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September 9, 2009 | Al Jacinto and John M. Glionna
For 30 long hours, ferry passenger Lita Casumlum bobbed in the churning seas. Buoyed by her life jacket, guzzling seawater for energy, her face scorched by a relentless sun, she forced herself to concentrate on her husband and son as she prayed for her rescue. Her pleas were answered on Monday as a Philippine air force helicopter plucked the 39-year-old homemaker to safety -- a day after the Super Ferry 9 with more than 1,000 passengers on board sank off the Philippine coast, killing nine.
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January 17, 2014 | By Scott Martelle
Amasa Delano, a New England sea captain sailing off the Chilean coast in February 1805, thought he was helping a ship in distress when he boarded the Tryal with an offer of food, water and assistance. Adrift in dangerous waters, its worn hull covered with barnacles and trailing seaweed, the Tryal was, indeed, in distress. But not in the manner Delano suspected. The Tryal was a Spanish slaver on which the slaves had revolted two months earlier, killing most of their captors while sparing Capt.
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OPINION
August 22, 2009 | Kate Coleman, Kate Coleman is a writer in Berkeley.
Ibegan lusting for Nero in April of this year. I was at a regional swimming championship in Pleasanton and noticed how many competitors among my 65- to 69-year-old female peers had traded in their regular racing suits for the skintight, neoprene, high-tech swimsuit known as a Blue Seventy Nero. This glove-like body suit makes anyone faster, not just elite swimmers. But such suits are not cheap -- $400 for the Blue Nero. (The LZR high-neck suit worn by Americans during the last Olympics is $550.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2014 | By John Horn
NEW YORK - The ark in "Noah" should be the ultimate petting zoo, but a warning sign on the film's massive set here tells visitors to keep their hands to themselves: "Animals are fragile. Please do not touch. " There are fake mammals crowding one deck, artificial lambs lying with ersatz lions on another, mounds of rubber snakes and turtles and lizards in one corner, stuffed birds of all feathers molting somewhere else. "It's like jellybeans in a jar," producer Mary Parent said of the quantity of prop animals residing in the ark. "If you can guess the right number, you win a prize.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 2000
Couldn't we just set Florida adrift in the Caribbean and proceed without her? EVELYN STERN Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2000
Re "With Money Comes a Wealth of Side Effects," Ventura County Life column, March 19. I would suggest to the poor darlings who find themselves suddenly rich and "adrift" that they go out and find a worthy cause to apply their hearts and minds to--and also some of their newfound wealth. There are plenty of them. PAULINE HUTSON Ventura
NEWS
August 7, 1994
Randy Lewis' feature interview with author Gary Paulsen ("He Owes It All to Librarians and Dogs," July 31) was indeed a noteworthy piece on the struggles and accomplishments of the talented writer. Of particular worth were Paulsen's significant comment on the need to help today's youth survive, and his recognition of libraries and librarians as institutions that have great and far-reaching potential to help children and often turn around lives of those who are adrift. In current times when libraries are losing funding, we must continually be reminded of the importance of keeping our libraries alive and healthy.
NATIONAL
April 9, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
At least 11 people were stabbed at a Houston-area college Tuesday, which was on lockdown after the attacks, officials said. At least four victims at the Cy-Fair campus of the Lone Star College system in a northwestern Houston suburb were taken by helicopter to local hospitals, and more were taken by ambulance, the school said in a statement. The Harris County Sheriff's Office reported that a suspect had been taken into custody after the incident at the school's Health Science Center.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 2014 | By Scott Martelle
Amasa Delano, a New England sea captain sailing off the Chilean coast in February 1805, thought he was helping a ship in distress when he boarded the Tryal with an offer of food, water and assistance. Adrift in dangerous waters, its worn hull covered with barnacles and trailing seaweed, the Tryal was, indeed, in distress. But not in the manner Delano suspected. The Tryal was a Spanish slaver on which the slaves had revolted two months earlier, killing most of their captors while sparing Capt.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 1, 1992 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Filmforum presents "June Weddings: Six Matrimonial Shorts," an amusing yet thoughtful offering in keeping with the season, tonight at 8 at LACE. Opening the program is Stan Brakhage's lyrical 1959 "Wedlock: An Intercourse," shot in the early months of his marriage and expressing the mystery, power and beauty of the onslaught of love in all its passion and tenderness.
WORLD
September 2, 2013 | By Patrick J. McDonnell, Jeffrey Fleishman and Paul Richter
BEIRUT - President Obama's surprise decision to seek congressional approval for military strikes on Syria reinforces a growing image across much of the Middle East of a regional U.S. policy that is adrift at a time of perilous change. The announcement Saturday, after a week of tough rhetoric on Syria, comes at the end of a hard summer for Obama on thorny issues stemming from the "Arab Spring" uprisings two years ago. In Egypt, the U.S. appears to have alienated not only the new military-led government, but Islamists, nationalists and liberals as well with its approach to the July 3 coup that ousted the country's first democratically elected government.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 2013 | By Gary Goldstein
Strong turns by Kristen Bell and an able supporting cast propel the slight but immersive drama "The Lifeguard. " Although writer-director Liz W. Garcia's wistful, angsty tale treads familiar ground, the filmmaker has crafted a credibly flawed and conflicted heroine who holds interest. Needing a "timeout" from her stressful Manhattan life, disillusioned AP reporter Leigh (Bell) returns to her Connecticut hometown, where she moves back in with her bemused parents (Amy Madigan, Adam LeFevre)
WORLD
April 15, 2013 | By Carol J. Williams
Testing the waters for a revitalized Asian alliance Now through Saturday, April 20: Democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi's visit to Japan this week is purportedly unofficial, but the Nobel Peace Prize laureate probably has more clout than any Myanmar government delegation in charting a course for repairing business and social ties between Tokyo and her homeland. Japan's investments in Myanmar after half a century of military dictatorship pale in comparison with the billions being pumped in by China, Thailand and India.
NATIONAL
April 9, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
At least 11 people were stabbed at a Houston-area college Tuesday, which was on lockdown after the attacks, officials said. At least four victims at the Cy-Fair campus of the Lone Star College system in a northwestern Houston suburb were taken by helicopter to local hospitals, and more were taken by ambulance, the school said in a statement. The Harris County Sheriff's Office reported that a suspect had been taken into custody after the incident at the school's Health Science Center.
NATIONAL
April 6, 2013 | By Kim Murphy
SEATTLE - Since a tsunami struck Japan more than two years ago, a variety of debris has washed up on U.S. beaches -   including large boat docks and a soccer ball, found in Washington state's Olympic National Park, from the Otsuchi Soccer Club. That all got trumped recently with the discovery of six live fish, stowed away in a water-filled bait box aboard a 20-foot Japanese boat that washed up on the Long Beach Peninsula in southwestern Washington. Researchers had already seen live crabs, sea stars and algae clinging to parts of the estimated 1.5 million tons of debris unleashed by the March 2011 tsunami, but they had never encountered live fish that drifted on their own from Asia, said John Chapman, who specializes in aquatic biological invasions at Oregon State University's Hatfield Marine Science Center.
BUSINESS
February 12, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
Passengers stranded on a cruise ship adrift in the Gulf of Mexico say they must stand in long lines to use working bathrooms and to get hot meals. The messages from passengers on the Carnival Triumph, drifting in the Gulf of Mexico after an engine fire Sunday, came from text messages sent to family and friends. No one was injured in the fire but it left the ship without propulsion. Miami-based Carnival Cruise Line said some of the public and cabin toilets are not operating and only limited power is available to run elevators and heat food.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 1985 | Associated Press
A windsurfer whose mast broke, leaving him adrift in cold and turbulent Lake Michigan, clung to his damaged board for more than 26 hours before being rescued unharmed Saturday about 11 miles offshore.
NEWS
September 23, 1985 | Associated Press
More than 100 Haitians who paid $1,000 each to be smuggled into the United States were found today aboard a disabled freighter floating near the Coast Guard base on Miami Beach, officials said. The Haitians--81 men, 27 women and 2 children--along with one Jamaican male, were taken to a detention center south of Miami, officials said. They said the aliens had departed from Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Saturday night.
NEWS
February 11, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
The Carnival Triumph cruise ship is adrift about 150 miles off Mexico 's Yucatan Peninsula after a fire in the engine room Sunday left the ship disabled, according to a Carnival Cruise Lines statement posted Monday on its Facebook page. The ship carrying 3,143 guests and 1,086 crew members will be towed to a port in Mexico by late Wednesday, Carnival says. The fire was extinguished and no one was injured in the incident. The U.S. Coast Guard sent a cutter to the site, and Carnival is sending "technical crew and guest service personnel" to the ship Monday (today)
ENTERTAINMENT
December 31, 2012 | By Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK - Ang Lee, the famously meticulous director of "Life of Pi," originally had planned to hire a survival consultant to infuse the allegorical tale of a boy's oceangoing raft journey with a tiger with a dose of realism. Then he read Steven Callahan's riveting 1986 memoir, "Adrift," detailing his own perilous life-raft adventure in the Atlantic. In Callahan, Ang and screenwriter David Magee saw a guide who understood and could articulate the metaphysical themes they were hoping to explore in the film.
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