Long shots dashed hopes of favorites in Derby race

Monday, May 9, 2005 Saturday’s running of the Kentucky Derby left favorites in dry churned up dust, as speedster Spanish Chestnut forced an early pace that only long-shot horses fully answered. The two top finishers, Giacomo and Closing Argument ran past race favorites Bellamy Road and hopeful Bandini, who came off the starting gate well …

93-year-old Michigan man freezes to death after electric company limits his power usage

Wednesday, January 28, 2009 Marvin Schur, a 93-year-old man from Bay City, Michigan has died after the electric company limited his electric use due to his failure to pay over US$1,000 in past-due payments. Bay City Electric Light & Power installed a power-limiting device on his home on January 13. The device would limit the …

American pop star Whitney Houston dies at 48

Sunday, February 12, 2012 American pop star Whitney Houston was found dead Saturday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel according to the Beverly Hills Police Department. She was 48 years old. Houston’s most famous songs included How Will I Know, I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) and I Will Always Love You. She was …

Brazil trot to 1-0 win over Croatia in Group F

Tuesday, June 13, 2006 Brazil beat Croatia in the second Group match, in Berlin, Tuesday, but only by one goal. Croatia had sat back and made it difficult but Brazil seemed to be in no great hurry to impress and was satisfied with the margin of victory. One noticeable feature of the match, Brazilian forward …

Adam Folkard and Nick Norton ready for more men’s softball

Monday, March 19, 2012Hawker, Canberra — Coming off a national championship win for the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) men’s open team in mid-February, Australia men’s national softball team representatives Nick Norton and Adam Folkard are getting ready for more softball later this year, including the Australian club championships to be held in Brisbane in June. …

Telegraph publishes letter from 300 business leaders who back UK leaving EU

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 A letter from more than 300 business leaders was published on Sunday in The Telegraph in support of the United Kingdom (UK) voting to leave the European Union (EU) in the EU referendum next month. The signators, writing in a personal capacity, are connected with businesses of small to medium size. …

The Deadliest Fall

18 December 2004 http://www.ideaexplore.net/news/041116/flu.jpg Emergency hospital during 1918 influenza epidemic, Camp Funston, Kansas (source: National Museum of Health and Medicine, AFIP). A bout of the flu can be mild. In young, healthy adults, many infections pass unnoticed. But sometimes the influenza virus evolves into a strain that decimates its victims. The worst known strain swept …