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March 11, 1989
Why does the archbishop defend his acceptance of a helicopter by telling us his priest advisers approved (Metro, March 1)? Those of us in the church know he surrounds himself with priests who have a vested interest in using the chopper one day. Perhaps if he asked working women, unemployed fathers, or the struggling cemetery workers, all members of his flock, he might have received different advice. This is another example of the church hierarchy preaching justice for the poor and living like the rich.
June 30, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
It's not every day something crash-lands on the Hudson River, as a tourist helicopter did Sunday. Officials said a family of four Swedish tourists and their pilot were safe after the private helicopter in which they were riding apparently lost power and the pilot landed on the Hudson River near Manhattan's West Side. The odd image of a helicopter floating in the Hudson -- floating on inflatable pontoons -- brought back memories of the near-miraculous crash-landing of an Airbus A320 by U.S. Airways pilot Chesley Sullenberger on Jan.
October 15, 1997
Re "Chopper Exclusive! Live! CHP Traffic Stop!" by Arthur A. Lord, Commentary, Oct. 8: In Lord's opinion, televised high-speed chases are not newsworthy. But the example he cited, the July 30 chase, is the clearest case of why these pursuits are news. Clearly, a crazed man on the loose with a spear gun presents an imminent danger to the community. That's about as newsworthy as it gets. Last year, live coverage of another chase caught Riverside sheriff's deputies mercilessly beating undocumented aliens as they tried to flee.
May 11, 1999
A witness to the weekend mauling of a Huntington Beach woman said the dogs were in such a frenzy that one of the animals had no reaction when the witness used a clay flower pot to strike it over the head. Cyndy Nefroney, 53, remained hospitalized Monday with bites to her face, arms, legs and chest. She was knocked to the ground and attacked while trying to break up a fight between her boxer and two pit bulls owned by her son.
March 30, 1985
Your editorial (March 14), "Hee-Haws and Yak-Yaks," disparaging the Army plan to study the use of mules in conjunction with the re-establishment of the 10th Mountain Division, prompts this reply. When the 10th Mountain Division was attacking high mountain passes in Italy in World War II, mules were plodding faithfully up alpine trails with the division's supplies, such as ammunition, food and other necessities. The mules also plodded down the trails carrying casualties. They did the same for the 36th Division, the 92nd Division and the 88th Division, and other units fighting in the Italian Alps.
June 21, 2011 | By W.J. Hennigan
An autonomous helicopter drone crashed in Libya while flying a surveillance mission for NATO as it continues to enforce a no-fly zone over the country, officials confirmed Tuesday. 6a00d8341c630a53ef01538f583792970b-pi The robotic chopper used by the U.S. Navy, known as a MQ-8B Fire Scout, was hovering above Libya's central coast at 12:20 a.m. PDT when NATO's command center lost contact with it. "This drone helicopter, unmanned, was performing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance over Libya to monitor pro-Kadafi forces threatening the civilian population," NATO Wing Cmdr.
May 21, 1989
What happens to that youthful formality of purpose? (I feel like I'm lost, do you? Listening to everyone applauding a play I missed.) Spring here in L.A. today, ninety or so, everything in bloom. I drive my four- year-old to preschool and turn off Santa Monica into a stakeout. Top-lit cop cars jacknifed onto lawns, a chopper churning the smog, an amplified voice: Give up while you can. Come out with your hands raised. My kid doesn't look up from her book, The Big Orange Splot.
August 17, 1995
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich was at Downtown's Hall of Administration on Tuesday and needed to get to an important meeting in Irvine. He was really pressed for time. So while the common folk--less important, but no less pressed for time--crawled along clogged freeways, Antonovich took to the skies by commandeering a county Fire Department helicopter.
March 5, 1997 | ROBIN ABCARIAN, Robin Abcarian co-hosts a morning talk show on radio station KTZN-AM (710)
Like a bubble on an evening breeze, the helicopter skimmed north over the Santa Monica Mountains, guided by the emerald topography of Mandeville Canyon. Over hilltop mansions and parkland it flew, insulated from the rhythms of the world below, where the scatting terrain flattened suddenly, almost without warning, into a monotone. The San Fernando Valley. Traffic was light. The two radio reporters aboard had little material to work with.
November 15, 2009 | By Catharine Hamm
Tell people you're going to Niihau, and they invariably exclaim, "No way!" Or, "Do you know the Robinsons?" Yes, way, and I do not know the Robinsons. And even though I've now been to Niihau, I can't really say I know it either. But I do know that there are few places in the world that I have anticipated visiting for as long and from which I've come away so changed. Since my days as a child on Oahu, I've known Niihau as the Forbidden Island.
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