September 1, 2012 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State's initial first half post-Joe Paterno went pretty well. The Nittany Lions took a 14-3 lead into the tunnel, twice. The Nittany Lions jumped the gun (literally) when they started running off the field thnking the half was over. The players had to return because Ohio had called a timeout with three seconds left. Penn State fans booed. Bobcats quarterback Tyler Tettleton ran a stat-padding play on fourth down, and then the half was really over.
December 18, 2012 |
The end is near. Or maybe it's not. One way or the other, it's time to party in Mexico . For the past year, Mexican marketing teams have been promoting Dec. 21 (that's Friday) as the end of the Maya calendar , hinting that doomsday may be right around the corner. But now that the date is speeding toward us, the message has changed. “Rather than the end of the world, the Maya people believe the end of the Maya calendar on Dec. 21, 2012, actually symbolizes the start of a new era and therefore is something to be celebrated,” said Dario Flota, general director of the Riviera Maya Destination Marketing Office.
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December 22, 1992
A few thoughts on the Camerena/Alvarez Machain case. I don't think anyone could total the money we have spent on the War on Drugs, but I would venture to say that no other program has been allocated so much with so little results. The only explanation, since money is power, is that it is not so much a war as a power grab. We know that power is as addictive as any drug, therefore I think a little friendly advice to drug enforcement officials is warranted. You say you want to hire some thugs to kidnap a foreign national and bring him into the country, circumventing extradition treaties?
December 6, 1986
Thank God USC's football season is over. The media guide called it "The New Era," and that's what bothers me. I get this sort of sick feeling that unless major changes are made the glory days for USC football are over. I hope I'm wrong. . . . Trojan teams of the past had charisma, stature and presence. Those elements started to vanish or were nonexistent as this season progressed. Former USC teams repeatedly charged to come-from-behind victories because they had character and poise, instilled by the head coach.
May 16, 2008
Re "Amid the tragedy lies opportunity," May 14 I was surprised at this Times story. Media blogger Jeremy Goldkorn's comment that "there is no shame associated with natural disasters" is inaccurate. The shame is not in the disaster but in shoddy construction. I do not remember anyone after Hurricane Katrina suggesting that showing aid workers in crisp uniforms dragging the dead was an excellent opportunity to improve the U.S.' image. Finding political gain in an event that killed thousands of people would be like celebrating 9/11 as a much-needed opportunity for the U.S. to move into a new era. Jackie Felman Lake Forest, Calif.
May 2, 2012 |
DENVER -- Juan Uribe could land on the disabled list with a wrist injury, Manager Don Mattingly said. “We should know a lot by tomorrow,” Mattingly said. The Dodgers have day off on Thursday before they start a three-game series in Chicago against the Cubs. Mattingly said he doesn't want to play short-handed for long. Uribe re-injured his left wrist in batting practice on Tuesday. A related injury cost him five games earlier this month. Uribe said his wrist felt worse on Tuesday than it did earlier this month.