2012

Riding a roller coaster isn’t everyone’s favorite activity. If you fit into the “I don’t like roller coasters” category, you may want to steer clear of one exciting ride at Busch Gardens… Loch Ness Monster at Busch Gardens is 13 stories tall and has a 114 foot drop.

Summer is almost officially here. Nothing says summer better than spending the day with family and friends at a theme park. If you swing by Busch Gardens this summer, be sure to prepare yourself for speed… Griffon at Busch Gardens is a roller coaster which includes a 75 mph free fall.

I am a roller coaster fanatic! The taller, the faster, the better. This summer, I will be visiting Busch Gardens to experience their new attractions… The newest ride at Busch Gardens for 2012 is Verbolten which includes an 88-foot plunge at the end.

I have loved every place I have traveled to outside of the United States. I love taking in the view of nature from foreign countries. For example… Panama is the only place in the world where you can see the sun rise on the pacific and set on the atlantic.

The state of Alaska and its wildlife are a wonder to most Americans. Also known as reindeer, there are many caribou in Alaska. As a matter of fact… Alaska has more caribou than people.

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has submitted $43.9 million in amendments to the state’s budget. Amendments include but not limited to restoring funds for critical job creation programs, preserving funds for education and a private-sector solution to fund a one-time state employee bonus for November 2012. The governor restored $19.5 million in economic development funding from […]

The weather forecast is one of the most popular segments on local newscasts. People plan their route to work, what clothes they will wear, and more according to the weather. I bet you didn’t know… A 1-day weather forecast requires about 10 billion mathematical calculations.

First Lady Michelle Obama and United States Senator Mark Warner will address the 2012 graduating class of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). The University Commencement ceremony will begin at 12 noon at Lane Stadium. Due to the expected large crowd, the gates will open at 7 a.m. for additional security screenings. The […]

When I was younger, I had a friend who did all kinds of silly things to pass the time when she was bored. My friend timed how long she could hold her breath, counted floor tiles, and would find animal shapes in clouds. My friend even tried to go minutes at a time without blinking […]

Keeping our weight in check can be a constant struggle. Many of my friends can talk all day about the different diets they’ve tried. Here’s one dieting trick you may not have heard of… Smelling bananas and/or apples can help you lose weight.

I’ve always been athletic, however, golf is one sport that I have not mastered. I have the toughest time hitting the ball off the tee. Golf is big business in the United States… Americans spend more than $630 Million per year on golf balls.

On May 1st, International Workers’ Day (also known as May Day) is a celebration of the international labor movement. It commonly sees organized street demonstrations and marches by working people and their labor unions throughout most of the world. International Workers’ Day commemorates the Haymarket Massacre in Chicago and is a national holiday in more […]