CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 2005 |
Gen. William C. Westmoreland, the World War II hero who was later vilified for his leadership of the United States' failed war in Vietnam, died Monday night in Charleston, S.C. He was 91. Westmoreland died of natural causes at Bishop Gadsden retirement home, his son, James Ripley Westmoreland, told Associated Press. Jut-jawed and ramrod straight, strong-willed but soft-spoken, the spit-and-polish Westmoreland projected the quintessential image of an American military leader.
January 14, 2002 |
The court file chronicling Kirk and Lisa Bonder Kerkorian's decade-long courtship, monthlong marriage and newly escalating child support dispute leaves no doubt that the rich are indeed different from the rest of us. In what is being touted as a test case for California's wealthiest parents, the billionaire MGM studio and casino mogul and his former tennis pro wife are fighting in Los Angeles Superior Court over just how much money it takes to properly raise their 3-year-old daughter.
February 5, 1998 |
Elizabeth Streb graduated from SUNY Brockport and began her dance career in 1972, the year after two guys from Dartmouth founded Pilobolus. Like that groundbreaking company and its offshoots, she has always challenged conventional definitions of dance by adopting unorthodox movement vocabularies--especially hard-core gymnastics.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1997 |
A narrow vote of the California Supreme Court this month has set in motion what promises to be a turbulent preelection season a year from now. The campaigns on at least two of the likely ballot measures will be emotional, loud and divisive, drowning out the small voices of the very people all sides claim they want to protect: underage pregnant teens. By a 4-3 majority, the court declared unconstitutional a state law requiring parental or court consent for minors to get abortions.
July 21, 2001 |
Congressional Democrats said Friday they plan to produce a comprehensive immigration proposal that could help millions of undocumented immigrants gain legal status, even as Secretary of State Colin L. Powell discounted the idea of a sweeping amnesty program. The maneuvering reflects efforts to steer debate on an issue that has leaped to the front of the legislative agenda after the administration signaled earlier this week that it is preparing to revamp U.S. immigration policy toward Mexico.
October 19, 2005 |
THE NEWS was so startling that I struggled to imagine what must have gone on in the big white mansion in Pasadena the day that the men and women who run the Tournament of Roses settled on their grand marshal for the 2006 Rose Parade: Sandra Day O'Connor, associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. White Suit No. 1: I'm just spitballing here, but how about Sandy O' Connor? She's getting out of the judge business, right? We haven't had a woman in a long time.
December 19, 1998 |
Vic Shealy has repeated family history all the way to the NAIA national championship football game. But today, Shealy will try to make his own history. In 1972, fourth-year Coach Victor Dalmouth Shealy II led Carson-Newman College of Jefferson City, Tenn., to its first visit to the NAIA playoffs before losing in the championship game. His 11-year-old son, Victor Dalmouth Shealy III, was a ballboy for that team.
September 28, 1988 |
The U.S. water polo team was just seconds away from being sent home empty-handed Tuesday afternoon at the Olympic Indoor Swimming Pool when none other than Terry Schroeder wrestled his way clear in front of the net and powered the ball in for a 10-9 victory over Hungary, a pass into the medal round and a chance to win the country's first gold medal in this sport since 1904.
September 15, 1991 |
It's been 20 years since 18-year-olds got the right to vote, but their numbers at the polls have dwindled to an all-time low. The Vietnam War helped draw slightly more than 50% of young voters to the polls in 1972, the year after the nation ratified a constitutional amendment giving 18-year-olds the vote. "There was a real issue for the voting then--the Vietnam War," said Rod Risley, executive director of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 1996 |
The '72 Mustang in the carport outside Tom and Ginny Carr's Fullerton home has 250,000 miles on it. But in the last week, it has become more a symbolic battleground than a set of wheels. Last Saturday, the Department of Motor Vehicles informed Tom Carr that his license was being suspended. He must surrender his license, the letter said, noting he faced possible arrest and jail if stopped while driving with a suspended license. No, Carr had not had any accidents.