July 26, 2010 |
Buffalo Bill Cody's last words were reportedly, "Let my show go on!" Just a couple hours' drive east of Yellowstone National Park is the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, less a passing fancy of entertainment than a rich and detailed history lesson that plainly demonstrates that the show about the man — and the myth — is galloping and kicking up dust well into the 21st century. Like most Americans, I had heard of Buffalo Bill (his bright-lights name was even appropriated by the 1983-84 Dabney Coleman television show, plus that was the nickname for the serial killer in "The Silence of the Lambs."
January 4, 2010 |
For someone as Winnebago-wide and fearsome and scary as Alabama nose guard Terrence Cody, his most impressive numbers are height (6 feet 5) and weight (365 pounds, according to the team's website) over tackles (25) and sacks (zero). Cody is actually down from 410 pounds. During a high school game in Fort Myers, Fla., he once landed on tailback Noel Devine, now a star at West Virginia, prompting Devine to vomit. Cody can tell you funny big-man stories, such as trying to shimmy into an airplane lavatory.
October 11, 2009 |
At first, an Illinois chiropractor was miffed when he opened a shipment of supplies last week and noticed tufts of fur. Then he spotted a black-and-white cat that had hitched a ride from Texas. "My first reaction was, I didn't know what kind of animal he was, so I closed the box back up," said Brett St. Aubin, clinic director at Chiro One Wellness Center in Woodstock, Ill. The stowaway's collar identified him as Cody, 2. The cat had jumped unnoticed into the roughly 2-by-3-foot box as it was being packed, said Marie Webster of Dallas, whose daughter is Cody's owner.
July 26, 2010
Buffalo Bill Historical Center, 720 Sheridan Ave., Cody, Wyo.; (307) 587-4771, http://www.bbhc.org ; adult admission $15, ages 6-17 $10, 5 and younger free.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 2009 |
A 16-year-old who was shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy Sunday in Compton was identified Monday as Avery Cody Jr. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Det. Steve Blagg said Cody had a loaded handgun when he was shot by a deputy on routine patrol. But an attorney for Cody's family said the teen did not brandish a weapon and posed "no threat" to deputies or anyone else. Attorney John E. Sweeney said Cody and a friend had just finished eating at a nearby McDonald's when they were stopped by officers in an unmarked vehicle near the intersection of Poinsettia Avenue and Alondra Boulevard in Compton.
October 15, 1998 |
A woman who said she was sleeping when her ex-boyfriend violently abducted her children, Sarah, 11, and Cody, 9, was convicted of not doing anything to stop the deadly attack. Schwana Patterson, 37, could get up to 99 years in prison on each of the two counts of injury to a child by omission. Prosecutors claimed she ignored her children's screams as Bobby Wayne Woods abducted them from their bedroom in Granbury, Texas, in 1997. Sarah was found dead, her throat slashed. She had been raped.