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The Best of RSM: Chasing Down A Killer

“I’m retired. I’m not going to do it.” If not for a heated argument with a contractor for a bingo parlor over the fragile nature of his septic field lines, those could have been John Oldshue’s famous last words. On April 27, the former meteorologist and his friend Ben Greer, a first-time storm chaser, found […]

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Chasing Down A Killer

They got the first live footage of the Tuscaloosa tornado on April 27. They got the first live footage of its aftermath. Had it not been for an angry septic contractor, they may have been two of its victims.

Wayne Franklin tells the harrowing story of John Oldshue and Ben Greer and their day chasing down a killer.

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Visiting America’s Space Port

“I admit it: I’m a space geek. I’m raising my kids to be space geeks. But I seem to be in a shrinking minority. Over the course of the last forty years, we’ve somehow lost the romance of space flight.”

Wayne Franklin takes us with him on a journey into space geekdom as he visits Florida’s Kennedy Space Center…

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Find Some Space in the Rocket City

To some, north Alabama might seem like the last place you’d find a rocket garden. After all, the sexy aspects of NASA’s work happen in places like Cape Canaveral and Houston’s Johnson Space Center and occasionally Edwards Air Force Base in California. But before the boys at launch control can light the candle, someone has to design it. That’s where Huntsville comes in.

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The Space Shuttle: A True Southern Belle

As of the writing of this post, the shuttle Atlantis is climbing higher into orbit for the final flight of the Space Transportation System. While the decisions and the funding that brought the shuttle to bear on America’s space explorations came from Washington, she is no doubt a Southern girl at heart.

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What’s on the RSM Grill? You tell us.

Last month, we launched a new feature called “What’s on the RSM Grill?” along with a corresponding Facebook page where you can share pics of your crazy grill action.

Today’s second entry comes to from RSM contributor and Twitter guru, David Reber, who has that whole multicultural cuisine down pat…

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What’s on the RSM Grill? Ask the Belfastian.

Last month, we launched a new feature called “What’s on the RSM Grill?” along with a corresponding Facebook page where you can share pics of your crazy grill action.

Since we’ve done a poor job of promoting it – and y’all have apparently not been grilling – today’s entry comes to us all the way from Northern Ireland…

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G’ Rides – Thibodaux

RSM contributor George Heubach loves nothing more than to saddle up his Harley and join his riding crew for tours around the Southeast. You can be sure he’ll always have his trusty camera along to capture the moment. Then we’ll put some of them up here for you all to enjoy. Occasionally, he’ll also bring […]

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Southern Snapshots: Tuscaloosa Tornado

Tuscaloosa Tornado, a set on Flickr. Shortly after the Tuscaloosa tornado of April 27, RSM Pat Snow traveled down to check on some of his friends in the area. These are his snapshots of the devastation.

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