"Gyrocopter" became a term of interest when Ruskin postal carrier Doug Hughes landed his on the U.S. Capitol lawn last month to deliver letters of protest about campaign finance reform. But the adventures of gyrocopters — specifically the Bensen Gyrocopter, named for Russian emigre Dr. Igor Bensen, …
CLEARWATER — He looked straight ahead as he threaded through the crowded courtroom, packed with more than 50 people who had filled in for his family.
Sister Miriam Cosgrove peeled back the black plastic tarp that covered a 250-gallon fish tank. The tilapia inside swam to the surface. "A feeding frenzy," Cosgrove, 73, said as the fish fought for each pellet of food that the Catholic sister dropped into the water.
It's not something you see every day.
Even if you're an underwater explorer.
Scientists monitoring the ROV Hercules got a rare thrill recently when a sperm whale came into contact with its remotely operated underwater vehicle nearly 2,000 feet below the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana.
For a long time after he was sent back to Florida, Davion didn't want to talk.
By LANE DeGREGORY
Times Staff Writer
SEMINOLE — The last scrapbook has lots of blank pages. ¶ It ends on the first day of January, with the Boston Globe's Year in Review. "Gone but not forgotten," the headline says. The full-page photo is of her husband wearing his Red Sox …
After 60 years of performing professionally, Tommy Johnson knows what gets people going, and he aims to please.
Minor-league baseball can tolerate muggy Florida's open-air stadiums. If rain or lightning wipes out $1 Tuesday, who cares if average attendance slips from 1,300 to 900?
CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Celebrating her 100th birthday with a parachute jump is not enough for South African Georgina Harwood. She plans to make her centenary even more exciting by doing a shark cage dive on Monday.
SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. — A husband and wife thought to be one of the oldest married couples in New York have celebrated their birthdays — and their combined ages will be 212.