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2009-05-11 21:43:56

A new National Health Service hospital in Wales not being used because the floors are too hot to walk on, officials said. Britain's Daily Mail reported Monday that the under-floor heating at the hospital has made the new 108-bed Rhondda Valley Hospital in South Wales unusable. Floor temperatures reach 104 degrees, the newspaper reported. Because the new hospital cannot be used until the heating problem is corrected, patients are being treated at the Victorian hospital in nearby Llwynypia,...

2009-02-04 15:12:02

A German man won New York's annual Empire State Building Run-Up for the fourth consecutive year by beating more than 300 competitors to the top of 1,576 stairs. Thomas Dold won his fourth top prize in the men's field during Tuesday's race from the lobby of the Manhattan skyscraper to its 86th floor observation deck by completing the feat in a personal best time of 10 minutes, 7 seconds, WPIX-TV, New York, reported Wednesday. Australian Suzy Walsham overcame an initial stumble on the ground...

2009-02-02 07:33:00

SANFORD, Fla., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- High Rise Escape Systems, Inc. announced today that the United States Army in Iraq has awarded a contract for their portable evacuation devices. This is their first order through their new GSA Schedule. This opens up vast opportunities to sell their inexpensive permanent and portable evacuation systems for multi-story buildings to all branches of the Government. "The GSA is just the most recent accomplishment for us," explained Ryan Alles, former Fire...

2009-01-25 14:54:27

New York police allege an inebriated 24-year-old commodities trader started a fire when he got stuck in an elevator on the 40th floor of 7 World Trade Center. Ryan Brinkerhoff was charged Saturday with four counts of arson, the New York Post reported Sunday. Brinkerhoff, who works on the 34th floor for DRW Commodities, allegedly wandered into the building drunk and pressed the wrong button in the elevator, which took him one floor above his office, police told the Post. He allegedly then got...

2008-10-14 03:00:32

Katrina Storey Dixon, 52, entered into rest Saturday, October 11, 2008. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Wednesday, October 15, 2008 in the Lumpkin Road Chapel of Elliott Sons Funeral Home with Minister Timothy Cole officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Kurt Roberson, Kyle Roberson, Brannon Graybill, Kris Storey, Blake Storey and Howard Ellison will serve as pallbearers. Katrina lived in Augusta all her life, graduating from Butler High School. She was a...

2008-09-10 03:00:22

By Rindfleisch, Terry Gundersen Lutheran's new underground patient parking and lobby addition will open Monday. The $10 million structure was dedicated Friday with an afternoon ceremony. The ramp adds 230 more parking spaces to the medical center's grounds, with 549 parking stalls on two underground levels and one above-ground level, and direct access to the floors and elevators of the clinic. Elevators are connected to the reception desks at all floors except the second floor, which is...

2008-07-31 12:00:00

By Pablo Lopez, The Fresno Bee, Calif. Jul. 31--Hundreds of families would be affected under a proposal to shift student attendance boundaries at four overcrowded southeast Fresno elementary schools. The Fresno Unified School District school board said Storey, Winchell, Balderas and Aynesworth elementary schools are busting at the seams with students, but took no immediate action Wednesday on the proposal. Under the plan, students from Storey, Winchell and Balderas would be sent to...

2008-07-25 00:00:45

By GAVIN LESNICK, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7449 or lesnickg@courierpress.com An Evansville man was hospitalized with minor injuries after his residence caught fire on Tuesday night. The blaze, which sparked just after 9 p.m. at 762 E. Virginia St., started when food on the stove ignited a nearby wall, said Evansville Fire Department investigator Jesse Storey. The fire then spread through the wall upstairs and into the attic. Firefighters discovered 32-year-old Angelo Cooper...

2008-07-18 00:00:20

MUMBAI: Several highrises in the city are violating fire safety norms blatantly. Even the development control (DC) rules, framed by the state government to streamline the construction of highrises, are relaxed by the BMC to such an extent that fire safety norms are often overlooked. This was revealed in a Right to Information application filed by a panel of civic activists. Developers of every highrise, defined as any multi-storey over 24 floors, are supposed to follow special fire safety...

2006-05-26 14:51:03

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A mammoth U.S. House of Representatives office building reopened on Friday after a floor-by-floor search by police investigating a report of possible gunshots. The Rayburn building was sealed because of the reported sound of gunfire in its garage. Almost five hours later, U.S. Capitol police said they had reopened it. No arrests or injuries were reported. One staffer was taken to the hospital suffering a panic attack. The sounds, which one official said could...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'