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2008-07-20 09:00:24

Our view: Newcomers, longtime desert dwellers must heed nature's warnings Desert dwellers come to love and respect the heavy rains of the monsoon for their beauty, the welcome reprieve they offer from the summer heat and their power. But anyone who has experienced the power of the summer storms also understands the terrible force they can unleash. Monsoon storms can bring obvious damage in downed powerlines or uprooted trees. But their biggest dangers run deeper - and faster. Tucsonans...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.