September 13, 2011 |
Everything is bigger in Texas. UCLA has two quarterbacks in its controversy. Texas has three. The Longhorns will play either sophomore Case McCoy or freshman David Ash against UCLA on Saturday at the Rose Bowl, unless the choice is Ash or junior Garrett Gilbert. Then again, it might be Gilbert or McCoy. To borrow and adjust the old Texas Ranger motto: One riot, three quarterbacks. This is bedlam compared to the quarterback peace that reigned when Colt McCoy rode roughshod over the Big 12 Conference two seasons ago. The line of succession back then seemed clear.
September 7, 2011 |
Three weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, workers in the Los Angeles office of Cantor Fitzgerald flew to New York to attend the memorial for Cantor employees who had died in the firm's offices near the top of One World Trade Center. Chairman and Chief Executive Howard Lutnick, whose own brother and best friends were among 658 Cantor employees killed, girded himself for another loss. He was convinced that the L.A. employees had come to tell him they were leaving for a less broken firm.
September 2, 2011
U.S. Open featured matches Seedings in parentheses; all times PDT. ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM Beginning at 8 a.m.: Anabel Medina Garrigues vs. Vera Zvonareva (2); Flavia Pennetta (26) vs. Maria Sharapova (3); Nicolas Mahut vs. Rafael Nadal (2). Beginning at 4 p.m.: Christina McHale vs. Maria Kirilenko (25); Andy Roddick (21) vs. Jack Sock. LOUIS ARMSTRONG STADIUM Beginning at 10 a.m.: Robby Ginepri vs. John Isner (28); Robin Haase vs. Andy Murray (4)
July 25, 2011 |
They sat in the dark for decades, waiting on the shelves of an abandoned library, the laughter and tears that once defined their lives all but forgotten. Dictatorships rose and fell. India and Pakistan detonated atomic bombs. All the while, the ashes were housed in Karachi's Hindu Cremation Ground, a several-acre legacy of the shrinking Hindu community in majority-Muslim Pakistan. Finally, after years of lobbying and bureaucratic setbacks, the remains of 135 Hindus who had died as long ago as the 1950s were recently placed in clear disposable boxes (to appease wary customs officials)
July 1, 2011 |
Mental illness as depicted in the German road trip comedy/drama "Vincent Wants to Sea" is somewhere between a terrible affliction and a terribly funny affectation, depending on the manipulative needs of a hackneyed script. First there's twentysomething Tourette sufferer Vincent (Florian David Fitz, also the screenwriter), institutionalized by his insensitive politician dad (Heino Ferch) after his caretaker mother dies. Escaping the hospital via stolen car on a quest to throw mom's ashes into the ocean, he's joined by germphobic OCD patient Alex (Johannes Allmeyer)
June 21, 2011 |
Virgin Australia , JetStar and Qantas airlines Tuesday canceled hundreds of flights in and out of Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Canberra due to the volcanic ash cloud from Chile, which has circled the globe and swirled into airspace in southeastern Australia. Thousands of passengers were stranded. But airlines planned to resume service Wednesday as the plume appears to be heading toward the Tasman Sea and away from Australian air space. Carriers were shooting for 2 p.m. Wednesday for resuming domestic and international flights in and out of Sydney.
June 15, 2011 |
Peruvian President-elect Ollanta Humala, confronted Tuesday with canceled flights due to the ash cloud from Chile's Puyehue volcano, resorted to traveling by boat instead of airplane to keep an appointment with Argentine PresidentCristina Fernandez de Kirchner. A day earlier, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, also eager to meet with Fernandez, caught a bus for the 400-mile ride from Cordoba, Argentina, to Buenos Aires. His flight from Bogota, the Colombian capital, had been forced to land before reaching the Argentine capital because of Puyehue.
June 15, 2011 |
Qantas and Virgin Australia canceled flights that were scheduled Thursday (Australia time) to New Zealand and the western Australian city of Perth as an ash cloud from a Chilean volcano continued to spread into the area and strand thousands more travelers. The cloud has also wreaked havoc in South America . Disruptions of air travel in various parts of the world could last for months, experts say. The Sydney Morning Herald dubbed the cloud over Perth the "plume of gloom" and explained that levels of ash as low as 15,000 feet posed a safety risk for airlines.
June 13, 2011 |
Strong aftershocks from New Zealand's deadly quake, plus a drifting ash cloud from a volcanic eruption in Chile, disrupted flights, temporarily closed airports and stranded travelers in Australia and New Zealand on Monday. South American travelers also continued to be delayed. New Zealand tourism officials are warning travelers to the Christchurch area to be prepared for more aftershocks after a pair of strong earthquakes Monday caused more damage to the city center, already devastated by the deadly quake in February.
June 4, 2011 |
Wildfires raged in eastern Arizona, burning tens of thousands of acres and sending smoke more than 200 miles away to New Mexico, where thousands of residents woke to find a fine layer of ash on their cars and a heavy haze hanging in the air. Calls from panicky residents flooded Albuquerque's 911 emergency center Thursday night when strong winds blew smoke from the blazes into the metro area, dramatically limiting visibility. Many thought there was a fire in the Sandia Mountains foothills or in the cottonwood forest along the Rio Grande, said Darren White, the city's public safety director.