August 22, 2006 |
Violence claimed the lives of three U.S. servicemen in Fallouja and one in Baghdad, the U.S. military announced Monday. The deaths highlighted Iraq's two main battlegrounds: Al Anbar province, the heartland of the Sunni Arab insurgency, and the capital, where U.S. and Iraqi troops are conducting a crackdown on sectarian violence between Sunni and Shiite Muslim extremists. Two Marines and a sailor who were wounded in Fallouja on Sunday later died, the military announced.
December 11, 2005 |
The warning siren howls in the dark. As always, the flood arrives on the tide. Water slops over the rim of the city's canals, bubbles up through drains and, as the morning hours progress, surges into the ground-floor vestibules of palaces along the Grand Canal. It leaves stripes on sills, green and brown with a sticky scum of sewage.
August 4, 2004 |
USC opened training camp last year needing to replace nearly its entire backfield, including a Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback. Thanks to a record-setting season by quarterback Matt Leinart and a resurgent rushing performance by a trio of young tailbacks, the Trojans won a share of the national championship. When USC begins practice today in preparation for its opener against Virginia Tech on Aug.
February 22, 2002 |
Call it "When Reality TV Goes Patriotic." Desperate to attract viewers to what is fast becoming a struggling genre, networks and producers of so-called reality television have seized on a new concept: heartwarming stories from the front lines of the war on terrorism. But the Pentagon's decision to allow coveted war access to entertainment producers in order to promote its war effort is raising eyebrows among observers who worry the shows will be propaganda.
January 30, 2000 |
Starting next month, the Metropolitan Water District, the region's main water wholesaler, will be making critical policy choices--a new strategic plan and rate restructuring encouraging greater choice and market competition--affecting 17 million customers in nearly 300 Southern California communities. State legislators also are at work crafting proposals for MWD governance and fiscal reform.
September 24, 1994
When the Raiders were beaten by San Francisco and Seattle, The Times' sportswriters placed the entire responsibility on the players. Never will any of your writers criticize the coaching staff. Not once last year did reporters for Raider games place any responsibility on Art Shell and his coaching staff. The reason is clear: Your writers fear what Raider management will do to their player access. The Raiders have made it clear, they will tolerate criticism of players, but never the coaches, and Times writers adhere to this policy.