October 13, 1985 |
The final score wasn't close Saturday as 12th-ranked Auburn pounded No. 4 Florida State, 59-27, but Seminole Coach Bobby Bowden figured his team might have won with one extra player. That player: Auburn senior tailback Bo Jackson. "Bo Jackson was the difference in the game," Bowden said. "He's one of the greats of all time. "I think if we would have had him, we probably would have won the game. The teams were fairly even. He's the difference."
July 2, 1987 |
A C-130 cargo plane performing a tank-dropping maneuver crashed and burned on a dirt runway Wednesday, killing five servicemen but stopping 100 yards short of bleachers filled with spectators. Four of six Air Force crewmen on the plane were killed, as well as an Army soldier on the ground, said Capt. Brian Irving of Pope Air Force Base, where the four-engine turboprop was based. The two survivors were being transferred to Brooke Army Medical Center at Ft. Sam Houston, Tex.
January 31, 1988 |
It was desperation time for the USC basketball team Saturday, and the Trojans responded with a 65-60 victory over Washington State at the Sports Arena. Even though the game was ragged at times, USC Coach George Raveling didn't knock any aspects of it. "There were far more positive things than negative," Raveling said. "When you're in the depths of despair like us, the only way out is with a win."
November 8, 2009 |
More than 1,000 Toyota and Lexus owners have reported since 2001 that their vehicles suddenly accelerated on their own, in many cases slamming into trees, parked cars and brick walls, among other obstacles, a Times review of federal records has found. The crashes resulted in at least 19 deaths and scores of injuries over the last decade, records show. Federal regulators say that is far more than any other automaker has experienced. Owner complaints helped trigger at least eight investigations into sudden acceleration in Toyota and Lexus vehicles by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the last seven years.
November 18, 1988 |
The tearful and tearless both cry on William Frey's shoulder. Among those seeking his help since he published "Crying: The Mystery of Tears" three years ago were a woman whose husband alternated bouts of tears and laughter, and a restaurateur whose cooks cried chopping onions. For the restaurant owner, the answer was easy and time-honored: Chop the onions under a mist of water. Other times, it's more complicated.