March 6, 2012 |
Auburn Hills, Mich. -- Lakers guard Kobe Bryant will wear a black protective mask Tuesday night against Detroit, ditching the clear one he used in his first three games after sustaining a broken nose. Bryant played well with the clear one, which will still be on hand if he decides to go back to it. He averaged 34 points and shot 54.3% in three games since taking a hard foul from Miami guard Dwyane Wade in the All-Star Game. Bryant went with the new mask after trying out another new one because, as a team official said simply, "it felt good.
March 12, 2012 |
On the court, Kobe Bryant and Chris Paul remain mad men. They talk trash. Their competitive motors run. Their chippiness persists. Now the two have become masked men. Bryant has worn a plastic mask for the last seven games, including the Lakers' 97-94 win Sunday over the Boston Celtics, after Miami guard Dwyane Wade delivered a hard foul that broke Bryant's nose, giving him a concussion and causing neck pain. Paul wore a plastic mask for the first time in the Clippers' 97-93 loss to the Golden State Warriors two days after suffering a nasal fracture against San Antonio.
March 11, 2012 |
Chris Paul had never worn a protective mask until warmups Sunday, just hours before the Clippers faced Golden State. In fact, he didn't even know he'd need it until Saturday, when X-rays revealed that he'd suffered a nasal fracture in the first quarter of Friday's win against San Antonio when he was hit in the face by Spurs swingman Danny Green . During his team's 97-93 loss to the Warriors, Paul was hit on the nose several...
June 4, 2000
I agree with Dr. Peter Dure-Smith regarding the spread of germs aloft ("A Problem in the Air," Letters, April 16). I would like to see the airlines address this problem. However, we can't just wait for the airlines. We need to help ourselves. Because we were flying to Europe shortly after I had suffered with bronchitis and pneumonia, my husband went down to the drugstore and purchased a mask to wear aloft. What a difference! I was able to sleep on the plane because my nasal passages did not dry out, and I was well throughout the trip.
July 22, 2010 |
MIDWEST CITY, Okla. -- An unemployed woman who said she was desperate for money has been arrested on charges she robbed an Oklahoma McDonald's with a white stretch girdle wrapped around her face as a makeshift mask. Authorities said 51-year-old Sharon Lain of Midwest City admitted to being the underwear-masked bandit who made off with the contents of a cash drawer from the fast-food restaurant around 3 a.m. Tuesday. A surveillance video captured the woman on tape and was broadcast on local television, prompting several tips that led police to a condemned home on Wednesday night where Lain was found living, said Midwest City Police Chief Brandon Clabes.
August 7, 2012 |
WASHINGTON — As economic data points have gone recently, last week's unemployment report was good news: 163,000 net jobs created in July, exceeding analysts' expectations. But such broad statistics don't tell the whole story, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said Monday. They mask the struggles of average Americans in an economic recovery still straining to gain traction. "Even though some key aggregate metrics — including consumer spending, disposable income, household net worth and debt service payments — have moved in the direction of recovery, it is clear that many individuals and households continue to struggle with difficult economic and financial conditions," Bernanke said in a prerecorded video speech for a Massachusetts conference.