January 3, 2001 |
Done in by decimal points, confounded by computers, the Miami Hurricanes took their case for college football's national championship as far as humanly possible Tuesday night, defeating Florida, 37-20, in the Sugar Bowl because the Orange Bowl wasn't available. The bowl championship series bouncers kept the Hurricanes sequestered in New Orleans, instead of Miami, where the real action is tonight: the BCS title game between undefeated Oklahoma and once-beaten Florida State. Beaten once by Miami.
September 17, 2000 |
A storm beginning to pound Florida's Gulf Coast reached hurricane strength Saturday after deluging western Cuba with up to 10 inches of rain early in the day. Florida Gov. Jeb Bush activated emergency response teams as rains pushed by Hurricane Gordon moved onshore. Storm watches and warnings were posted along the Gulf Coast, and several counties recommended voluntary evacuations of barrier islands and coastal or low-lying areas.
August 24, 2000 |
Tourists were ordered to leave the Florida Keys on Wednesday, even as the reason for the evacuation--Hurricane Debby--seemed to fall apart during its march toward the U.S. coastline. Indeed, Debby was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm after its winds dropped from 75 mph to 50 mph during a passage over mountainous Hispaniola, the island shared by the nations of the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Debby was still headed west, toward a likely landfall at some part of South Florida.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1998
Two banks are collecting money at branches in southeast Los Angeles County to aid the Red Cross' efforts to help victims of Hurricane Georges. Puerto Rico-based Banco Popular has put out canisters in its Norwalk, Downey and Montebello branches, and First State will begin collecting donations at its Santa Fe Springs branch today, according to Cindy Marquez, a spokeswoman for the Red Cross' Rio Hondo chapter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1998 |
As part of a disaster-relief team, four San Fernando Valley and two Ventura County residents landed this week in devastated areas suffering the aftereffects of Hurricane Georges. After a short stay at a staging area in Atlanta, the American Red Cross volunteers were dispatched to either Puerto Rico, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana or Mississippi, said Mike Powers, a spokesman for the Red Cross.
September 26, 1998 |
All week long, USC prepared for its game against Florida State today by practicing while huge speakers blared simulated crowd noise. Maybe the managers should have just dumped buckets of water on the players' heads instead, Coach Paul Hackett said Friday.