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January 1, 1998 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Michael Kennedy, the troubled 39-year-old son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, died New Year's Eve in a skiing accident at the posh Colorado mountain resort of Aspen. Kennedy had been skiing in clear, mild weather about 4:15 p.m. MST with several members of his family when he smashed into a tree, Pitkin County sheriff's authorities said.
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January 5, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
The fatal injuries Michael L. Kennedy suffered when he hit a tree while skiing New Year's Eve were "instantaneous and incapacitating," according to an autopsy report. Time magazine also reports that the night before Kennedy was killed while playing football on skis, a senior official at the company that runs the resort had asked his mother, Ethel, to try to stop the family from playing the dangerous game. The 39-year-old son of the late Sen. Robert F.
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March 23, 1989 | TAMARA JONES, Times Staff Writer
Concluding that reckless skiing is tantamount to reckless driving, a Colorado prosecutor is pressing felony charges against two out-of-control skiers who collided with children in separate accidents that left an 11-year-old Iowa girl dead and an 8-year-old San Diego boy seriously injured. The charges are believed to be among the first of their kind, but "I suspect they won't be the last," said Dist. Atty. Gregory Long, who filed them this week in Grand County.
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January 2, 1998 | ELIZABETH MEHREN and LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Once again they converged on the big clapboard house in Hyannisport, a family struck anew by senseless tragedy. Brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins: Throughout the day and night on Thursday, the Kennedy family streamed into the compound that hugs the Atlantic Ocean to mourn their latest casualty, 39-year-old Michael Kennedy, the son who bore the most striking--sometimes eerie--resemblance to his late father, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. His death in Aspen, Colo.
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April 30, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A ski resort employee involved in a deadly collision on the slopes of Vail faces criminal charges in a beginner skier's death. Nathan Hall, 18, a ski racer in high school, had just finished work as a lift operator April 20 and was headed down one of the mountain's main slopes when he collided with Alan Cobb, 33, who was working his way down the intermediate trail with his fiancee. It was Cobb's fourth time on skis.
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November 5, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Five men who sat in their cars in a Leadville, Colo., garage, drinking beer and listening to music while the engine was running, were killed by carbon monoxide fumes, police said. The men probably started one of the cars to stay warm, police said. The men were identified as Oscar Castillo, 19; Eleasar Castillo, 18; Cutberto Gurrola, 20; Jesus Castillo, 21; and Sergio Vega, 22.
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April 12, 1993 | MARK LANDSBAUM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former Costa Mesa resident who was a UC Irvine graduate was one of two cross-country skiers killed in an avalanche of snow near Silverthorne, Colo., on Friday, authorities said. Richard Hartman, 27, of Dillon, Colo., died after being buried beneath the slide for 30 minutes. Tom Stewart, 28, also of Dillon, Colo., died Saturday when he was taken off life support at St. Anthony Hospital Central on Saturday. Two others skiers with Hartman and Stewart were unhurt.
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October 12, 1989 | From Associated Press
A 2-year-old girl tumbled three stories through a railing at an apartment complex, but, for the second time in her young life, came through a serious accident without a scratch, authorities said. Raecine Gomez remained hospitalized for observation Wednesday "just to make sure," a nursing supervisor at Denver General Hospital said. Raecine's family said that the girl fell through a hole left by a missing bar in the railing outside her family's apartment.
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January 5, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
The fatal injuries Michael L. Kennedy suffered when he hit a tree while skiing New Year's Eve were "instantaneous and incapacitating," according to an autopsy report. Time magazine also reports that the night before Kennedy was killed while playing football on skis, a senior official at the company that runs the resort had asked his mother, Ethel, to try to stop the family from playing the dangerous game. The 39-year-old son of the late Sen. Robert F.
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August 9, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Wind and rain pummeled two hot-air balloons, killing six people and injuring 11 more. In the first accident, a balloon was flying near Aspen at about 100 feet when a gust of air slammed it into a high-tension fence, officials said. The basket was severed from the balloon, and all six people aboard were killed. Five minutes later, in the same area, bad weather forced a second balloon to the ground, tipping over the basket and spilling out the passengers.
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January 1, 1998 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Michael Kennedy, the troubled 39-year-old son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, died New Year's Eve in a skiing accident at the posh Colorado mountain resort of Aspen. Kennedy had been skiing in clear, mild weather about 4:15 p.m. MST with several members of his family when he smashed into a tree, Pitkin County sheriff's authorities said.
NEWS
April 30, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A ski resort employee involved in a deadly collision on the slopes of Vail faces criminal charges in a beginner skier's death. Nathan Hall, 18, a ski racer in high school, had just finished work as a lift operator April 20 and was headed down one of the mountain's main slopes when he collided with Alan Cobb, 33, who was working his way down the intermediate trail with his fiancee. It was Cobb's fourth time on skis.
NEWS
November 5, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Five men who sat in their cars in a Leadville, Colo., garage, drinking beer and listening to music while the engine was running, were killed by carbon monoxide fumes, police said. The men probably started one of the cars to stay warm, police said. The men were identified as Oscar Castillo, 19; Eleasar Castillo, 18; Cutberto Gurrola, 20; Jesus Castillo, 21; and Sergio Vega, 22.
NEWS
August 9, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Wind and rain pummeled two hot-air balloons, killing six people and injuring 11 more. In the first accident, a balloon was flying near Aspen at about 100 feet when a gust of air slammed it into a high-tension fence, officials said. The basket was severed from the balloon, and all six people aboard were killed. Five minutes later, in the same area, bad weather forced a second balloon to the ground, tipping over the basket and spilling out the passengers.
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April 12, 1993 | MARK LANDSBAUM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former Costa Mesa resident who was a UC Irvine graduate was one of two cross-country skiers killed in an avalanche of snow near Silverthorne, Colo., on Friday, authorities said. Richard Hartman, 27, of Dillon, Colo., died after being buried beneath the slide for 30 minutes. Tom Stewart, 28, also of Dillon, Colo., died Saturday when he was taken off life support at St. Anthony Hospital Central on Saturday. Two others skiers with Hartman and Stewart were unhurt.
NEWS
October 12, 1989 | From Associated Press
A 2-year-old girl tumbled three stories through a railing at an apartment complex, but, for the second time in her young life, came through a serious accident without a scratch, authorities said. Raecine Gomez remained hospitalized for observation Wednesday "just to make sure," a nursing supervisor at Denver General Hospital said. Raecine's family said that the girl fell through a hole left by a missing bar in the railing outside her family's apartment.
NEWS
January 2, 1998 | ELIZABETH MEHREN and LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Once again they converged on the big clapboard house in Hyannisport, a family struck anew by senseless tragedy. Brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins: Throughout the day and night on Thursday, the Kennedy family streamed into the compound that hugs the Atlantic Ocean to mourn their latest casualty, 39-year-old Michael Kennedy, the son who bore the most striking--sometimes eerie--resemblance to his late father, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. His death in Aspen, Colo.
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June 5, 2003 | From Associated Press
A portion of Colorado's main east-west interstate reopened Wednesday as crews continued to repair water-saturated pavement around a sinkhole that shut down the mountain stretch a few days ago. The eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 were open to traffic in two directions, while the westbound lanes remained closed. The highway typically carries 30,000 vehicles a day in June.
NEWS
March 23, 1989 | TAMARA JONES, Times Staff Writer
Concluding that reckless skiing is tantamount to reckless driving, a Colorado prosecutor is pressing felony charges against two out-of-control skiers who collided with children in separate accidents that left an 11-year-old Iowa girl dead and an 8-year-old San Diego boy seriously injured. The charges are believed to be among the first of their kind, but "I suspect they won't be the last," said Dist. Atty. Gregory Long, who filed them this week in Grand County.
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