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Do Hurricanes with Female Names Cause More Damage Than Manly-Named Storms?

Do Hurricanes with Female Names Cause More Damage Than Manly-Named Storms?

Originally posted 06/03/2014 02:10PM

Would you respect Hurricane Jack more than Hurricane Jill?

That seemed to be the central point of a recent study that's been widely circulated online this week: Hurricanes named for women do more damage, perhaps because people take "female" hurricanes less seriously when contemplating evacuation or other precautionary measures.

The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, did generate some interesting conclusions. People do, in fact, tend to perceive hurricanes with feminine names to be less threatening than their male-named counterparts: Participants were less likely to say they'd follow evacuation orders for a hurricane named Kate when compared to a hurricane named Denny, for example.

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Sandra Bullock Gives Surprise Graduation Speech

Sandra Bullock Gives Surprise Graduation Speech

Originally posted 05/19/2014 02:30PM

Caps, gowns, diplomas – and a surprise appearance from an Oscar-winning superstar.

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Katrina Evacuees: 'We Want to Come Back' | Hurricane Katrina

Katrina Evacuees: 'We Want to Come Back'

Originally posted 12/06/2005 04:00PM

As the body count from Hurricane Katrina still continues to rise – on Monday an elderly husband and wife were found dead in their New Orleans home by their caretaker, who had fled the city ahead of the storm – evacuees from the area are pleading for temporary housing and other assistance so they can help restore that city's charms and return to the home they love.

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Katrina Heroes Get Oprah's Favorite Things | Oprah Winfrey

Katrina Heroes Get Oprah's Favorite Things

Originally posted 11/21/2005 05:00PM

Christmas came early this year for a group of Hurricane Katrina relief workers who were the surprise audience members on Oprah Winfrey?s "My Favorite Things" episode Monday.

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Fats Domino Returns to New Orleans Home | Fats Domino

Fats Domino Returns to New Orleans Home

Originally posted 10/17/2005 08:15AM

"Blueberry Hill" rock pioneer Fats Domino, who was missing for days after Hurricane Katrina, returned to his New Orleans home on Saturday to salvage some of his gold records – now covered in mud.

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Katrina Victim Wins $1.6 Million Jackpot

Katrina Victim Wins $1.6 Million Jackpot

Originally posted 10/12/2005 11:40AM

Having lost her New Orleans home to Hurricane Katrina and having lived on disability for the past seven years after suffering an aneurysm, Jacquelyn Sherman was about due for a visit from Lady Luck. On Oct. 4 the retired librarian got it, hitting a $1.6 million jackpot at a Louisiana casino.

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Boy Escapes from Alcatraz for Katrina

Boy Escapes from Alcatraz for Katrina

Originally posted 10/11/2005 08:00AM

California boy Johnny Wilson set a record Monday, as the 9-year-old apparently became the youngest person in history to complete the 1.4-mile swim in San Francisco Bay from fabled Alcatraz Island to the mainland.

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Groups Build Homes for Hurricane Victims | Today

Groups Build Homes for Hurricane Victims

Originally posted 09/26/2005 12:25PM

A nationwide volunteer effort was launched Monday morning to build frames for new homes to replace those destroyed by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, with hammers being swung by volunteer workers in Jackson, Miss., Los Angeles, and midtown Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center.

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Katrina's Wake: Thousands of Missing Kids | Hurricane Katrina

Katrina's Wake: Thousands of Missing Kids

Originally posted 09/20/2005 03:00PM

Some 3,276 children from Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama are still missing or separated from at least one parent or caregiver, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which is leading efforts to reunite families separated during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.

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Stars Line Up for Katrina Concerts | Joss Stone, Lenny Kravitz

Stars Line Up for Katrina Concerts

Originally posted 09/20/2005 08:00AM

New York is opening its heart – and its checkbooks – to the hurricane relief effort with a pair of concerts in the city's largest arenas Tuesday night, with even more to follow.

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