August 9, 2001 |
Saying he wanted to be "at one with the monkeys," a man stripped down to his boxer shorts, scaled a high fence and jumped into the Bronx Zoo's gorilla exhibit, police said. A quick-thinking zoo employee was able to herd the gorillas into their feeding cages before the man, identified as 32-year-old Peter Vetique, could come near them. "There was no physical contact between the two species," said Sgt. Andrew McInnis, a police spokesman.
June 29, 2008 |
Supermodel Naomi Campbell was all smiles when she turned up unexpectedly on the Dolce & Gabbana catwalk, a day after her much publicized sentencing on charges of "air rage." We call it unexpected because it was men's fashion week, after all. The lone female in this show, the former Victoria's Secret model appeared toward the end in a black bra, a pair of boxer shorts and black-and-white Japanese print bathrobe, while music from N.E.R.D. blared. Was it an attempt to immediately rehab her image?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 1991
Sheriff's officials were still searching Thursday for two of four inmates who escaped from the Theo Lacy Branch Jail, a medium-security lockup, Wednesday night. The two escapees were identified as Casimiro Sanchez, 40, and Jose Cruz, 22. Sanchez is described as 5 feet, 7 inches tall, weighing 150 pounds, and having black hair and brown eyes. Cruz is 5 feet, 9 inches tall, weighs 200 pounds, and also has black hair and brown eyes.
August 1, 2012 |
BEIRUT - Syrian President Bashar Assad on Wednesday exhorted his military to maintain "continued preparedness," as human rights groups condemned an apparent rebel execution of Assad loyalists in the embattled northern city of Aleppo. Assad lauded his troops' role in "confronting the criminal terrorist gangs," a reference to the rebels fighting across a wide swath of the country, in a statement marking the anniversary of the founding of the army, state media reported. Meanwhile, video surfaced online appearing to show the execution of members of a loyalist clan in an Aleppo neighborhood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 2002 |
Tia Maria Torres is a patron saint of lost causes -- she rescues pit bulls, dogs so notorious that many shelters immediately kill them. A pit bull bit off part of a mail carrier's nose last summer in Los Angeles. Another pit bull mauled a 2-year-old in La Habra, tearing into his face and scalp. It's also the type of dog that sleeps curled up by Torres' head, while another snores beneath her feet at night.
July 10, 1994 |
One of the most amazing illusions in "Forrest Gump," a movie chock-full of special effects that opened Wednesday, has nothing to do with old newsreel footage--but with Gary Sinise playing a Vietnam veteran with both legs amputated. Sinise, 39, who has both legs, surprised even himself with his performance as Lt. Dan, a cocky Army officer who is wounded in the Vietnam War, losing both legs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1999
The county coroner's office is asking for the public's help in identifying a man who killed himself at a park in July. The man was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head on a park bench at the Granada Hills Recreation Center shortly after 7 a.m. on July 19, said Scott Carrier, a spokesman for the coroner's office. The park is at 16730 Chatsworth St. The man was white or Latino, about 30, 6 feet tall and 246 pounds, Carrier said.
June 30, 1999 |
A killer who broke out of Texas' most secure prison and fled nearly naked into the surrounding swamps was captured, two days later, hiding in a tree. Clifford Jones, 33, was wearing only boxer shorts and offered no resistance. Warden Rick Thaler said his only noticeable injuries were scratches and insect bites.