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June 19, 2013 |
A suspected fugitive gang member who had been living in Virginia is now facing charges in the 1999 killing of a 16-year-old gang member during a drive-by shootout with rivals in Orange County, prosecutors said. Ca Van Le, 32, is set to be arraigned Wednesday on suspicion of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and two counts of attempted murder, with sentencing enhancements related to the alleged crimes being connected to a criminal gang, according to a statement from the Orange County district attorney's office.
May 21, 2013 |
MOORE, Okla. -- It reminds me of May 3rd , they say. Tornadoes are nature's dark attempt at irony. In Moore, it's the boat foisted on top of the living room, the flattened house with the untouched basketball goal in the driveway; it's the bowling pins still standing upright in the collapsed alley. But where a single twister leaves behind incomprehensible chaos, those who know Moore's history have a double consciousness about such calamities. Because this all happened before, on a date so severe that the year, 1999, never earned mentioning.
May 21, 2013 |
The city of Moore, Okla., was struck by a devastating tornado Monday because all the familiar ingredients were in place to spawn such a massive storm. It was also a victim of simple bad luck. At least twice before in recent years, in 1999 and 2003, destructive twisters have struck the Oklahoma City suburb. Experts said they knew of no scientific reason why Moore became a target yet again. "If I gave you 1,000 darts and blindfolded you, and you threw the darts, some would cluster together," said Robin Tanamachi, a postdoctoral researcher at the National Severe Storms Laboratory in nearby Norman, Okla.
May 16, 2013 |
There may be potential juice in the story of "The Second Meeting," which involves two wartime enemies who later forge a peaceful trans-Atlantic friendship. But writer-producer-director Zeljko Mirkovic's clunker of a documentary demands a full narrative and editorial rethink. In 1999, an American F-117A stealth bomber piloted by Lt. Col. Dale Zelko, was shot down over Serbia by Yugoslav missile officer Zoltan Dani. Zelko parachuted to safety and Dani became a national hero. Twelve years later, family men Zelko and Dani visit each other in their home countries (how this came about goes unexplained)
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April 18, 2013 |
Benjamin Kadish was just 5 and attending a summer day camp at the North Valley Jewish Community Center in 1999 when an self-professed white supremacist walked through the door and shot him and several others. On Thursday, the now 19-year-old joined his parents, Chuck and Eleanor Kadish, and several others working to combat gun violence and endorsed former lawmaker Mike Feuer for Los Angeles city attorney. Feuer, who is challenging City Atty. Carmen Trutanich in the May 21 runoff, has often talked about his efforts to stem shootings, both as a city councilman in the 1990s and more recently as a member of the state Assembly.
February 26, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - In May 1999, one month after the mass shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado, Senate Democrats triumphantly declared that the politics of gun control had changed. An amendment to require background checks on all buyers at gun shows had just cleared the Senate in dramatic fashion: Vice President Al Gore cast the tie-breaking vote. "It will never be the same again," said Sen. Charles E. Schumer of New York. "The vise lock that the NRA has had on the Senate and the House is broken.