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December 8, 1995 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The bowl picture started to come together last Friday, when Miami asked for swift punishment from the NCAA for its transgressions so it could go on with its athletic life. The Hurricanes were slotted to play Notre Dame in the Orange Bowl but instead chose to sit out New Year's Day. "That's when everything started to clear up as far as who would be going where," said Troy Mathieu, executive director of the Sugar Bowl. Maybe to him.
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August 28, 2000 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sophomore quarterback Michael Vick was supposed to provide the thunderbolts and lightning Sunday night at Lane Stadium. Mother Nature beat him to it. Literally seconds before Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech were set to kick off in the Black Coaches Assn. Classic, a violent thunderstorm swept through the area and forced the game's postponement. "We could literally see what was coming with the naked eye," Virginia Tech Athletic Director Jim Weaver said of the weather front.
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SPORTS
August 28, 2000 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sophomore quarterback Michael Vick was supposed to provide the thunderbolts and lightning Sunday night at Lane Stadium. Mother Nature beat him to it. Literally seconds before Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech were set to kick off in the Black Coaches Assn. Classic, a violent thunderstorm swept through the area and forced the game's postponement. "We could literally see what was coming with the naked eye," Virginia Tech Athletic Director Jim Weaver said of the weather front.
SPORTS
December 8, 1995 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The bowl picture started to come together last Friday, when Miami asked for swift punishment from the NCAA for its transgressions so it could go on with its athletic life. The Hurricanes were slotted to play Notre Dame in the Orange Bowl but instead chose to sit out New Year's Day. "That's when everything started to clear up as far as who would be going where," said Troy Mathieu, executive director of the Sugar Bowl. Maybe to him.
NATIONAL
April 17, 2007 | David Zucchino, Maura Reynolds and Stephen Braun, Times Staff Writers
Gunfire erupted on the Virginia Tech campus Monday in the Blue Ridge Mountains, killing at least 32 people in a dorm and an academic building, in attacks more than two hours apart. A gunman took his life after the second incident, police said. The attacks -- the worst such incident in modern U.S. history -- raised questions about campus security officials' response to the first shootings, in which two people were killed at the West Ambler Johnston dormitory at 7:15 a.m.
SCIENCE
February 23, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sudden tremendous gushes of water from underground most likely carved out unusual fan-shaped geological formations like staircases long ago on the surface of Mars, scientists said. The Martian surface has about 200 large basins with fanlike formations, about 10 of which are terraced with what look like steps into the basin. Since they were first seen three years ago, scientists have debated how these formations, some of them nine miles wide, were created. Dutch and U.S. researchers dug a crater in sand in a room-size tub, then started water flowing in through a channel.
SPORTS
October 29, 2003 | From Times Wire Services
Former Pacific 10 Conference rushing champion Clarence Farmer was dismissed from Arizona's team Tuesday for undisclosed reasons, a school spokesman said. Farmer, who led the Pac-10 in rushing in 2001, ranks sixth in career rushing yards at Arizona. The Tucson Citizen reported that Farmer was dismissed after reporting late for practice. Farmer, also an outfielder on the Wildcat baseball team, was a 49th-round pick by the Dodgers in the June amateur draft.
NATIONAL
December 18, 2012 | By Matt Pearce
As Howard B. Unruh barricaded himself in his home against the police -- after finally running out of ammunition -- he got a call from an assistant city editor at a local newspaper who had looked up his phone number. “Why are you killing people?” asked the editor, Philip W. Buxton. “I don't know,” Unruh replied. “I can't answer that yet. I'll have to talk to you later. I'm too busy now.” It was 1949 in Camden, N.J., and Unruh had just killed 12 people and injured four others with a Luger pistol, including women and children.
BUSINESS
April 3, 2014 | By Paul Whitefield, This post has been updated. See below for details.
Forgive the cynicism, but really, who cares why Army Spec. Ivan Lopez took a gun and killed three people and wounded 16 others at Ft. Hood, Texas, on Wednesday? Thursday's stories were filled with details about Lopez and his rampage: He was being treated for depression, anxiety and sleep disturbances; he had seen a psychiatrist recently and had been prescribed Ambien; he was being evaluated for post-traumatic stress disorder; he served in Iraq but not in combat; he bought his weapon from the same gun store as fellow Ft. Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan.
BUSINESS
January 30, 1999 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Will Bill Gates play better than "Heaven's Gate"? That's the question gripping legal and public relations strategists in the wake of a U.S. appeals court ruling Friday ordering the release of more videotaped testimony by the Microsoft chairman over the company's objections. Few expect Gates' 20 hours of testimony--made in August--to do boffo box office; most expect a bomb on the scale of the ill-fated Hollywood western.
NATIONAL
July 25, 2012 | By Alexandra Zavis
AURORA, Colo. -- The number of people applying to purchase guns in Colorado jumped after the massacre at a midnight screening of the latest Batman movie here, state figures show. The shootings in the wee hours of Friday morning left 12 people dead and 58 wounded. Later that day, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation approved background checks for 1,216 applicants through the state's online application system, known as InstaCheck, agency spokeswoman Susan Medina said. That was 38% more than the previous Friday.
NEWS
July 22, 2012 | By Morgan Little
As the conversation surrounding the tragic shooting in Aurora, Colo., shifts toward a discussion on whether the event justifies action taken to expand gun control, it's important to recognize how opinions on gun ownership have shifted in recent years. Despite events such as the massacre at Columbine High School in 1999, the Beltway sniper spree in 2002, the shooting at Virginia Tech University in 2007 and the Fort Hood, Texas,  shooting in 2009, support for gun control has steadily declined throughout the country, with Americans increasingly satisfied with the status quo of gun rights.
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