June 20, 2012 |
"Stars Earn Stripes," NBC's upcoming summer reality competition show, just announced which celebrities will enter boot camp, and it's a typically eclectic lot. Most notably, Todd Palin, husband of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, is in the mix. How many political junkies just set this thing up on the DVR? Like a military "Dancing With the Stars," the show pairs celebrities with current and former members of the armed forces as the Hollywood lightweights attempt to complete a series of challenges.
October 4, 2012 |
"The X Factor" did what it could to make the most of the hour it was allotted before the presidential debate Wednesday night. It whisked us - along with about 120 contestants - to Boot Camp in Miami, showed us the high life at a fancy hotel, and then gave us our first task: watching the contenders each sing one song of their own choosing - a high-pressure performance that would determine whether they would stay in the competition for the remainder of...
September 13, 2012 |
A military jury at San Antonio's Lackland Air Force Base sentenced a boot camp instructor to a year in prison after finding him guilty on charges of having an unprofessional relationship with a trainee, violating an order from his commander and obstructing justice. Staff Sgt. Kwinton Estacio, 29, had faced up to 13 years in prison. The jury imposed the sentence late Wednesday. Earlier in the day, jurors acquitted Estacio of unwanted sexual contact, Lackland spokesman Brent Boller told The Times.
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February 5, 1993 |
A man who robbed a Thousand Oaks bank last summer is one of the first convicts to be sentenced to a new federal boot camp-style prison program, FBI officials said. Jeffrey Dean Galleher, 23, of Calabasas was sentenced this week by a federal judge in Los Angeles to 2 1/2 years in prison for robbing $45,000 from a Bank of America branch in Thousand Oaks last June.
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August 9, 1995 |
The county's Probation Department received a $30,000 federal grant this week aimed at helping develop a "boot camp" for teen-age offenders that would serve as an alternative to prison. Backers said the camps are more effective than traditional detention in preventing young criminals from becoming repeat offenders. The camps stress physical labor, teamwork, drug counseling and education. "The boot camp would provide structure and a supportive environment," said Chris Rizzuto, of the U.S.
May 24, 2007 |
The family of a teenager who died after being roughed up by guards at a juvenile boot camp last year will receive $5 million under a bill signed in Tallahassee by Gov. Charlie Crist. Martin Lee Anderson, 14, died in January 2006 shortly after being kneed and struck and having ammonia tablets held to his nose at the military-style facility run by the Bay County Sheriff's Office in Panama City. Seven guards and a nurse at the camp face manslaughter charges.
May 3, 2007 |
A settlement for the family of a teenager who died after being roughed up by guards at a state-supervised boot camp won legislative approval and was sent to the governor. Gov. Charlie Crist had encouraged the effort to compensate the family of Martin Lee Anderson, who died in January 2006 shortly after being kneed, struck and having ammonia tablets held to his nose at the military-style facility run by the Bay County Sheriff's Office in Panama City.
October 14, 2007 |
Seven former juvenile boot camp guards and a nurse had barely processed a jury's decision to acquit them in a teenager's death before federal authorities announced they would review the case. Federal prosecutors would probably have to try another tactic, such as seeking an indictment alleging obstruction of justice, legal experts said. "It's too early to say that the final chapter has been written with respect to the criminal justice system in this case," said Kendall Coffey, a former U.S.
December 16, 2005
Comparing our boot camps to the torture of prisoners (Opinion, Dec. 14) is absurd. When I went to boot camp, we were taught, among other things, how to defend ourselves with, among other things, pugil sticks and hand-to-hand combat. Our drill instructors didn't knock us around; we used them to learn to fight and defend. We carried heavy packs to condition ourselves for combat, and we had drill instructors in our faces to teach us the discipline necessary to survive in combat. I'm amazed that Max Boot compared the training of our troops so they can survive Bush's folly to the torture of prisoners.
September 9, 2001 |
A group that ran a "tough love" boot camp where a 14-year-old died this summer has a new class registered for a program designed to teach discipline and respect to troubled youngsters. Authorities and some parents have questioned whether the America's Buffalo Soldiers Re-Enactors Assn. should take in more children when it remains under investigation in the July 1 death of boot camp participant Anthony Haynes.