March 22, 2013 |
Question: The apartment community I manage has instituted a "no pets" policy by giving all the tenants a 30-day written notice of change of terms. One of my tenants has kept a black Labrador retriever in his unit for three years. He asked me if he can be allowed to keep his dog despite our new policy. This tenant was in a bad car accident about a year ago. He is unable to work right now because of the accident and mentioned that he still has to get physical therapy for some of the injuries he suffered.
March 21, 2013 |
HAWTHORNE, Nev. -- The Hawthorne Ordnance Museum commemorates the history of the nearby Hawthorne Army Depot with display cases and showrooms bristling with bombs, bullets, mines, torpedoes and missiles. Many of them came from the depot, which surrounds the town with thousands of squat storage buildings and half-buried ammo bunkers arranged in neat rows across hundreds of square miles of otherwise featureless desert. Its newest exhibit, however, is a massive granite memorial funded with local donations and designed as a testament to decades of safe working conditions at the sprawling base, the economic backbone of the region since World War II. The museum was preparing to place the memorial on a permanent stand near its entrance when a 60-millimeter mortar round exploded at the depot Monday night, killing seven Marines and injuring eight other servicemen -- seven Marines and a Navy corpsman.
March 20, 2013 |
The Marine Corps released the identities Wednesday night of the seven Marines who died this week when a mortar shell exploded during a live-fire training exercise at Hawthorne Army Depot in Nevada. Those killed were Pfc. Joshua M. Martino, 19, of Clearfield, Pa.; Lance Cpl. David P. Fenn II, 20, of Polk City, Fla.; Lance Cpl. Roger W. Muchnick Jr., 23, of Fairfield, Conn.; Lance Cpl. Joshua C. Taylor, 21, of Marietta, Ohio; Lance Cpl. Mason J....
March 18, 2013 |
Authorities have identified the victims of a California raceway crash as a race car owner and the 14-year-old cousin of the teenage driver. The Yuba County Sheriff's office said the crash occurred at Marysville Raceway Park in Santa Rosa when the race car driven by Chase Johnson careened off the track and into the pit row, striking and killing 68-year-old Dale Wondergem Jr. and 14-year-old Marcus Johnson on Saturday. Chase Johnson, 17, was not injured in the accident.
March 15, 2013 |
Two workers were critically injured Thursday night while helping set up for this weekend's Ultra Music Festival in Miami when a giant LED video screen fell, trapping them under it, the Miami Herald reported. Fire rescue officials said both men suffered life-threatening injuries, one with both his legs broken when the screen fell. Two other workers were less severely injured by falling equipment; one was hospitalized in stable condition, the other treated at the scene. Ultra Music Festival, billed as “the largest electronic dance music festival in the world,” was still set to open at 3 p.m. EDT Friday as scheduled.
March 13, 2013 |
Miranda Kerr injured her neck in a Los Angeles car accident Monday, which put the supermodel in a neck brace. Kerr, 29, was spotted Tuesday wearing the medical collar, which she attempted to conceal with a patterned scarf. A driver reportedly smashed into her car on a L.A. freeway, TMZ reported . Her husband, actor Orlando Bloom, and their 2-year-old son, Flynn, were not with her during the accident, but Kerr was believed to have been riding with her assistant at the time. "She is in a lot of pain, but really we are just glad it was not more serious," her representative told Australia's 9 News.
March 9, 2013 |
As the crushing news shook a small Indiana town to its core this week, there was disbelief. This can't be happening. Not here. Not again. Two pickup trucks carrying students from South Ripley High School in Versailles, Ind., slammed into each other Thursday, killing three teenagers and rousing the collective grief of this farming town where three previous roadway tragedies recently killed four other youths. “It's a recurring theme,” said Marc Rulli, who owns the chili restaurant in town where students gathered for a vigil.
March 8, 2013 |
For years, Joe Peta was like millions of die-hard baseball fans: a little sappy about his beloved pastime, over-chewing the delicious parts, over-crunching the numbers to a seriously nerdish degree. Then disaster struck, and baseball gave the Stanford MBA more than he'd ever dreamed. Peta was a successful hedge fund stock trader when an ambulance mowed him down while he was hurrying to his Manhattan office, pretzeling his right leg. Lucky to be alive? Maybe. In short time, he found himself wheelchair bound, 2,500 miles away from his California family and fired from his seven-figure job. It was the sort of depressive, woe-is-me experience that at first seems like the lowest of luck but turns out to be some sort of life correction.
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March 7, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO - The California Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously overturned the first-degree murder conviction of a man who stole appliances and caused a fatal accident an hour later when a stove fell off his truck. Cole Allen Wilkins of Long Beach was convicted under the "felony-murder rule," which says a defendant may be convicted of first-degree murder if someone dies while the suspect is committing a felony, such as a burglary or rape. Intention to kill is not required for conviction.
March 7, 2013 |
Marion Adams, 59, the track and field coach and an assistant football coach at Rio Linda High in Sacramento, died after he was impaled by a parking-lot barrier outside the stadium where he coached. Adams was riding his bicycle out of the parking lot Monday night when he turned to wave at a student. While looking back, he biked into the end of the yellow bar that drops down to allow cars access to the parking lot. The bar impaled him in the stomach. Students rushed to his aid and called 911, but he died of his injuries a few hours later at a hospital.