August 17, 2013 |
They weren't looking for fame. When Brian Collins, a Ball State freshman doing a little college telecast, lost his place, lost his head, lost his thought process and said, "Boom goes the dynamite" during an Indiana Pacers clip in 2005, he had no idea it would become a YouTube sensation, get more than a million hits and cost him dates. When Mallory Holtman and teammate Liz Wallace of Central Washington carried Western Oregon's Sara Tucholsky around the bases after she tore an anterior cruciate ligament rounding first base during a home run trot, Holtman never expected to be on a billboard for an insurance company's "Responsibility Project.
April 24, 2004 |
A college student accused of hiding box cutters aboard airliners to expose security weaknesses pleaded guilty in Baltimore, and as part of a plea bargain made a video that could be used to train federal airport screeners. Nathaniel Heatwole could get as much as six months in jail and $5,000 fine at sentencing June 24. The 20-year-old student at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C.
October 19, 2003 |
A college student who the FBI believes hid box cutters and other banned items aboard two Southwest Airlines planes had warned government officials he would try to bring forbidden articles onto commercial flights to expose holes in security. A federal law enforcement official confirmed Saturday that investigators are interviewing Nathaniel T. Heatwole of Greensboro, N.C.
June 7, 1987 |
Brandishing signs that said "Ban the Klan" and singing "We Shall Overcome," about 600 counterdemonstrators turned out for a march Saturday through downtown Greensboro to protest a Ku Klux Klan march planned for today. The klan march, which is expected to draw about 200 people, would be the first public appearance of the KKK here since a bloody clash in 1979 left five anti-klan activists dead.
April 23, 1985
On their day off Monday, the New York Yankees were invited to an optional workout. Seven players showed up. Guess who wasn't happy? "I wasn't pleased with it at all," owner George Steinbrenner said. "I thought the players would show more support, respect, consideration for Yogi." Said Berra: "I told them to be here if they wanted to. They haven't had a day off for a while. They needed it." Said Steinbrenner: "I would have made the workout mandatory. But, at this point, Yogi is running the team.
July 21, 1996 |
A recent Morning Briefing item noted that Babe Ruth, then with the Boston Red Sox, led the major leagues in home runs in 1918 with 11, a mark he shared with Tilly Walker of the Philadelphia Athletics. Reader Larry Berg of San Gabriel thinks the item shortchanged the Babe. Berg notes that in that same season Ruth also started 19 games as a pitcher, completing 18, with a 13-7 record and a 2.22 earned-run average. He also batted .