September 18, 2013 |
Cathleen Alexis, the mother of Aaron Alexis, who shot to death 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard before being killed by police, apologized to the victims' families Wednesday as she spoke out for the first time since the rampage in the nation's capital: "Our son Aaron Alexis has murdered 12 people and wounded several others," she said. "His actions have had a profound and everlasting effect on the family of the victims. I don't know why he did what he did, and I will never be able to ask him why. Aaron is now in a place where he can no longer do harm to anyone, and for that I am glad.
August 26, 1994 |
John Candy has one truly funny moment in "Wagons East!," the Western comedy that had nearly finished shooting when he died suddenly early this year. As the reluctant wagonmaster James Harlow, he turns back to the barful of eager-for-exodus townsfolk who're counting on him and proclaims, "We leave at dawn." The cloud of a second thought passes over his face, then a shrug: ". . . Noonish," he wavers.
February 9, 2001 |
What: "Do You Believe in Miracles? The Story of the 1980 U.S. Hockey Team" Where: HBO, Saturday, 11:30 a.m. You don't have to be a hockey fan, or even a sports fan, to appreciate this excellent one-hour documentary about the team that produced one of the great moments in sports. This is more than just a sports documentary. It's also a period piece, touching on the Iranian hostage situation, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the U.S.
March 16, 2003 |
The problem is one of the most difficult facing education: how to rebuild Afghanistan's shattered school system after isolation under Taliban rule and 23 years of war. More than 100,000 teachers fled the country. Computers and the Internet are unfamiliar to vitally needed personnel. Many school buildings are in ruins. In some cases, classes are held in fields where students sit on mats. Despite these hardships, Education Ministry officials expect 5.
June 5, 1989 |
Nearly 300 Muslims marched in a procession in Los Angeles on Sunday to express their grief over the death of the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini but thousands more gathered later in Westwood rally to celebrate the passing of the impassioned religious and political leader of Iran. "We are very sad and sorrowful," said Mohammed Hassani, a USC student leading the pro-Khomeini ceremony. Hassani carried one of several ribbon-draped portraits of the imam and, with the crowd, chanted, "Long live the Islamic movement."
November 2, 1997 |
Rod Kramer only agreed to take the lessons to please his teenage son. He never figured on having so much fun. "I hated [the idea of] snowboarding. I'm a skier," the Colorado resident explained. "But we learned to snowboard together, falling down and laughing and feeling inept. I had a ball." That was two winters ago. Kramer and his 16-year-old son Andrew have since become committed and accomplished snow-boarders. The best part, they agree, is sharing that learning curve.