Last mission to repair the Hubble telescope Hubble space telescope discoveries have enriched our understanding of the cosmos. In this special report, you will see facts about the Hubble space telescope, discoveries it has made and what the last mission's goals are.
For their own good
Fifty years ago, they were screwed-up kids sent to the Florida School for Boys to be straightened out. But now they are screwed-up men, scarred by the whippings they endured. Read the story and see a video and portrait gallery.
Fill out this form to email this article to a friend
USF will stick with punter Alvarado
By D.C. REEVES
Published September 22, 2006
TAMPA - USF coach Jim Leavitt sounded a little more than concerned about the team's punting after Saturday's win against UCF. Leavitt said, "We've got to catch a punt and punt it," referring to the blocked punt on freshman Delbert Alvarado that was returned 31 yards by the Golden Knights.
But after Thursday's practice Leavitt said he is sticking with Alvarado for the time being, and they "have been working very hard to correct the mistakes."
Alvarado, a Robinson High grad, replaced walk-on Ilia Petrov from Tampa Bay Tech during the game against McNeese State after Petrov whiffed on a punt out of the end zone.
Watson traveling: Leavitt said that tackle Thed Watson, who has missed the past two games with a left foot injury, will travel with the team to Kansas and will be a gametime decision on Saturday.
Kansas QB uncertain: The Wichita Eagle reported that Jayhawks starting quarterback Kerry Meier has been limited in practice and is listed as day to day after injuring his right arm in a double-overtime loss to Toledo on Saturday. Meier is ranked No. 2 in total offense by freshmen quarterbacks, right behind USF's Matt Grothe. Leavitt said the game plan has not changed despite the report, and the Bulls continued to have quarterback Anthony Severino run the scout team wearing a Meier No. 10 jersey.
UF: No word on Thomas
GAINESVILLE -Florida coach Urban Meyer had no update on the status of starting defensive tackle Marcus Thomas.
Thomas is awaiting results after appealing an indefinite suspension for failing a second drug test for marijuana in August. Sheila Mote, Thomas' mother, said they're appealing the suspension because they feel Thomas is being punished twice for one incident.
HARVIN UNCERTAIN: Receiver Percy Harvin practiced for the first time after sustaining a left high-ankle sprain against Tennessee last week.
He ran in the stadium before practicing minimally and will be a game-time decision Saturday against Kentucky, Meyer said.
FSU: Reserves hopeful
TALLAHASSEE- As many reserve players hope for some playing time against big underdog Rice on Saturday, Florida State fullback Matt Dunham is one of the few with a set plan for getting game action.
The 6-foot-2, 257-pound freshman will alternate possesions with starter Joe Surratt.
"It's been a long time waiting," said Dunham, who did not play last season after being recruited in the 2005 class.
"I sat out a year, and I think I'm ready to play. I'm ready to come out."
Dunham scored 111 touchdowns at Pacelli High in Columbus, Ga., breaking the state record set by Herschel Walker.
BOWDEN LIKES IT INDOORS: Coach Bobby Bowden said after practice that he wrote a memorandum to athletic director Dave Hart and university president T.K. Wetherell on Monday regarding the idea of an indoor facility for practice.
"(On Tuesday and Wednesday) we had two days of practice without getting interrupted," Bowden said. "That might be the first time in about three weeks."
With a recently built artificial turf field, rain is no longer the problem. Instead, it's afternoon lightning.