August 15, 1997 |
Hanging on a wall in the office of Cal Lutheran football Coach Scott Squires is a collage of photos taken on a San Diego-area beach near the Naval Amphibious Base in Coronado, where the Kingsmen held fall practice last season. The pictures show Cal Lutheran players in a human pyramid, waves lapping at the knees of those on the bottom in one snapshot, team members frolicking in the sand and the sea in others.
January 17, 2000 |
Paul Kariya and Teemu Selanne had a conversation the other day. "Where have all the breakaways gone?" the Ducks' all-star wingers wondered. Saturday, Kariya's speed turned a race for a loose puck into a breakaway and a second-period goal in the Ducks' 4-2 loss against the Phoenix Coyotes. But breakaways have been few and far between for the struggling Ducks this season. Kariya and Selanne believe that's about to change.
July 10, 1988 |
You see it on TV all the time. Someone (the Queen of England most readily leaps to mind) is christening a ship or boat. Trying to christen one. Wielding the requisite bottle of champagne like a stunted shillelagh, she earnestly whacks away at the bow--and whacks and whacks and whacks--until, exhausted, she hands off to a hefty equerry to administer the coup de grace . More often than not, the whole sordid process leaves christener drained and christenee dented and disfigured. . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 2004 |
The Anglican archbishop of Uganda declared his full support Monday for two Southern California parishes that have broken away from the Episcopal Church in the United States and affiliated with a conservative diocese in that African nation. Archbishop Henry Luke Orombi, Anglican primate of Uganda, also denounced Los Angeles Episcopal Bishop J. Jon Bruno for threatening to defrock the disaffected parish clergy unless they returned to the Episcopal Church.
February 9, 2008 |
Serbian President Boris Tadic made a last-minute plea to world leaders Friday to avoid recognizing an independent Kosovo, insisting that though Serbia remains committed to full integration with Europe, "we cannot accept the dismemberment of our nation." With the Serbian province now widely expected to declare independence Feb.
November 1, 1995 |
Quebec nearly split from Canada this week, a fact I feel compelled to mention because it is the first time I have ever begun a column with the letter Q. From a sports standpoint, Monday's vote did have a serious impact. For one thing, Wayne Gretzky will not be referred to as the most famous athlete from the "tricountry area." For another, national anthem singers will not need to learn how to butcher a third song.
June 12, 1988 |
A bishop in China's breakaway Catholic Church on Friday called for the Vatican to settle differences with his church through negotiations. "If China and the Vatican want to improve their relations, they must sit down and negotiate," said the Bishop of Shanghai, Jin Luxian, who served an 18-year jail sentence in China after being accused of spying.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 2002 |
The head of a group of officials studying ways for the western San Gabriel Valley to split from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority defected Wednesday, announcing that he is leaving to take a top position with the massive county transit agency. Jack Gabig, for 12 years the head of Montebello Bus Lines, has been a proponent of the breakaway, known as "zoning": an effort to improve bus service by cutting ties with the MTA.
July 28, 1993 |
Georgia and its breakaway province of Abkhazia signed a cease-fire agreement to silence the guns in the region and pave the way for ending the 11-month separatist conflict. The accord, signed on neutral Russian territory in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, provides for a cease-fire to come into force in the province starting at noon today. The agreement, concluded after mediating-power Russia brought pressure to bear on Georgia, was immediately hailed by Russian President Boris N.
February 26, 1989 |
For 15 frustrating years, Roger Hall has been trying to convince baseball that his breakaway bases will drastically reduce the most common sliding injuries. For just as long, he has been rebuffed at almost every turn by traditionalists unwilling to alter such an integral part of the game. The mere idea of bases designed to break apart in a hard slide seemed to horrify the purists of the game. Most regarded Hall's product as nothing more than a gimmick, like Charles Finley's orange baseballs.