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Latest Christi Hockel Stories

2008-09-15 21:00:09

By Theresa Harrington Like many couples engaged to be married, Christi Hockel and Austin Davenport look lovingly into each other's eyes as they talk about sharing their lives together. But unlike most couples, they share a disability that could complicate their marriage -- Down syndrome. "We need to think about us," Davenport said, as Hockel snuggled up to him on the couch in her family's home. "People get married with Down syndrome. I've never got married before. And people told me,...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.