November 14, 2013 |
As a theater major at USC, Cyrus Hobbi is accustomed to studying dramas. But the burly Trojans offensive lineman never anticipated that he would be at the center of one on the football field and in social media. Or that reliving onstage his wrenching experience last season against Stanford would help him move past it. Last December, in a small theater on campus, Hobbi delivered a 15-minute solo performance before an audience of about 100. Writing and performing the play for a class was a catharsis for the third-year sophomore from Arizona.
November 10, 2013 |
When suspended Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito told Fox Sports' Jay Glazer in an exclusive interview aired Sunday morning that his behavior was reflective of NFL locker-room culture, the league's latest nightmare worsened. Incognito, a nine-year NFL veteran and the leader of the Miami offensive line, says he knows language he used in texts and voice mails to teammate Jonathan Martin "are not right. " Incognito said that "what I want people to know is, the way Jonathan and the rest of the offensive line and how our teammates, how we communicate, it's vulgar.” The Dolphins are the focus of an NFL investigation into bullying and harassment charges stemming from Martin, a second-year tackle, leaving the club Oct. 28, reportedly to seek treatment for emotional distress.
November 8, 2013 |
QUITO, Ecuador - The vice president of Ecuador on Friday denounced illegal mining as growing scourge a day after a violent confrontation between soldiers and miners in an Amazonian region left one civilian dead and nine soldiers wounded. The violence occurred after soldiers attempted to confiscate river dredges and dislodge mostly indigenous miners in the province of Morona Santiago, about 200 miles southeast of Quito, the capital. Foreign mining concerns and small-scale miners, often without permits, have ramped up gold-mining projects in the region in recent years.
November 8, 2013 |
LOGAN, Utah - Too many missed defensive assignments, said USC guard J.T. Terrell. Too many missed rebounds, said center Omar Oraby. Too few steals, said new USC basketball Coach Andy Enfield. What all the too many and too few added up to was a 78-65 loss by USC to Utah State in Enfield's first game as Trojans head coach Friday night. Senior guard Terrell led USC (0-1) with 20 points and Oraby had 15 points and nine rebounds, but the Trojans led only twice and a Utah State (1-0)
November 6, 2013
Re "A plague on both your parties," Opinion, Nov. 3 Doyle McManus makes valid points regarding Americans' disgust at both parties on a variety of issues. With regard to the Affordable Care Act, there is nonstop coverage about the president's past declarations that those happy with their insurance policies could keep them. You can debate the degree of deceit - that is, whether it was poorly chosen words or an outright lie. What I don't hear anyone talking about is how this could have affected the 2012 election.
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November 6, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Efforts to locate a patient found dead in a stairwell 17 days after she disappeared from her room at San Francisco General Hospital were stymied by confusion over her race, inadequate searches and malfunctioning technology, a preliminary sheriff's investigation showed Wednesday. The inquiry is not yet complete. But San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, whose department is responsible for security at the 24-acre public hospital campus, held a City Hall news conference to share initial findings into what went wrong in the search for Lynne Spalding.