August 29, 2001 |
Seattle Mariner left fielder Al Martin told the Seattle Times a great story about the time he tried to tackle Michigan's Leroy Hoard in 1986 while playing for USC. "For some reason, probably because I was young and dumb, I decided I could make a head-on stop of Leroy Hoard," Martin told the newspaper in May. "I hit him, or rather he hit me. You remember those big tree-trunk legs Hoard had? That's what hit me." There are only a couple of problems with the story.
January 22, 2013 |
SEATTLE - This is a city that knows how to nurse a grudge. Seattle basketball fans never got over their anger when Starbucks Chief Executive Howard Schultz signed the deal in 2006 that would ultimately send the beloved SuperSonics to Oklahoma City. Try Googling "Howard Schultz" and, take your pick, "traitor," "Howard the Coward" or "evil incarnate. " Fan forums endured for years sharing venom and regret over the team's reemergence in 2008 as the Oklahoma City Thunder. Guys in Sonics hats showed up at Schultz's book signing at a Costco in 2011 and proudly videotaped themselves getting thrown out. A documentary film, "Sonicsgate," explored in excruciating detail the raw deal that preceded the transfer and the civic pain that ensued.
December 29, 2000 |
Workers at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, one of the city's two strike-hit newspapers, ended a 38-day strike by approving a new contract, but wrangling over who could return to work, and when, threatened resolution of the walkout at the Seattle Times. The P-I contract offers a smaller hourly wage increase than the guild had wanted but increases company contributions to health plans. The hang-up at the Times is over back-to-work provisions.
December 14, 1996
I went to my files and pulled out my copy of the 1937 Third Annual Compton Invitational Track and Field Meet and there it was, just as I remembered. . . . Pole Vault Assistant--Pete Rozelle. When a vaulter knocked the bar off, Rozelle put it back up. VINCE REEL Claremont As a former sportswriter with the Seattle Times, I am familiar with the selective memory difficulty that plagues the profession. I refer to your writers who have canonized Pete Rozelle as the patron saint of the NFL. Is this the same Pete Rozelle who did everything in his power to deny recognition to that "other" league, the AFL?
January 2, 1990 |
The Green River Task Force of police assigned to solve the deaths and disappearances of dozens of women is being cut to a unit of seven, The Seattle Times reported. King County police will take over the investigation, which once involved 56 agents of local, state and federal law enforcement, the paper said. The remains of 41 of 49 women reported missing from January, 1982, through March, 1984, have been found, but the killer or killers remain unidentified.
December 29, 2013 |
USC Coach Steve Sarkisian has already hired three former Washington assistants, and he is apparently adding two more. Marques Tuiasosopo has accepted an offer to coach tight ends at USC, the Seattle Times' Adam Jude reported Sunday night , citing multiple unnamed sources. USC also is expected to announce the hiring of defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox, Jude reported, citing sources. Tuiasosopo was Washington's quarterbacks coach last season and was the Huskies' interim coach for their Fight Hunger Bowl victory over BYU on Friday.
February 7, 2014 |
A pregnant Montana teacher who alleges that she was fired from a Catholic middle school because she was not married has hired a law firm in the latest conflict between religious doctrine and shifting societal values. Shaela Evenson, 36, was fired from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena for violating the morality clause of her contract, the diocese said. “As with any Catholic school, we have the obligation to provide an authentically Catholic learning environment,” Supt.