CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1995 |
That drumming in the woods along the Salmon River is the pileated woodpecker drilling holes in wooden power poles. It could also be the sound of ratepayers' coins rattling away to pay for the damage. The 18-inch-tall woodpecker knocks huge holes in the poles for its nests, undermining the supports for power lines that serve central Idaho mountain towns, including Sunbeam and Stanley. "We've had woodpecker problems in the past, but nothing of this magnitude," said Frank Corrales Jr.
July 30, 2000 |
The potential impact of Dave Stewart on a pitching staff can be measured by his success with the San Diego Padres in 1998, when they won the National League pennant. Now Stewart, assistant general manager of the Toronto Blue Jays, has put his goal of scaling baseball's bigoted mountain to become only the third African American GM on hold while he replaces Rick Langford as the Blue Jays' pitching coach for the rest of the season.
November 13, 1997 |
Sometime after midnight Friday, Steve Barlow hopes to celebrate an anniversary in winning style. That's when the Thousand Oaks resident figures he'll be pulling into Ensenada in his modified Ford truck--the one equipped with 10 kidney-saving shock absorbers--at the conclusion of the 30th annual Baja 1000, considered the most grueling off-road race in the world.
March 23, 2001 |
Almost everyone at Robert Lee Massie's execution early Tuesday will be there because they want to be, even Robert Lee Massie himself. For more than 30 years, he has been saying on and off that he wants the death penalty rather than spending his life in prison. But Massie--who killed in 1965 and again in 1979--has been kept alive again and again. First there was the stay of execution by then-Gov. Ronald Reagan in the late 1960s, then the abolishment of the death penalty by the U.S.
March 28, 2001 |
In his last moments, even with needles in his arms ready to flow with deadly toxins, even as he signaled prison officials to go ahead and get it over with, Robert Lee Massie remained icily stoic. For much of the last 35 years, the two-time killer had said he welcomed death rather than having to live the rest of his days in prison.
June 15, 1996 |
Two days after charges against them were thrown out on a technicality, receiver Michael Irvin of the Dallas Cowboys and two topless dancers were indicted again Friday in Dallas on drug-possession charges. Irvin, whose legal problems stem from a March 4 drug bust at a motel in Irving, Texas, has been charged with possession of cocaine--a felony--and of marijuana, a misdemeanor.