Posts Tagged ‘Alfred Elicierto’

Summer in Wisconsin is not the same without Wisconsin Dells. I lived in the Badger State for several years, and not a summer went by without my family and me staying for a few days and nights in Wisconsin Dells, the “waterpark capital of the world.” The 4.4-square-mile city of Wisconsin Dells is home to the […]


Carbon dioxide is one of the many natural and man-made gases that build up in the atmosphere, forming a thick layer that affects the Earth in two ways, both detrimental to life in this planet: one, it blocks heat and energy coming from the sun; and two, it traps unwanted heat that would normally escape […]


SPRAWL REVISITED, PART 1 Where there is urban congestion, plans and more plans to build more roads, highways and transport infrastructure would not be too far behind. This has always been the trend because governments see expansion as the natural — and as if the only — solution to urban congestion. But more roads leading […]


When snow started falling in Toronto and its suburbs in the morning of January 2, 1999, no one bothered to take notice. Snow — plenty of it — is a staple of Canadian winters, so everyone is used to it. But not everyone is used to having more than 40 cm. (16 inches) of the white […]


Click here to view interactive graphic. Flashback to 2007, before the collapse of the housing market that helped usher in the worst recession in the United States since the Great Depression of the 1930s: At this time, the more luxurious condominium developements in Milwaukee were throwing in more high-end amenities to attract well-heeled buyers — […]


Click here to view interactive graphic. The opening early this year of the new Visitor and Education Center at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland, celebrated a coming home for Francis Scott Key in the birthplace of America’s national anthem. Key was the Maryland lawyer and amateur poet who penned “Defence of Fort McHenry,” a poem […]


On Sept. 5, 1995, sniper Kenneth Dean of the Ontario Provincial Police shot and killed Anthony O-Brien “Dudley” George during a police raid to remove native protesters from the Ipperwash Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada. The protesters wanted Camp Ipperwash, formerly known as Stony Point reserve, to be returned to the native people, the land’s […]


Everyone needs sharp central vision to see objects clearly and be able to do common daily tasks, such as reading and driving. Macular degeneration is a disease of the eye that destroys sharp central vision, resulting in an inability to read or recognize faces — and may lead to total blindness. It is a major cause of […]


Crime is as old as time, and for as long as crimes have been committed, efforts to report and reconstruct crime were not far behind. Law enforcement needed to know how exactly a crime was carried out so suspects could be identified and tracked down, arrests made and the case prosecuted. The justice system needed […]


Click here to view interactive graphic. Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines, the best fighter in the world, will defend his World Boxing Organization welterweight title on Saturday, May 7, against Sugar Shane Mosley of the United States. The fight will take place at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao is overwhelmingly favored […]