Federal officials hunted for the source of a 16-state salmonella outbreak linked to three types of raw tomatoes, while the list of supermarkets and restaurants yanking those varieties from shelves and dishes grew
At 14, while attending the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet camp in Florida, Kaylee Marie Radzyminski asked one question to troops returning from overseas military service. Their simple answer spurred the small-town teen into action.
My Friday 7:10 a.m. tee time -- first group, first round -- was fast approaching, and there was no daylight in the sky, and now in the clubhouse dining room Fuzzy Zoeller was asking if he could join me for breakfast. Zoeller, winner of the 1979 Masters and the '84 U.S. Open, a man who makes everything look easy, asking me, your garden-variety duffer with a golfing nervous disorder, if he could sit down with me.
Tom Watson and Bill Murray each broke through at the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am at the TPC Tampa Bay, but it was a case of something old and something new. Murray, playing with his regular straight man, Scott Simpson, tried the latter. He charged $50 a pop to professional autograph collectors seeking his signature on Caddyshack glossies and posters. At the awards ceremony he turned over his wad -- $900 -- to Jan Horn, the founder of the Clearwater charity Blooming Place for Kids. It was the first time Murray and Simpson had won a pro-am together after dozens of tries. The 57-year-old Watson, invigorated by his fine play at Pebble Beach the week before (19th overall, second in the pro-am), looked like his former self, carving shots in a Tampa wind that at times was arctic to get his first win in Florida in 94 pro starts in the state. Jay Haas, who is 0 for 105 in Florida, finished second. No word on whether Haas will sell autographs the next time he plays there.... Watson will skip this year's British Open
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