January 9, 2010 |
No matter how many times he said "psyched" or "blast" or did cannonballs into the university pool, Pete Carroll was always going to leave USC and go back to the National Football League. The only questions were the time, the date, the team, the billionaire owner and whether Carroll would: 1) get out on top, after a national championship; or 2) bolt for the door after a one-win-shy-of-10 season and the NCAA cops in his rearview mirror. So the final answer looks as if it's: No. 2. Carroll appears headed to the Seattle Seahawks -- not long after a judge ruled he could be deposed in the long-running Reggie Bush case, USC self-imposed sanctions on the basketball program, quarterback Aaron Corp transferred to lower-division Richmond and tailback Joe McKnight and star receiver Damian Williams declared for the NFL draft.
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January 22, 2010 |
The nine years that Pete Carroll served as USC's football coach produced 97 victories, seven bowl game wins and three Heisman Trophies -- and one nonprofit, community service organization that has a high profile in the inner core of Los Angeles and a fair amount of clout in City Hall. A Better LA, which Carroll helped found in 2003, runs a broad array of programs, such as job development courses, counseling services and "moonlight" basketball games where men from South L.A., Watts and Compton -- many of them rival gang members -- compete in safe gyms.
January 17, 2010 |
Pete Carroll buttoned his jacket, straightened his cardinal-colored tie, clipped on a microphone and settled into a seat on ESPN's "GameDay" set. It was Jan. 7, the day of the Bowl Championship Series title game between No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Texas. USC's telegenic coach, winner of two national titles and the leader of perhaps the decade's most high-profile college football program, was at the Rose Bowl to provide guest commentary, his Trojans having finished a disappointing season two weeks earlier at the Emerald Bowl.
January 10, 2010 |
As the Seattle Seahawks worked through final details to bring Pete Carroll back to the NFL, USC has targeted a coach it wants to replace him. But it might not be easy to lure Oregon State's Mike Riley. Riley was among Athletic Director Mike Garrett's top choices in 2000 before he hired Carroll. A source with knowledge of the situation confirmed Saturday that Riley was at the top of USC's list. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on the record.
March 4, 2010 |
Democratic Rep. Charles B. Rangel, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee who has been dogged by ethics questions, temporarily stepped down from the powerful post Wednesday, shaking up the panel at a crucial time for his party. Rep. Pete Stark (D-Fremont), one of the most liberal and outspoken members of the House, is expected to take over the influential committee, which writes tax legislation and has sweeping power over any measure that affects revenue. The ascension of Stark, a congressman since the Nixon presidency and dean of the California congressional delegation, "should energize the committee," said Rick Weissenstein, a healthcare analyst with Washington Research Group, a policy and market research firm.
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November 2, 2009 |
Peter Sinclair rummaged through the closet and found what he was looking for. His roommate, drawn to the commotion, saw Pete raise a gun to his head. Daniel Jennings managed to yank it away. He locked up all of Pete's guns. "You can't stop me," Pete said. Jennings and Pete had served together in Iraq from 2004 to 2005, but this was a year later and Pete was struggling. Daniel encouraged him to lie down and left to get help once Pete seemed calmer. "You're a good man," Pete said.
December 4, 1999
Since major league baseball is having a meeting with Pete Rose and his attorney, when can we expect the meeting with Shoeless Joe Jackson and his attorney? JON WALDRON Westchester For Pete's sake, let Pete in. SUZY KING Hermosa Beach
September 13, 1992
Thanks for the "no new taxes," Pete. I guess the 40% increase in my Cal State student fees doesn't count. Of course, I don't have to pay that if I "choose" not to get my degree. Maybe then I could get that job at McDonald's and give up my career plans. Thanks again, Pete. DENNIS VILLACORTE, Pomona
July 6, 2003 |
Philadelphia "Buddakan?" boomed Pete through the phone. "I hear that's one of the best restaurants in the city. You'd better be buying!" "For the pleasure of your company, I am buying," I replied to my longtime friend. And that is how we ended up in the heart of Philadelphia's historic district, having an excellent lunch at an Asian fusion bistro rated among the city's top restaurants.