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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
SCIENCE
March 16, 2007 | Alan Zarembo, Times Staff Writer
A review of existing computer climate models suggests that global warming could transform the North Pole into an ice-free expanse of ocean at the end of each summer by 2100, scientists reported today. The researchers said that out of the 15 models they looked at, about half forecast that the sea-ice cover -- a continent-sized expanse that shrinks and grows with the seasons -- would seasonally vanish by the turn of the century.
NEWS
January 25, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli
RICHMOND, Va. -- Vice President Joe Biden took the White House's efforts to enact sweeping new gun proposals to the heart of Virginia on Friday, vowing to continue traveling the country to press the administration's case for immediate action in the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. “We cannot remain silent as a country,” Biden said after a round table discussion with officials from Virginia Tech University that centered on improvements in the background check system after a deadly shooting massacre there, as well as addressing the role of mental health in gun violence.
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