November 18, 2012 |
We in the blue states hear from the talking heads on Fox News and MSNBC that many of you in the red states are so distressed about the outcome of the elections that you would like to secede from the Union. Now, it seems that at least six of you - Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina - have submitted enough signatures (25,000) on petitions to the White House website to merit a formal response, with more petitions on the way. We wish you the best of luck with this.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1999
Superior Industries, Van Nuys, said it has selected a site for a new aluminum wheel manufacturing facility near its existing plant in Chihuahua, Mexico. The plant is expected to open next year and cost $50 million. Superior supplies aluminum wheels and other aluminum parts to major automotive manufacturers.
February 10, 1998
Superior Industries Inc. was awarded a contract from Volkswagen to supply aluminum wheels for the company's new VW Beetle. Superior will manufacture the wheels at its Chihuahua, Mexico, plant beginning in the middle of this year. Superior, which is based in Van Nuys, is a major supplier of aluminum wheels to the Big 3 auto makers, plus European and Japanese car makers, although this latest contract marks its first deal to supply aluminum wheels to Volkswagen.
March 23, 2005 |
A judge in Chihuahua, Mexico, sentenced the former manager of pop star Gloria Trevi to slightly less than eight years in prison for rape, kidnapping and corruption of minors, but would allow him to go free on time served after the manager paid reparations to his accuser and a nominal fine. Sergio Andrade has been behind bars for five years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 2001
Re "Rights Groups Decry Mexico Rape Law," Aug. 29: Chihuahua, Mexico, rape law "provides for reduced sentences for rapes considered to have been 'provoked' by the victim." Does this mean the men in Chihuahua, like many men in the U.S., see women as sexual objects only? That a man is helpless when he sees this sexual object? Boy, oh boy, some men's egos are just that--the egos of boys. B. Anthony Secrist Los Angeles