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February 13, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Derrick Brooks was just happy to be on the winning side for a change in the Pro Bowl. Being selected the game's outstanding player was a bonus. Brooks and the NFC's solid defense gave the NFL's so-called inferior conference something to feel good about Sunday in Honolulu, making the big plays in a sloppy 23-17 victory in a game that featured 10 turnovers -- six by the favored AFC.
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August 13, 1986 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., Times Staff Writer
Last weekend, as the crowds got out of hand, police set up roadblocks to isolate the dusty, up-country village of Wang Rongnoi. They put up posters advising arrivals: "Dr. Noi Is Hibernating." In fact, the doctor was not hibernating--in Thai usage, a mix of fast and meditation. That was a police trick. Then again, Dr. Noi is not a doctor, really. He's only 3 years old. Sometimes he behaves like a doctor. He keeps a few thousand patients waiting.
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