Editorial: Trump's climate policies are a disaster. For Florida's sake, Biden should undo them — quickly
This doesn’t seem normal. Tropical Storm Eta, after making landfall in the Florida Keys this month, dumped almost 14 inches in 24 hours in Miramar.Miami Lakes experienced “flooding we haven’t seen in modern times,” according to resident and Herald columnist Fabiola Santiago.Sections of North Miami received about 7 inches of rain, while parts of Kendall were hit with about 6 inches. Overall, Miami-Dade saw 4 inches to 8 inches of rain, compared with normal rainfall of 3.27 inches for all of November.And rainwater so overwhelmed Hollywood’s sewage treatment plant that officials told residents to...
Time to relive the garage parties of your youth. Chicagoans are remodeling outdoor spaces to socialize safely as winter approaches.
CHICAGO — After spending months working from home in tight quarters with her two college-aged children, Katie Wrobel began to worry about how the three would make it through winter confined in the same living space.That’s when Wrobel began to see potential in a neglected part of her Evanston property: a 100-year-old detached garage.“I was inspired by the garage parties of my youth," said Wrobel, who’s in her 50s. “I had to do something because if they were home for extended periods of time during the winter and had no access to outdoor socializing … Well, then, it was going to be bad for every...
Elizabeth Wellington: Use these prompts to talk to family this Thanksgiving during divided times
Real talk: Expressing gratitude this Thanksgiving won’t be easy.There will be no turkey with the fixins at grandma’s house because climbing COVID-19 numbers makes it too dangerous to visit. Half of us aren’t speaking to each other — we can thank the contentious presidential election for that. Job losses coupled with an uncertain economy means the pomp and Prosecco of the holiday season will be on ice.Carrying on a pleasant dinner conversation when the mood is so low — feels impossible.What do we talk about when we aren’t sure what to talk about? How do we keep the chitchat upbeat without feeli...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
New details in notorious 1990 'killer clown' case show why prosecutors are so sure who was under the wig
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — After South Florida’s killer clown slipped away three decades ago, witnesses told investigators the culprit wearing white makeup and an orange wig looked like a man.But finally it’s been revealed that evidence found in the getaway car — a strand of burgundy head hair with the root attached — is why authorities in 2017 unmasked the clown as a woman: Sheila Keen Warren.In court documents filed this month, Palm Beach County prosecutors gave new insights into how they intend to use DNA evidence and other findings to win a conviction in the 1990 murder of Marlene Warren.It’s...
Commentary: Here's why Trump should be mad: He blew the election
President Donald Trump’s decision to deny reality and invent vast conspiracies in an effort to avoid conceding his reelection defeat isn’t just both predictable and tiresome. It’s dangerous. President-elect Joe Biden and his incoming administration need access to COVID-19, national security and foreign policy briefings right away. The delay in the 2000 transition caused by the 36-day fight over whether Texas Gov. George W. Bush or Vice President Al Gore won Florida and thus the White House was linked by the 9-11 Commission to the Bush administration’s failure to prevent the terror attacks of S...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
LaMelo Ball loves his dad, but make no mistake: New Hornets guard isn't a LaVar clone
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — LaMelo Ball loves his dad, honors his dad, credits his dad with shepherding his basketball success.But LaVar Ball doesn’t speak for LaMelo, nor rule his point of view.“At the end of the day, what comes out of his mouth, that’s him. He’s a grown man.” LaMelo Ball said in a one-on-one interview with The Charlotte Observer.“And what comes out of my mouth is for me. Because I’m a grown man, too.”The Charlotte Hornets used the No. 3 pick in Wednesday’s NBA draft on Ball, a 19-year-old with a gift for creative passing. Ball comes from a famous family. His brother, New Orleans Pelic...
The Charlotte Observer
Editorial: Biden should reboot transatlantic ties
China and 14 other Asian-Pacific nations have signed a massive free trade agreement — the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership. The pact covers about 2.2 billion people in the 10 countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, as well as U.S. allies Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea.The deal, announced Sunday, mostly lowers tariffs, with less focus on environmental, labor, intellectual property and other standards. Those virtues were features of another free trade pact meant as a counterbalance to China’s rise — the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.That 2016 deal...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Mac Engel: Mavericks (of course) go overseas, and trade their best 3-point shooter, for defense
The last time the Dallas Mavericks acquired an Aussie, it was the Disaster from Down Under.Josh Green cannot be worse than Chris Anstey.Green was born and raised mostly in Australia before he came over to the U.S., and now he is a Mav. The University of Arizona small forward was the 18th overall pick on Wednesday night in the first round of the NBA Draft.The only other time the Mavs went with an Aussie on draft night was 1997, when they dealt forward Kelvin Cato to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Anstey, who was also the 18th overall pick.Anstey lasted two seasons with the Mavs, one...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Scott Fowler: Hornets dropped the ball by drafting LaMelo. He won't be the star Charlotte needs.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — LaMelo Ball was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets with the No. 3 pick Wednesday night. That sounds like all sorts of fun, and it will sell all sorts of tickets, and it will generate all sorts of revenue for a small-market team that badly needs a one-name star.And despite all that, I don’t like it.Sorry to throw cold water on the virtual parade, but LaMelo Ball isn’t going to be a big NBA star. The Hornets should have traded up to acquire James Wiseman at No. 2.Will Ball be a solid NBA starter one day? Sure.Will he be an All-Star every night, the sort of player you build a fran...
The Charlotte Observer
Television Q&A: Is 'Roswell, New Mexico' returning?
You have questions. I have some answers.Q: I just heard that “Riverdale” will be back with a new season. What about “Roswell, New Mexico”?A: That will be a midseason offering on the CW, which in this case means around March or April 2021, or possibly later. Because of the pandemic’s effect on production, the network delayed launching what would have been its fall lineup most years until early 2021. For example, among returning shows: “Batwoman,” with new star Javicia Leslie, will be on Jan. 17; “All American” on Jan. 18, “Riverdale” and “Nancy Drew” on Jan. 20, “Legacies” on Jan. 21, “Charmed”...
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