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October 27, 1985 | DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press
Graduation Day: From the stands, 22-year-old Biff Shea watched his classmates march into West Point's sun-drenched stadium, fulfilling the dream he once had and lost. Seven days earlier, the Army had charged Shea with larceny and conduct unbecoming a cadet over a package that he says got lost. Shea resigned rather than face certain court-martial and a possible six-year prison term if convicted.
August 11, 1986 | GLENN F. BUNTING, Times Staff Writer
A dozen training officers, each with a hard body and bulging biceps, marched into the front of a classroom and stared down a motley group of new cadets. "We look at them like they're a bunch of sleazeballs," Deputy John DeAngelis said of the training staff's first encounter with cadets of the 74th San Diego County Sheriff's Academy. Most of the cadets, in their 20s, had no idea how to respond to the icy greeting. They squirmed in their chairs and wiped beads of sweat from their anxious faces.
July 18, 2013
Retired Army Lt. Gen. Sidney Berry, a decorated combat veteran of the Vietnam and Korean wars who led the U.S. Military Academy during a turbulent period in the 1970s when a cheating scandal rocked West Point months before he was forced to admit the first female cadets, has died. He was 87. Berry died July 1 of complications from Parkinson's disease at a retirement home in Kennett Square, Pa., said his daughter, Nan Berry Davenport. In 1974, Berry, at age 48, was named superintendent of West Point.
April 10, 1989 | From Associated Press
Four hundred police cadets suffered food poisoning after a meal that ended their holy Ramadan fast, the official Kuwaiti News Agency reported Sunday. The agency said 130 cadets from the police academy required hospitalization after Saturday night's meal, which was prepared by the national catering company.
February 3, 2010 | By DeeDee Correll
The Air Force Academy, stung several years ago by accusations of Christian bias, has built a new outdoor worship area for pagans and other practitioners of Earth-based religions. But its opening, heralded as a sign of a more tolerant religious climate at the academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., was marred by the discovery two weeks ago of a large wooden cross placed there. "We've been making great progress at the Air Force Academy. This is clearly a setback," said Mikey Weinstein, a 1977 graduate of the academy.
November 13, 2011 | By Ricardo Lopez, Los Angeles Times
The surprise visit to Alberto Ruiz's house was swift. Dress quickly, he was told. You're going to boot camp. His parents, worried about his drug use and habit of skipping school, had followed a friend's advice and called Kelvin McFarland. Ruiz's behavior had earned him a spot in McFarland's Family First Growth Camp in Pasadena, a place with a reputation for breaking gang-bangers and drug addicts and turning them into law-abiding teens. A former Marine who likes to be called "Sgt.
September 11, 2003
Mr. Brownfield, I can't believe you left Millie's out of your breakfast A-list! ("L.A. Breakfast Place Haiku," Sept. 4) Waiters who look like Aged rocker space cadets. And the "Devil's Mess." Millie's, 3524 W. Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake, (323) 664-0404 Robert Helfman Los Angeles
March 16, 1993
One police officer stands alone ("Defense in King Case Clashes With Officer," March 5). His name is Sgt. Mark John Conta. He has shown the integrity and courage that should be associated with the LAPD. I can only hope some of that will "fall through the cracks" to the rookie cadets. GARY G. LAUX Yorba Linda
October 25, 1986
It is obvious that Podhoretz does not understand the satirical thrust of "Catch-22." Does he also miss the point made by "Fail-Safe" and "Doctor Strangelove?" Let's hope our cadets at the Air Force Academy don't. ANTHONY J. RUFFOLO La Canada Flintridge
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