Tag: Phoenix

NFL owners mull cut of regular-season overtime to 10 minutes

BY BARRY WILNER NEW YORK (AP) — NFL owners will consider proposals next week to cut regular-season overtime from 15 minutes to 10; eliminate players leaping over the line of scrimmage on kick plays; and expansion of coaches’ challenges and what can be reviewed by officials. In what promises to be a busy annual meeting next week in Phoenix that will include discussing the Raiders’ potential relocation from Oakland to Las Vegas, the 32 owners also will vote on changing the mechanics on replay reviews and other items intended to reduce downtime during games. The Eagles proposed four rules...

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Pharr Officials Reporting Decrease in Crime

Officials in the city of Pharr reporting their crime rate has dropped more than 30 percent. Authorities believe the police department’s two new operations–Operations Cape and Phoenix are attributed to the drop. In the first three months of this year–overall crime has decreased by 34 percent, while violent crimes have decreased by 40...

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Green Glossary of Home Heating and Cooling

In the typical American home, heating and cooling account for close to 50 percent of all energy use. This means that regulating your household temperature can cost you a bundle in terms of fuel bills, and add appreciably to your carbon footprint. However, it’s possible to increase the efficiency of your HVAC system by as much as a surprising 20 percent, using green techniques. Here’s a glossary of home heating and cooling terms to help you understand how to go more eco-friendly. Air Sealing: Treatment of a building to prevent leakage of interior or exterior air. Attic Fan: Thermostat-controlled,...

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Gordon Fights With Keselowski In Big Texas Melee

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Brad Keselowski is doing everything he can for a chance at another NASCAR championship. No matter how angry he makes other drivers. Jeff Gordon was fighting mad at Texas, leading to a post-race confrontation with Keselowski and a big melee. Gordon’s shot at a huge playoff victory got wiped out after hard contact during extra laps Sunday. “It’s his disregard for what’s going on out there,” said Gordon, the four-time champion who in an earlier live postrace television interview used an expletive in referring to Keselowski. “He made an over-aggressive move. Those are moves...

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