50 years after death, Jimi Hendrix continues shaping Seattle music, as same racial inequities persist
SEATTLE — He’s not onstage, but Jabrille “Jimmy James” Williams is busting out the deep cuts. It doesn’t take much prodding to get one of Seattle’s premier guitar players — a certified Jimi Hendrix aficionado — on a roll, recounting with love tales of lost jam sessions and other Hendrixian legends that burn as brightly as a flaming Stratocaster.Even his stage name, a pseudonym Hendrix himself once used, is partly an homage to the Seattle-reared music icon. “Jimi Hendrix represented everything that has to do with the word ‘freedom,’” James says in a phone interview. “People want to put him in a...
The Seattle Times
Mac Engel: Mike McCarthy is saved by the Dallas Cowboys in miracle win over Atlanta
ARLINGTON, Texas — In his home debut, the Dallas Cowboys saved their head coach from being fired after two games.Mike McCarthy was handed the game ball by his players after his first win as the Cowboys head coach, but he should donate it to charity because he tried to give the game away.The final stat line shows the Dallas Cowboys won 40-39 over the Atlanta Falcons through a series of events that not even the Almighty would have believed possible.They did it in front of an NFL COVID record 21,708 socially-distanced fans at AT&T Stadium, after playing one of the worst halves of football this fr...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Mark Bradley: These are Quinn's Falcons. Blowing games is what they do.
As awful as the unraveling of 28-3 was, we Atlantans could take a smidgen of solace — just a smidge, mind you — in the knowledge that what happened on Feb. 5, 2017, in Texas could never happen again.Ahem.Something like that just happened again.We stipulate that there’s a difference between blowing a 25-point with a Super Bowl on the line with the world and Lady Gaga watching and botching the end of an early game in September, but that said … this was the same franchise and the same head coach working in the same state of Texas. And Kyle Shanahan had nothing to do with this.The Super Bowl stand...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Tropical Storm Beta slowly moving toward Texas coast; Wilfred now a tropical depression
ORLANDO, Fla. — The National Hurricane Center continues to monitor several storms across the Atlantic basin Sunday, including Hurricane Teddy, Tropical Storm Beta and now Tropical Depression Wilfred.Tropical Storm Beta, named using the Greek alphabet, continues to slowly churn in the northwestern Gulf Coast toward Texas. This slow motion is expected to “produce a long duration rainfall event from the middle Texas coast to southern Louisiana,” according to the National Hurricane Center.As of 11 a.m. Sunday, TS Beta was located about 180 miles southeast Galveston, Texas, and about 225 miles east...
Tropical Storm Beta remains at a standstill in Gulf Coast; Hurricane Teddy expected to grow, aims for Bermuda
ORLANDO, Fla. — The National Hurricane Center continued to monitor several storms across the Atlantic basin Saturday, including Hurricane Teddy, and Tropical Storms Beta and Wilfred.Tropical Storm Beta, named using the Greek alphabet after Wilfred took up the last name in the “2020 hurricane season list,” has been stationary in the Gulf Coast for the past several hours, according to the NHC’s latest report.As of 5 p.m. Saturday, Beta was located 320 miles east-southeast of Corpus Christi, Texas, and 245 miles south of Lake Charles, Louisiana, with sustained winds of 60 mph, moving west at 2 mp...
Trump urges GOP to fill Supreme Court vacancy 'without delay' after Ginsburg's death
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Saturday said Republicans had an “obligation” to quickly fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat on the Supreme Court.Trump, who was informed about Ginsburg’s death Friday night after a political rally in Minnesota, promised the next day to act “without delay” to fill the vacancy.“We were put in this position of power and importance to make decisions for the people who so proudly elected us, the most important of which has long been considered to be the selection of United States Supreme Court Justices,” he tweeted.White House press secretary Kay...
New York Daily News
Injured Cowboys LT Tyron Smith will be a game-time decision Sunday
FRISCO, Texas — The Dallas Cowboys don’t sound optimistic about Pro Bowl left tackle Tyron Smith’s availability for Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons.Smith suffered a neck injury going through individual drills and didn’t practice on Thursday or Friday.Owner Jerry Jones called Smith a game-time decision for Sunday, while coach Mike McCarthy said they are still gathering information on Smith and will know more on Saturday.“As far as the plan, you’re always working different scenarios,” McCarthy said. “We’ll continue to do that today and tomorrow. We’ll see how Tyron is tomorrow. That wi...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
A polo multimillionaire went to prison over a deadly DUI crash. Now he claims new proof could free him
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — One of the biggest South Florida criminal court cases of the last decade has been quietly reopened — the DUI manslaughter conviction of polo club founder John Goodman.And it’s partly over vomit, of all things.The multimillionaire, who is serving a 16-year state prison sentence, claims there is new proof he threw up from chugging liquor after the Feb. 12, 2010, crash in Wellington, helping substantiate his account of that night.It’s a return to Goodman’s “man cave” defense — that his elevated blood alcohol level was from drinking at a private bar he stumbled upon while l...
Deputies: Steakhouse gift cards rewards for officers using force
AUSTIN, Texas — Williamson County, Texas, sheriff’s office leaders rewarded deputies who used force on the job with steakhouse gift cards, according to two former employees, one of whom made the admission to Texas Rangers investigating the agency’s aggressive tactics.Among the deputies who received gift cards to places such as Logan’s Roadhouse were J.J. Johnson and Zach Camden, the officers involved in the March 2019 death of Javier Ambler. Officers used their Tasers on the Black 40-year-old father four times as he gasped that he had a heart condition and could not breathe.In a recorded inter...
Student test results before University of Texas football opener suggest silent spread
AUSTIN, Texas — Among the 1,200 University of Texas students who were tested for the coronavirus in advance of last weekend’s football opener — a negative test was required for students to attend — 95 tested positive.The results, among students who were not exhibiting symptoms, suggest that the virus could be silently spreading on campus to a degree not previously known.University health officials later determined that 26 of the students who tested positive for the virus had previously tested positive and had recovered to an extent that they were no longer considered contagious.Even excluding ...