September 19, 2013 |
Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. Each Friday, The Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturay's menu of games: MORNING North Texas (2-1) at No. 9 Georgia (1-1) 9 a.m., KDOC Any wonder why the Southeastern Conference is No. 1? While the Pac-12 Network and DirecTV continue to hold subscribers hostage with their impasse, the SEC continues to spread its superiority ideology to the SoCal market via local access cable.
September 18, 2013 |
Stanford remains on top despite howls from Alabama fans who point out their crimson heroes gave up fewer than 700 yards and 50 points against Texas A&M. UCLA jumps six spots to No. 12, but this is where fame gets dicey for the Bruins. They were No. 11 in 2007 and came home from Utah a 44-6 loser. Rankman cordially welcomes Mississippi to the top 25 after Hugh Freeze's Rebels cold-blasted Texas at Austin. Ole Miss plays at Alabama on Sept. 28. 1; Stanford 2-0; If nothing else, Gaffney's year in minor league baseball taught him the infield fly rule.
July 20, 2013 |
Authorities in North Texas are investigating how an adult woman apparently fell to her death while riding a roller coaster at a Six Flags amusement park Friday evening. The accident occurred just after 6:30 p.m. at the Six Flags Over Texas park in Arlington. The ride, the Texas Giant roller coaster , remained closed Saturday morning, “We are working closely with authorities to determine the cause of the accident,” Sharon Parker, a park spokeswoman, said in a statement.
May 20, 2013 |
The death toll from the most recent outbreak of tornadoes in the Midwest climbed to two on Monday morning as parts of four states braced for the possibility of more storms by nightfall. An official at the Oklahoma state medical examiner's office said that two people were killed in Shawnee when a tornado roared through a mobile home park in the central part of the state. Several tornadoes struck the area and one devastated the Steelman Estates Mobile Home Park on Sunday. Office spokeswoman Amy Elliot identified the two confirmed dead as Glen Irish, 79, and Billy Hutchinson, 76. Irish appears to have been a resident of the mobile home park and Hutchinson was killed in a car, she said.
May 17, 2013 |
On the limb of a barren tree in the tornado-devastated north Texas community of Rancho Brazos, an American flag flaps in the wind - placed there by a firefighter. "It's symbolic of, 'We're here, we're going to rebuild,'" said Sgt. Nathan Stringer, a Hood County sheriff's spokesman. The tornado has "broken homes, but it hasn't broken our will," he said. A fierce series of twisters tore through the northern part of the state Wednesday, killing six people, injuring 53, leaving scores of damaged and destroyed houses and many people homeless.
May 16, 2013 |
About 10 tornadoes slashed through parts of North Texas, leaving at least six people dead, dozens injured and more than 100 homes damaged or destroyed as the tornado season got off to a frenzied start. At least three Texas counties -- Hood, Johnson and Montague -- were struck by tornadoes that began Wednesday evening and cut a wide swath through the region, where tornado activity is an annual occurrence. Weather observer teams will inspect the region, but the preliminary count of twisters by the National Weather Service stood at 10 by Thursday morning.