For a Super Bowl winner, just pick six

Jan 27, 2015

There’s data, there’s big data, and then there is slam-dunk data. In the latter category: Teams that return an interception for a touchdown are 12-0 in the Super Bowl. Get a pick-six, win the Super Bowl. It’s pretty much that simple.

Of course, any football team from midget league on wants a return touchdown. But at the Super Bowl level, the interception return touchdown has far more impact than other kinds of return plays. Teams that run back a fumble for a touchdown in the Super Bowl are 2-2. Teams that run a kick back for a touchdown are 4-6, that winning total diluted by two Super

... read more at: http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/page/TMQSuperBowlPreview150127/teams-score-pick-six-take-super-bowl-tuesday-morning-quarterback

Police: Woman Drove Drunk With 2 Kids in Car

A 34-year-old Port Washington woman faces felony DWI charges after police say she was intoxicated while driving her 2015 Cadillac Escalade with two children in the vehicle Friday evening.

According to police, Second Precinct officers responded to a call for a disturbance at Northern Boulevard and Oyster Bay Road in East Norwich at about 6:47 p.m.

When officers arrived, they found Whitney K. Gold outside her Cadillac engaged in a verbal argument with a female friend, police said.

Two children-a 9-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy-were in the car and officers determined that Gold had been driving the vehicle while intoxicated, police said.

Gold was arrested and the children were released to a family member at the scene.

Gold is charged with two counts of aggravated DWI with a child passenger-a felony under Leandra’s Law-DWI, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and operating a motor vehicle

... read more at: http://patch.com/new-york/syosset/police-woman-drove-drunk-2-kids-car-0

Oregon’s ‘Military Mistress’ on run, eyed in check fraud

An Oregon woman who gained notoriety several years ago for marrying at least 14 U.S. servicemen and stealing their money is reportedly facing new allegations.

Bobbi Ann House, dubbed the “Military Mistress” in connection with a 2011 fraud conviction, is wanted for allegedly writing a series of bad checks in Oregon, Colorado and Oklahoma, The Oregonian reported.

Authorities say House, 39, of Dallas, Ore., and her new husband, Zackerie House, 27, opened a Wells Fargo checking account so that they could write checks totaling close to $13,500 in less than a month, according to the newspaper.

The couple allegedly started their spree in Western Oregon, moving through Oregon coastal towns, into Colorado and Oklahoma.

House was known as Bobbi Ann Finley when she was sentenced in 2011 to three years in an Alabama prison for theft by deception. In 2010, ABC News interviewed nine of her former husbands, one of whom described House as a “domestic

... read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/04/08/oregon-military-mistress-wanted-again-for-alleged-check-fraud.html

Argument led to fatal shooting between brothers

A dispute over Michael Jimenez’s loyalty during his brother’s recent incarceration led to Jimenez’s shooting death last month, a witness testified Wednesday.

Rahsohn Perry, 32, faces murder and gun charges in connection with the Nov. 8 shooting of his brother, Jimenez, 39. 54A District Court Judge Hugh Clarke Jr. determined at a preliminary hearing that there is enough evidence to send Perry to trial for his brother’s death.

The early morning shooting occurred at Lansing resident Chris Hugger’s home in the 300 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard after what Hugger described as a homecoming party gone wrong. Hugger said it was his gun that Perry used to shoot Jimenez.

Jimenez and Perry have the same mother but different fathers.

In Wednesday’s preliminary hearing, Hugger said he returned home the

... read more at: http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/local/2014/12/03/perry-preliminary-hearing-witnesses/19857727/

BMW’s EnLighten App Tells You How To Time Stop Lights (And Helps Launch The V2G Revolution)

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If you live in a city long enough, you get to understand its traffic lights. Some places, they’re synchronized, so when your light turns green, you know how fast you can drive and hit the next one without slowing

... read more at: http://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1099484_bmws-enlighten-app-tells-you-how-to-time-stop-lights-and-helps-launch-the-v2g-revolution

The Safest & Deadliest States For Car Accidents

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We’ve spilled a lot of ink discussing the most congested cities for drivers. But what about the most dangerous states for auto-related deaths?

Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle of the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute asked themselves the same

... read more at: http://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1100294_the-safest-deadliest-states-for-car-accidents

Flameout: Young Sonics phenom Robert Swift falls hard

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a December day in 2010, Bob and Casey Hill walked into a posh apartment just outside downtown Tokyo.

Bob, the former Sonics coach, and Casey, his son, were coaching the Tokyo Apache, a basketball team in the top Japanese league. But their visit had little to do with basketball.

Inside the apartment was Robert Swift, the 7-footer the Sonics selected with the 12th pick in the 2004 NBA draft. Swift entered the NBA as an 18-year-old brimming with potential, but he was out of the league after making about $10 million and playing in just 97 games. He was in Japan as a 25-year-old reclamation project.

Bob and Casey walked into Swift’s apartment and found him in bed. His room was dark. An empty bottle of vodka lay on the floor. He was hung over, and it was clear to Casey that Swift had been drinking alone after his fiancé had

... read more at: http://www.seattletimes.com/html/sports/2023691379_robertswift18xml.html

28 States Use Outdated Driver’s License Format, Which Could Leave You Stranded At The Airport

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When we think of technology and change, we often think of computers, mobile phones, cars, and such. But today, even the most mundane objects are evolving, from electrical outlets to thermostats.

Driver’s licenses are not immune.

Unfortunately, like your grumpy

... read more at: http://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1101625_28-states-use-outdated-drivers-license-format-which-could-leave-you-stranded-at-the-airport