Avondale

USS Somerset
1:50 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

Christening set for Navy ship named for 9/11 site

The Navy plans a Saturday christening for the USS Somerset, the last of three ships named for sites of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The amphibious landing transport is named for the Pennsylvania county where the hijacked United Airlines Flight 93 crashed after passengers fought back against a terrorist takeover.

The 684-foot-long Somerset is the final ship to be built at the Huntington Ingalls Shipyard in suburban Avondale. The yard is scheduled to close in 2013; its workforce has been cut nearly in half since 2010.

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Zurich Classic
10:28 am
Mon April 30, 2012

Dufner Takes Zurich Classic for First PGA Tour Win

AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Jason Dufner beat Ernie Els with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff Sunday in the Zurich Classic to win for the first time in 164 starts on the PGA Tour.