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October 5, 1986 | SCOTT WOLF, Times Staff Writer
Although Anaheim and Garden Grove high schools entered Saturday night's game with 0-3 records, Anaheim had one major difference: quarterback Ernest Johnston. Johnston kept the Garden Grove defense off balance by rushing and passing for 141 yards in the first half as Anaheim defeated Garden Grove, 35-0, in Glover Stadium at Anaheim.
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June 6, 2011 | By James Oliphant, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Listen readers and you shall hear conflicting accounts of the ride of Paul Revere. Since Sarah Palin’s somewhat tortured remarks last week about Revere’s famous midnight ride -- and her subsequent refusal Sunday to back down from her interpretation of the events of that April evening in 1775 -- a debate has sprung up on the Web as to whether Revere really was out to warn British troops about colonial militia firepower (and perhaps, whether he...
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SPORTS
October 23, 1988 | TOM HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
Valencia High School continued its mastery over Anaheim with a 13-7 victory Saturday night in front of 1,800 fans in Anaheim's Glover Stadium. Wide receiver Guy Shepard caught a 28-yard touchdown pass with 1:38 remaining that broke a 7-7 tie and gave Valencia its third victory over Anaheim in the past 2 seasons. The game was a rematch of last year's Central Conference championship game in which Valencia won the title with a 13-0 victory.
SCIENCE
June 5, 2010 | By Thomas H. Maugh II, Los Angeles Times
Studies of oyster shells taken from an abandoned well confirm that English colonists who settled on Jamestown Island in 1607 unknowingly picked the worst possible time for their endeavor, arriving in the midst of a drought nearly unprecedented in local history. Research on tree rings had already shown that the colonists' arrival in Virginia coincided with the beginning of the driest seven-year period in 800 years, and their written records — albeit scanty — confirmed that they encountered near-horrific privation.
SCIENCE
June 5, 2010 | By Thomas H. Maugh II, Los Angeles Times
Studies of oyster shells taken from an abandoned well confirm that English colonists who settled on Jamestown Island in 1607 unknowingly picked the worst possible time for their endeavor, arriving in the midst of a drought nearly unprecedented in local history. Research on tree rings had already shown that the colonists' arrival in Virginia coincided with the beginning of the driest seven-year period in 800 years, and their written records — albeit scanty — confirmed that they encountered near-horrific privation.
TRAVEL
December 16, 1990
Letter writer John L. Ritter (Letters From Readers, Dec. 2) should read America's history more carefully. The people he calls Colonists were indeed refugees from adverse conditions in Northern Europe. These refugees colonized the New England states. Because they were first refugees, we refer to them as Colonists. John L. Ritter should get off his high horse because his ancestors are just as much refugees as are mine who landed on the eastern shore in 1698. SUZANNE ANDERSON Albuquerque, N.M.
SPORTS
November 13, 1988 | SCOTT JONES
Anaheim High School quarterback Danny Pacillas completed 8 of 8 passes for 199 yards and 4 touchdowns as the Colonists scored 5 first-half touchdowns en route to a 35-7 Orange League victory over Savanna Saturday night. Anaheim (6-4, 4-1) will represent the Orange League as the second-place team in the Southern Section Division VI playoffs, which begin next week.
SPORTS
September 18, 1999 | DANIEL ARREOLA
Kennedy's balanced offense produced 279 yards and a 31-14 victory over visiting Anaheim on Friday night at Western High School. Junior quarterback Geoff Etherson completed six of nine passes for 181 yards and three touchdowns, all in the first half, as the Fighting Irish handed the Colonists their 23rd consecutive defeat. Kennedy scored on its first play from scrimmage. Etherson hooked up with Steve Yaden for a 64-yard scoring play.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2010 | MARY McNAMARA, TELEVISION CRITIC
Two years ago, HBO took 8 1/2 hours to chronicle the life of John Adams; starting Sunday, History will take us from the colonizing of Jamestown through the millennium in just 12. "America: The Story of Us" is being touted as "the most in-depth television series ever produced by History," which is worrisome considering the hour-to-year ratio, as well as "the broadest educational outreach initiative the network has ever undertaken," which makes a bit...
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June 11, 1989 | SONJA BOLLE
Columnist Dave Barry turns his formidable wit to the subject of American history, with a result reminiscent of the Reduced Shakespeare Company: The better you know the original, the funnier it gets. Barry spoofs the dry-as-dust textbook style with such devices as "reconstructed conversations," dates galore (for simplicity's sake, however, all dates are given as October 8), absurd footnotes (the note for one quoted expert reads: "A friend of ours. You don't know him.") and ridiculous discussion questions ("Whatever happened to the Hessians anyway?
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2010 | MARY McNAMARA, TELEVISION CRITIC
Two years ago, HBO took 8 1/2 hours to chronicle the life of John Adams; starting Sunday, History will take us from the colonizing of Jamestown through the millennium in just 12. "America: The Story of Us" is being touted as "the most in-depth television series ever produced by History," which is worrisome considering the hour-to-year ratio, as well as "the broadest educational outreach initiative the network has ever undertaken," which makes a bit...
WORLD
January 4, 2010 | By Robyn Dixon
For centuries, the little-known Ogiek people foraged wild honey and used bows and arrows to hunt gazelles in the Mau Forest of Kenya. But recently, for the second time in 16 years, they were driven from their homes and are now living in makeshift bamboo-and-plastic tents at the side of the road in a valley that long ago was part of the forest. Their plight casts a focus on Kenya's endemic corruption and its potentially catastrophic effect on a small, powerless tribe, and the rest of the nation.
SCIENCE
July 18, 2009 | John Johnson Jr.
With the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing just two days away, NASA on Friday released the sharpest images ever taken of astronaut work sites on the moon, showing hardware and soil disturbances left behind by the 12 Americans who visited the lunar surface between 1969 and 1972. The images, taken over the last few weeks by cameras aboard the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, include some of the 10-foot-tall landing structure called the descent stage.
SCIENCE
April 23, 2009 | John Johnson Jr.
One of the biggest problems facing America's space agency as it prepares to return to the moon is how to manage lunar dust. It gets into everything. Worse, it's sticky, adhering to spacesuits and posing a potentially serious health hazard to future colonists. Now, a scientist who has been studying the problem off and on over four decades thinks he may have untangled the mystery of why that dust is so sticky.
NEWS
April 29, 2007 | David Weber, Associated Press
Paul Revere gets all the glory for his midnight ride. After all, it's a stirring tale of patriotism told by a great storyteller. But one young messenger who called the colonists to arms during a remarkable five-day dash across five states is a mere footnote -- a man mentioned in historical documents that didn't even get his first name right. They called him Trail. His name was Israel Bissell, and he is one of the Revolutionary War's most unheralded heroes.
OPINION
December 1, 2006 | Gustavo Arellano, GUSTAVO ARELLANO is a staff writer for OC Weekly, where he writes the "¡Ask a Mexican!" column.
IT'S RARE NOWADAYS to hear anyone hum an Al Jolson song, let alone a bunch of Latino teens. Yet that's exactly what's going to happen tonight when the Anaheim Colonists host the Cypress Centurions in a high school football semifinal. After the Colonists' squad storms through a paper banner held aloft by cheerleaders precariously balanced on each other's shoulders, Anaheim's marching band will blast "Alabamy Bound," a jaunty, brassy relic that Jolson made famous in the 1920s.
SPORTS
November 1, 1997 | MIKE BESACK
Anaheim had turnovers on six of its 10 possessions, including its first two, and Valencia took advantage, defeating the winless Colonists, 17-6, in an Orange League game Friday night at Bradford Stadium. The teams had 10 turnovers between them, five by Anaheim quarterback Jimmy Gorman, who lost one fumble and had four passes intercepted.
NEWS
October 14, 1985 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
Two hundred and seventy-five feet tall and more than 3,000 years old, a giant redwood called the Karl Marx Tree once spread its sheltering arms above the 19th-Century Kaweah Cooperative Colony of Central California. The Friedrich Engels Tree--another redwood, only slightly smaller--was nearby. Those trees were named for the two men whose philosophy had inspired the Kaweah colonists to venture into the fog-haunted wilderness now known as Sequoia National Park.
OPINION
October 5, 2006 | David Pierson, DAVID PIERSON is a staff writer at The Times.
THIS WEEK, as the Dodgers clash with my beloved New York Mets in the National League divisional series, Los Angeles will not be the easiest place to be a Mets fan. But when it comes to cheering for The Amazins, I am used to hardship, having grown up a Mets fan in the mid-1980s in Hong Kong. Needless to say, that city -- then a British colony -- was not exactly a bastion of baseball. If you were a connoisseur of ping pong or badminton, then you would be in luck.
WORLD
November 16, 2004 | Robyn Dixon, Times Staff Writer
A crowd of young Ivorians punched the air and swayed to a West African beat as images flashed onto a screen before them: a headless corpse draped in their country's flag, French soldiers on tanks, young people protesting. Then, a close-up of the corpse. The atmosphere of celebration and anticipation in a hall at a district municipal office in Abidjan on Monday contrasted sharply with the horrifying pictures.
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