September 13, 2009 |
at No. 12 Boise State 48, Miami (Ohio) 0: Kellen Moore threw four touchdown passes, including a pair to Titus Young, as the Broncos (2-0) rolled over the RedHawks (0-2), who are still searching for their first points of the season. No. 17 Utah 24, at San Jose State 14: Terrance Cain passed for 248 yards and hit Jereme Brooks for a go-ahead 51-yard score early in the fourth quarter, and the Utes (2-0) finally shook free of the Spartans (0-2) in their 16th straight victory.
August 23, 2009
I read about how Mark Milian ruffled some feathers with a blog post about his night in El Paso ["He Rolled Along Taking Requests From Readers," Aug. 9]. I visit El Paso every few years and feel at home there. Please understand our history and geography. Being so far away from the rest of Texas, we, at times, feel orphaned but proud to be a member of the Lone Star State. We have been looked down on by our bigger sisters Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio since prehistoric times, and we have developed an inferiority complex and take criticisms personally and act defensively toward any unfriendly attitude, real or imaginary.
August 12, 2009 |
One day after President Obama concluded a summit in Mexico, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Tuesday that securing the Southwest border required targeting several issues at the same time: illegal immigration, drug trafficking and violence in Mexico. Napolitano said her strategy was unlike the Bush administration's, when "the issue of the Southwest border was walled off from all other issues." "Our approach is to view Southwest border security, along with enforcement of our immigration laws in the interior of the country, counter-narcotics enforcement and streamlined citizenship processes together," she said.
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April 11, 2009 |
Marine Pfc. Garrett Miles-McCarthy graduated from boot camp in San Diego only last month, but he is already in his first battle: against his hometown school board. The 18-year-old wants to wear his dress blues uniform at his high school graduation ceremony in El Paso. Miles-McCarthy finished his course work in December and immediately shipped out to the Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. School officials have said all graduates have to wear cap and gown, with no exceptions.
April 9, 2009 |
An anti-Castro Cuban militant was indicted in connection with 1997 bombings that targeted tourist spots in Cuba. Luis Posada Carriles, a former CIA operative and U.S. Army soldier, was indicted by a federal grand jury in El Paso on 11 counts, including perjury. Posada, 81, had previously been indicted on six counts, including immigration fraud and lying to federal authorities in a bid to become a U.S. citizen. Cuban authorities have long accused him of orchestrating the bombings as well as a deadly 1976 bombing of a Cuban jetliner.
January 18, 2009 |
Not the ocotillo. Anything but the ocotillo. As I flew over the handlebars of my mountain bike on a rocky trail outside El Paso, I knew my landing would be hard. I just prayed I would not land on those nasty ocotillo plants that bordered the bike trail like roadside land mines. Even a prickly pear cactus or an agave plant would be a better landing alternative to the ocotillo, whose quills extend like hypodermic needles. But I lucked out.
November 11, 2008 |
U.S. State Department officials unveiled a massive new consulate in Ciudad Juarez, a violent Mexican border town that is the world's busiest for immigrant visas. The $66-million consulate building, under construction since early 2006, will open to the public in this city across the Rio Grande from El Paso. Ciudad Juarez, with a population of 1.3 million, sees near-daily shootouts and gruesome killings.
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September 8, 2008 |
Don Haskins, the coach who hastened the full integration of college basketball when he started five black players for Texas Western College against an all-white University of Kentucky team and won the 1966 national NCAA championship, died Sunday. He was 78. Haskins, who had been struggling with congestive heart failure, died at his home in El Paso about 4:30 p.m. Sunday, his physician, Dr. Dwayne Aboud, told reporters, according to the Associated Press. He was surrounded by friends and relatives, Aboud said.
August 17, 2008 |
The businessman arrived at the Treasury Department carrying a suitcase stuffed with about $5.2 million in hardened, nearly unrecognizable bills. He asked to swap it for a cashier's check. Money like this normally arrives after a bank burns or a vault floods. It doesn't just show up at the visitor's entrance on a Tuesday morning. But Franz Felhaber's banking habits had stopped making sense to the government long ago. For years, authorities say, he and his family have popped in and out of U.S. banks, looking to change about $20 million in decaying $100 bills for clean cash, offering ever-changing stories: It was an inheritance.
August 17, 2008 |
Lorenzo de la Torre Torres was on the cusp of death. Drug cartel hit men had pumped the deputy police chief with more than 20 bullets, and slightly wounded his boss, after a wild car chase in Nuevo Casas Grandes, the Mexican city the two were supposed to protect. Paramedics airlifted the officers 130 miles to Ciudad Juarez. Within hours, however, hospital officials wheeled them into an ambulance, which sped off to the Bridge of the Americas over the concrete-lined stretch of the Rio Grande that separates Mexico from Texas.