March 30, 2013
From: Goldberg, Nick Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2013 12:31 PM To: Los Angeles Times Staff Subject: Dan Turner Dan Turner, an editorial writer at The Times, died this morning after a two year struggle with pancreatic cancer. Though he suffered a lot of pain in recent months, he died peacefully. It's overwhelmingly sad and terribly unfair. Dan was about to reach his 50th birthday next month. He was a lovely colleague, a mild, kind, smart voice in our editorial board meetings.
December 20, 2012 |
Despite Friday's slaughter of innocents in Newtown, Conn., it turns out that gun violence isn't particularly common in that state. Per-capita firearm homicides are about average compared to other U.S. states, and Connecticut actually gets high marks from the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, whose score card rates it fifth best in the nation for its legislative efforts to keep dangerous weapons out of the hands of criminals. As Congress and the states examine ways to toughen gun laws in the wake of the elementary school rampage that left 20 children and seven adults dead, figures like that aren't very encouraging.
April 27, 1991 |
A veteran policeman who was named officer of the year in 1989 for rescuing two people from fires was charged Friday with setting a blaze in the parsonage of the city's oldest black Baptist church. Sgt. Oliver Brown was relieved of duty pending the outcome of an investigation into the Thursday night fire that heavily damaged the pastor's home at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, police spokesman Dan Turner said.
November 20, 1990 |
Los Angeles Lakers forward James Worthy pleaded not guilty to two counts of soliciting prostitution at his arraignment today. A Harris County Court-at-Law judge set a trial date of Jan. 28 for Worthy, arrested Thursday before a game against the Houston Rockets and charged with soliciting sex from Houston Police Department undercover officers.
January 21, 1991 |
Boston Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens denies that he put a chokehold on a police officer during a scuffle in a nightclub, his agent says. Clemens, 28, was arrested with his brother Gary, 39, at the Bayou Mama's nightclub on Houston's west side early Saturday after the two allegedly became involved in a shouting match with other patrons. Alan Hendricks, one of the two-time Cy Young Award winner's agents, said he believed the matter would be cleared up soon.
May 4, 1987
Dale Ellis and Kevin Williams of the Seattle SuperSonics were arrested at a Houston night club early Sunday morning hours after helping lead Seattle to a 111-106 overtime victory over the Houston Rockets in the second round of the NBA playoffs, police spokesman Dan Turner said. Ellis was charged with hindering arrest and Williams was charged with resisting arrest, Turner said. Both were freed on $500 bail.