Thursday, March 18, 2010

It's why they call it March Madness

The NCAA men's basketball tournament started this afternoon, and it was March Madness once again.

In the first three games of the tournament, one game was decided by 1 point, a second game went to overtime, and the third game went to double overtime. Villanova, the No. 2 seed in the South Region, escaped with a three-point overtime win over 15th-seed Robert Morris.

And there are still 61 games left to be played!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Tragedy on Hilton Head Island

A tragedy happened on the beach on Hilton Head Island, S.C., Monday night when a jogger was struck and killed by a single-engine airplane that was making an emergency landing.

Gary Jones, a 38-year-old salesman for GlaxoSmithKline on a business trip, had ear buds in as he was listening to his iPod while jogging and couldn't hear or see the plane as it tried to land after losing its propeller. Oil was smeared over the windshield of the aircraft, making visibility difficult for the pilot, authorities said.

The plane was "basically gliding," said the coroner.

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