March 7, 1987
Good grief! Is there so little going on in this town that you have to waste a whole page reporting on such cultural milestones as a record burning in New Jersey, the commission of a bronze sculpture at an Omaha airfield and a theater opening in El Paso (Morning Report, March 2)? I have yet to find anything of the slightest interest in your new Morning Report. Some advice: leave the drippy two-second novelties from around the world to TV and radio--and let Calendar get back to more in-depth stories about the arts in Los Angeles.
May 23, 1987 |
A pilot trying to duplicate Charles A. Lindbergh's 1927 solo New York-to-Paris flight abandoned the attempt after 7 1/2 hours Friday and landed his experimental plane in Canada when he realized he was burning too much fuel, a spokesman said. Mark Hirt, 24, landed the Spirit of Kansas City safely in St. John's, Newfoundland, said Win Perkins, a spokesman for the project. Hirt took off from Kennedy International Airport at 7:12 a.m. with 100 gallons of fuel.
November 14, 2013 |
CEBU, Philippines - With pressure mounting to speed up the distribution of aid to victims of Typhoon Haiyan, the U.S. aircraft carrier George Washington and its strike group arrived Thursday in the Philippines, and officials said relief flights could take place around the clock at two airports. Rear Adm. Mark Montgomery, commander of the George Washington Strike Group, said the carrier and cruisers Antietam and Cowpens would take up positions off the east coast of Samar island "to begin to assess the damage and to provide logistical and emergency support, including medical care and water supplies," according to a Pentagon news release.
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May 19, 2013 |
Retired Marine Brig. Gen. Gordon Gayle, who received the Navy Cross for leadership and bravery during the assault on Peleliu, one of the bloodiest and most complex and controversial battles fought by Marines during World War II, has died. He was 95. Gayle died April 21 at an assisted-living facility in Farnham, Va., after suffering a stroke, according to the U.S. Marine Corps. As an officer with the 1st Marine Division, Gayle led troops in five key battles in World War II, starting with Guadalcanal in 1942, where Marines, after weeks of fierce jungle fighting, stopped the advance of Japanese troops toward Australia.
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May 13, 2001
Re "A Giant El Toro Park, the Will of the People," Orange County Commentary, May 6: Is Larry Agran crazy? Does he think Orange County voters will encumber themselves once they find out how much it will cost for them to finance the hundreds of millions of dollars--tearing up a fine airfield and building a park from scratch--for a facility to be used mainly for the city of Irvine? Absolutely not, especially when they can have a much-needed airport that will make money, create fine jobs and relieve us from drowning in our need for more air carrier space.
February 20, 1988 |
Around 7 in the evening on Feb. 23, 1942, while most Southern Californians were listening to President Roosevelt's fireside chat on the radio, strange explosions were heard near Goleta. In the first (and only) attack on U.S. soil since the War of 1812, a Japanese submarine surfaced off the rich oil field on Ellwood Beach, 12 miles west of Santa Barbara, and lobbed 16 shells into the tidewater field.