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July 7, 2013 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Charles Carr, who was just 18 and a college freshman when he drove country music legend Hank Williams on his final journey more than 60 years ago, died July 1 after a brief illness. He was 79. His death was confirmed by Beth Petty, director of the Hank Williams Museum in Montgomery, Ala. "When he was younger, he didn't have an interest in being defined by that moment in his life," said his son, Charles "Lands" Carr. But after the museum embraced the elder Carr later in life, he became more comfortable talking about the last days of Williams, who died during the car trip at 29. The elder Carr was a friend of the Williams family and found himself behind the wheel after the singer hired him to drive him from Montgomery to a New Year's Eve show in Charleston, W.Va., and then to another concert scheduled for Jan. 1, 1953, in Canton, Ohio.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 2013 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Charles Carr, who was just 18 and a college freshman when he drove country music legend Hank Williams on his final journey more than 60 years ago, died July 1 after a brief illness. He was 79. His death was confirmed by Beth Petty, director of the Hank Williams Museum in Montgomery, Ala. "When he was younger, he didn't have an interest in being defined by that moment in his life," said his son, Charles "Lands" Carr. But after the museum embraced the elder Carr later in life, he became more comfortable talking about the last days of Williams, who died during the car trip at 29. The elder Carr was a friend of the Williams family and found himself behind the wheel after the singer hired him to drive him from Montgomery to a New Year's Eve show in Charleston, W.Va., and then to another concert scheduled for Jan. 1, 1953, in Canton, Ohio.
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AUTOS
April 29, 2013 | By Jerry Hirsch
Nissan will recall more than 123,000 new Altima sedans after a spare tire blew out -- while locked away in the trunk of a car. The recall affects 2013 model year Altimas that were produced for about a yearlong period, ending on March 26. According to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Nissan had a faulty inflation gauge on an air pump that was either over-inflating or under-inflating spare tires. FOR THE RECORD: Safety recall: In the April 30 Business section, an article about a Nissan safety recall said that Maxxis - Nissan's spare tire supplier -- had a faulty inflation gauge on an air pump and was either overinflating or underinflating spare tires.
AUTOS
April 29, 2013 | By Jerry Hirsch
Nissan will recall more than 123,000 new Altima sedans after a spare tire blew out -- while locked away in the trunk of a car. The recall affects 2013 model year Altimas that were produced for about a yearlong period, ending on March 26. According to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Nissan had a faulty inflation gauge on an air pump that was either over-inflating or under-inflating spare tires. FOR THE RECORD: Safety recall: In the April 30 Business section, an article about a Nissan safety recall said that Maxxis - Nissan's spare tire supplier -- had a faulty inflation gauge on an air pump and was either overinflating or underinflating spare tires.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 1985 | Associated Press
Seventy foreign experts will attend a leprosy symposium in the southern Chinese city of Canton in November, when a treatment center for the disease will open, the Public Health Ministry has announced. Japan's Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation will help set up the treatment and prevention center. China has about 100,000 lepers.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 1993
Jack Mathews made a string of avoidable errors in his commentary, and The Times compounded the problem with phenomenally misdirected headline writing ("Mark Canton's Wrongheaded Chant," April 18). Neither party can claim ignorance about the basis for Mathews' article, which is the Columbia chairman's ShoWest keynote speech (it was sent to every leading journalist, including Mathews and his editors at The Times). Let's start with the headline, which had little to do with the content of Mathews' story and was worthy only of a tabloid.
NEWS
April 9, 1985 | United Press International
A Portuguese backup musician with the touring British pop group Wham went berserk and forced his way into the cockpit of a Chinese domestic airliner, sending the plane into a nose dive until he was subdued, officials said today. Some witnesses reported the man, identified only as Mr. Oliveira, stabbed himself in the stomach with a small knife before barging into the cockpit of the jetliner Monday on a flight from Peking to Canton.
NEWS
August 15, 1989 | From Times wire services
Authorities have executed a policewoman in Canton for taking tens of thousands of dollars in bribes, official reports said today. Major state newspapers and television reports said the policewoman, Zhang Mayun, took bribes worth $56,150 in exchange for allowing people to remain in the southern city illegally. She was sentenced to death June 19, but the reports did not say exactly when she was executed.
TRAVEL
August 16, 1987 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
Ticino is the only Italian-speaking canton in Switzerland, and the people here seem to have the best of two worlds--the efficiency of Switzerland and the charm of Italy. But every paradise has problems, and Ticino is no exception. "Our problem," says professor Sandro Bianconi, a linguist and sociologist, "is one of identity. Politically we are Swiss, but culturally we are Italian. If we want to keep up with the modern world, we must accept the German-speaking businessmen who are coming in.
SPORTS
February 13, 1999
Forget the fact that Eric Dickerson boldly backed out in the middle of a four-year contract with the L.A. Rams, what he said was unforgivable: Trade me or give me more money or I will not play my best. In all sports, at any level, the only thing more important than winning is that you play your best. Lucky for Dickerson, Pete Rozelle was the commissioner and cared only about financial matters. Would you rather your kid say he won't play his best or that he's going to bet on himself to win?
ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 2010
MOVIES "Stranded in Canton" There may be no better documentarian of American weirdness than the photographer William Eggleston. With "Stranded in Canton," he finally got around to editing the 30 hours of film he shot with director Robert Gordon that depicts the shady, hopeless and hopeful denizens of bars, alleys and back roads of New Orleans and Memphis. It's preceded by the unveiling of a new Eggleston print, "Untitled ( Los Angeles) 1994/2010," and an appearance at LACMA.
SPORTS
August 9, 2009 | Associated Press
All that was missing were the chicken wings, because the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony had a distinct Buffalo flavor. Bills owner Ralph Wilson opened by loosening up the crowd with a few humorous anecdotes. And the chants of "Bruuuce!" resounded through Fawcett Stadium on Saturday night, even before former Bills defensive end Bruce Smith had taken the podium. And once he took the stage, the cheers didn't stop for the player who had a record 200 sacks. Smith acknowledged the fans -- a large contingent wearing Bills jerseys -- by saying, "This certainly feels like a home game."
FOOD
March 11, 2009
  Total time: 12 minutes, plus cooking and drying time for the candied ginger and syrup Servings: 2 cocktails Note: Canton Ginger Liqueur and Charbay Vodka can be found at good liqueur stores. The candied ginger recipe yields more powdered candied ginger than is required for the recipe. Store the powder in a sealable plastic bag in a cool, dry place; it should keep for several weeks. The recipe also yields more candied ginger than is needed for the recipe; the syrup will keep, covered and refrigerated, for up to 2 weeks.
SPORTS
January 31, 2009 | Associated Press
The art of the sack was never lost on Bruce Smith, Derrick Thomas, Claude Humphrey, Richard Dent and John Randle. Among the greatest practitioners of wrestling quarterbacks to the ground, they are among 17 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. A minimum of four finalists and a maximum of seven will be chosen today. Smith is the career leader with 200 sacks in 18 years.
SPORTS
August 2, 2008 | Sam Farmer
Stop the tape. Rewind it. Run it back slowly. You mean to say that Ed Sabol isn't in the Pro Football Hall of Fame? The visionary who started NFL Films, turned a risky little business into a sports empire, changed the way America looks at football, isn't enshrined among other legends of the game? Sabol shouldn't just be in the Hall of Fame, there should be a whole wing devoted to him and his work.
SPORTS
August 4, 2007 | Greg Johnson, Times Staff Writer
CANTON, Ohio -- Former Cleveland Browns defensive back Bernie Parrish put it this way: "Jim Brown didn't just happen to get all of those yards." The legendary running back who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971 had the good fortune to be behind a wall of blockers studded with perennial Pro Bowlers. One was Gene Hickerson, who will be inducted into the Hall today. But this is a bittersweet day.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 2010
MOVIES "Stranded in Canton" There may be no better documentarian of American weirdness than the photographer William Eggleston. With "Stranded in Canton," he finally got around to editing the 30 hours of film he shot with director Robert Gordon that depicts the shady, hopeless and hopeful denizens of bars, alleys and back roads of New Orleans and Memphis. It's preceded by the unveiling of a new Eggleston print, "Untitled ( Los Angeles) 1994/2010," and an appearance at LACMA.
TRAVEL
May 11, 1986 | CARL HOFFMAN, Hoffman is a Washington, D.C., free-lance writer.
On Sunday afternoon every street was packed, like the hallway of a large urban high school at class change. What seemed like millions of Chinese ghosted by on their bicycles or shuffled along the sidewalks, bumping, rolling off each other and sliding past in a constant stream. Always, an uncanny silence filled the wide avenues, avenues that could have handled 10 or 12 lanes of rush-hour traffic, but which held, instead, only a few buses, trucks and VIP limousines, red flags flapping.
SPORTS
February 4, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Michael Irvin was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday despite a troubled past, but voters denied entry to retired NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue. The former Dallas Cowboys receiver, who won three Super Bowls in the 1990s, got in on his third try. Also voted in were running back Thurman Thomas, offensive lineman Bruce Matthews, defensive back Roger Wehrli and two nominees of the veterans' committee -- tight end Charlie Sanders and guard Gene Hickerson.
SPORTS
August 6, 2006 | From the Associated Press
The glory of the newest Hall of Famers' achievements was punctuated by a steady stream of tears and a singular chant: "Reg-gie, Reg-gie." Although a fair share of the crowd sported No. 8 jerseys in tribute to Troy Aikman, their passion Saturday was reserved for the late Reggie White. The two joined Warren Moon, John Madden, Rayfield Wright and Harry Carson as the newest inductees in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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