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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 2010 | By Patrick J. McDonnell
David E. Metzger seemed destined to be a soldier. "He always had a kind of passion for the military," said his longtime friend, Rob Casillas, who recalled mock childhood battles in the suburbs of southern San Diego County. "We'd play little war games in the fields near the Mexican border." At Mar Vista Senior High School in Imperial Beach, Metzger wore his slacks freshly pressed and his shoes scuff-free, and was careful to stay in shape, his friend recalled. "He always fit the profile of a soldier," Casillas said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1989
Actor Kenneth Swofford, who played a school principal in the television series "Fame," is to begin serving a 28-month state prison term Tuesday for a drunk-driving collision that seriously injured a man and his two sons. Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Richard Kolostian has allowed Swofford, 55, to remain free from custody until Tuesday, when he must surrender to begin serving his prison term. On Feb. 23, Swofford pleaded no contest to a single felony charge of driving under the influence of alcohol and causing injuries to others.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2008 | Tony Perry
A man cleaning his swimming pool was struck and killed Monday by a big rig that crashed into his backyard after a traffic accident, officials said. Kevin Vicary, 38, was pronounced dead at a hospital. His 2-year-old daughter, who was also in the backyard, was unhurt. The accident occurred after a van ran a red light and was struck by the big rig, which then hit another vehicle, officials said. The rig crashed through a fence at Vicary's home. None of the drivers was seriously hurt, according to the El Cajon Police Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1989 | From United Press International
A sports car carrying four teen-agers who had just left a high school graduation rehearsal veered out of control and crashed into a wall in suburban Dallas, killing everyone inside, authorities said. Investigators said excessive speed might have been a factor in the Friday crash.
SPORTS
May 7, 1989
Sidney Wicks, 39, former UCLA and National Basketball Assn. star, was listed in fair condition at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla after suffering a ruptured spleen when a cement truck ran a red light and crashed into his car Friday morning.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 2009 | Ari B. Bloomekatz
A 55-year-old man was killed after he hit a parked car and then crashed into a tree Saturday, authorities said. The man, who has not been identified, was driving a Ford Crown Victoria west on Rinaldi Street near Wilbur Avenue when he struck a parked Honda Odyssey about 11:15 p.m. Saturday, police said. He then veered off the road and crashed into a tree, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department. The man, who was pronounced dead shortly before 11:30 p.m., had not been wearing a seat belt, police said.
SPORTS
May 19, 1989
Jim Crawford of Scotland escaped injury when he crashed during practice for the Indianapolis 500, but he may have lost his qualifying position on the inside of the second row. Indications were that the car, a Buick-powered 1987 Lola that Crawford had qualified at 221.450 m.p.h. last Sunday, was too badly damaged to be repaired for the race May 28. If it cannot be repaired, Crawford could start at the back of the field in his backup car. He also could withdraw the crashed car and attempt to qualify the backup vehicle Saturday or Sunday in the final weekend of time trials.
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