April 15, 2014 |
Four days after questioning a deathbed letter at the center of Hawaii's heated U.S. Senate race, Gov. Neil Abercrombie apologized to the widow of its ascribed author, the late Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, and others he offended. But he stuck to his key assertion Inouye told him the choice of a successor was his alone to make. "I apologize to the late Sen. Inouye, his wife, Irene, his family, friends, and former staff for the comments I made concerning the letter," Abercrombie said in a statement issued late Monday.
April 7, 2014 |
PRETORIA, South Africa -- Olympian Oscar Pistorius made a tearful apology to the family of his girlfriend Monday as he stood trial for fatally shooting her in the early hours of Valentine's Day last year. Pistorius took the stand to tell the court his version of what happened that night. Courtroom benches were packed with supporters of both the athlete and his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp . Pistorius' almost-whispered apology was so quiet that Judge Thokozile Masipa had to tell him to speak up. PHOTOS: Oscar Pistorius trial "I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to Mrs. and Mr. Steenkamp , to Reeva's family, to all those of you who knew her who are here today, to her family and friends,” he said.
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April 7, 2014 |
Santa Monica's school superintendent has apologized for comments she made after placing a popular science teacher on leave for getting into a physical altercation with a student. In a statement sent to the “community” over the weekend, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Superintendent Sandra Lyon acknowledged that her remarks about the teacher and wrestling coach have “ caused great anger.” “There is concern that my statement reflected a pre-judgment of the teacher's conduct prior to completion of an investigation,” she said.
April 4, 2014 |
Vin Scully, marching to the middle of the field to throw out the ceremonial first pitch in all his red-roaring glory, was on time. Yasiel Puig was not. Sandy Koufax, sprinting out of the dugout to home plate to catch that pitch amid shrieks of surprise, was on time. Yasiel Puig was not. The best of Dodgers history and majesty showed up as scheduled Friday in what should have been a glorious 53rd home opener at Dodger Stadium. If only their most exciting young player of the present had shown this game the same respect.
April 4, 2014 |
Boomer Esiason apologized repeatedly on Friday for suggesting New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy's wife should have scheduled a C-section during spring training so her husband wouldn't have to miss any regular-season games for the birth of their first child. “I want to say again on this radio show that in no way shape or form was I advocating anything for anybody to do, was not telling women what to do with their bodies. I would never do that. That's their decisions. That's their life and they know their bodies better than I do," said Esiason, the former NFL quarterback who is a co-host of the "Boomer & Carton" CBS/WFAN morning radio show.
April 1, 2014 |
The Roman Catholic archbishop of Atlanta demolished a ranch home that had been donated to the church by Joseph Mitchell, whose aunt Margaret Mitchell wrote "Gone With The Wind," and spent $2.2 million of the bequest to build himself a Tudor-style mansion. The project, which began in 2012, sparked outrage among some of the archdiocese's 1 million parishioners when the Atlanta Journal-Constitution last month in a front-page story reported that...