March 20, 2013 |
PHOENIX - Former USC coach Pete Carroll said it's “definitely a setback” to the push to bring the NFL back to Los Angeles that Tim Leiweke is no longer involved in the effort. Leiweke, former president of AEG, parted ways with the company last week by mutual agreement when founder Philip Anschutz pulled it off the sales block. It was Leiweke who had spearheaded the Farmers Field concept, a deal that Anschutz still plans to pursue. “He's been an extraordinary factor in this, and he's been iconic in L.A.” Carroll, now coach of the Seattle Seahawks, said of Leiweke on Wednesday at the NFL owners meetings.
March 13, 2013 |
Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll abruptly resigned Tuesday from the office she has held for more than two years amid an investigation into an alleged illegal-gambling scheme that officials said has led to charges against 57 people. In a brief statement announcing her resignation, Carroll gave no details on her reason for stepping down. A spokesman for Gov. Rick Scott confirmed Wednesday that Carroll had been questioned by Florida Department of Law Enforcement officers about her work with Allied Veterans of the World, which described itself as a non-profit charity aiding veterans.
February 8, 2013 |
Sandwiched between Los Angeles and Main streets off a tiny road called Winston, the new downtown L.A. club the Lash may be situated off an alley, but from there any sense of place starts feeling a little fuzzy. A glowing door in a wall painted with diagonal black-and-white strips leads to a small set of steps that take you to the club's main bar. Inside, walls made of smashed white subway tiles, modern modular furniture, off-kilter mirrors and bleacher seating create an oddly cold but inviting minimalist space.
January 18, 2013 |
As Atlanta's left tackle and a former four-year starter at USC, Sam Baker catches a lot of good-natured grief around Falcons headquarters about his unwavering admiration of Pete Carroll. That was ramped up last week as the Falcons prepared to play Carroll's Seattle Seahawks in the divisional round of the playoffs. So Baker playfully fired back at teammates and coaches by carrying around a copy of Carroll's book and making reference to it, whether the reference was legitimate or not. Dirk Koetter, Falcons offensive coordinator, wanted to put in a new wrinkle?
January 14, 2013 |
If you watched the thrilling Seattle-Atlanta playoff game Sunday, which ended with the Falcons kicking a game-winning field goal to salvage a 30-28 victory over the Seahawks, you probably wondered what Seattle Coach Pete Carroll was so mad about after his team called a timeout to ice the kicker. TV replays showed him yelling at the official standing next to him, with TV commentators speculating that he was saying no one called timeout. Turns out he was mad about something else. Even though the whistle was blowing for the time-out, the Falcons center still snapped the ball, allowing Matt Bryant a free kick, which he missed wide right.
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December 24, 2012 |
For years the stories of pain and patriotism, of loss and heroism, have been locked away in a storage facility in Washington, D.C. But now a massive collection of American wartime correspondence from the Revolutionary War to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is on the verge of finding a permanent home that will provide greater access for students, historians and the general public. Author and historian Andrew Carroll, who has gathered 90,000-plus wartime letters since 1998, has reached an agreement to donate the ever-growing collection to Chapman University in Orange County.
November 30, 2012 |
The Particle at the End of the Universe How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World Sean Carroll Dutton: 352 pp., $27.95 On July 4, 2012, at the CERN laboratory in Geneva - home to the massive particle accelerator known as the Large Hadron Collider, or LHC - two groups of physicists announced the discovery of a new elementary particle, the Higgs boson. Widely known as "the God particle," the Higgs is important, on the most basic level, for giving other subatomic particles mass.
November 7, 2012 |
RENTON, Wash. - An entire wall is consumed by three massive televisions, each with the volume turned up. On the left, it's Lions versus Bears on "Monday Night Football. " In the middle, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama are going head to head in the third debate. On the right, the San Francisco Giants are securing a World Series berth. Glued to all three at once is Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll, his eyes darting from screen to screen. He's positioned behind his desk in his corner office with three more glowing distractions in front of him: oversized computer monitors for breaking down game film.
October 23, 2012 |
An iconic piece of Southern California car culture is up for sale. The former Marina del Rey headquarters of automotive legend Carroll Shelby is on the market for $4.7 million. The red brick shop at 1042 Princeton Drive is known in Shelby lore as being in Venice but later became part of Marina del Rey. In March 1962, the 10,860-square-foot structure became the birthplace for Shelby's fledgling car company, Shelby American Inc. That year, Shelby, a retired race car driver, took a lightweight two-seat roadster and married it with a powerful V-8 Ford Motor Co. engine.
October 13, 2012 |
The Emerald City doesn't seem like an appropriate locale for a USC coaches reunion. But this weekend qualifies. Former Trojans coach Pete Carroll and a veritable battalion of former USC assistants and support personnel are preparing the Seattle Seahawks for Sunday's NFL game against the New England Patriots. Meantime, USC Coach Lane Kiffin and Washington Coach Steve Sarkisian, once ambitious young assistants under Carroll, are readying their teams to square off Saturday at CenturyLink Field.