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Hurricane Mattew

Matthew formed from a tropical wave that pushed off the African coast in late September. That tropical wave was dubbed Invest 97L just southwest of the Cape Verde Islands on Sept. 25.
Matthew's track history.
It took a few days for that system to organize as it moved westward in the Atlantic. About three days later, however, the system gained sufficient organization to be named Tropical Storm Matthew near the Windward Islands.
Once Matthew reached the eastern Caribbean, it became a hurricane and rapidly intensified. Its peak intensity was late Sept. 30 into early Oct. 1 when it reached Category 5 strength with 160 mph winds.
Matthew then made landfall in Haiti and eastern Cuba on Oct. 4 as a Category 4.
From there, Matthew hammered the Bahamas Oct. 5-6 as a Category 3 and 4 hurricane.
The southeastern United States was then hit hard by Hurricane Matthew as it moved very close to the coasts of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Matthew made one official U.S. landfall on Oct. 8 southeast of McClellanville, South Carolina, as a Category 1 hurricane with 75 mph winds.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Pascal Dupuis can pretty much do what Colby does

The biggest parts of the trade were Esposito and the 1st rounder.
Esposito is a huge question mark.
He has the potential to become a bona fide superstar or a complete bust.

New Apple iPhone 1.1.4 OS X Firmware: download via iTunes

Some considerations:

* No word yet whether this will mess with unlocked phones
* Fixes Bluetooth (improved compatibility with GPS units)
* Fixes SMS ordering bugs (fixes text displaying out of order)
* Problems sending mail fixed, where it just vanishes from sent mail folder

There is also a rumor that the issue of dropped calls and weak signal that some users reported has been fixed.

Have you downloaded the iPhone 1.1.4 update yet and if so, what improvements have you seen?

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alerie Bertinelli comes clean on drugs, infidelity

Once known as squeaky-clean Barbara Cooper on "One Day at a Time," Valerie Bertinelli's personal life actually included drug abuse, cheating on then-husband Eddie Van Halen and a long struggle with body-image issues.

Bertinelli, currently the spokeswoman for Jenny Craig, comes clean in her new memoir, "Losing It: And Gaining My Life Back One Pound at a Time," which hit the stands today.

"It's really about what happened to me, the choices I made — good, bad, ugly — and how it changed me and how I was able to get beyond that," Bertinelli told TODAY co-host Meredith Vieira. "I figured I really had been under this façade for so long. And then when Jenny Craig called me and I was able to successfully do their diet, I thought there's nothing left to really hide from anymore."

Bertinelli said she tried cocaine for the first time as a teen with her troubled "One Day" co-star Mackenzie Phillips, but she really got into the drug after getting together with rocker Eddie Van Halen, whom she married when she was 20, just eight months after they started dating.

In her book, Bertinelli confesses that drugs were part of the marriage from the start ... literally: "The priest we tapped to perform the ceremony gave us questionnaires so he could get to know us better and offer more personal words. As we filled out the forms at home, we each held a little vial of coke."

"It doesn't really bode well for the marriage, I don't think," she told Vieira.

Drugs were more of a way to fit in on the rock 'n' roll scene — as well as a way to control her weight — than a pleasurable experience for Bertinelli, however ("I'm a food addict, that's my downfall," she said), and she eventually gave up partying while Van Halen continued to struggle with his addiction.

It was just one of many problems with the marriage. Another was infidelity; Bertinelli and Van Halen cheated on each other, with Bertinelli first engaging in an affair early in the union. (Van Halen maintains she was the first to be unfaithful.)

"Yes, I did, four years into our marriage, cheat," she said. "And it was a shame and it was a guilt that I carried with me for a very long time. And I don't like that, so I really wanted to get that out of me."

Bertinelli also added the events of Sept. 11, 2001, prompted her to reassess her true life's journey. She and Van Halen, who have a 16-year-old son, Wolfgang, separated that year and their divorce was finalized this past December.

"I got tired of, once again, hiding and thinking this is not the life I want for myself, for Wolfie, especially, and I don't want to keep treating Ed so badly."

But with Lindsay Lohan's and Britney Spears' every indiscretion splashed across the tabloids, how did Bertinelli manage to hide her vices from the public for so long?

"Better at hiding it?" Bertinelli, 47, said with a laugh during a phone interview. "I didn't go out a lot. Any partying I did, I did at home. I didn't want to be in the spotlight ... There's an easy way to get away from the paparazzi; they're not that difficult to hide from and you don't need to go out for coffee every five minutes."

An older and wiser Bertinelli has been making her relationship with financial planner Tom Vitale work since 2004. She is also winning the weight battle she has been waging her entire professional life, having lost 40 pounds since she became a spokeswoman for Jenny Craig.

She cleared up the misconception that her weight gain was a product of her divorce.

"I think a lot of people think because I was getting the divorce, that was really the catalyst for gaining so much weight," she said. "[But] I had so many problems all through the years, ballooning and going down again. But I think really what my sorrow was, that I wasn't giving my son the life I thought he deserved and I wasn't keeping the family intact. And I think I had a lot of grief about that and that was how I soothed myself."

Wolfgang is following in his father's footsteps, playing bass with Van Halen on the band's highly successful reunion tour with David Lee Roth. Bertinelli wasn't wild about her son joining the band at such a young age, but said that she also trusts "Wolfie."

"I don't like it," Bertinelli said. "He told me, 'You were working at this age, too.' He really gave me a good argument and I said, 'I don't want you to go, but I'm not going to stop you.'

"He's at home right now. They're having a little break. He's 17 in a couple of weeks. He's driving around. He's got a girlfriend. I'm losing him!"

Massive power outage hits millions in Florida

A massive power outage has struck parts of Florida, knocking out electricity to millions of people, snarling traffic at intersections and trapping residents in elevators.

The outage was controlled quite swiftly and power came back to most areas of the "Sunshine State" within several hours.

Some sort of "disturbance" in the power grid forced the Turkey Point nuclear plant in south Florida to go into an emergency shutdown, said a spokeswoman for FPL Group Inc, the main energy provider in the area.

Other power companies were also affected as the outage spread sporadically but extensively up the Florida peninsula as far north as Tampa on the Gulf of Mexico. Officials called it a domino chain of blackouts.

A spokesman for Progress Energy's Florida utility said its clients were affected in the central part of the state.

Flights at Miami international airport were only marginally affected.

Linda Campbell of the Florida Reliability Co-ordinating Council said preliminary reports showed that the problem began at a substation in Miami-Dade County, leading to the loss of a transmission line and the shutdown of several plants owned by FPL subsidiary Florida Power and Light.

Mike Stone, a spokesman for the Florida Division of Emergency Management, said the blackout affected two to three million people while some local media said the number was higher.

Florida Power and Light said it expected to restore power to most Florida customers that lost power in about two hours.

"I don't know the cause of the outage," Stone told Reuters, saying authorities were waiting for an update from FPL. "There was a failure within the FPL system," he said.

Officials in Washington said there were no signs of a link to terrorism.

"There is no indication of a nexus to terrorism at this time ... we will continue to monitor," US Homeland Security Department spokeswoman Laura Keehner said.

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez also assured residents there was nothing sinister about the incident.

"What I can assure people is that this was something technical. It wasn't anything criminal related," Alvarez told a news conference.

Lt Elkin Sierra of the Miami-Dade fire rescue service said the biggest danger facing residents was failing traffic lights as people were not respecting the rules that say intersections should be treated as four-way stops when the signals are out.

"We have a high amount stuck in elevators. A lot of people are stuck in elevators," he added.

Miami-Dade police said no major problems had been reported. Hospitals switched automatically onto emergency generators.

"Remember this is south Florida. We are used to dealing with power outages because of hurricanes. This is like a dress rehearsal for us," said police spokeswoman Nelda Fonticiella.

CNN reported that eight power plants were shut down.

It was not just the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area, the most populous part of the state, that was affected.

The power also went out in Volusia County, around Daytona Beach, site of the famous racetrack, and in Brevard county, where Nasa launches space shuttles from its Kennedy Space Centre.

On Aug 14, 2003, New York City and much of the Northeast and parts of the Midwest suffered a blackout that affected 50 million people. It was widely seen as the worst blackout in North American history.

That outage stranded hundreds of thousands of commuters and trapped subway riders underground in New York City, where thousands of people spent a hot night sleeping on sidewalks or walking miles in the darkness to reach their homes.

Miami-Dade County Emergency management coordinator Frank Reddish says the outages appear to be concentrated in the southeast portion of the state, including Miami. The outages began shortly after 1 p.m. EST.

A Florida Power & Light spokeswoman told The Miami Herald that the company is investigating the cause. FPL did not immediately return a call from The Associated Press.

Many stop lights are out and police officers are directing traffic at intersections in downtown Miami.

An official at the Miami International Airport says the facility is working on a generator backup but that no airline delays were reported.

A Miami-Dade Police Department spokeswoman tells WSVN-TV that they are working with FPL to assess the situation. It is unclear how many people are affected.

Monday, February 18, 2008

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