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  • CDC Urges Measles Vaccinations amid Disneyland Outbreak
    published on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:36:22 GMT
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged Americans on Thursday to get vaccinated for measles amid an outbreak that began at Disneyland in December, saying that 2014 saw the highest number of cases in two decades. LOS ANGELES - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged Americans on Thursday to get vaccinated for measles amid an outbreak that began at Disneyland in December, saying that 2014 saw the highest number of cases in two decades....
  • CDC urges measles vaccinations amid Disneyland outbreak
    published on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:02:56 GMT
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged Americans on Thursday to get vaccinated for measles amid an outbreak that began at Disneyland in December, saying that 2014 saw the highest number of cases in two decades. So far more than 90 people have been diagnosed with measles in California and elsewhere, most of them linked to an outbreak that public health officials suspect began when an infected person from outside the United States visited Disneyland in Anaheim between Dec. 15 an...
  • Former Xavier Prep, COD football player found guilty of rape
    published on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:45:08 GMT
    Former Xavier Prep and College of the Desert football player Brandon Vandenberg appeared surprised hearing his guilty verdict in a Nashville courtroom. Vandenburg and another former Vanderbilt football player, Corey Batey were each convicted of multiple counts of aggravated rape and sexual battery....
  • Richard Sherman's exchange with radio reporter gets heated
    published on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 02:31:49 GMT
    Underscoring that point seems to be one of his missions here in his meetings with the press this week at Super Bowl XLIX. On Tuesday at Media Day, a sports radio reporter from Palm Desert, Calif., did exactly that -- and held her own admirably....
  • Sherman's exchange with reporter gets heated
    published on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 02:16:12 GMT
    Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman reacts during media day for Super Bowl XLIX at US Airways Center in Phoenix on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Underscoring that point seems to be one of his missions here in his meetings with the press this week at Super Bowl XLIX....
  • Vanderbilt rape trial: Phones destroyed in texting cover-up
    published on Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:10:09 GMT
    Miles Finley, Vandenburgs friend from California had a confrontational exchange with Vandenburg's attorney Fletcher Long during the Vanderbilt rape trial on Wednesday Jan. 21, 2015, in Nashville. Finley told jurors he didn't know at the time that the alleged rape was ongoing as he was receiving the graphic videos....
  • Northview enjoys big weekend at 5 Counties Tournament
    published on Wed, 21 Jan 2015 21:32:41 GMT
    Northview High School has been one of the top wrestling programs in the CIF-Southern Section for much of the past two decades, and the Vikings showed some of that prowess this past weekend. Northview, ranked No....
  • Blind Judo Foundation To Introduce Judo At 3rd Annual Coachella Valley...
    published on Wed, 21 Jan 2015 08:17:02 GMT
    The sport of Judo provided by the Blind Judo Foundation will make its debut as one of several sports for people with disabilities at the Coachella Valley DisAbility Sports Festival, Saturday, January 24, 2015 in Palm Desert, CA. Event organizers hope to raise awareness of the opportunities available for people with disabilities and to serve as a link to adaptive sports programs in the Coachella Valley communities....
  • Tony Verna, inventor of instant TV replay, dies at 81
    published on Wed, 21 Jan 2015 02:34:15 GMT
    Tony Verna, a television director and producer who invented instant replay for live sports games 51 years ago, has died. Verna's daughter, Tracy Soiseth, said her father died Sunday at his Palm Desert, California, home after battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia....
  • Tony Verna, TV sports producer and director who invented instant replay, dies at 81
    published on Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:07:39 GMT
    Mr. Verna was directing the Army-Navy football game for CBS Sports in 1963 when he ran the first instant replay on television, changing the way sports were viewed by fans and, over time, refereed by officials. His invention, for which he received no patent or payment, is considered one of the most momentous in sports and entertainment history....
  • Tony Verna, director who originated instant replay, dies at 81
    published on Tue, 20 Jan 2015 21:36:05 GMT
    What CBS director Tony Verna wanted to do was revolutionary - use a tape machine to replay a key touchdown by Army quarterback Rollie Stichweh. "This is not live!" Nelson would tell a nationwide audience after the commercial break....
  • Inventor of TV instant replay dies
    published on Tue, 20 Jan 2015 17:51:39 GMT
    Tony Verna, 81, a television director and producer who invented instant replay for live sports 51 years ago, passed away Sunday at his Palm Desert, Calif., home after battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia, The Associated Press reported . Verna's method to cue the tape to pinpoint the play he wanted to immediately air again was first used by CBS in the Dec. 7, 1963, Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia....
  • Inventor of Instant Replay Dies at Palm Desert Home
    published on Tue, 20 Jan 2015 07:10:16 GMT
    Tony Verna, credited with inventing television's instant replay, has died in Palm Desert at 81, it was reported this weekend. Verna, a veteran sports and entertainment radio and television producer whose career spanned more than six decades, devised instant replay by using video tapes much the same way radio sports replays had been done for years....
  • Tony Verna, pioneered instant replay
    published on Tue, 20 Jan 2015 03:56:15 GMT
    What CBS director Tony Verna wanted to do was revolutionary -- use a tape machine to replay a key touchdown by Army quarterback Rollie Stichweh. "This is not live!" Nelson would tell a nationwide audience after the commercial break....
  • Philly native Tony Verna, inventor of instant replay, dies at 81
    published on Tue, 20 Jan 2015 03:50:54 GMT
    Anthony F. Verna, a producer of television sports and the inventor of the instant replay, died January 18 in Palm Desert, Calif. He was 81. Verna debuted his invention during CBS' telecast of the Army-Navy Game from Philadelphia, his hometown, in 1963....
  • Videos shown to jury in rape trial of 2 ex-Vandy players
    published on Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:37:07 GMT
    Sexually explicit videos showing the alleged attack on a female student in a dorm room were played for jurors Monday in the rape trial of two ex-Vanderbilt football players. The video was shot from the cellphone of Brandon Vandenburg during the June 2013 incident, a Nashville police detective testified....
  • Tony Verna, Inventor Of TV Instant Replay, Dies At 81
    published on Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:41:06 GMT
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  • Sports and TV Fans Mourn Inventor of Instant Replay
    published on Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:35:42 GMT
    Tony Verna, a television director and producer who invented instant replay for live sports games 51 years ago, has died. Verna's daughter, Tracy Soiseth, said her father died Sunday at his Palm Desert, California, home after battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia....
  • The inventor of instant TV replay, dies at 81
    published on Mon, 19 Jan 2015 16:13:31 GMT
    Tony Verna, a television director and producer who invented instant replay for live sports games 51 years ago, has died. Verna's daughter, Tracy Soiseth, said her father died Sunday at his Palm Desert, California, home after battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia....
  • Tony Verna
    published on Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:47:16 GMT
    Source: hosted.ap.org --- Monday, January 19, 2015PALM DESERT, Calif. -- Tony Verna, a television director and producer who invented instant replay for live sports 51 years ago, has died....