...
000 ABNT20 KNHC 010206 TWOAT TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 1030 PM EDT THU JUN 30 2005 FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO... CLOUDINESS AND THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUE OVER A LARGE PORTION OF THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHWESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA. THE SHOWER ACTIVITY HAS BECOME A LITTLE MORE CONCENTRATED SOUTHEAST OF JAMAICA TONIGHT IN ASSOCIATION WITH A WESTWARD MOVING TROPICAL WAVE. ALTHOUGH THERE ARE NO SIGNS OF ORGANIZATION AT THIS TIME...UPPER-LEVEL WINDS ARE FORECAST TO BECOME FAVORABLE FOR SOME DEVELOPMENT DURING THE NEXT DAY OR TWO...AS THE SYSTEM MOVES OVER THE WESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA. ELSEWHERE...TROPICAL STORM FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED THROUGH SATURDAY. FORECASTER AVILA $$
Nelson, a former astronaut, congressman, and state insurance commissioner, has been a leading critic of the Bush administration's goal of increased oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. While Martinez has changed his position and says that he now opposes oil drilling off Florida's coast, Nelson has been consistent in his opposition.
Time Inc. said Thursday it would comply with a court order to deliver the notes of a reporter threatened with jail in the investigation of the leak of an undercover CIA officer's name. A judge is threatening to jail Matthew Cooper, Time's White House correspondent, and Judith Miller of The New York Times for contempt for refusing to disclose their sources.
Washington, DC - As Americans get ready to enjoy the Independence Day weekend National Transportation Safety Board Acting Chairman Mark Rosenker urges everyone to think safety first this holiday weekend.
"Nothing ruins a holiday like a trip to the emergency room so buckle up, don't drink and drive, and wear your personal flotation device if you're boating."
Increasing seat belt usage, eliminating drinking and driving, and requiring personal flotation devices (PFDs) for children on boats are issues on the NTSB's list of Most Wanted safety improvements. Fifty- six percent of motor vehicle occupants killed in 2004 were unrestrained. Proper restraint is the best way to protect every person in a vehicle and when adults are buckled up, 87 percent of children are buckled up too. When buckling up children, remember that children up to
8 years old need to be in a child safety seat or booster seat appropriate for their height and weight.
In 2004 more than 16,500 people were killed in alcohol-related highway accidents and the Independence Day holiday weekend is the most dangerous weekend of the year in terms of alcohol-related fatalities.
So whether as a driver, passenger, rider, or pedestrian, or when boating, play it safe by eliminating those things that impair or distract you. Paying attention pays dividends.
In the past 10 years more than 7,500 people have died in recreational boating accidents. Safety Board studies have estimated that at least 37 percent of the operators involved in fatal accidents were known to have or were presumed to have consumed alcohol before their accidents. Like seat belts in automobiles, wearing a PFD greatly improves your chances of surviving a boating accident. The United States Coast Guard (USCG) reported that about 86 percent of victims who drowned as a result of boating accidents were not wearing PFDs.
As record numbers of Americans hit the roads to celebrate this Independence Day, keep yourself and your family safe - buckle up, don't drink and drive, and always wear a PFD when on the water.
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000 ABNT20 KNHC 300903 TWOAT TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 530 AM EDT THU JUN 30 2005 FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO... TROPICAL STORM FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED THROUGH FRIDAY. FORECASTER FRANKLIN $$
Lawyers on both sides were disappointed when a federal jury awarded more than $12.5 million to a Pennsylvania polyurethane manufacturer in its dispute with Bayer Corp. over allegedly faulty pieces of factory equipment. The plaintiff was hoping for an award of more than $500 million, but Bayer's defense team argued that the evidence supported an award under $1 million. Hopes for a huge verdict were dashed when the jury rejected the plaintiff's fraud claim, foreclosing the possibility of punitive damages.
U.S. forces were conducting a tricky search and recovery operation on Thursday in mountainous eastern Afghanistan The operation in Kunar province bordering Pakistan had been hampered by the presence of ...
Today's Sun-Sentinel has this story on the "automatic stay" that took effect when the state's attorney appealed last week's trial court decision that, beginning July 1, Broward County's pari-mutuels are authorized to operate slot machines.
The story indicates that the pari-mutuels question "if an automatic stay should be applied in this case."
Hmmm. Well, by rule in Florida, an order is automatically stayed as to a Florida government entity or person where that entity or person appeals that order. That said, are the Broward County pari-mutuels authorized to operate slots solely by Judge Moe's order, or is there another authorization source, such as the text of this state constitutional amendment that Florida voters approved last year and the Broward County vote earlier this year approving the use of slots at Broward pari-mutuels?
Perhaps such things are just academic. The story indicates the pari-mutuels have announced they will not begin installing slots until regulations are in place. And that doesn't appear imminent.
On Saturday, the Americas Cup deadline for entries passed, and 11 Challengers have emerged, from 10 different countries and 5 continents, making the 2007 Cup the most diversely challenged. Louis Vuitton Act 4 begins June 16 in Valencia.
Fishermen in northern Thailand have caught the biggest catfish on record -- a 646-pound giant the size of a grizzly bear -- and eaten it, the WWF and the National Geographic The giant catfish, believed to be ...
One year after the transfer of power in Iraq, President Bush found himself in a familiar, if unsettling, position last night, as he sought to reinvigorate public support for his policies in the face of almost daily suicide bombings and continued U.S. casualties that have called into question whether the administration has a workable strategy for success and exit there.
A California man, angry over a U.S. Supreme Court Souter voted with the 5-4 majority last week when the Supreme Court ruled a Connecticut city could use its powers of eminent domain to take private homes to ...
While the spring boating season may have started off slow due to inclement weather, BoatU.S., the nation's largest recreational boat owners association, says several factors are leading it to predict a ...