U.S. SKIERS KILLED
Rising stars lost: An avalanche in Austria killed two young ski racers Monday.Ronnie Berlack, 20, and Bryce Astle, 19, were freeskiing at an Austrian resort. “Ronnie and Bryce were both outstanding ski racers who were passionate about their sport,” the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association president said. Four other skiers with them were not injured.
Just ridiculous: The frigid weather gripping much of the country is only going to get worse. A second arctic blast will sweep through starting Tuesday, plunging temperatures to below 0 degrees in Chicago. The Dakotas, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa will endure wind chills as low as 40 degrees below zero. And Washington state has its own weather problems: 7 inches of rain in one day triggered a mudslide that knocked three homes off their foundations.
Wash your hands: You’ll probably see a lot more people sneezing and coughing this week. That’s because the flu keeps spreading across the country. Got the vaccine, you say? Bad news: Experts expect a severe flu season this year because of a mismatch of strains in the flu vaccine.
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