March 27, 2012 |
A JetBlue flight from New York to Las Vegas landed unexpectedly in Amarillo, Texas, Tuesday morning after the co-pilot took over for the captain, who suffered a sudden "medical situation," a airline spokeswoman told The Times. "The pilot in command elected to divert to Amarillo, TX for a medical situation involving the Captain," the airline said in a statement. "Another Captain, traveling off duty, entered the flight deck prior to landing at Amarillo, and took over the duties of the ill crew member once on the ground.
July 22, 2011 |
Of course, New Yorkers get that the city can be unbearable when summer peaks. The defiant-chic pretend not to notice, and they stroll Fifth Avenue with ice cream cones and pack outdoor cafes on the waterfront till all hours of the night. But not this week. Ice cream melted faster than it could be eaten. And a faint fog surrounded St. Patrick's Cathedral as blasts of cold air from inside collided with hot air on the street. On Friday, the temperature reached 103 degrees in Central Park, and with the humidity, weather experts say, it felt like 115. New Yorkers were not the only oppressed.
March 31, 2006 |
Two wildfires erupted in Amarillo, destroying 14 mobile homes and several other structures before they were brought under control, officials said. There were no reports of injuries.
March 12, 2004 |
Victims of a discredited 1999 drug sting in the Texas panhandle town of Tulia will receive a $5-million settlement from the nearby city of Amarillo, attorneys announced Thursday. Two women who were swept up in the early morning raid, which civil rights groups said was racially motivated, brought a lawsuit last year. Amarillo -- the lead city in the regional narcotics task force involved -- is the first government entity to settle.
September 27, 1997 |
"Oh, man," said Luis Rodriguez, eyeing the steak dinner headed his way. It was the voice of dread more than desire. He rubbed his belly, a condolence to his own innards. What on earth could have possessed him to attempt such a gluttonous feat?
April 23, 1990 |
Amarillo Slim earned his reputation on the poker table, but he also is becoming known for his love of another sport. The former world poker champion has built a golf course in his back yard that was named this year's Most Unique Course in Texas by the Dallas Morning News on Sunday. It's an exercise in excess, although it only has four par-3 holes. A person driving into this Panhandle city on a clear night can see seven colors of lights shooting into the sky from the golf course.