The Roanoke Times

For four years I was a business and technology reporter for the Roanoke Times — a 90,000-circulation daily paper in Southwest Virginia.

A down-to-earth way to heat schools

Published September 9, 2005

Geothermal systems use the Earth’s natural temperature as a furnace and air conditioner.

A cut above

Published September 9, 2004

A new computer system at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital means better knee surgery … and longer-lasting knees.

Laser ‘eye’ helps spike up NS tracks

Published July 7, 2004

Take lasers, computers and a 3-D imaging system, mount them on a railroad car, and you have Spiker Eyes, a device Norfolk Southern is developing to automate its regular track maintenance.